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Local Spotlight: Quadrigarum

Take one part Sigur Ros at their heaviest, one part SQURL, and one part modified spinning wheel loom, mix together well, and the result is Kansas City based Quadrigarum. The guys in this group include some of the best contributors to Kansas City’s psych scene, but that’s not necessarily what makes Quadrigarum an experience to check […]

Jorge Arana Trio All Ages Record Release Show with Temp Tat and Akkilles to open, 8 pm

Jorge Arana Trio celebrates their new release of “Oso” on Haymaker Records with an All Ages, No Cover In Store with Temp Tat and Akkilles to open.  Show starts at 8 pm, Saturday, August 2.

Jorge Arana Trio - Oso

In Store Forecast: Jorge Arana Trio, Akkilles, and Temp Tats

Saturday August 2nd is set for a great in store show. With two Pitch Music Awards nominees and a dark horse, Mills Record Company guarantees a show of epic proportions. Jorge Arana Trio will be playing songs from their latest album, Oso, (out of Haymaker Records). Moving away from their more strictly jazz influenced sound, the band […]

Live Tonight: Week Of July 21st – July 27th: Legendary!

Everyone has that one legendary band they’ve seen. Whether it was Radiohead or Iron Maiden at the Sprint Center, The Arcade Fire or The Black Keys at a small venue, or even an upcoming show that’ll turn out legendary, like Jack White or Judas Priest at the Midland. And if you don’t – there’s a […]

The Pitch Music Awards Preview: Singer-Songwriter

The singer-songwriter category of The Pitch Music Awards brims with the offshoots of well established Kansas City bands as well as independent musicians focusing on their own sound. If there is a unifying trend among these musicians, it’s that they all create dense and unique sounds. Akkilles hazes his acoustic guitar based dreampop with ambient textures […]

Tweet of the Week 3/13: Akkilles

If we’ve learned anything about David Bennett (aka Akkilles) over the past year, it’s that he’s insanely prodigious. That applies not only to his songwriting and producing abilities but also to his recent twitter output. Keeping in that same vein, last week he shared a 20 track collection of demos through soundcloud. Dropping that much […]

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. […]