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Album Review: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice

Sorry, it’s not a Nirvana thing. Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett had long held a mutual appreciation for each other’s work, but after Vile presented Barnett with an unfinished song back in 2015 the pair decided to write an album together. Vile and Barnett don’t necessarily travel in all of the same circles, so the […]

10/13 New Releases at Mills Record Company

4 Non Blondes — Bigger, Better, Faster, More! (25th Anniversary Edition) Ala.NI — You & I Alice Cooper — Pretties For You (Limited red vinyl / Rocktober Promo Poster Included) Alterage — Endinghent (Download Code Included) Barenaked Ladies — Gordon (180g Vinyl / 25th Anniversary) Beck — Colors (CD) Beck — Colors (Indie Exclusive Yellow Vinyl […]


New Releases 5/19 @ Mills Record Company

Aldous Harding — Party Alex G — Rocket (gatefold) Amon Amarth — The Crusher (180 gm vinyl includes lyric insert and large 2-sided poster) Autopsy — The Tomb Within Basement — Promise Everything (deluxe edition, includes 4 new recorded bonus tracks on colored vinyl) BIB — POP (7″) Biters — The Future Ain’t What It […]

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New Releases 9/23 @ Mills Record Company

Take a quick listen to each NR via our Youtube Playlist! 30 Seconds to Mars — A Beautiful Lie (gatefold jacket) 30 Seconds to Mars — 30 Seconds to Mars (2xLP w/ gatefold) Albert King — Lovejoy Archy Marshall — A New Place 2 Drown (12 new songs by artist also know as King Krule) […]


Live Tonight: April 4th – April 10th: April Showers

Baseball is back! The Royals are on pace for a perfect 162-0 season! The Mets suck! Detroit sucks! Go see some shows this week! And get ready for Record Store Day next week!   Monday, April 4th Underoath with Caspian at The Midland 7:30 PM $30 Don’t just go to this show for the inevitable […]


9/25/15 New Releases at Mills Record Company

Arcade Fire – Get Right (Includes download) 7″ Balthazar – Thin Walls (Includes cd, gatefold packaging) LP Beck – Ola (Deluxe edition, gatefold packaging) LP Big Black – Atomizer (Includes download) LP Bikini Kill – Revolution Girl Style Now (1st time on vinyl, includes free sticker and download code) LP Blazing Saddles – OST (First […]

A Snow Day Playlist: The Winter of Our Musical Content

We’re entering day two of our #SnowWars here in the KC metro, and some of us are also well into our second full day of being locked inside. Before the cold and snow completely renders you helpless (Pro tip: wear fingerless gloves while blogging), here’s a list of apropos songs that will get you through […]

Editor’s 2013 Albums of the Year: Top 5

Without further ado, here are my five favorite albums of 2013: 5. The Appleseed Cast – Illumination Ritual The Lawrence band’s eighth full length studio release ushers in yet another cast of bandmates. In fact Chris Crisci is the only original member still present from the group’s birth in the late 90s. Even with the […]

KC’s Best Live Shows of 2013: Editor’s Picks

It’s that time of year where we take stock of our year end best of material. Obviously I didn’t get to see every local or touring artist that played around town throughout the year (still smarts from missing that Youth Lagoon show at Record Bar), but here are the favorites of what I did see: […]

Show of the Week: Kurt Vile @the Granada

Kurt Vile has come a long way in his relatively short career. From lo-fi folk-slacker, to a member of the indie-rock band The War on Drugs to current critical darling, his glazed eyes have probably seen it all. His 2011 release, Smoke Ring For My Halo showcased his laconic wordplay and self-effacing sense of humor, […]

Live Tonight: Through August 18th

Hooray for live music! There’s a smorgasbord of different types of concerts to choose from coming up. Everything from tributes to The Cure and Pantera (because those two bands go together, right?), happy-go-lucky pop punk from Masked Intruder, the stoner-folk of Kurt Vile, much clown love with Twiztid, and a benefit show at the Midland […]

Five More Songs from 2013 That You Need To Hear

I already did a preliminary best of songs list a few weeks ago, but I’m back with some more tracks that should’ve made the cut. Since the other list went up, I’ve been receiving suggestions from all of you out there and chastising myself for leaving off this or that. So here are five more […]