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A Look In The Local Bin: Record Store Day Edition

Record Store Day is on the horizon, and I have been writing a lot about some of the sick releases that will be found at Mills Record Company on Saturday. That said, the day isn’t just about records. Yes, it’s also about live music, bringing vinylphiles together, shopping local, coffee and donuts, and, most importantly, […]

Empty Moon’s The Shark Demands a Bigger Boat

Jaws puns aside, The Shark swirls a number of tones together into a debut that shimmers with potential and raw talent. Empty Moon, the Lawrence ex-pat Brendan Hangauer, combines ambient folk with slacker-like melancholy. Drawing from sources as disparate as Bob Dylan and Eddie Vedder, Bright Eyes and The Pain of Being Pure at Heart, […]

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A Look in the Local Bin – January 2014

Earlier in January I stopped by the store to check out what Mills had available in the local section. As a huge fan of the KC scene, I want to get these names out there. All of the albums I’ll be highlighting I personally own, so I’m speaking from experience, not just blowing hot air. […]