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Show Preview: Red Kate/Domestica/Varma Cross in Lawrence, KS

You know Red Kate. You love Red Kate. You will go see Red Kate. For those out of the know, Red Kate is one of Kansas City’s best live bands. Blending punk and rock and roll (what more do you need?) with a swift dose of politically charged lyrics, Red Kate is like a kick […]

Slowdive

Employee Picks: Best Of 2017

2017 has been a wild year for the world, which means it’s been a wild year for art and culture. There have been a ton of interesting and important albums released this year, and it was really hard for each of us to narrow down our favorites.  Here are our individual Top 3 picks of […]

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A Primer on: Weezer

Weezer’s eleventh studio album Pacific Daydream is out today. As a group that’s been around since 1992 with no real break from touring or recording, the band has been instrumental in the alternative boom of the early 90s and have a few landmark albums from that decade as well. But, as we all know, their style […]

Get to Know Your Local Scene

Train From Kansas City: Ghost Mice @ The Buffalo Room 6/3/15

When I heard Ghost Mice were playing The Wesport Flea Market, I assumed there was some sort of mix up, and were probably playing The Westport Saloon or some other Westport dive more commonly associated with DIY acoustic shows. Shame on me; The Buffalo Room is an all ages venue attached to the eastern most […]

St. Joe’s Kilmaat poised to unleash Architect Of Human Failure

  Strange things are afoot in Saint Joseph, Missouri. The city, about an hour north of Kansas City, isn’t really known for its music scene, but local metallers Kilmaat are looking to make a name for themselves with the release of their debut album, “Architect of Human Failure.” Vocalist William Seay describes the band’s sound […]

We Are Voices Release Year I

We Are Voices released one of my favorite albums of 2012, Tread Lightly. The soft, yet immensely dynamic twelve track album carried with it contemporary indie hits that are beyond catchy, songs with extended instrumental movements, and songs that boasted only acoustic sounds.   Last Friday night, June 27th, the quartet released their first installment […]

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Thanks for your patience, Kansas City.

Due to an Admin Mishap, there are currently authorship questions involving over a dozen previous contributors and nearly 1000 blog posts.  Currently those articles have been moved to a private setting pending authorship claims by past contributors. We fully expect to have all local articles back up by early 2018 pending authorship approval. So sorry […]

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Free In-Store Show Alert – Shuttlecock Music Magazine Showcase #004

Shuttlecock Music Magazine is quickly becoming the best place to find news, reviews and musings on the Kansas City underground (and aboveground – sometimes) music scene. Shuttlecock’s 4th Showcase is yet another eclectic pairing of grooves, jams and slams. First up is Solomon, a KC-based rapper guaranteed to kick the show off with high energy. […]

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Party Time – One Year New Location Anniversary Jam!

Hey. On July 29th, we’re celebrating our one year anniversary at our current location in Westport! It’s been a year full of love, jams and awesome friends – so come celebrate all those things with us! We’ll have live beats and rhymes from Heartfelt Anarchy and some riffs and groove from The Sluts. Also did […]

Inside Mills Record Company

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2/23/18 New Releases at Mills Record Company

Allen Ginsberg — Reads Howl & Other Poems (Translucent Red Vinyl / 180g / Old-School Style Tip On Jacket / 12×12” Book With New Liner Notes / 8×10” Photo of Allen Ginsberg / Copy of Howl & Other Poems) Bill Evans Trio — At Shelly’s Manne-Hole, Hollywood, CA Chappo – Do It (Limited Edition Colored […]

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2/16/2018 New Releases at Mills Record Company

2PAC — Strictly 4 My Niggaz (25th Anniversary Edition) Agrimonia — Awaken American Nightmare — S/T (Limited Edition First Press / Digital Download Included) Belle & Sebastian — How To Solve Our Human Problems (Limited Edition Boxset containing all 3 LPs of the series) Belle & Sebastian — How To Solve Our Human Problems PT. […]

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2/9 New Releases at Mills Record Company

