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Middle of the Map Fest

Middle of the Map Fest @ Mills Record Company

Middle of the Map Fest hits KC! More info @ middleofthemapfest.com 5/4 Jake Wells 6 pm Eems 6:45 pm Erik Voeks 7:30 pm 5/5 Dylan Guthrie & The Good Time Guys 6 pm Momma’s Boy 7 pm Fullbloods 8 pm 5/6 Heidi Gluck 2 pm Chloe Jacobson 3 pm Scout Alexandria 4 pm La Guerre 5 […]

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Review: Middle of the Map Fest 2016 – Thursday Recap

Middle of the Map is back again for 2016 and the lineup is better than ever. Featuring a huge roster of top-quality local bands and multiple fantastic national (and international) acts make this year’s edition maybe the best one yet? Here’s some of what happened on Thursday, day number two of the festival: Psychic Heat […]

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Five In A Row: Middle Of The Map Fest Review 04/25/15

For the fifth year in a row, Kansas City has proven itself to be a new hotbed of live music with the Middle of the Map Festival. Growing from a couple nights of shows at a few venues to a 4-day festival encompassing all of Westport, inside and out, with hundreds of bands, Middle of […]

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Live Tonight: Week Of February 2nd – February 8th: Middle Of The Map Edition!

It’s that time again! Football is done, the snow is coming down and everyone’s stocking up on chocolate for Valentine’s Day and Easter. Only one thing is missing – the announcement on who’s playing Middle Of The Map – Kansas City’s best locally-run festival! The 2014 edition was a ton of fun featuring amazing performances […]

MOTM Fest 2014: Editor’s Review

The 2014 edition of Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest closed out during the wee hours of Sunday morning. Whether you were in attendance for Why?’s quirky indie hip-hop at the Record Bar or one of the multiple DJ sets at Riot Room or Ernie Biggs that pushed well into the lord’s day, hopefully you […]

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Middle Of The Map Fest Review: Night #1 – Gary Numan, Big Black Delta, and more

Kansas City’s Middle Of The Map Fest began it’s fourth year with a promising bang of incredible performances. Five of the six venues were hosting bands on a chilly Thursday evening, and a group of dedicated music fans followed the music from venue to venue in a number that should only grow as the weekend […]

MOTM 2014 Artist Preview: CS Luxem

CS Luxem (Christopher Luxem’s solo project) is a full-spectrum sonic experience.  The project is Lawrence based, but you would never guess as CS Luxem is constantly on the road touring and spreading the word about his unique brand of psychedlic “ghost-folk.” Christopher is also known for his work in the band OILS, in which he […]

MOTM 2014 Artist Preview: Del The Funky Homosapien

Legendary underground hip-hop artist Del The Funky Homosapien (formerly Del Tha Funkee Homosapien) is someone that probably everyone has heard of, even if they may not know it at first. He’s bringing his virtuoso rhymes to Ernie Biggs on Friday April 4th as part of the  2014 Middle of the Map festival. Here are some […]

MOTM 2014 Artist Preview: Wolf Eyes

Wolf Eyes, the antithesis of tender, will be gracing the heartlands this year for Middle of the Map Festival. Kansas City opens their arms to the DIY hardwired pagan-synth project to summon the weird in all of us. How will MOTM respond to such powerful disharmony and noise? Their brand of industrial post-hardcore is enough […]

MOTM 2014 Artist Preview: Peelander-Z

Next up in our countdown toward the 2014 Middle Of The Map Festival is intergalactic alien punk warriors Peelander-Z. Under the guise of extraterrestrial rockers, Peelander-Z is made up of three core members – Yellow on Guitar, Red on Bass and Green on drums – though they are backed by Peelander Black on Guitar and […]

MOTM 2014 Artist Preview: Sleepy Kitty

In our countdown to the 2014 Middle of the Map Fest (April 3-5), we’ve decided to preview several of the artists for our loyal readers. First up is a MOTM veteran, St. Louis based indie/garage rock band Sleepy Kitty. This year marks their third appearance at MOTM and they’ve become somewhat of a local favorite […]

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Middle of the Map Fest 2014 Lineup Announced

The annual Middle of the Map fest, sponsored by Ink Magazine, is a weekend-long musical trek through Westport, and a cinematic journey at the Alamo Drafthouse with thought-provoking conversation as part of the forum. Earlier today, no less than an hour ago, the line up for the music portion of the festival was announced in […]