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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 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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Lhean Into WHY?

Fresh off a collaboration with Serengeti (and my favorite album of last year), Yoni Wolf and the other guys in WHY? are at it again. Their latest release, Moh Lhean, shows a more muted sensibility that still brings the heft and gravitas of Mumps etc. and Alopecia. Moh Lhean moves away from the avant stream of consciousness style […]

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Top Ten Albums of 2016

Honorable Mention: Summertime 06 by Vince Staples. The only reason this record is an honorable mention is because it didn’t hit wax until the day before my list last year was made. Vince Staples might single-handedly save hip-hop, and he’s only warming up with Summertime ’06. 10 Princess by Abra. Technically an EP, Princess by ABRA is dark […]

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Middle of the Map Anouncement @ Mills Record Company

Tomorrow, Mills Record Company will host the Middle of the Maps‘ launch party. What does that mean? Well, in short, at 5:30pm those inside Mills Record Company will be the first people to hear the official line-up of the fifth annual music festival (happening April 22nd-25th). Those that come to the launch party will also […]

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WHY? 9/30/13 @ The Granada

There’s something fascinating about WHY?’s amalgamation of devoted fans, myself included. The group of ardent followers may not fill up venues, but their presence pervades the space they briefly share. Although Monday night’s WHY? concert at The Granada was nowhere near sold out, we crowded together at the front of the stage, elbow to sweaty […]

WHY? Facebook Stalk Fans, Announce ‘Golden Tickets’ EP

Oakland based, hip hop infused indie-rock band WHY? recently announced the details of their new EP, Golden Tickets. Each track details and explores the life of one of the band’s fans using info culled from Facebook and the internet. As the name suggests, purchasing one of the 700 limited edition gold EPs gives listeners a chance to win their […]