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Middle of The Map @ Mills Record Company

Record Store Day has come and gone, and while there are still some exclusives gracing the racks of your favorite local record joint, the Kansas City music train will not stop. Jumping from wax to stage, the next event on the horizon is Middle of the Map. The festival announced its line up almost two […]

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Middle of The Map 2017

In case you missed it, the line-up for Middle of The Map 2017 was announced last night. The three day festival features over 100 bands (national and local) in venues all over the city for an event that is THE music fest in not Kansas City but also the Midwest. And this year, Middle of […]

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Lawrence Field Day Fest: Night Two

In any city you go to, the people of that city claim to have the best music scene in the country. So, when I first started going to shows in Lawrence, I was inevitably surrounded by LFK residents saying things like, “You’ll never find a music scene as wonderful as this one.” In one ear […]

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Manor Fest 2 Sneak Peek 2

Last week, I wrote about a few of the acts that will be playing Manor Fest 2. From blues to hip hop, indie pop to unadulterated rock, the two day festival operating out of a house in Shawnee Mission will feature music that will couple perfectly with the laid back summer vibes. Manor Fest is […]

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Middle of The Map: Vince Staples

There’s a certain confidence that comes with youth. For me, that confidence never came with insight. Vince Staples, on the other hand, has the ability to cut through the post-modern complex with one-liners that ring true in all their layered meanings. The first line of Summertime ’06 is “Hey I’m just a n****, until I fill […]

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No Wave Fest This Saturday

This Saturday will mark the first annual No Wave Fest. The fledgling, one day festival will join the ranks of the myriad other festivals in the Kansas City area. Though new, No Wave Fest boasts a heavy hitting roster, featuring local music veterans (Jorge Arana Trio, CS Luxem, Josh Berwanger Band, Riala, and Rev Gusto) […]