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Kansas Native and Country Legend Chuck Mead Talks ‘Free State Serenade’

Kansas native Chuck Mead has had quite the illustrious career. From founding the now legendary country outfit BR549 to venturing off into his own solo world, Mead has always kept his music genuine and authentic. His passion for what he creates has never been more apparent than with his latest record, ‘Free State Serenade,’ a […]

Record Store Day Folk Releases at MRC

  There may be no more prolific of a release this Record Store Day than the 50th anniversary edition of ‘The Folk Box.’ This four-LP set perfectly captures what the folk music scene was like in the 60s. Featuring artists like Dave Van Ronk, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Phil Ochs, ‘The Folk Box’ is […]

Record Store Day Metal Releases at MRC

  As usual with Record Store Day, every musical genre is covered with killer exclusive releases. 2014 is no exception as fans get a shot at scoring rare or out-of-print records, limited box sets and sick colored vinyl from bands from across the globe. Among the always adventurous list of releases, we take a snapshot […]

Gregg Todt

Gregg Todt Discusses Kansas City Music Scene, Vinyl + More

When I was a kid, my mornings revolved around one thing and one thing only: The Johnny Dare Morning Show on 98.9 The Rock. I have many fond memories of listening to – and later working for – the show. I still crack up thinking about some of the things I heard and witnessed, and […]

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Record Store Day 2014 at Mills Record Company

Since its inception in 2007, Record Store Day has become a holiday for music fanatics around the globe. April 19, 2014 marks the 7th annual celebration, and the place to be in Kansas City for all things Record Store Day is Mills Record Company. Opening at 8am, Mills Record Company will be providing free coffee […]

5 Bands I Can’t Wait to See at Rockfest 2014

As a lifelong listener and fan (and former employee) of 98.9 The Rock, there has always been a constant in my life: Rockfest. What started out as a small, eager radio festival in the early 90s has exploded into the single biggest one-day music celebration in the United States. The 2014 announcement of Rockfest lives […]

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The Apache Relay’s Brett Moore Talks Show At Czar Bar

On Friday March 7, Nashville’s The Apache Relay invade Kansas City as they unleash their stout Americana style live at Czar Bar. The guys are well-known for their live performances and with their latest self-titled album set for release in a little over the month, they’ll definitely be packing some big surprises Friday night. Fortunately […]

The Pete Seeger Sampler

On Jan. 27, 2014, music fans across the world were saddened to hear of the passing of one of the most influential folksingers of all time, the legendary Pete Seeger. While his death is unfortunately already “old news” in today’s distracted culture, it’s important – and even necessary – to reflect on Seeger’s influence. There’s […]

James McMurtry Live at New York’s City Winery

Whether he’s backed by a full band or doing his own solo acoustic thing, groundbreaking alt-country singer-songwriter James McMurtry doesn’t change his approach to his live performance. With poetic lyrics, McMurtry somehow always manages to pierce the souls of those in the audience. On Tuesday night (Feb. 4) at City Winery in New York City, […]

James McMurtry – Too Long in the Wasteland

Only a month in, and 2014 has already proven to be an exciting year for alt-country singer-songwriter James McMurtry and his fans. Along with signing to a new label, Complicated Game, McMurtry released the details of his next studio album, the first since 2008′s Just Us Kids. While we get ready for the new tunes, there will […]

Inside Dave Van Ronk

With awards season on the horizon, there’s no doubt that you’ll be hearing and seeing a lot about the Coen Brothers’ latest creation, ‘Inside Llewyn Davis.’ Based very loosely on the life and times of Dave Van Ronk, ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ explores what it was like to be in and around the folk scene of […]