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New Releases 11/18 @ Mills Record Company

The Bad Plus — It’s Hard (180 gm audiophile vinyl pressing) The Beatles — Live at Hollywood Bowl, from Ron Howard Film “Eight Days A Week” (2xLP w/ gatefold jacket) Bright Eyes — Cassadaga (2xLP w/ gatefold jacket) Bright Eyes — Digital Ash In A Digital Urn (2xLP w/ gatefold jacket, w/ etching on side […]

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New Releases 11/4 @ Mills Record Company

Give these jams a listen here. American Wrestlers — Goodbye Terrible Youth Anthony Atamanuik / James Adomian — Trump vs. Bernie Live from Brooklyn Berwanger — Exorcism Rock (splattered colored vinyl, includes poster. LOCAL) Bon Jovi — Keep the Faith (2xLP w/ gatefold jacket) Bon Jovi — New Jersey (2xLP w/ gatefold jacket) Bright Eyes […]

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New Releases 10/21 @ Mills Record Company

Take a listen here! Alice Cooper — Billion Dollar Babies (limited edition green, yellow, & orange marble swirl vinyl.) American Football — American Football (180 gm red and orange starburst vinyl) Back to the Future — Original Soundtrack (2xLP w/ gatefold jacket and colored vinyl) Back to the Future II — Original Soundtrack (2xLP w/ […]

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Rocky Votolato in a Living Room

It’s hard to imagine Rocky Votolato‘s songs in any other atmosphere than an intimate space with a close group of people–I’m thinking summer road trips, porch sits, or cooking experiments in a studio apartment. It’s equally hard to imagine experiencing one of his performance without a stage, mics, amps, etc. filtering the connection between artist […]

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What’s Inside Conor’s Hat: Conor Oberst and Dawes Show Review

I first saw Conor Oberst in concert in 2004. I was thirteen. He was twenty-four. It was a time when his fans (myself included) shared a propensity to cry out in angst and heartbreak. It’s been ten years, and Wednesday’s concert at Crossroads KC illustrated Oberst’s personal and musical maturation. The songwriter’s change was obvious […]

Upside Down Mountain Leaves Nothing More to Climb

Conor Oberst’s days of shouting for timpani rolls are over, and it’s probably for the best. If you’ve remained a devoted fan of the songwriter over the years, you probably recall crooning the sappy one-liners scattered throughout the songs in Lifted and much of his earlier work. Maybe you even screamed along until your voice […]

A Christmas Album – Bright Eyes

If you’re shortlisting artists who would be better off avoiding a Christmas album, Conor Oberst in any of his musical dalliances would assuredly make an appearance. This is a fiery wisp of a man who once shouted about the President and God convening to decide “which convicts should be killed” and chuckled at the notion […]