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First Repressions: Strange Geometry

We want to think our favorite artists get us, but maybe that’s only a projection. Maybe we just want to imagine, because we like a particular songwriter, that he/she can empathize and make us feel less alone. That’s certainly I how feel with Alasdair MacLean and his band, The Clientele. But maybe it’s not merely […]

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New Years Eve Rocking Holy Cow Market

It’s that time of year–best of lists, holiday gifts exchanged, snow. Now, it’s time to usher out the burning tire heap that has been 2016 for 2017 with its fearsome political climate. But there is a reprieve from jumping from frying pan to fire: New Years Eve. This magical night is neither fully last year […]

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Ten Great Records from 2016

2016 was a bittersweet year for music. We lost some of our most influential artists, but many bands also released great albums. So many good albums, in fact, that I had more difficulty than usual whittling down my list to ten. I decided to choose albums that may not receive as much coverage in the […]

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Under The Radar: JAWS’ Be Slowly

Every Friday, thousands of new records hit the shelves. Every day, even more used records are unearthed from basements, taken down from attics, and brought into Mills Record Company. With all this physical music pouring into the world, some gems can get lost. In “Under The Radar,” I’ll shine a light on an album that […]

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Fullbloods, Beat Bums, Youth Pool @ The Brick

This Saturday, Fullbloods, Youth Pool, and Beat Bums will play The Brick. Each band strikes a different chord aesthetically, and together they represent a good smattering of indie rock. Fullbloods’ surfy pop is catchy and laid back; Youth Pool envelopes their listeners in waves of sound; Beat Bums collide sounds to create something totally unclassifiable. […]

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Three Localish Acts to Catch at Middle of the Map

There are few times that are as exciting musically in Kansas City than late spring. Record Store Day just happened, and we are in the throes of Middle of The Map 2016. The festival is one of the best in the country, hands down. Middle of The Map brings together film, music, and ideas in […]

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Record Store Day 2016

To us, Record Store Day is all about celebrating the Community that’s supported this little local shop, so this year we’re throwing our biggest party yet. We’ll have in-store specials, ticket giveaways, promo prices, exclusive Record Store Day releases, coffee from Oddly Correct, and donuts from Hana’s Donuts, and much more. We’ll also have 20+ bands playing in our […]

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Record Store Day Cometh Part V

I’ve written a few posts about some of the bands that are playing Record Store Day at Mills Record Company (here, here, here, here, and here). And about some of the exclusive releases you’ll find in the shelves of the store (here and here). I could write until the proverbial cows come about the cool […]

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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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A Look in The Local Bin: Your Friend & Organized Crimes

There’s something to be said about the depth, the space that reverb drenched vocals add to music. Sometimes, increasing the room a song takes up is the absolute wrong choice–it only magnifies every mistake within the track. But sometimes it makes the song come alive, turns it into an entity that’s larger than life. Your […]

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Pink Royal, Dreamgirl, Via Luna, Jessica Paige @ Riot

January has been one great month for shows. From local to national acts, there have been multiple concerts a night for the entire month. And that roll keeps going this Friday at The Riot Room. The show will feature talent that moves from acoustic, singer songwriter ballads to instrumental math-rock journeys, from distortion-tinged indie rock […]

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12/4/15 New Releases at Mills Record Company

Nat Adderley — Work Song Mike Adams At His Honest Weight — Preparation Age Alex Bleeker and The Freaks — Country Agenda Avicii — Stories The Beatles — 1 BORNS — Dopamine Coldplay — A Head Full of Dreams The Early Motown EPs — S/T 7″ boxset Elvis Costello and the Attractions — Trust Entertainment […]