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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 […]

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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!

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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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A Recording Contest For Record Store Day

For Record Store Day (April 16th), Mills Record Company will be giving away two sets of 8 free hours with engineer at both Westend Recording Studios and Element Recording Studios–both locally owned and located here in Kansas City. Customers and fans will be able to vote the day of Record Store Day. Voting will commence […]

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Record Store Day Cometh Part II

Last week, I started a series that will highlight the bands who will be playing in Mills Record Company’s new space on Record Store Day (4/16). The musicians in that post were on the lighter end of the sonic spectrum. But heavy fans need not worry–there will be enough distortion-fueled guitar riffs and pummeling drum […]

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New Year’s Eve Concerts Part I

This New Year’s Eve is packed with concerts. The Conquerors, Various Blonde, and Jaenki will be playing one of the last concerts at recordBar’s current location, DJs will take over The Riot Room, Gnarly Davidson and friends will destroy the Replay Lounge, and so many others. It’s definitely a tough decision. So I’ve decided to […]

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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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KC Psych Fest Rolls Through The Weekend

As I posted before, KC Psych Fest is this weekend (coinciding with recordBar‘s ten year anniversary). 2015 marks the fourth year the KC Psych Fest has brought together the best local and national acts to stages across Kansas City. The first night (Friday) features six wonder bands to push and pull your eardrums in the […]

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No Wave Fest This Saturday

This Saturday will mark the first annual No Wave Fest. The fledgling, one day festival will join the ranks of the myriad other festivals in the Kansas City area. Though new, No Wave Fest boasts a heavy hitting roster, featuring local music veterans (Jorge Arana Trio, CS Luxem, Josh Berwanger Band, Riala, and Rev Gusto) […]

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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 […]

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Stifle, Bad Dinner, and The Fog and The Jorge Arana Trio @ FOKL

This Monday (3/30), FOKL will host Stifle, a Chicago based noise punk band who makes some of the most compelling sonic experiments out there. Supporting acts will include the Kansas City based bands* Bad Dinner and The Fog–both of which span the continua of weird and hardcore. The night is sure to be filled with […]