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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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There’s Always Money in The Flying Microtonal Banana Stand

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard cannot sit still. Just 10 months after their last album, Nonagon Infinity, the Australian group has released another album, Flying Microtonal Banana (and word on the street is they have five more album slated for 2017). So while we were all doing frivolous things–like “eating” or “sleeping”–these guys were in the studio […]

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Temples In Mills Record Company

In case you haven’t heard, Temples is slated to play an intimate show at Mills Record Company next Saturday. For the price of their new album, Volcano, you can reserve your spot in the store to hear your favorite English rockers get down. While the album doesn’t come out until March 3rd, seeing Temples play […]

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Apocalipstick Now

Cherry Glazerr‘s latest release, Apocalipstick, has one of the best and most apt titles I have ever heard. From its first song to its final note, the album oscillates between upbeat and panic attack like a sunny stroll down chaos street in Endsville, USA. If you’re a fan of surf rock but want something darker, Apocalipstick is the […]

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Shaun Crowley’s Top Ten Albums of 2016

10. WOODS—CITY SUN EATER IN THE RIVER OF LIGHT 9.CHARLES BRADLEY—CHANGES 8.FRANKIE COSMOS—NEXT THING 7.DEATON CHRIS ANTHONY—BB 6.HINDS—LEAVE ME ALONE 5.PSYCHIC HEAT—SUNSHOWER 4.FRANK OCEAN—BLONDE 3.BIG THIEF—MASTERPIECE 2.TWIN PEAKS—DOWN IN HEAVEN 1.WHITNEY—LIGHT UPON THE LAKE

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The Anatomy of: The Cave Girls Share Their Current Favorites

I’m going camping, so for the month of August, we’re handing over the reins of the blog to some of our favorite local musicians. We asked them to make a playlist and share some thoughts about their choices. This playlist was curated by Lizz, Sara, and Robin of The Cave Girls. So sit back and let […]

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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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The Kinky Fingers, The Leisure Boys, Colfax Speed Queen @ Blind Tiger

This Saturday, The Blind Tiger will resurrect their show series with The Kinky Fingers, The Leisure Boys, Colfax Speed Queen, and more. All these acts boast some heavy garage vibes and fuzz-dusted guitars–perfect for an Independence Day weekend show. Whether you enjoy the hazy heave of The Leisure Boys, the manic jittering of Colfax Speed […]

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A Look in The Local Bin: Psychic Heat

Psychic Heat’s debut LP, Sunshower, came out last month on High Dive Records. Since then, the record has barely left my turntable. Its fuzz-warmed guitars and concise yet meandering jams are inviting and filled with hooks. Its echoing vocals stay stuck in the mind for days. Just listening to Sunshower’s single, “Elixir,” makes me want […]

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Psychic Heat and Arc Flash Kick off Summer

It’s graduation season, which also means it’s the beginning of summer for many. And summer is the perfect time for tube-warmed, garage psych vibes. Who better to fill this need than Psychic Heat and Arc Flash? Psychic Heat will be celebrating their latest High Dive release, Sunshower. Both of these bands make music that has […]

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2/5/2016 New Releases at Mills Record Company

Anna Homler and Steve Moshier — Breadwoman (first time on vinyl, first cassette of these two artists) Beacon — Escapements (colored vinyl) Beat Connection — Product 3 Be/Non — mystic sunrise / sunset magic (red cassette)65 C Duncan — Architect (Mercury Prize Winner) The Cult — Hidden City (heavyweight, double LP, cut at 45) DIIV […]

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Radkey Dons Dark Black Makeup

Radkey‘s talent is mesmerizing and enviable: mesmerizing because the band manages a delicate touch despite their heavy and sludge-mired guitars, a pop catchiness with a punk awareness, and enviable because of their youth, because their art seems to come effortlessly. The St. Joe trio seems to have mastered the art of writing a song before […]