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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 […]


A Look in The Local Bin: Jorge Arana Trio

What would Kansas City be without Jorge Arana Trio? Far less weird. The trio jams the best parts of jazz, math rock, noise, latin, metal, and any other genre you can think of together to make music that is truly beyond classification. Their latest release, Mammoth, has been pressed and is waiting to hit the shelves […]


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 […]


Riala, Lions & Creators, Weathered, Clearviews @ The Tank Room

This Saturday, The Tank Room will be awash with some of the most intricate mathrock, post-punk/rock/hardcore musicians in the area. Supporting Minnesota based bands Lions & Creators and Weathered, Riala and Clearviews will give a show not to be missed. All the acts on the bill inject their songs with raw passion and back that […]

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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 […]

Middle of the Map Presents: Haymaker Records @ Mills Record Company

Come out and spend the evening with Middle of the Map and Haymaker Records. Show starts at 6 pm, more details on the Facebook Event!


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 […]


Janet The Planet, Temp Tats and HMPH! @ miniBar

I’ve mentioned that 2016 is starting out strong in regards to concerts, but I can’t help but be surprised at how strong. And this Saturday continues that trend. Featuring some of the most fun acts to see live, miniBar’s concert is sure to offer something for any music lover. Whether it’s Janet the Planet‘s horn […]

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David Hasselhoff on Acid Makes Boxing Day Weird

Saturday is the day after Christmas when almost everyone is exchanging the gifts they didn’t want for better ones, when stores everywhere are luring people in with outlandish sales. If this sounds like the nightmare after Christmas, just know there’s a better option. That night at The Riot Room, David Hasselhoff on Acid will be […]

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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 […]


Riala’s Be Here Be There Is Fully Present

Riala is no stranger to angular riffs and brooding bass. The Kansas City trio blends together the shimmering beauty of lush sonic atmospheres, the absolutely crushing disjunctions of early aughts screamo, and the difficult math of dark jazz. And the band’s debut, Be Here Be There, shows their very best. Be Here Be There takes Riala’s already […]


KC Psych Fest Turns Four

KC Psych Fest has become, in the past four years, not only a showcase for the best local psych acts but also one that draws national and international talent to the Kansas City area. With a schedule that has stayed strong year after year, KC Psych Fest is the woolier, more adventurous ancestor to some […]