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Mills Greatest Hits Vol. 4

Join us in celebration of one year in our new location! Live, local music as well as Betty Rae’s Ice Cream will be apart of the fun! Heartfelt Anarchy 7-7:45 The Sluts 8 – 8:45 More details TBA!

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Party Time – One Year New Location Anniversary Jam!

Hey. On July 29th, we’re celebrating our one year anniversary at our current location in Westport! It’s been a year full of love, jams and awesome friends – so come celebrate all those things with us! We’ll have live beats and rhymes from Heartfelt Anarchy and some riffs and groove from The Sluts. Also did […]


Middle of the Map 2017 – Thursday Review

The 2017 edition of Kansas City’s greatest weekend of the year – AKA the Middle of the Map Fest – was maybe one of the best in its history. A smattering of local and national bands descended on Kansas City for 3 days of music and a plethora of fans, hardcore and casual alike, were […]


The Sluts, Ape Machine, & Brother Gruesome @ Replay

It’s Father’s Day Weekend. I ask you, what says father more than mustaches, tools, garages, or cut off jean shorts? Rock ‘n roll, that’s what. And the day before Father’s Day, The Replay Lounge will be hosting one of the rocking-est line-ups of the summer. Instead of buying your dad a wrench set or a […]


Gnarly Davidson, The Sluts, Young Bull Tour Kick Off

This Saturday, all the heavy will be located at The Replay Lounge. Gnarly Davidson, The Sluts, and Young Bull will kick off their tour with a night of distortion thickened guitars and unrelenting percussion. While each band occupies a different area in the heavy spectrum–from bluesy hooks, to classic metal, to stoner riffage–, they all […]


Review: Middle of the Map Fest 2016 – Thursday Recap

Middle of the Map is back again for 2016 and the lineup is better than ever. Featuring a huge roster of top-quality local bands and multiple fantastic national (and international) acts make this year’s edition maybe the best one yet? Here’s some of what happened on Thursday, day number two of the festival: Psychic Heat […]


More Local at Middle of The Map

Middle of The Map is gathering steam. Starting with the ideas of Fred Armisen, the yearly fest is off to a great start. And tomorrow, Middle of The Map’s music portion begins. I’ve written about national acts to check out–Gallant, Vince Staples–, and I’ve written about some local bands to catch (here and here). That […]


The Architects and The Sluts Have a Border War

In a world of hyphenated genres, cross genre work, and hybridity, sometimes the most innovated things are straightforward monoliths. The Architects and The Sluts are two such things. Both bands land with both feet solidly within Rock n Roll (note the capitalization). Their styles differ slightly but each features guitar forward rock that can fill […]


I Heart Music’s SXSW Bound This Weekend

This weekend, The Jackpot Saloon will host I Heart Local Music’s fundraiser, SXSW Bound. The concert will last two days (27th and 28th) and the proceeds will go to help send the participating bands to SXSW to represent the Kansas City and Lawrence area (and basically show the national music world what we already know–namely […]

Show Preview: The Wytches at Riot Room 11/15

I think The Wytches‘ Annabel Dream Reader has been favorite debut in recent memory. It takes everything I loved from Nirvana, trimmed the excess, and gave that style of grunge a more nuanced tinge. Its slow-burning long tracks fill space with tube-thickened guitars and its fast tracks bubble with an energy that is controlled but […]

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Show Preview: Kansas City Zombie Pub Crawl!

You’ve probably been hearing about it for months now – seeing flyers plastered everywhere and even a few billboards. But the Kansas City Zombie Pub Crawl is finally here! With a little bit of something for everyone, the shambling (drunken or undead) hordes will descend on Westport on Saturday for an entire day of groaning, […]

The Pitch Music Awards Preview: Best Punk Band

It seems almost counterintuitive to have an award for best punk band, but The Pitch made one anyway, pitting five kinds of punk against each other for the top spot. All these bands dole out their distinct brands of punk with the recklessness and angst that defines the genre. Ranging from The Bad Ideas’ raw […]