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CHEW, Small Joys Gang, HMPH! @ Californos

If you missed CHEW this summer at Mills Record Company, you have another opportunity to catch them play. This Friday at Californos, the Atlanta based band will take the stage with fellow experimentalists Small Joys Gang and HMPH!. Each band uses instrumental songs to create ever-shifting tapestries of sound. Moving from grungy post-rock to noisy […]

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Braggers, HMPH, Opposite Day @ Californos

Do you like math? Do you like music? If you answered yes (or even if you said no to the math part), then Californo’s has a show lined up for you. This Thursday, Braggers, HMPH, Opposite Day will take the stage for a show that stretches from the most divergent and disjunctive math-rock to the most […]

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Wrong Kata Trio, Eddie Moore & The Outer Circle, The Coyote @ Californo’s

This weekend is Mills Record Company’s first moving party. But it’s not the only party happening in Westport. On Friday (right after the moving celebration shuts down), Wrong Kata Trio, The Coyote, and Eddie Moore and The Outer Circle will fill Californos patio with jazz that reaches every end of the genre’s far-reaching spectrum. Whether […]

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Yes You Are, Via Luna, Vigil & Thieves, Yore @ Californo’s

Summertime in Kansas City means outdoor shows. There’s something about the tempering effect the evening has that makes these events, whether they’re an outdoor festival, a patio show, or impromptu porch gathering, something magical. And this Saturday at Californo’s will be one of the most magical this summer yet. Via Luna, Vigil & Thieves, and […]

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The First Two Nights of Middle of The Map

So Middle of The Map has begun. Mills Record Company started the music portion of the multifaceted fest with Be/Non, Jorge Arana Trio, and Monta at Odds on Wednesday and kept the party going with Psychic Heat, The Conquerors, and Shy Boys last night.      But Middle of The Map spilled all through the […]

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More Local at Middle of The Map

Middle of The Map is gathering steam. Starting with the ideas of Fred Armisen, the yearly fest is off to a great start. And tomorrow, Middle of The Map’s music portion begins. I’ve written about national acts to check out–Gallant, Vince Staples–, and I’ve written about some local bands to catch (here and here). That […]