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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 […]


Live and Local: An In-Store Playlist from MRC’s First Year

In the coming months the store and the MRC blog will celebrate their one year anniversary. Although we’re still relatively young in age, we’ve already seen and experienced quite a bit. Looking back, it’s hard to believe all of the amazing artists that have passed through our doors in that short time. In honor of […]


Shy Boys “And I Am Nervous” Video

As Shy Boys continue to make waves locally and nationally, they’ve released their first music video for High Dive Records. “And I Am Nervous” is another reverby slice of lo-fi indie rock mixed with some classic and haunting vocal harmonies. The video itself depicts the celestial dance of a woman headbanging in slow motion. Over […]

New Stik Figa Track “Charlie’s Liquor” w/ Irv Da Phenom

Stik Figa dropped a new track through soundcloud this week. “Charlie’s Liquor” has an upbeat 70s funk backing, production by Tony Gaines and a guest appearance from another local, Irv Da Phenom. Stik’s rhymes shout out his home streets and old haunts in Topeka while taking aim at some of Governor Brownback’s policies in Kansas […]

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 […]

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 […]

It’s a Kansas City Christmas

It seems that 2013 is the year that Kansas City really welcomed the holiday season. Of course there’s the annual Plaza lighting ceremony, etc, etc… But I’m talking in a more musical sense. A broad plethora of Kansas City based bands have released material for Christmas, and all of it is great. From punk to […]

Steven Ervay: Top 10 Local Albums of 2013

It’s mid-December and the 2013 calendar is quickly wrapping up. I’m sure you were unaware based on everyone’s ‘year-end’ lists coming out. Well I’m no exception. I have opinions too, and I want you to hear them!!! Followed are my top picks from KC area bands from 2013. 10. Empty Moon – Fourth of July […]

An Interview With David Bennett of Akkilles

Brian Clifton: So, as a Classicist, I first noticed that you use the traditional Greek spelling of Akkilles for your band name. How did that come about? David Bennett: As an undergrad, I studied philosophy, but I also studied classical Greek. And I was really struck with Homer, especially the Odyssey, so it came from there. […]


Interview: The Author and The Illustrator

The Author and The Illustrator are a niche band. They create a sound that no other band in KC can replicate. At their Wednesday night practice, the four dudes were sweet enough to answer my questionnaire. Who is The Author and The Illustrator? Zack Hames-Guitar, Vocalist, Lyricist Cliff Mills-Bassist Josh Legler-Guitarist Ian Dobyns-Drummer Describe your […]

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Bears and Company Release Video for Carroll A. Deering

Just two days ago, Kansas City’s sweetheart indie band released an acoustic video for their track Carroll A. Deering. The band, recently home from touring Japan and just off of a west coast tour, made a pit stop at Lake Tahoe to shoot this video. It’s subtle, it’s simple, it’s just really good. Bears and […]

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