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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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Middle of The Map: The Tank Room

Middle of The Map is fast approaching. The three day music festival that turns all of Kansas City into a venue is, in its 7th year, stacked with such talent. It would be impossible to write about every single act worth seeing this year (which is all of them to be honest). Instead, I want to […]

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Middle of The Map 2017

In case you missed it, the line-up for Middle of The Map 2017 was announced last night. The three day festival features over 100 bands (national and local) in venues all over the city for an event that is THE music fest in not Kansas City but also the Midwest. And this year, Middle of […]

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Valley Hush, Erica Joy, Dylan Guthrie, Modern Friend @ recordBar

Tito’s Sound Machine is at it again. This Friday at recordBar, Valley Hush, Erica Joy, Dylan Guthrie, and Modern Friend will take the stage for a night of electronic (ish) pop and stunning performances–seriously, if you’ve seen any one of these bands play, then you know just what I mean. It’s basically spring, so let these […]

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Leggy, T-Rextasy, Westeners @ Replay Lounge

Tomorrow night, Replay Lounge will host three bands that collide pop, indie, punk, and garage to make music that absolutely rips. Leggy and T-Rextasy will be joined Lawrence’s own Westerners for what guarantees to be the best way to start the week. While all the bands use similar threads to create their music, the way […]

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A Look in The Local Bin: Valley Hush

Yeah, it’s Black Friday. If you’re not traipsing through the holiday shopping track (or helping those find the perfect gift for everyone on their list), then you’re probably relaxing at home, or, at least, that’s what I would be doing. In any case, if you’re trying to find the perfect album to listen to while […]

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Sound Machine: Various Blonde, Valley Hush, GGOOLLDD, Jaenki

This week/year might have been a bust but not this weekend. There are a ton of great shows happening this weekend. Of all the shows that are planned, Sound Machine at recordBar is the one I’m looking forward to the most. Featuring indie pop from Various Blonde, Valley Hush, GGOOLLDD, and Jaenki, the night will be […]

Various Blonde Record Release Show w/ Brother @ MRC

The Record Machine presents the release of Various Blonde’s new record, “All Basses Covered”.  Shows starts at 7 w/ local boys Brother. Always free, always all ages. More details here.

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A Look in The Local Bin: Various Blonde

Whether you caught 96.5 The Buzz streaming Various Blonde‘s latest effort, All Bases Covered, or saw the band play songs from the album live, you can tell there’s something otherworldly happening in its grooves. All Bases Covered eschews traditional instrumentation that has dominated the recent onslaught of great local releases for maximalist, electronic-tinged soundscapes and effect thickened […]

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The Record Machine Showcase @ Crossroads Music Fest

2016 has been a great year for Kansas City music. With phenomenal releases from Haymaker, High Dive, The Company, and Record Machine, there has been no shortage of great wax from artists residing in the Mid-best city. And the aesthetics represented in these releases run the gamut from the 60s influenced psych pop of The […]

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Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type EP Release @ RecordBar

If you like indie pop, then there’s only one place to be this Friday: recordBar‘s new downtown location. Previewed at this past Middle of the Map Fest, recordBar’s revamped look is dark and slick with a stage that surpasses the previous location’s in terms of aesthetic and sound quality. Following this preview, the venue has […]

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Acts To Catch at Lawrence Field Day Fest: Hip Hop Edition

Kansas City and Lawrence have some deep hip hop scenes. When I say deep, I don’t necessarily mean philosophic or introspective (though that’s in there too). I mean that the local hip hop scene has incredible talent from most celebrated to most underground. And this weekend, Lawrence Field Day Fest 5 will showcase some brilliant […]