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Indie Video Roundup: Arcade Fire and tUnE yArDs

Last night, Arcade Fire brought their tour in support of Reflektor to Starlight with opener tUnE yArDs in tow. Never ones to miss an apropos cover, the band opened up their encore with a brief cover of the 70s soft-rock classic “Dust In the Wind.” Of course the Kansas penned song owes its roots to […]

Quiet Corral Release Post-Break Up Collection and Hint at New Project

The much beloved Lawrence indie-folk act Quiet Corral surprised many with the Sept/Oct 2013 announcement that singer Jesse Roberts was leaving the group. Judging by the facebook posts on Quiet Corral’s official account, this also surprised the rest of the band members as well. Over the course of roughly four years of live shows and one […]

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Tweet of the Week 4/23: Cowboy Indian Bear (On Their New EP)

Without notice, Cowboy Indian Bear have seemingly become the most venerable of KC/Lawrence indie rock bands. They’ve been one of the local headliners at MOTM Fest multiple times, released two full length LPs and toured intermittently all over the past four years. Now following closely on the heels of 2014s excellent Live Old, Die Young […]

La Guerre’s New Video For “Not People”

Katlyn Conroy must be a busy woman between her singing/key duties in Cowboy Indian Bear and her lead role in side project La Guerre. Still, judging by the new video for “Not People,” it appears she finds some alone time here and there. The three-minute clip shot by Missourian Will Findley  follows a steely-faced Conroy through […]

Secret Cities Release Single and Album Teaser For Upcoming LP

Indie psych-pop group Secret Cities have announced they will release their third full-length recording Walk Me Home in June through Western Vinyl. Although they are currently separated by the miles of rolling hills and farmland that is the U.S. landscape, the members of Secret Cities have direct ties to both the Fargo ND and Kansas City […]

Record Store Day Items at MRC: Special Releases and Reissues 2

Here are just a few more of the items that will be available at MRC on April 19th for Record Store Day: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ J Spaceman & the Kid Millions – Live at le Poisson Rouge: A 12″ vinyl RSD Exclusive release on the Northern Spy label Pinback – Pinback: The rhythmic indie/emo band’s first full-length […]

Sleeper Agent at Riot Room 4/15 Preview

“Let me tell you how it will be (dun duh) / You will go see Sleeper Agent on April 15th (dun duh). Because it’s tax day, oh yeah it’s tax day” Apropos Beatles lyrics aside, Kentucky pop-rock outfit Sleeper Agent is hitting Riot Room tonight. Over the past few years, the band has built a […]


Demencha Spring ’14 Issue Release Party at Czar 4/17

After a several year hiatus, Demencha Magazine will return to print this spring. In celebration Founder/Editor of Demencha Chris Milbourn along with ShamelessKC and Homegrown Mashups will host a night of celebration and live tunes this Thursday at Czar. Performing will be several artists featured in the spring issue of the local music mag, including […]

Tweet of the Week 4/13: Record Store Day

Next Saturday marks that most holiest of days for the vinyl lover: Record Store Day. Since its inception in 2008, the holiday for record enthusiasts and independent record stores alike has become an international event that encompasses thousands of local stores on every continent but Antarctica (they’re working on it…).  RSD 2014 will be the […]

Record Store Day Items at MRC: Special Releases and Reissues 1

We’re just a week out from Record Store Day 2014 at Mills. In anticipation, here is just a sampling of the special releases that will be available in store on April 19th (look for several other lists of items in the coming week): ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Roots Radics – Scientists Meet Roots Radics (Clear Sleeve): A full […]

MOTM Fest 2014: Editor’s Review

The 2014 edition of Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest closed out during the wee hours of Sunday morning. Whether you were in attendance for Why?’s quirky indie hip-hop at the Record Bar or one of the multiple DJ sets at Riot Room or Ernie Biggs that pushed well into the lord’s day, hopefully you […]

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