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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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Record Store Day: Books, Bangerz, and Babylon

Record Store Day is basically two weeks away. For vinyl collectors everywhere, it’s a day to catch exclusive releases of past and future favorites. For those new to vinyl, it’s a day to meet other audiophiles and to catch some really great wax. Mills Record Company does the day up every year. With refreshments, fresh […]

The Ovaries-eez Album Release @ Mills Record Company

The Ovaries-eez will be performing live on the Mills Record Co. stage to celebrate the release of their new album, “Moon Birth” Show starts at 6pm with opening acts Teri Ann Quinn & Calvin Arsenia Always free, always all ages.

Atlas @ Mills Record Company

Sat. Feb 24th we welcome Atlas to the Mills stage for a stripped down set. Show starts with opening acts Andrew James & Aaron Hale. Music starts at 6 pm!

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New Releases 2/17 @ Mills Record Company

A Cure For Wellness — Original Soundtrack by Benjamin Wallfisch Alison Krauss — Windy City (deluxe CD) Augustus Pablo — King David’s Melody Bing & Ruth — No Home of the Mind (limited edition) Danny Worsnop — The Long Road Home Duke Garwood — Garden of Ashes Eisley — I’m Only Dreaming (limited edition of […]

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New Releases 2/10 @ Mills Record Company

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness — Zombies on Broadway Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness — Zombies on Broadway (CD) Avenged Sevenfold — The Best of 2005-2013 (3xLP set with trifold jacket, includes covers and rarities) Big Star — Complete Third Vol. 2 Roughs to Mixes (2xLP, first time on vinyl for almost all tracks) Black […]

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New Releases 1/20 @ Mills Record Company

AFI — The Blood Album (pressed on translucent red and black marble vinyl) As It Is — Okay. (limited edition of 500 copies on black vinyl) Aubrie Sellers — New City Blues (2xLP w/ gatefold jacket) Austra — Future Politics (gatefold jacket w/ digital download) Bash & Pop — Anything Could Happen (gatefold jacket) Black […]

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The xx Sees You

Something is in the water, and that something is helping musicians makes some echo-ringing sad pop albums. James Blake, Bon Iver, and even Frank Ocean did it. Now, The xx joins their ranks with I See You. The trio’s latest album is a collection of mellow, glacial pop ballads that focus on the ins and outs of […]

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New Releases 1/6 @ Mills Record Company

Bonzo Madrid — Worry (purple cassette, contains bonus tracks, LOCAL) The Country Rockers — Free Range Chicken (remastered w/ 2 previously unreleased tracks) Destroyer 666 — Defiance (first pressing on black vinyl limited to 400, includes poster) Destroyer 666 — Wildfire (limited edition of 200 silver vinyl) Dropkick Murpheys — 11 Short Stories of Pain […]

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Ten Great Records from 2016

2016 was a bittersweet year for music. We lost some of our most influential artists, but many bands also released great albums. So many good albums, in fact, that I had more difficulty than usual whittling down my list to ten. I decided to choose albums that may not receive as much coverage in the […]

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Childish Gambino Awakens Funk/Soul vibe in “Awaken, My Love!”

After a whirlwind few years, Donald Glover’s musical alias Childish Gambino (Troy Barnes, 30 Rock writer, stand up comic, the future Lando Calrissian) has released yet another jaw-dropping album. “Awaken, My Love!” is his third studio album (he’s also had a few EPs and mixtapes). Whereas Camp and Because The Internet were somewhat more traditional […]

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A Look in The Local Bin: Valley Hush

Yeah, it’s Black Friday. If you’re not traipsing through the holiday shopping track (or helping those find the perfect gift for everyone on their list), then you’re probably relaxing at home, or, at least, that’s what I would be doing. In any case, if you’re trying to find the perfect album to listen to while […]