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Trapped Under Ice

Album Review: Trapped Under Ice – Heatwave

Trapped Under Ice emerged from the Baltimore hardcore scene of the late 2000s and quickly became one of the most notorious bands in the genre. The band’s 2008 EP, “Stay Cold,” set a precedent for where the heavy hardcore of the American Northeast was heading and people took notice nationally and globally. Countless tours zig-zagged […]

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Lil Kim Gets Hardcore

There was a beautiful time in the mid- to late 90s when hip hop, RnB, and pop came together seamlessly. At the center of this was Lil Kim‘s debut album Hard Core. The Queen Bee’s album marries the hard edged aesthetic/persona that accompanies many rappers with the controlled and unabashed use of her sexuality. Like a […]

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Gnarly Davidson Keef Mountain and Sons of Mourning at Mills Record Company

2017 is wasting no time letting the world know it’s going to be a year of extreme heaviness. About a week after the new year, Gnarly Davidson will celebrate the release of their 7″ on Replay Records by playing a show at Mills Record Company with Sons of Mourning and Keef Mountain. The event will start […]

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Lawrence Invasion: Young Bull, Vivid Zebra, Aprilmist

Anytime Shuttlecock Music Magazine hosts an event, it’s worth checking out. The magazine consistently shines the spotlight on some of the best up and coming local musicians in the area. This Friday, Shuttlecock will bring Young Bull, Vivid Zebra, and Aprilmist to Mills Record Company for a genre-spanning whirlwind of a show. Moving from thrash […]

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Super Unison’s Auto Absolutely Destroys

I would classify very few records I hear as “badass,” but Super Unison‘s latest release, Auto, is exactly that. Starting with dueling feedback and messy riffs, Auto is the punk album that will define this decade of the genre (much like what Refused’s The Shape of Punk to Come did in the late 90s). The album is loud, […]

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Move in Party @ Mills Record Company: Night Two

Punk and hip hop make unlikely bedfellows–unlikely but not entirely out of the question. Both genres take stark political stances, both have been claimed to be dead, revived, dead again, revived again. In any case, night two of Mills Record Company’s Month Long Moving Celebration will feature some fine examples of both and more. This […]

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Westend Recording Presents: Amplify KC

We talk a lot about how vibrant Kansas City’s music scene, and it certainly is. As a city, our scenes are deep and varied. Between bars (and even between shows), you can hear hip hop metal, indie pop, punk, folk, country, jazz, and any off-shoot/hybrid genre you can think of. We have a number of […]

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New and New-ish 7″

There have been a slew of great 7″ that have been released recently. From Beastmaker‘s Black Sabbath-y sludge to GOGGS’ manic hardcore, from Phil Collins’ famous drum solo to Wolf Manhattan Project’s sleaze ridden trash funk, there’s no genre not represented in these little records. Beastmaker is a Fresno three piece that makes dark and […]

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Cult Leader’s Lightless Walk Is Unrelenting

Salt Lake City’s Cult Leader mixes doom and progressive metal into their debut, Lightless Walk. The album, which constantly vacillates between sludgy riffs and pummeling blast beats, plays like a lesson in how to turn a feeling into something different. Moving from short but heavy punk tracks to fuzzed over atmospheric tones, Cult Leader gets […]

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Sharp Weapons, Inner Altar, bluehealer @ Mills Record Company

Mills Record Company will be extending the deals of Black Friday into Small Shop Saturday, while converting Friday’s noise into the heaviest in store to date. Featuring Sharp Weapons, Inner Altar, and bluehealer, Saturday’s in store will shake the walls and definitely be a way to close November. In addition to the sales and great […]

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Bring Out The Punks: Wednesday Show

This Wednesday will welcome back Bad Dinner with a punk-as-all-get show. Featuring the LA hardcore outfit Left Astray, distortion-heavy WOUNDED KNEE, and KC thrash punks Roach Blunt, the show will be early but not without the required heaviness. Roach Blunt (or Blunt Roach) mixes guitars and keys and vocals and feedback and drums to make […]

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Stifle, Bad Dinner, and The Fog and The Jorge Arana Trio @ FOKL

This Monday (3/30), FOKL will host Stifle, a Chicago based noise punk band who makes some of the most compelling sonic experiments out there. Supporting acts will include the Kansas City based bands* Bad Dinner and The Fog–both of which span the continua of weird and hardcore. The night is sure to be filled with […]