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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 […]

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Big Jesus, Existem, LAZAR WOLF, & No Place @ Riot Room

Wednesdays can be the worst–the past weekend is a phantom memory and the next weekend is still very nebulous. But this Wednesday will not be one of those thanks to Big Jesus, Existem, LAZAR WOLF, and No Place. These four bands will take Riot Room’s stage for a show that will rock the mid-week into […]

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Swing of the Axe: Power Trip live in Kansas City, MO 03/16/17

In the few months of 2017, one of the most talked-about releases in the world of extreme music has undoubtedly been Nightmare Logic, the 2nd full-length release from Dallas crossover thrashers Power Trip. Since their Southern Lord debut Manifest Decimation on the Southern Lord label, Power Trip has made a name for themselves with relentless […]

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P.O.S. and Ceschi @ Riot Room

Without P.O.S., there wouldn’t be Death Grips or Clipping or anything on Anticon. The Minneapolis native is able to charge a line with such an intensity that even the most mundane sentiments, when spilling from his mouth, have a punch few MCs can match. Joining P.O.S. on stage will be Ceschi Ramos, who splices lightning […]

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The Infernal Resurrection: Skeletonwitch live in Kansas City, MO 10/19/16

In 2014, Skeletonwitch was poised to take over the world. A year into support of their fifth album Serpents Unleashed and fresh off the heels of supporting heavy metal giants Amon Amarth and numerous headlining tours in Europe and at home in America, the blackened thrash metal group from Ohio seemed unstoppable. Then, due to […]

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No Aceptan Imitaciones: Brujeria live in Kansas City 10/09/16

Unfortunately, it seems like heavy metal and extreme metal have always had barebones representation when it comes to south of the border. Sure, Brazil was put on the map by Sepultura and made way for legions of underground metal bands in South America, but what about Mexico? Enter Brujeria in 1989. With an unflinching attitude […]

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Welcome to Creepsylvania: Ghoul Live at the Riot Room in Kansas City 08/08/16

Moments before Ghoul’s set at the Riot Room Monday night, stagehands placed trash bags over the monitors on the stage. It was an omen of what was to come – a blistering hour of death-tinged thrash metal with full Gwar-esque stage props, characters and more fake blood thrown out into the audience than watermelon chunks […]

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Black Pussy, Inner Altar, Youngblood Supercult, From the West @ Riot Room

Tomorrow at The Riot Room, Black Pussy, Inner Altar, Youngblood Supercult, and From The West will take over–filling the venue with heavy doses of psychedelic stoner pop, heavy rock, and distortion crushed guitars. All the bands land somewhere on the catchy heavy rock spectrum–all but guaranteeing a night of fantastic music. From The West blends […]

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In Store Drawing: Win a Signed Copy of Mutual Benefit’s Latest and Free Tickets

Starting today (6/10) and going through Wednesday (6/15), we’re having a drawing to win not only a signed copy of Mutual Benefit‘s latest record, Skip a Sinking Stone, but also a pair of tickets to their 6/15 show at the Riot Room (with special guests La Guerre and FLORIST). All you need to do is stop by […]

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A Look in The Local Bin: 34

I first came across 34 on the Amplify KC compilation put out by Westend Recording Studios. The band’s track, “Brimstone Cowboy,” was definitely one of the heaviest on the compilation. Dissonance, break-downs, and cymbal-driven percussion gave “Brimstone Cowboy” an undeniable relentlessness that was surpassed only in its ability to craft catchy riff after catchy riff. […]

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Woods and Ultimate Painting @ Riot Room

There’s something earthy to the the melodies and rhythms of both Woods and Ultimate Painting. Woods makes music that jumps between rural ambiance and funk-fused folk, and Ultimate Painting’s sound is folk-centered shrouded by strikingly honest indie pop. The two acts both have a quality to their sounds that is warm and inviting, poppy without […]

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The LoopKC Presents Best Damn Rap Show

This Saturday The Best Damn Rap Show will be at The Riot Room. Curated by The LoopKC, this show will feature the talents of: Steddy P., Dutch Young, Clark Rooseveltte, Scotty Wu, Pistol Pete, and Marty Notes. The show will definitely live up to its name with this line-up. From slower groove-centric flows to rapid fire […]