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Grails and Chalices

Grails is not so much a band as a force. The Portland based outfit has branded themselves not with a sound or formula but with an intensity that stretches the continuum of their expansive releases. Whether the five-piece is skating down Middle Eastern melisma or churning out some doomy metal riffs, Grails focuses their whole […]

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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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Psychedelic Electronics: Moon Duo’s Latest

Moon Duo is no stranger to making electronically thickened psych. Three albums deep into their career, the Portland band shows no sign of stopping their roll as evidence by their latest release, Occult Architecture Vol. 1. Basing their repeat-o-rock on spiritualist structures (think Aleister Crowley’s Dawn Golden), Moon Duo uses looped riffs to create magical atmospheres […]

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Gift Ideas Round 2: Soul, Psych, and Metal

A couple days ago, I posted a few gift ideas for the vinylphiles in your life. But there are more genres than jazz, indie pop, and hip hop. What about those looking for deep soul? For mind bending psych? For the heaviest riffs? Look no further! What is below are some great examples of music […]

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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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A Look in The Local Bin: Myco

Myco‘s self-titled EP is part prog rock soundscape, part David Bowie hook worship, and entirely a trip down a psychedelic wormhole. The EP covers a lot of land despite its five songs–it bounces from lyrically driven psych pop to solo filled atmospherics, from funk inspired grooves to droning tones. That these styles can come together […]

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Goat’s Requiem Is An Ambitious Flight

Goat has been a driving force in the psych revival community. The Swedish band’s quick-paced songs kick from their first moment to their last–whether on record or during their high-energy live performances. Their most recent release, Requiem, shows a band that has grown past their roots and are now reaching toward something more ambitious (even if […]

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Acts to Catch at Outer Reaches

Kansas City is lucky to have all the great festivals around the area. From Middle of The Map to Westport Roots Fest, from Porch Fest to Center of the City, there’s no shortage of great groupings of musicians, artists, and people. This Friday and Saturday, another great festival will be taking place. Outer Reaches (formerly […]

Psychic Heat 7-inch Release Show via Replay Records @ Mills Record Company

Come celebrate Psychic Heat’s new 7-inch via Replay Records. Stream it here: http://iheartlocalmusic.com/2016/08/23/psychic-heat-premieres-new-single/ Momma’s Boy 7 https://www.facebook.com/mommasboykc/?fref=ts CS Luxem 7:45 https://www.facebook.com/csluxemsounds/?fref=ts Psychic Heat 8:30 https://www.facebook.com/PsychicHeat/?fref=ts Always all ages, always free. More details via Facebook!

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Psychic Heat, Bummer, Drugs & Attics, The Bad Ideas @ The Blind Tiger

Do you have plans tomorrow night? Change them. The Blind Tiger is hosting one of the best line ups of local bands I’ve ever seen. Fresh off recording and pressing a sick 7″ on Replay Records, Psychic Heat will celebrate the release with BUMMER, Drugs & Attics, and The Bad Ideas for a night of […]

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The Record Machine Showcase @ Crossroads Music Fest

2016 has been a great year for Kansas City music. With phenomenal releases from Haymaker, High Dive, The Company, and Record Machine, there has been no shortage of great wax from artists residing in the Mid-best city. And the aesthetics represented in these releases run the gamut from the 60s influenced psych pop of The […]

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A Look in The Local Bin: The Conquerors’ Wyld Time

Every so often a band releases a record that perfectly blends melancholy and ecstasy. The Conquerors‘ High Dive Records debut, Wyld Time, is one of those records. From start to finish, its patchwork of fuzz-dusted psychedelic pop steps through time–bridging 60s’ and early aughts’ aesthetics to create something that transcends time-specific conventions. Wyld Time crackles and pops with […]