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Move In Party @ Mills Record Company: Night One

After an epic few days of moving records, bins, t-shirts, and more, Mills Record Company has settled into the new space on 4045 Broadway. With more than double the space, a better sound system, and a bigger stage, the new location promises greatness. And the store is wasting no time–especially with that stage. Next weekend, […]

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Swans’ Final Album Glows

Swans is calling it quits. The band has put out 14 records, and their latest, The Glowing Man, will be their last with the band’s current line-up. And Swans couldn’t ask for a better send off. The Glowing Man, while staying well within the band’s established sound–droning songs, many lasting over 10 minutes–incorporates more world music threads […]

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Middle of The Map: Vince Staples

There’s a certain confidence that comes with youth. For me, that confidence never came with insight. Vince Staples, on the other hand, has the ability to cut through the post-modern complex with one-liners that ring true in all their layered meanings. The first line of Summertime ’06 is “Hey I’m just a n****, until I fill […]

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The LoopKC Presents Best Damn Rap Show

This Saturday The Best Damn Rap Show will be at The Riot Room. Curated by The LoopKC, this show will feature the talents of: Steddy P., Dutch Young, Clark Rooseveltte, Scotty Wu, Pistol Pete, and Marty Notes. The show will definitely live up to its name with this line-up. From slower groove-centric flows to rapid fire […]

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Record Store Day Cometh

I know it’s over a month until Record Store Day descends from on high and graces us with all the exclusive ear candy we can handle. But since the list has been officially posted, I can’t help but write about. Whether you’re wanting a classic reissue, a contemporary rarity, or a first ever on vinyl […]

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My Gold Mask, FEE LION, & La Guerre @ Replay

This Saturday at The Replay Lounge, La Guerre, FEE LION, and My Gold Mask will put on a fantastic show. Whether you’re a fan of stripped down electronic pop, slick indie pop, or anthemic dark pop, this show will have something for you. Plus, each act puts on a stage show that is not to […]

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Mini-Reviews Oscar Edition

So a few days ago, Ennio Morricone won his first Oscar. The composer has been at it for over 500 films and basically a staple for fine scores. The win had me thinking about records that aren’t usually hyped–soundtracks. Whether it’s the droning atmospheric score of Sicario or the compilation feel of Straight Outta Compton, […]