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Record Store Day: And The Beat Goes On

So Record Store Day has come and left. In its wake, there are far fewer records in the racks at Mills Record Company and so many exclusive releases nest in milk crates across the Kansas City area. That said, at Mills Record Company, Record Store Day is more than a single day. The party continues […]

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Record Store Day Compilation

Record Store Day is just days away. This year is the tenth anniversary of the event, and both Record Store Day and Mills Record Company are doing it up. The former releasing some of the most bombastic exclusives in a minute; the latter augmented that new vinyl smell with freshly arrived wax, refreshments, live music, […]

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Record Store Day: Live Music and More

So Record Store Day is only a few days away. I’ve written about some of the amazing exclusive releases you’ll find at Mills Record Company (too many to list; just type “record store day” in the blog’s search bar), but I want to focus on something just as good as limited edition pressings: live music. […]

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A Look In The Local Bin: Record Store Day Edition

Record Store Day is on the horizon, and I have been writing a lot about some of the sick releases that will be found at Mills Record Company on Saturday. That said, the day isn’t just about records. Yes, it’s also about live music, bringing vinylphiles together, shopping local, coffee and donuts, and, most importantly, […]

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A Look In The Local Bin: Arc Flash

Arc Flash‘s Carbon Copy is a debut that feels less like a debut than something that has always existed below the surface of this reality. The Lawrence duo makes music that hums at the weirder edges of indie pop–blending effect-grinded vocals, jittering guitar riffs, and unstoppable percussion with the ease of a much more mature band. Maybe […]

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Hyborian’s Release Party

The Company is killing it. Though young, the Kansas City record label is putting out some of the heaviest releases. From Gnarly Davidson‘s The Tape to Keef Mountain‘s self-titled debut, there seems to be no end to the punishing riffage coming from this label. And 2017 seems to promise more gold. Just a couple weeks after Curse […]

In-Store Events

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Temples In Mills Record Company

In case you haven’t heard, Temples is slated to play an intimate show at Mills Record Company next Saturday. For the price of their new album, Volcano, you can reserve your spot in the store to hear your favorite English rockers get down. While the album doesn’t come out until March 3rd, seeing Temples play […]

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Witch Jail 7″ Release With Shortsweather @ Mills Record Company

This Friday, Too Much Rock will continue its 7″ series with Witch Jail’s debut on wax, Slimewave USA. To celebrate, Witch Jail will take the stage at Mills Record Company, joined by Shortsweather, for a night of danceable punk and distortion-rich dreampop. Is there a better way to kick off the weekend before Valentine’s Day (or any […]

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Rock The Twat @ Mills Record Company

This Friday, Mills Record Company will host a benefit for the Rose Brooks Center. Rock The Twat will help victims of domestic violence find refuge and escape the cycle of abuse. Sister Mary Rotten Crotch, Bohemian Cult Revival, and Katy Guillen and The Girls will put on a wonderful show while a $10 cash or […]

Inside Mills Record Company

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New Releases 4/21 @ Mills Record Company

Actress — AZD (2xLP w/ gatefold jacket) Arca — Arca (gatefold jacket) Artificial Brain — Infrared Horizon (clear vinyl) Before the Flood — Music from the Motion Picture (ft. Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Gustavo Santaolalla, & Mogwai 3xLP on 180 gm vinyl) Beyond Creation — Earthborn Evolution (limited edition of 300 2xLP) Born of Osiris […]

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New Releases 4/14 @ Mills Record Company

31 — A Rob Zombie Film (gatefold jacket) Ashley Miller — Jametatone (Local, CD) Chew — Chew EP (7″) Chew / Pentrose — Strange New Universe (cassette) Corroded — Defcon Zero (limited edition 180 gm 2XLP w/ gatefold jacket) Damned — Grave Disorder Dance Gavin Dance — Acceptance Speech (limited edition colored vinyl) Dance Gavin […]

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We’ve Got The Beats: Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac

There’s a lot to unpack in regards to the Beat Poets. Jack Kerouac was a misogynist, classist, racist, and homophobic. Allen Ginsberg sat back and let his friends abuse women and apologized for them. That said, Ginsberg’s poetry, especially out loud, has a special place in my heart. While “Howl” catapulted the young poet to […]

Kansas City Spotlight

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Here It Is: The List! #RSD17

ARTIST — TITLE A.CHAL – Welcome to GAZI Against Me!  - Stabitha Christie Air  - Le Soleil Est Pres de Moi AJJ – Decade of Regression: Live At SideOneDummy Alice in Chains – Get Born All Time Low – MTV Unplugged Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin – Hard Travelin’ – Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin […]

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New Releases 4/7 @ Mills Record Company

A. 18 — Dear Furious (limited edition colored vinyl) A. 18 — Forever After Nothing (limited edition colored vinyl) Adam Torres — I Came To Sing The Song (7″) Allen Ginsberg — Allen Ginsberg Read Kaddish (limited edition of 1700 red vinyl, w/ added liner notes w/ gatefold jacket) Aloe Blacc / Exile — Dystopia […]

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New Releases 3/24 @ Mills Record Company

Angels & Airwaves — I-Empire (2xLP w/ gatefold jacket on colored vinyl) Angels & Airwaves — We Don’t Need To Whisper (2xLP w/ gatefold jacket on clear vinyl) Animals as Leaders — Animals as Leaders (silver series limited to 500, remastered on 2xLP silver wax) Aphex Twin — Richard D. James (previously back-ordered) Ben Folds […]

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Where I End and You Begin: Radiohead live in Kansas City 04/05/17

Amidst a 2 1/2 hour set spanning nearly 3 decades of material, UK genre-defining and genre-defying megaliths Radiohead sang, danced and entertained a sold out crowd at the Sprint Center down in Kansas City on a cold and rainy Wednesday night. In a bit of a departure from their high-energy set openers from last year, […]

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ShuttleROCK! Battle of The Bands

Part of what makes blogging about Kansas City’s music scene is finding up and coming bands that completely blow my mind. Mostly these bands are new combinations of those people already playing the scene. Sometimes they’re new to the stage but have been a part of KC music for years. Rarely, are these new bands […]

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Swing of the Axe: Power Trip live in Kansas City, MO 03/16/17

In the few months of 2017, one of the most talked-about releases in the world of extreme music has undoubtedly been Nightmare Logic, the 2nd full-length release from Dallas crossover thrashers Power Trip. Since their Southern Lord debut Manifest Decimation on the Southern Lord label, Power Trip has made a name for themselves with relentless […]

Live Tonight

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Middle of The Map: The Tank Room

Middle of The Map is fast approaching. The three day music festival that turns all of Kansas City into a venue is, in its 7th year, stacked with such talent. It would be impossible to write about every single act worth seeing this year (which is all of them to be honest). Instead, I want to […]

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Live Tonight: Week of April 10th – April 16th – Happy Easter!

Don’t forget that we have a timetable for bands that are playing or store – for FREE – on Record Store Day AND the day after! Monday, April 10th Real Estate with Mary Lattimore at recordBar 8 PM $20 Apothesary with Bleed the Victim, Abjure at Riot Room (patio) 7:30 PM $10 The Scars Heal […]

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Three Shows at Mills Record Company

Mills Record Company is kicking off April right. April is known as both the home of Record Store Day and National Poetry Month. This month, Mills Record Company is also going to make it the month of the most amazing shows. During the first full weekend, the store will host: Heidi Gluck and The Pony Show, […]