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Album Review: Aprilmist’s “Remembrance” EP

If you were lucky enough to catch Aprilmist alongside Young Bull and Vivid Zebra at our place around this time last year, you’re well aware of just how promising a group they were. Combining elements of atmospheric black metal with a more modern take on the sound incorporating elements of progressive metal, shoegaze and post-metal, […]

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A Primer on: Weezer

Weezer’s eleventh studio album Pacific Daydream is out today. As a group that’s been around since 1992 with no real break from touring or recording, the band has been instrumental in the alternative boom of the early 90s and have a few landmark albums from that decade as well. But, as we all know, their style […]

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Absolutego: Boris live in Lawrence, KS 10/19/17

Boris is a Japanese trio that has been making music since 1992 and in the 25 years of their existence, they’ve released just as many albums and have explored just as many genres. It’s nearly impossible to define a group that leapfrogs from drone and doom metal to stoner rock and pop music – along […]

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Nefarious Orations: Inquisition live in Kansas City, MO 09/08/17

This Friday night, it seemed like most people are clinging on to summer as long as they can – Westport was jam-packed with people in t-shirts, shorts and flip-flops enjoying a street art fair. However, the Riot Room hosted four extreme metal bands who seemed anxious to usher in the harsh winter cold that came […]

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Free In-Store Show Alert – Shuttlecock Music Magazine Showcase #004

Shuttlecock Music Magazine is quickly becoming the best place to find news, reviews and musings on the Kansas City underground (and aboveground – sometimes) music scene. Shuttlecock’s 4th Showcase is yet another eclectic pairing of grooves, jams and slams. First up is Solomon, a KC-based rapper guaranteed to kick the show off with high energy. […]

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Party Time – One Year New Location Anniversary Jam!

Hey. On July 29th, we’re celebrating our one year anniversary at our current location in Westport! It’s been a year full of love, jams and awesome friends – so come celebrate all those things with us! We’ll have live beats and rhymes from Heartfelt Anarchy and some riffs and groove from The Sluts. Also did […]

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Show Preview: Unsane @ Riot Room 07/20/17

Noise forever. For nearly 30 years (maybe a break or two here and there), NYC’s Unsane have been anchoring the heavy noise rock underground with aplomb. With more of a footing in punk rock than their noisy New York contemporaries in Swans and a heavier, more grind-oriented approach than, say, Helmet, Unsane has slowly but […]

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Friday Free Show: Westerners Album Release Shindig

Since you’ve already blown up everything in site on the 4th, come get your face blown off and/or in with a FREE show from KC’s own Westerners celebrating the release of their new album Reoccuring Dream Theme with a little help from Shortsweather. CD’s and cassettes of the brand spankin’ new album will be available, […]

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New Releases 7/7 @ Mills Record Company

Agnes Obel — Philharmonics Barb Wire Dolls — Rub My Mind Beth Ditto — Fake Sugar (gatefold jacket) The Black Lips — Satan’s Graffiti Or God’s Art? (2xLP w/ gatefold jacket) Bleeding Gums — Bleeding Gums EP (7″, LOCAL) Body Count — Bloodlust (180 gm vinyl, w/ lyric sheet & CD) Booker T. & The […]

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HearQueer Issue 001 Launch Party!

HearQueer is a publication (online AND in print!) that is all about shining a spotlight on queer voices in music – something that is woefully underrepresented in just about every genre, sadly. To celebrate this momentous occasion, HearQueer is throwing an “Issue #001″ party at our store on Friday and everyone is invited! There will […]

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New Releases 6/2 @ Mills Record Company

’68 — Two Parts Viper Adrenaline Mob — We The People (2xLP including bonus tracks from their EP) All Time Low — Renegade (gatefold jacket) Alt J — Relaxer (gatefold jacket) Alt J — Relaxer (CD) Asphixiation — What Is This Thing Called ‘Disco’ ? (contains LP and 12″ set) Beach Fossils — Somersault (limited […]

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Westend Recording Studios Presents : Amplify KC Vol.2

Here’s a special treat to get your week started right. Justin Mantooth over at Westend Studio right here in Kansas City is back with another curated mixtape of some of the area’s best and brightest rock bands. Focusing on all types of music Kansas City has to offer, Vol. 2 of their Amplify KC series […]