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We Are Voices Release Year I

We Are Voices released one of my favorite albums of 2012, Tread Lightly. The soft, yet immensely dynamic twelve track album carried with it contemporary indie hits that are beyond catchy, songs with extended instrumental movements, and songs that boasted only acoustic sounds.   Last Friday night, June 27th, the quartet released their first installment […]

The Get Up Kids’ ‘Guilt Show’ Turns 10 Years Old

The Get Up Kids were a pivotal, driving force in the midwest punk scene in the late 1990′s. Gaining success in 1997 with their first full-length, Four Minute Mile, the Get Up Kids paved a path full of hard-hitting hooks, thoughtful lyrics, and raucous vibes. The band’s sophomore release, Something to Write Home About, landed […]


Interview with See Through Dresses

See Through Dresses, Omaha’s shoegaze sweethearts, have recently embarked on a month-long tour, hitting the midwest, south, and up the east coast. Tomorrow night, along with the Author and the Illustrator, See Through Dresses will be performing a free, all-ages in-store at Mills. The band was nice enough to answer a few questions of mine.  […]


Crossroads Summer Block Party Announces Line-Up

The Crossroads Summer Block Party is an annual event that takes place in June of First Friday’s. Going down on the block of 19th and Wyandotte on June 6th, the Block Party features a cavalcade of local music talent as well as some of the city’s favorite food trucks. The event, organized by Golden Sound […]


Record Store Day In-Store Profile: Rev Gusto

As we count down the days until Record Store Day 2014 (4/19/2014) at MRC, here’s a profile of one of the nearly dozen bands that will be playing live in store: A combination of Rev Gusto‘s charming melodies and their poppy songwriting brings forth a recipe for great music. It is hard not to fall […]


The Noise FM Release Video for “Keep Me In The Dark”

The trio that is the Noise FM are technically based out of Chicago. But being that they were birthed in Lawrence and are currently represented by the Record Machine means that we can still claim the band. The boys have recently released a new full-length album titled ‘Attraction‘ as well as a music video for […]

Interview with Sid Yiddish, MRC’s Feb. 22nd In-Store Performance

Tonight, February 22nd, local despaircore king Folkicide and his exuberant buddy Sid Yiddish will be performing in our store. To get everyone pumped for the show, I had a nice chat with Chicagoan Sid Yiddish, who is best described as someone you’ll have to see to even remotely understand. Remember, Mills shows are free and […]


Middle of the Map Fest 2014 Lineup Announced

The annual Middle of the Map fest, sponsored by Ink Magazine, is a weekend-long musical trek through Westport, and a cinematic journey at the Alamo Drafthouse with thought-provoking conversation as part of the forum. Earlier today, no less than an hour ago, the line up for the music portion of the festival was announced in […]

Kyle Ward Releases Video for “Replay” by Zendaya

Earlier today, locally based singer-songwriter Kyle Ward released a cover video for Zendaya’s Replay. Ward has spent the past few years perfecting the art of audio programming. Ward’s cover was recorded in his home and made possible by his incredible ability to create music. I got Ward to answer a few questions of mine regarding […]


A Look in the Local Bin – January 2014

Earlier in January I stopped by the store to check out what Mills had available in the local section. As a huge fan of the KC scene, I want to get these names out there. All of the albums I’ll be highlighting I personally own, so I’m speaking from experience, not just blowing hot air. […]

Midcoast Takeover 2014 Lineup Announced

The long-awaited lineup for the 2014 Midcoast Takeover has been announced on the Takeover website this week. And by long-awaited, I mean it has been a month or so. But for us local music junkies, that can seem like an eternity. Every year, the Midwest Music Foundation takes down a cavalcade of KC bands to […]

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