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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 […]


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 […]


Fullbloods, HMPH!, Campdogzz @ Tank Room

This Thursday, Tank Room will host some damn fine indie pop. The show will not only feature the not too funky (but still pretty funky) surf vibes of Fullbloods and the disjunctive mathrock of HMPH! but also ever-building indie pop of the Chicago based band Campdogzz. Each of these bands lands somewhere different along the […]


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 […]


Consider the Source with HMPH and David Hasselhoff on Acid @ Riot Room

This Wednesday, The Riot Room will get a healthy dose of some of the best weird-rock around. From Consider the Source‘s jamming Middle Eastern jazz fusion to David Hasselhoff on Acid‘s dissonant and progressive jittering, to HMPH!‘s mathematical shifting, the concert will be great for anyone with an ear for the experimental and those who […]


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 […]

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Show Preview: Haymaker Records Showcase at RecordBar 07/24/15

You’re in store for one hell of a night. Last July, Haymaker Records released their first vinyl record – Jorge Arana Trio’s Oso EP. Here we are, one year later, with six released and 3 more coming this summer/fall. So think of this as a bit of a celebration as well as an excuse to […]