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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 […]


Acts to Catch at Lawrence Field Day Fest: High Dive Edition

On the 11th, I previewed some super rad hip hop acts to catch at Lawrence Field Day Fest 5. Though these artists will definitely pack a punch at the weekend festival, there are plenty more musicians and artists to see. Some of those artists will play the Jackpot Saloon on Friday for the High Dive […]


No Wave Fest This Saturday

This Saturday will mark the first annual No Wave Fest. The fledgling, one day festival will join the ranks of the myriad other festivals in the Kansas City area. Though new, No Wave Fest boasts a heavy hitting roster, featuring local music veterans (Jorge Arana Trio, CS Luxem, Josh Berwanger Band, Riala, and Rev Gusto) […]


Rev Gusto Album Release @ Harling’s Upstairs

There couldn’t be a better way to spend this Saturday than watching some of the most exciting bands around kill it at Harling’s Upstairs. With talent stretching from St. Joe to Lawrence, Rev Gusto, Dreamgirl, and Toughies will surely put on a great show. Each band has its unique brand of indie pop that stretches […]

Live Tonight: Week of November 24th – November 30th: Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Also Happy Black Friday! In case you think there’s more to this week than eating a whole lot of stuffing and camping out in front of a Best Buy at 3 AM, there’s some pretty awesome shows to check out as well! And don’t forget our Black Friday Extravaganza on Friday, starting at […]


The Pitch Music Awards Preview: Rock/Pop

It’s that time of year: road construction, picnics, summer allergies, and (most importantly) The Pitch Music Awards. This year, the fifteen categories burst with the talent that makes for fierce competition. The rock/pop category spreads itself between the electronic hum of Cowboy Indian Bear, the blues soaked fuzz of Not a Planet, Rev Gusto‘s guitar-driven […]


Crossroads Summer Block Party Announces Line-Up

The Crossroads Summer Block Party is an annual event that takes place in June of First Friday’s. Going down on the block of 19th and Wyandotte on June 6th, the Block Party features a cavalcade of local music talent as well as some of the city’s favorite food trucks. The event, organized by Golden Sound […]


Record Store Day In-Store Profile: Rev Gusto

As we count down the days until Record Store Day 2014 (4/19/2014) at MRC, here’s a profile of one of the nearly dozen bands that will be playing live in store: A combination of Rev Gusto‘s charming melodies and their poppy songwriting brings forth a recipe for great music. It is hard not to fall […]


Live and Local: An In-Store Playlist from MRC’s First Year

In the coming months the store and the MRC blog will celebrate their one year anniversary. Although we’re still relatively young in age, we’ve already seen and experienced quite a bit. Looking back, it’s hard to believe all of the amazing artists that have passed through our doors in that short time. In honor of […]