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Best of 2013

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 […]

Top 10 Albums of 2013: All Fresh Sounds

2013 was a tumultuous year for music. Emo saw a full-fledged return. Bowling ball rappers with over-eating, over-drugged, over-sexed personas mirrored their excessive tendencies with hopscotching, scatter-shot mixtapes. Comedians made divorce sound more pleasant than marriage. In other corners of the music world, monolithic popstars crafted epic-length odes to disco and several sibling groups lorded […]

Best Albums of 2013: Jackson May

Jackson May’s Top 10 Albums Of 2013 10. Bring Me The Horizon – Sempiternal Continuing the movement of bucking nearly everything that made them unlistenable in their startup years, Bring Me The Horizon have made their first really good album. “Sempiternal” is more post-hardcore than deathcore, and they do it much better than they ever […]

Brian Clifton: Top Ten Hip-Hop Tracks of 2013

10 Can’t Wait — Serengeti (as Kenny Dennis) Call it kitsch, call it hyper-meta-self-awareness, call it awesome. Serengeti’s alter ego, Chicagoan Kenny Dennis, released “Can’t Wait” on the web to generate hype for the Kenny Dennis LP. There’s something charming about a man with a Chicago accent shouting: “I’m coming out Tuesday” on repeat. But don’t […]

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 […]