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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 […]

Kyle Ward Releases Video for “Replay” by Zendaya

Earlier today, locally based singer-songwriter Kyle Ward released a cover video for Zendaya’s Replay. Ward has spent the past few years perfecting the art of audio programming. Ward’s cover was recorded in his home and made possible by his incredible ability to create music. I got Ward to answer a few questions of mine regarding […]

Midcoast Takeover 2014 Lineup Announced

The long-awaited lineup for the 2014 Midcoast Takeover has been announced on the Takeover website this week. And by long-awaited, I mean it has been a month or so. But for us local music junkies, that can seem like an eternity. Every year, the Midwest Music Foundation takes down a cavalcade of KC bands to […]

It’s a Kansas City Christmas

It seems that 2013 is the year that Kansas City really welcomed the holiday season. Of course there’s the annual Plaza lighting ceremony, etc, etc… But I’m talking in a more musical sense. A broad plethora of Kansas City based bands have released material for Christmas, and all of it is great. From punk to […]

Steven Ervay: Top 10 Local Albums of 2013

It’s mid-December and the 2013 calendar is quickly wrapping up. I’m sure you were unaware based on everyone’s ‘year-end’ lists coming out. Well I’m no exception. I have opinions too, and I want you to hear them!!! Followed are my top picks from KC area bands from 2013. 10. Empty Moon – Fourth of July […]

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Interview: The Author and The Illustrator

The Author and The Illustrator are a niche band. They create a sound that no other band in KC can replicate. At their Wednesday night practice, the four dudes were sweet enough to answer my questionnaire. Who is The Author and The Illustrator? Zack Hames-Guitar, Vocalist, Lyricist Cliff Mills-Bassist Josh Legler-Guitarist Ian Dobyns-Drummer Describe your […]

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Bears and Company Release Video for Carroll A. Deering

Just two days ago, Kansas City’s sweetheart indie band released an acoustic video for their track Carroll A. Deering. The band, recently home from touring Japan and just off of a west coast tour, made a pit stop at Lake Tahoe to shoot this video. It’s subtle, it’s simple, it’s just really good. Bears and […]