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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, […]

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Record Store Day: Live Music and More

So Record Store Day is only a few days away. I’ve written about some of the amazing exclusive releases you’ll find at Mills Record Company (too many to list; just type “record store day” in the blog’s search bar), but I want to focus on something just as good as limited edition pressings: live music. […]

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A Look In The Local Bin: Record Store Day Edition

Record Store Day is on the horizon, and I have been writing a lot about some of the sick releases that will be found at Mills Record Company on Saturday. That said, the day isn’t just about records. Yes, it’s also about live music, bringing vinylphiles together, shopping local, coffee and donuts, and, most importantly, […]

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A Look in The Local Bin: The Whiffs

Another super group has emerged. Featuring members from Nubiles, Wet Ones, and The Conquerors, The Whiffs make music that is pure fun. Melting together bits of The Ramones, The Kinks, and The Strokes, the Kansas City four piece’s debut cassette, Take A Whiff!, boils with lyrical and instrumental energy. Starting with “Baby Tonight,” the cassette quickly […]

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Top Ten Songs by Local Musicians

It’s that time of year. The Plaza has outlined their buildings with lights, the weather is (finally) changing, people are overeating and over-shopping. 2016 is almost over. And with the closing of the year comes top ten list. To end Local Week, I want to count down my top ten songs from local musicians. There […]

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Cassette Store Day 10/8!

Yeah, blink-182 just reissued their discography, James Blake dropped a masterpiece, Sleep’s Holy Mountain has its first official vinyl release, and so many other records hit our shelves, but this Saturday is all about cassettes. Cassette Store Day celebrates the other physical medium in the world. With exclusive releases and special deals on cassettes, Saturday […]

The Conquerors LP Release w/ The Gorlons @ Mills Record Company

High Dive Records presents The Conquerors brand new LP, “Wyld Time” w/ The Gorlons. Show is all ages and starts at 7pm! More details here.

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A Look in The Local Bin: The Conquerors’ Wyld Time

Every so often a band releases a record that perfectly blends melancholy and ecstasy. The Conquerors‘ High Dive Records debut, Wyld Time, is one of those records. From start to finish, its patchwork of fuzz-dusted psychedelic pop steps through time–bridging 60s’ and early aughts’ aesthetics to create something that transcends time-specific conventions. Wyld Time crackles and pops with […]

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New Releases 8/26 @ Mills Record Company

Give a listen to a track from New Releases via our Youtube Playlist! 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne — Collegrove 50 Cent — The Massacre (2xLP w/ gatefold) The Album Leaf — Between Waves (limited edition royal blue vinyl) Avicii — True (gatefold) Banks & Steelz — Anything but Words (2xLP) Beaty Heart — Till the […]

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Lawrence Field Day Fest: Night Two

In any city you go to, the people of that city claim to have the best music scene in the country. So, when I first started going to shows in Lawrence, I was inevitably surrounded by LFK residents saying things like, “You’ll never find a music scene as wonderful as this one.” In one ear […]

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Rooftop Vigilantes, The Conquerors, Shy Boys, Toys That Kill @ Blind Tiger

This Friday, The Blind Tiger will host a show featuring some of the best garage rock and indie pop this side of the state line. The Conquerors, Shy Boys, and San Pedro’s Toys That Kill will support Rooftop Vigilantes for their first show in three years–a show that will double as the release for their […]

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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 […]