Kansas City Spotlight

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Numero Pop Up at miniBar

This Saturday will be a very special day at miniBar. Numero Group, one of our favorite labels (seriously, they have their own section in the store), will set up a pop up shop at the bar and venue–offering deep discounts, exclusive releases, and special guest appearances. For those who don’t know, Numero Group is a […]

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Brand New All The Way Down

I grew up with Brand New. Deja Entendu was the soundtrack to my childhood angst; The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me taught me to love large, expanding soundscapes; Daisy was my first foray into ostentatious noise. It seems there has been a Brand New record lurking around each milestone of my musical journey. That said, I was […]

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The Record Machine Showcase @ Crossroads Music Fest

2016 has been a great year for Kansas City music. With phenomenal releases from Haymaker, High Dive, The Company, and Record Machine, there has been no shortage of great wax from artists residing in the Mid-best city. And the aesthetics represented in these releases run the gamut from the 60s influenced psych pop of The […]

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New Releases 8/19 @ Mills Record Company

Abbath — Abbath (opaque yellow vinyl limited to 500) Adam Harding — Dumb Numbers II (purple vinyl, features members of Dino Jr, Best Coast, & more) AJJ — The Bible 2 (quote, “comes with download card, a bad of tiny angels, and a newfound sense of control over my life”) Alex Cameron — Jumping the […]

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The Anatomy of: The Cave Girls Share Their Current Favorites

I’m going camping, so for the month of August, we’re handing over the reins of the blog to some of our favorite local musicians. We asked them to make a playlist and share some thoughts about their choices. This playlist was curated by Lizz, Sara, and Robin of The Cave Girls. So sit back and let […]

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The Anatomy of: Daniel and Marty of Ebony Tusks Share Their Current Favorites

I’m going camping, so for the month of August, we’re handing over the reins of the blog to some of our favorite local musicians. We asked them to make a playlist and share some thoughts about their choices. The first artists to be featured in this month long project are Daniel B. Smith and Marty […]

7/22 & 7/23 Weekend In-Stores and TICKET GIVEAWAYS

We’re capping off our three-week frenzy of grand opening happenings with two shows this weekend, July 22nd and 23rd. Friday we’ll have a gathering of heavy-hitters featuring locals Inner Altar and Altered Beast along with Peasant from Houston, Texas. Saturday will bring an eclectic mix of grooves from Rachel Mallin & the Wild Type, Drugs […]

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Four Local Songs for The Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is here. Whether you celebrate today by watching Independence Day, grilling, blowing up everything in sight, or some combination of all those three, there’s always the question of what to listen to. Have no fear! I have four songs to bump between rocket reports that not only will make the party […]

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New Releases 6/24 @ Mills Record Company

Adams – Glass – Reich — Minimalist Be’Lakor — Vessels (2xLP gatefold) Black Sunday — Original Soundtrack (2xLP gatefold) Blink 182 — Enema of the State (limited blue audiophile vinyl, gatefold) Broncho — Double Vanity Carter Burwell — Carol (OST, 10″) Combichrist — This is Where Death Begins (2xLP, gatefold) Coven — 1997 Original Soundtrack […]

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Celebrate Summer at The Crossroads Flock Party

Memorial Day has come and gone, which means it is officially summer. And with summer comes the annual Crossroads Flock Party–an evening of art, music, food, drinks, and fun. This year, the party will feature skate demonstrations, Pop-up Charlie, Oddities Prints, and Quixotic creating art before our eyes. And before our ears, there will be […]

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Can’t We All Get Along: Shuttlecock vs. Center of The City

I feel like a child listening to his parents argue in the next room. Shuttlecock Magazine‘s contributing editor-in-chief, Aaron Rhodes, caught some heat from Kansas City punks for criticizing The Center of the City Festival. Which makes me wonder if Kansas City needs to learn to take negative criticism better. It seems in all of […]

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New Releases 5/27 @ Mills Record Company

A Hundred Birds — Discovery Antwon — Double Ecstasy (limited edition red translucent vinyl) Architects — All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us Ash Koosha — AKA (gatefold) Beth Orton — Kid Sticks Big Thief — Masterpiece (gatefold, comes with poster) Boombox 1 — Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro & Disco Rap from 1979-82 (3xLP set) […]

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