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Chris Hazelton

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Record Store Day: And The Beat Goes On

So Record Store Day has come and left. In its wake, there are far fewer records in the racks at Mills Record Company and so many exclusive releases nest in milk crates across the Kansas City area. That said, at Mills Record Company, Record Store Day is more than a single day. The party continues […]

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Gift Ideas Round 1: Jazz, Indie Pop, Hip Hop

The holidays are creeping up. There’s less than a week before Hanukkah and Christmas will be here. If you’re like me, then you wait until the last minute before buying gifts for those in your life. And with waiting comes the mind-numbing anxiety of not knowing what to get. To help you, and also to […]

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Local Week: Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7

Three things come to mind when thinking of Kansas City: barbeque, fountains, and jazz. This triangulation of the senses makes the city we call home precisely that, home. And Kansas City’s jazz tradition shows no sign of slowing down. Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 proves the jazz scene is alive and well with their live album,┬áSoul […]

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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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The People’s Liberation Big Band Returns

One of the worst parts of record Bar closing was that The People’s Liberation Big Band would have to cease playing there once a month. The band’s ability to mix jazz standards with a warm playfulness was second to none. As technically skilled as musicians as they were at putting on a show, The People’s […]

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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 […]

1/29/2016 New Releases at Mills Record Company

A Day To Remember — Common Courtesy (limited edition, shark bite gate fold, translucent blue vinyl with red splatter) Alessia Cara — Know-It-All (special pink vinyl) Atrak — We All Fall Down 7″ (limited edition of 500, clear vinyl) Babyface — Return of the Tender Lover Basement — Promise Everything Benji Hughes — Songs in […]

The Morning News Post in Which We’re Still Talking About MOTM Fest

  What’s Going on Friday April 12, 2013: Aftershock: Metal Wars @ 8pm BB’s Lawnside BBQ: JJ Johnson’s R&B All-Stars @ 9pm The Blue Room: Rob Scheps & Jerry Dodgion Quintet The Brick: Truckstop Honeymoon & Danny McGaw Coda: The Liquor Buddies, the Uzies, and the Heavy Figs @ 9pm Czar Bar: Starhaven Rounders @ […]