Kansas City Spotlight

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Capable of Anything: Ben Folds & the KC Symphony live 03/11/17

Just sticking a symphony with a performer doesn’t always yield the best results. For every “The Wall: Live in Berlin” from Roger Waters and “Concerto for Group and Orchestra” by Deep Purple – albums that deeply incorporate symphonic elements without overpowering the original music – there’s “S&M” from Metallica or some god-awful Kiss symphonic mess […]

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The Ovaries-eez, Teri Quinn, and Calvin Arsenia @ Mills Record Company

I don’t think there’s a better time for folk music than the early Spring. Something about the combination of fallen leaves and budding branches, the temperature fluctuations, the electricity of it all lends itself to banjos, acoustic guitars, and stunning melodies. And this Saturday, Mills Record Company will turn into a hotbed for folk music. […]

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Keep Westport Weird

One of the first concerts I went to was at The Beaumont Club–the snake pit of a venue now occupied by Char Bar. I remember standing in front of the stage as UnderOath‘s front man swung screaming from the rafters, as Thursday‘s dissonant riffs filled my then angsty body. Another early concert of mine was […]

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Sugar Daddy’s Funky Reissue

Joe King Kologbo & The High Grace’s Sugar Daddy represents a strange time in music, in politics, and in hybridity. Recorded during the Biafran war, when Joe King Kologbo had to flee Ghana, his homeland, Sugar Daddy is a joyous mix of Afro-funk, American pop, soul grooves and electronic manipulation, an album that war could not silence […]

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Mac DeMarco “This Old Dog” Pre-Order

Mac DeMarco is back with more catching lo-fi tunes in his new LP “This Old Dog” via Captured Tracks. Ft. new tracks such as “My Old Man’ & title track “This Old Dog”.  The limited U.S. indie exclusive white vinyl will be available May 5th. Come by and pre-order your copy today!

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New Releases 2/3 @ Mills Record Company

The Bats — The Deep Set Battlefield 1 — Original Soundtrack (includes 12″ collectable poster, clear PVC battlefield picture sleeve, and digital download w/ 8 bonus tracks) Behind Closed Doors — Exit Lines: The Brief History of Behind Closed Doors Black Mecha — I.M. Mentalizing Black Sabbath — The Ultimate Collection (4xLP including Paranoid, Iron […]

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Rise From Your Grave: Altered Beast Set To Unleash New Music

Unless you’ve been sleeping for the past three years, chances are you’ve heard the name Altered Beast when talking about the local KC/Lawrence hardcore and metal scene – and that’s for a good reason. They’ve opened for heavyweights like Napalm Death, Madball and just about every other group in-between. Their blend of old-school crossover with […]

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New Releases 1/20 @ Mills Record Company

AFI — The Blood Album (pressed on translucent red and black marble vinyl) As It Is — Okay. (limited edition of 500 copies on black vinyl) Aubrie Sellers — New City Blues (2xLP w/ gatefold jacket) Austra — Future Politics (gatefold jacket w/ digital download) Bash & Pop — Anything Could Happen (gatefold jacket) Black […]

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New Releases 1/13 @ Mills Record Company

Arum Rae — Loners (limited edition 10″, includes bonus material) Attilio Mineo — Man in Space with Sounds (colored vinyl) Axis — Seraph / The Light (limited edition of 300 opaque pink vinyl) The Band of Heathens — Duende (180 gm on 2xLP w/ gatefold jacket. Includes bonus tracks) Big Thief — Dandelion / Masterpiece […]

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2016, A Year In Review

2017 is finally around the corner, and it will definitely bring a lot of new music to look forward to. We do our best to get as many indie exclusive releases to you as possible, here is a sneak peak of what is coming your way in 2017. The XX — “I See You” 1/13 […]

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Ten Great Records from 2016

2016 was a bittersweet year for music. We lost some of our most influential artists, but many bands also released great albums. So many good albums, in fact, that I had more difficulty than usual whittling down my list to ten. I decided to choose albums that may not receive as much coverage in the […]

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New Releases 11/25 @ Mills Record Company

Abbath — Abbath (limited to 300 solid green vinyl) Astral Planes — Lost Apart (red cassette) A Tribe Called Quest — We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service (CD) Aversions Crown — Erebus / Parasites (7-inch, limited edition of 250 clear vinyl) Blink 182 — Take Off Your Pants & Jacket (limited edition […]

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