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A Look in The Local Bin: The Whiffs

Another super group has emerged. Featuring members from Nubiles, Wet Ones, and The Conquerors, The Whiffs make music that is pure fun. Melting together bits of The Ramones, The Kinks, and The Strokes, the Kansas City four piece’s debut cassette, Take A Whiff!, boils with lyrical and instrumental energy. Starting with “Baby Tonight,” the cassette quickly […]

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Cassette Store Day 10/8!

Yeah, blink-182 just reissued their discography, James Blake dropped a masterpiece, Sleep’s Holy Mountain has its first official vinyl release, and so many other records hit our shelves, but this Saturday is all about cassettes. Cassette Store Day celebrates the other physical medium in the world. With exclusive releases and special deals on cassettes, Saturday […]

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A Look in The Local Bin: Deaton Chris Anthony

Deaton Chris Anthony seems to be remaking RnB. His silky voice bounces over spacey instrumentals to create the aural equivalent of lounging on bear skin rug in front of a fireplace. Simultaneously ironic and vulnerable, the artist constantly negotiates the balance between the personal and the persona. Every track on BB, his latest cassette, bends the […]

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New Releases 9/9 @ Mills Record Company

Give a listen to a song from each NR via our Youtube Playlist! Abra — Princess Adam Torres — Pearls to Swine Alkaline Trio — Agony & Irony (2xLP w/ clear vinyl) Allah Las — Calico Review (deluxe edition w/ printed inner sleeve, clear vinyl, & an mp3 download with a bonus track) Allah Las […]

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New Releases 7/22 @ Mills Record Company

The Amazing — Ambulance Bad Brains — Omega Sessions (limited edition colored vinyl) Baptism — V (limited edition of 300) Beach Slang — Here, I Made This For You! (blue cassette) Big Star — #1 Record Big Star — Radio City Clams Casino — 32 Levels (2xLP deluxe package includes bonus instrumental album) The Cranberries […]

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Three EPs: Grimes and D’eon, Braids, Adult Jazz

So many really great EPs and 12″ singles were released on Friday. From the Star Wars sountrack to Monster Squad’s limited edition 7″, the short form music world is all a-buzz this week. Three EPs that caught my ear were Adult Jazz‘s Earrings Off!, Braids‘ Companion, and Darkbloom by Grimes and D’eon. Both EPs split the difference between experimental pitchiness and pop’s friendly hooks. […]

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Spring Dance 2016 at Prohibition Hall

This Saturday, KKFI will throw their annual Spring Dance benefit show/party. The event will feature Duncan Burnett and The Riot, Various Blonde, Dj Leo Night Us, and Grand Marquis for a night that is as fun as it is eclectic. Whether you want to swing dance, break dance, bob, or rock, The Spring Dance at […]

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Gnarly Davidson, The Sluts, Young Bull Tour Kick Off

This Saturday, all the heavy will be located at The Replay Lounge. Gnarly Davidson, The Sluts, and Young Bull will kick off their tour with a night of distortion thickened guitars and unrelenting percussion. While each band occupies a different area in the heavy spectrum–from bluesy hooks, to classic metal, to stoner riffage–, they all […]

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Eagulls’ Latest is Part Uulagy, Part Ululation

Eagulls are no strangers to weaving together lush riffs and ambient textures to create evocative soundscapes, and their latest release, Ullages, shows them at the peak of their powers. Melancholic yet full of verve, Ullages pushes the sounds of The Smiths into uncharted territory. The album begins with “Heads or Tails.” The heavily effected lead-in riff paves […]

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The Body, Tongues, and Faultfinder Live!

Kansas City will not slow down when it comes to live music. Coming off the smorgasbord of indie that was Middle of The Map, the city is shifting things to a heavier place. The next few days will be full of concerts that showcase Kansas City’s doom/noise/metal scene. Whether it’s 34 and friends on the […]

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A Look in The Local Bin: 34

I first came across 34 on the Amplify KC compilation put out by Westend Recording Studios. The band’s track, “Brimstone Cowboy,” was definitely one of the heaviest on the compilation. Dissonance, break-downs, and cymbal-driven percussion gave “Brimstone Cowboy” an undeniable relentlessness that was surpassed only in its ability to craft catchy riff after catchy riff. […]

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The Final Night of Middle of the Map

Middle of the Map has come and gone. This year the line up was packed with some of the best musicians and artists. From Charles Bradley to Zhu, from Psychic Heat to Ebony Tusks, Middle of the Map 2016 proved that Kansas City’s on the come up. And night four was no different. Whether you […]