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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 […]

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Listening Party – The Mountain Goats get dark with “Goths” this Friday

With a pounding drum beat accompanying a driving piano line, accentuated by frontman John Darnielle’s frentic half-shouted lyrics, opening track Rain in Soho to The Mountain Goats’ sixteenth album Goths is a perfect framing device for the rest of the album. The track segue’s into Andrew Eldrtich is Moving Back to Leeds – an Smiths-like, […]

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Submit to Self-Destruction: Shining live in Kansas City 05/12/2017

“This is Hail Darkness Hail. It’s dedicated to everyone here. Fuck you all.” Niklas Kvarforth, the driving force behind Sweden’s black metal outfit Shining, is an enigmatic figure – both on stage and off. His penchant for confrontational and sometimes abrasive live shows precedes him in such a way that when the band played the […]

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Middle of the Map 2017 – Friday Review

The good weather coupled with the weekend made Westport a hoppin’ place for Middle of the Map’s 2nd day. It’s hard to go anywhere in the district during the festival without bumping into a few awesome bands, and this year it was no different. Festivities kicked off, once again, at our lovely little record store […]

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Middle of the Map 2017 – Thursday Review

The 2017 edition of Kansas City’s greatest weekend of the year – AKA the Middle of the Map Fest – was maybe one of the best in its history. A smattering of local and national bands descended on Kansas City for 3 days of music and a plethora of fans, hardcore and casual alike, were […]

Free Event Alert: Black metal documentary BLACKHEARTS screening

Ever since the mid-90s, Norway has been musically associated with black metal – the most controversial subgenre to emerge from heavy metal. Fraught with church burnings, murders and suicides and the ever-present Satan worship, it seems like the best place on Earth to start an evil rock and roll band, right? Blackhearts is a documentary […]

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Show Preview: Real Friends at Aftershock

Coming up on the one-year anniversary of release of their latest album The Home Inside My Head, Illinois-based pop punk group Real Friends are one of the few groups at the front of the current pop punk scene that has been steadily climbing in popularity over the past few years. Combining catchy pop-infused emo and […]

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April Showers bring May Listening Parties: Mac Demarco + Slowdive

Do we have a treat for you this week. We’ll be holding listening parties for two hotly anticipated new releases in our store! Come hang out with us, listen to some good tunes, enter to win some things and get a chance to pick up these awesome albums. First up on Friday the 5th at […]

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Hello Goodbye: Introducing The New Editor, Jackson May

Being the blog editor for Mills Record Company has been a fantastic experience. Over the past few years, I’ve gotten to think about how albums come together and how they work, I’ve gotten well acquainted with Kansas City’s music scene (and made some pretty stellar friends in the process), and I’ve gotten to gush about […]

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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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Middle of The Map: The Riot Room

Middle of The Map is next week. The three day festival turns the entire city into a veritable music factory. From Thursday night to Saturday night, national and local acts share stages across Kansas City–which, coincidentally, makes for a perfect weekend of discovering new favorite bands and venues and bars. The line up for Middle […]