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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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Fullbloods, Beat Bums, Youth Pool @ The Brick

This Saturday, Fullbloods, Youth Pool, and Beat Bums will play The Brick. Each band strikes a different chord aesthetically, and together they represent a good smattering of indie rock. Fullbloods’ surfy pop is catchy and laid back; Youth Pool envelopes their listeners in waves of sound; Beat Bums collide sounds to create something totally unclassifiable. […]

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Golden Number: Ghost Bath live in Kansas City, MO 07/20/16

Here’s an interesting question to ponder: in a post-Sunbather world, can post-black metal still flourish? Deafheaven’s monumental and underground-defining/dividing 2013 album changed the extreme metal landscape and it seems the groups that took particular influence from the album are now making their own ascent in the scene. Enter depressive/suicidal five-piece Ghost Bath, hailing from just […]

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Eagulls’ Latest is Part Uulagy, Part Ululation

Eagulls are no strangers to weaving together lush riffs and ambient textures to create evocative soundscapes, and their latest release, Ullages, shows them at the peak of their powers. Melancholic yet full of verve, Ullages pushes the sounds of The Smiths into uncharted territory. The album begins with “Heads or Tails.” The heavily effected lead-in riff paves […]

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Record Store Day Cometh

I know it’s over a month until Record Store Day descends from on high and graces us with all the exclusive ear candy we can handle. But since the list has been officially posted, I can’t help but write about. Whether you’re wanting a classic reissue, a contemporary rarity, or a first ever on vinyl […]

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The Fog, Youth Pool, and Friends @ Mills Record Company

Tomorrow, Shuttlecock Magazine and Mills Record Company will host the concert to start 2016. Ranging from basement punk to rap, from shoegaze to guitar pop, this in store will definitely warm up this cold January. Killakee Kat makes some unforgiving punk. Sounding like a grimy version of The Locusts mixed with a quicker Menace Beach, […]

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New Year’s Eve Concerts Part I

This New Year’s Eve is packed with concerts. The Conquerors, Various Blonde, and Jaenki will be playing one of the last concerts at recordBar’s current location, DJs will take over The Riot Room, Gnarly Davidson and friends will destroy the Replay Lounge, and so many others. It’s definitely a tough decision. So I’ve decided to […]

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12/4/15 New Releases at Mills Record Company

Nat Adderley — Work Song Mike Adams At His Honest Weight — Preparation Age Alex Bleeker and The Freaks — Country Agenda Avicii — Stories The Beatles — 1 BORNS — Dopamine Coldplay — A Head Full of Dreams The Early Motown EPs — S/T 7″ boxset Elvis Costello and the Attractions — Trust Entertainment […]

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Dreamgirl, Fine Animal, & Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type @ miniBar

With the Crossroads Music Fest on the horizon, some of the great concerts this week might get lost in the wash. That said, leading to Saturday, on Saturday, and after Saturday, there are a slew of concerts to catch. One of these is at miniBar on Friday. The show will feature some of the most […]

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Riala’s Be Here Be There Is Fully Present

Riala is no stranger to angular riffs and brooding bass. The Kansas City trio blends together the shimmering beauty of lush sonic atmospheres, the absolutely crushing disjunctions of early aughts screamo, and the difficult math of dark jazz. And the band’s debut, Be Here Be There, shows their very best. Be Here Be There takes Riala’s already […]

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Destroyer’s Poison Season Fits Fall Well

Today is a great day for new music: Foals (and a listening party), Mynabirds, The Weeknd, Beach House (and their scavenger hunt), and many more. One of those “many mores” is one of my favorite bands Destroyer. It’s been two years since their latest EP Five Spanish Songs and four years since the band’s last […]

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Foals What Went Down Listening Party

Foals has been making music for over a decade. The British rock band has made a living from mixing grungy blasts of fuzzed over guitar and cathedral-reverbed lead lines. The band’s lyrics jump from hook-filled emotion and texturing repetitions. Foals brings into their songs whatever they find interesting and so have a sound both expansive […]