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Show Preview: Red Kate/Domestica/Varma Cross in Lawrence, KS

You know Red Kate. You love Red Kate. You will go see Red Kate. For those out of the know, Red Kate is one of Kansas City’s best live bands. Blending punk and rock and roll (what more do you need?) with a swift dose of politically charged lyrics, Red Kate is like a kick […]

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Employee Picks: Best Of 2017

2017 has been a wild year for the world, which means it’s been a wild year for art and culture. There have been a ton of interesting and important albums released this year, and it was really hard for each of us to narrow down our favorites.  Here are our individual Top 3 picks of […]

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A Primer on: Weezer

Weezer’s eleventh studio album Pacific Daydream is out today. As a group that’s been around since 1992 with no real break from touring or recording, the band has been instrumental in the alternative boom of the early 90s and have a few landmark albums from that decade as well. But, as we all know, their style […]

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Record Store Day: And The Beat Goes On

So Record Store Day has come and left. In its wake, there are far fewer records in the racks at Mills Record Company and so many exclusive releases nest in milk crates across the Kansas City area. That said, at Mills Record Company, Record Store Day is more than a single day. The party continues […]

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Record Store Day Compilation

Record Store Day is just days away. This year is the tenth anniversary of the event, and both Record Store Day and Mills Record Company are doing it up. The former releasing some of the most bombastic exclusives in a minute; the latter augmented that new vinyl smell with freshly arrived wax, refreshments, live music, […]

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Record Store Day: Live Music and More

So Record Store Day is only a few days away. I’ve written about some of the amazing exclusive releases you’ll find at Mills Record Company (too many to list; just type “record store day” in the blog’s search bar), but I want to focus on something just as good as limited edition pressings: live music. […]

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DAMN., Kendrick

There’s a temptation for any artist who achieves success to repeat what works, not so with Kendrick Lamar’s latest album, DAMN.. Ditching the live band and heavily jazz and funk influenced sound of To Pimp A Butterfly and untitled unmastered, DAMN. burns through its 55 minutes with an intensity that is lyrical and physical. The album begins properly with “DNA.” […]

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Record Store Day: Girl Power

Record Store Day is fast approaching. Less than a week separates us from the waxy goodness of all those exclusive releases. In addition to all the great releases that the Record Store Day list promises will be gracing the bins on April 22nd, Mills Record Company will be turning out the day’s 10th anniversary with […]

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Record Store Day: Psychedelia

Record Store Day is fast approaching. Whether you’re into hip hop, exclusive 45s, rock, new vinyl, used vinyl, pop, reggae, or any other thing vinyl related, then this April 22nd will have something for you. As I’ve said before, Record Store Day is celebrating its 10th year of existence and is releasing some of its […]

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Record Store Day: Books, Bangerz, and Babylon

Record Store Day is basically two weeks away. For vinyl collectors everywhere, it’s a day to catch exclusive releases of past and future favorites. For those new to vinyl, it’s a day to meet other audiophiles and to catch some really great wax. Mills Record Company does the day up every year. With refreshments, fresh […]

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Record Store Day: Hip Hop

Record Store Day is fast approaching. The day is full of exclusive releases, reissues of rare classics, and all things any vinylphile would love. Something Record Store Day does well every year is representing hip hop, both contemporary trends and long lost classics. This, the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day, is no different. Let […]

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Record Store Day: The 7″

Last week, Record Store Day announced its 10th anniversary list. Full of chart-toppers, hard-rockers, and be-boppers, the list is one of the most diverse of recent years. Something Record Store Day does that no one else does better is exclusive 7″. Whether it’s their mystery 7″ series, their side by side series, their picture discs, […]

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