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Hello Goodbye: Introducing The New Editor, Jackson May

Being the blog editor for Mills Record Company has been a fantastic experience. Over the past few years, I’ve gotten to think about how albums come together and how they work, I’ve gotten well acquainted with Kansas City’s music scene (and made some pretty stellar friends in the process), and I’ve gotten to gush about […]

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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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DAMN., Kendrick

There’s a temptation for any artist who achieves success to repeat what works, not so with Kendrick Lamar’s latest album, DAMN.. Ditching the live band and heavily jazz and funk influenced sound of To Pimp A Butterfly and untitled unmastered, DAMN. burns through its 55 minutes with an intensity that is lyrical and physical. The album begins properly with “DNA.” […]

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Record Store Day: Girl Power

Record Store Day is fast approaching. Less than a week separates us from the waxy goodness of all those exclusive releases. In addition to all the great releases that the Record Store Day list promises will be gracing the bins on April 22nd, Mills Record Company will be turning out the day’s 10th anniversary with […]

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Record Store Day: Psychedelia

Record Store Day is fast approaching. Whether you’re into hip hop, exclusive 45s, rock, new vinyl, used vinyl, pop, reggae, or any other thing vinyl related, then this April 22nd will have something for you. As I’ve said before, Record Store Day is celebrating its 10th year of existence and is releasing some of its […]

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Record Store Day: Books, Bangerz, and Babylon

Record Store Day is basically two weeks away. For vinyl collectors everywhere, it’s a day to catch exclusive releases of past and future favorites. For those new to vinyl, it’s a day to meet other audiophiles and to catch some really great wax. Mills Record Company does the day up every year. With refreshments, fresh […]

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Record Store Day: Hip Hop

Record Store Day is fast approaching. The day is full of exclusive releases, reissues of rare classics, and all things any vinylphile would love. Something Record Store Day does well every year is representing hip hop, both contemporary trends and long lost classics. This, the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day, is no different. Let […]

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Record Store Day: The 7″

Last week, Record Store Day announced its 10th anniversary list. Full of chart-toppers, hard-rockers, and be-boppers, the list is one of the most diverse of recent years. Something Record Store Day does that no one else does better is exclusive 7″. Whether it’s their mystery 7″ series, their side by side series, their picture discs, […]

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Record Store Day is A Month Away

In case you missed it, Record Store Day announced their official list yesterday, and it’s packed with exclusive releases, first time on wax presses, and special editions of some powerhouses. That’s to be expected. Entering its tenth year, Record Store Day is doing up their biannual (Black Friday counts too!) with some of the most […]

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Middle of The Map 2017

In case you missed it, the line-up for Middle of The Map 2017 was announced last night. The three day festival features over 100 bands (national and local) in venues all over the city for an event that is THE music fest in not Kansas City but also the Midwest. And this year, Middle of […]

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