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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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Celebrate Summer at The Crossroads Flock Party

Memorial Day has come and gone, which means it is officially summer. And with summer comes the annual Crossroads Flock Party–an evening of art, music, food, drinks, and fun. This year, the party will feature skate demonstrations, Pop-up Charlie, Oddities Prints, and Quixotic creating art before our eyes. And before our ears, there will be […]

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The Hit Television Series Hits Everything Non Television Related

Jerad Tomasino loves music. If you are unaware of Jerad Tomasino as a person, surely you are aware of his expansive work in the KC music community. Years ago you would find Tomasino playing the local clubs with his experimental indie act Everyday/Everynight. If he wasn’t busy performing, he worked behind the scenes at Golden […]

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Middle of The Map: Saturday

There’s nothing like opening day jitters. Today is the first day of the music portion of Middle of The Map. Moving from now until the 7th, Middle of The Map will have over 100 bands playing all over the city. I’ve written about some of them: here, here, here, here, and here. Now, on the […]

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BLK FLANL Plays Their Latest In Store

BLK FLANL is, without a doubt, one of the most exciting acts in Kansas City right now. Featuring Barrel Maker and Conductor Williams, the duo boasts some of the most intense flows and the lushiest beats I’ve heard in a minute. The first time I heard the duo was on The Record Machine’s compilation, How to […]

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J Dilla Week at Mills Record Company

J Dilla was one of the most influential hip hop artists ever. I know this is a heavy-handed way to start a post, but it’s true. The beat-maker, producer, and rapper made some of the most iconic stand alone beats and daring instrumental tracks during his short life, and his influence can be felt from […]

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Second Hand King Reigns In Latest Album

Jazz and hip hop have been interwoven since the 80s, but their mixture has become more prominent in the past couple years. Whether it’s national (Kendrick Lamar’s jazz odyssey To Pimp a Butterfly, Flying Lotus’ You’re Dead, Med, Blue & Madlib’s Bad Neighbor) or local (The Phantastics, iLLPHONics, or Second Hand King), the marriage between the two genres […]

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Top Ten Local Releases of 2015 [Brian Clifton's Picks]

It’s that time of the year: the winter holidays are beginning to commence, the weather is consistently cold, nostalgia for 2015 is slowly creeping over Facebook. That also means that it’s time for our Top Ten lists. To kick of the top ten season, I’m going to list my top picks for songs by local […]

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Ebony Tusks, Heartfelt Anarchy, and DEV3N Free Show

This Sunday, Ebony Tusks, Heartfelt Anarchy and DEV3N will put on a free show at recordBar. Considering all these acts make music as heavy and honest as the most polished acts today, the ability to see them on all on the same bill is something like a dream. That the show is free only sweetens […]

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Jobb (Stik Figa & D/Will) In Store Show

What happens when you mix one of Kansas City’s best MCs with one of the best beat makers? You get Jobb. The super-group (featuring Stik FIga and D/Will) makes hip hop reminiscent of Freddie Gibbs or Dilla Ghost Doom. And the duo will be playing an in store show this Friday with Sir Adams, Barrel […]

The Pitch Music Awards Preview: Best DJ/EDM

These are not the DJs at your cousin’s bat mitzvah, but they’ll sure get you to (c)hallah. Whether they’re burning up the dance floor at bars around Kansas City or engineering tracks in the studio, these DJs and producers create quality dance music. The Pitch brought together a layering of crystalline synth lines and bouncing […]