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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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Record Store Day 2017 @ Mills Record Company

April 22nd we celebrate 10 years of Record Store Day and as you know, we do it big and with heart because you guys have supported us, loved us, taught us and made us better. So this is our day to give back–by offering a huge party of both new and used records, local music, […]


Here It Is: The List! #RSD17

ARTIST — TITLE A.CHAL – Welcome to GAZI Against Me!  - Stabitha Christie Air  - Le Soleil Est Pres de Moi AJJ – Decade of Regression: Live At SideOneDummy Alice in Chains – Get Born All Time Low – MTV Unplugged Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin – Hard Travelin’ – Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin […]


Live Tonight: Week of April 10th – April 16th – Happy Easter!

Don’t forget that we have a timetable for bands that are playing or store – for FREE – on Record Store Day AND the day after! Monday, April 10th Real Estate with Mary Lattimore at recordBar 8 PM $20 Apothesary with Bleed the Victim, Abjure at Riot Room (patio) 7:30 PM $10 The Scars Heal […]