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Enter to Win Tickets to See David Bazan and Laura Gibson

David Bazan and Laura Gibson are coming to town. And your favorite local record joint has free tickets to raffle off. All you need to do is stop in, peruse some records, and enter to win. The raffle will be up from now until 6/20. We’ll draw the winning name at noon and give them […]

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Radiohead Live from A Moon Shaped Pool

Unless you’ve been living under the proverbial rock, you know Radiohead has returned. After a brief disappearance, the art rock gods have risen from their digital ashes on XL Recordings with reissues and a brand new record, A Moon Shaped Pool, which features the single “Burn the Witch.” The record will be available on June 17th, but […]

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In Store Drawing: Win a Signed Copy of Mutual Benefit’s Latest and Free Tickets

Starting today (6/10) and going through Wednesday (6/15), we’re having a drawing to win not only a signed copy of Mutual Benefit‘s latest record, Skip a Sinking Stone, but also a pair of tickets to their 6/15 show at the Riot Room (with special guests La Guerre and FLORIST). All you need to do is stop by […]

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New Releases/New Reviews feat. Modern Baseball, Nothing, Celtic Frost + more

A lot of quality releases came into our store today, here’s a little preview on some of them:   Modern Baseball – Holy Ghost (Run For Cover Records) Modern Baseball combines pop punk, emo rock, folk punk and acoustic ballads together into one catchy, angst-ridden package. One of the more unique groups to come from […]

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Gallant’s Ology is Something to Ogle

Part of the perks of writing reviews is the recommendations people give you. A few weeks ago, Barrel Maker, of BLKFLANL, recommended I check out Gallant. And since then, I can’t get his music out of my head. Gallant, who will be performing at Middle of the Map, has all the shimmering falsetto beauty of […]

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Build A Wall: Red Kate’s “Unamerican Activities” Will Be Yuge

With the American political scene turning more and more into a literal circus with every passing day, it seems like just the right time for Kansas City’s Red Kate to release their new album “Unamerican Activites.” It’s both an outpouring of pent-up political frustration and good old-fashioned punk rock that combine together for catchy-yet-unrelenting rock […]

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Record Store Day Exclusives Part II

Last week, I gave a preview of some of the exclusives I’m pumped for, and now I want to to post about some of the Record Store Day soundtracks. Soundtracks are one of the Record Store Day staples, and this year there are a lot of fantastic scores being released. Whether you’re looking for the soundtrack to […]

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Genre Spotlight: What’s New in Soul & Jazz

Sometimes the big releases in indie rock tend to over shadow other releases, so it’s hard to know exactly what’s out in other genres. In this post, I want to highlight a couple great releases in the soul/funk/jazz area of things. One of these releases comes from Kansas Citian, Chris Hazelton–his Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 […]

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Top 10 Albums Of 2015: Jackson May’s Picks

HONORABLE MENTION #1 Baroness – Purple A big step up in overall quality from Green & Yellow and on the same level (maybe even a smidge better?) than the Blue Album. Purple is Baroness at their heaviest, yet most melodic. Opening track “Morningstar” and “Kerosene” sound like their best Mastodon impression, while “Try To Disappear” […]

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Top Ten Performances Of 2015: Jackson May’s Picks

  Honorable Mention #1 WAYFARER 05/31 – Riot Room in Kansas City, MO These guys are so awesome. A really great, young atmospheric black metal group – like Agalloch but way cooler. I saw them at the amazing KC Blackdeath Fest​ and knew I needed to see them again ASAP, and luckily they played on […]

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In Memoriam: Lemmy Kilmeister (1945 – 2015)

Lemmy Kilmister did not play rock and roll, Lemmy Kilmister is rock and roll. Motorhead and Lemmy defy logic. Motorhead is infamous for releasing album after album of basically the same songs in the same style for well over two decades now, yet they’re always a welcome relief – one of life’s reassurances like death […]

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Top Ten Albums of 2015 [Judy Mills' Picks]

10) Title Fight Hyperview–not the hardcore emo band you remember.  This record shows a more shoegaze version of the band that I keep going back to. 9) Joanna Newsom Divers–Will not convince you if you are not a Joanna fan.  But if you are, you’ll love “Divers” for being more concise but equally ethereal. 8) Low Ones and […]

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