Beastie Boys — Hot Sauce Committee Part Two Beastie Boys — To The 5 Boroughs Brian Fallon — Sleepwalkers (Deluxe Colored Vinyl / Signed Poster) Brian Fallon — Sleepwalkers (Standard Edition) Bronze Radio Return — Shake! Shake! Shake! Curtis Roush — Cosmic Campfire Music Dashboard Confessional — Crooked Shadows (Digital Download Included) Dr. John — […]

Kansas City Spotlight

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1/12 New Releases at Mills Record Company

Adult — Detroit House Guests: The Remixes Amenra — Mass IIII Anderson East — Encore Avatar — Avatar Country (Limited edition picture disc vinyl, download included) Børns – Blue Madonna Dio — Holy Diver (Limited edition red vinyl, remastered) Dio — The Last in Line (Limited edition blue vinyl, remastered) Hundred Waters — Communicating Jack White […]

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12/1 New Releases at Mills Record Company

98 degrees — Let It Snow Barnes Courtney — The Attractions Of Youth (picture disc) Bash & Pop (Ft. Nicole Atkins) — Too Late b/w Saturday 7” Beck — Colors (Cassette) Cursive — Such Blinding Stars For Starving Eyes (20th anniversary remastered edition, 180 gram blue and white sunburst vinyl, limited to 2000 copies w/ […]

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11/17 New Releases at Mills Record Company

Asobi Seksu — Citrus Backtrack — Bad To My World Bitchin’ Bajas — Baja Fresh Black Sabbath — The End (3 x LP, the final show!) Bob Marley — The Legend Live (1 red LP, 1 green LP, 1 yellow LP, 180 gram triple gate fold) Brian Eno — Before and After Science (remastered) Brian […]

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Album Review: Aprilmist’s “Remembrance” EP

If you were lucky enough to catch Aprilmist alongside Young Bull and Vivid Zebra at our place around this time last year, you’re well aware of just how promising a group they were. Combining elements of atmospheric black metal with a more modern take on the sound incorporating elements of progressive metal, shoegaze and post-metal, […]

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Absolutego: Boris live in Lawrence, KS 10/19/17

Boris is a Japanese trio that has been making music since 1992 and in the 25 years of their existence, they’ve released just as many albums and have explored just as many genres. It’s nearly impossible to define a group that leapfrogs from drone and doom metal to stoner rock and pop music – along […]

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Nefarious Orations: Inquisition live in Kansas City, MO 09/08/17

This Friday night, it seemed like most people are clinging on to summer as long as they can – Westport was jam-packed with people in t-shirts, shorts and flip-flops enjoying a street art fair. However, the Riot Room hosted four extreme metal bands who seemed anxious to usher in the harsh winter cold that came […]

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Show Preview: Inner Altar/Keef Mountain in Kansas City 01/06/17

Kansas City has their own Black Sabbath and they’re named Inner Altar. While Inner Altar has only existed as a band for a few years, the impact they’ve made on the local heavy metal scene is immeasurable. Combining the heaviness and psychedelic groove of early Saint Vitus and the aforementioned Black Sabbath with the riffs […]

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Show Preview: Unsane @ Riot Room 07/20/17

Noise forever. For nearly 30 years (maybe a break or two here and there), NYC’s Unsane have been anchoring the heavy noise rock underground with aplomb. With more of a footing in punk rock than their noisy New York contemporaries in Swans and a heavier, more grind-oriented approach than, say, Helmet, Unsane has slowly but […]

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Upcoming Show: Sorority Noise in Lawrence 05/09/17

Feeling a little emotional lately? Connecticut emo/indie/pop punk powerhouse Sorority Noise will bring their feel-good/feel-sad brand of catchy rock to the Jackpot in Lawrence tomorrow – May 9th. Their sound gets them lumped in with groups like Modern Baseball, Tigers Jaw and The Front Bottoms, but Sorority Noise choose to incorporate louder and heavier moments […]