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New Releases 11/11 @ Mills Record Company

2PAC — 2Pacalypse Now (2xLP w/ gatefold jacket) Abendrot — You Blew It (white vinyl) Alejandro Escovedo — Burn Something Beautiful (2xLP) The Band — The Last Waltz 40th anniversary edition (6LP on 180 gm, including the entire concert, rehearsal performances, & studio ideas. Includes 12 pg booklet and huge poster) Carcass — Heartwork (pressed […]


A Look in The Local Bin: Replay Records

There’s something subversive and fun about Replay Records. The resurrected Lawrence label puts out some of the most beautiful 7″ I’ve seen, all while deliberately breaking genre continuity. Radkey coexists with Oils; Psychic Heat coexists with Hospital Ships. Without a single aesthetic to unite the label, Replay Records is free to experiment, to change, which […]

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Top Ten Debuts of 2015 [Brian Clifton's Picks]

In the past few weeks, I’ve been counting down my top tens of 2015 (local releases and albums). The following are my top ten picks for debut albums. 10. Untitled (Five Tears) – Babes. The family band makes some of the saddest 60s rock influenced dreampop. I mean that sincerely and as a compliment. Equal […]

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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 […]


Songs for a Spooky Halloween

I’ve written about various Halloween concerts–from indie pop to classic rock, to doom metal, to country. That’s well and good, but what about all the private, semi-private, and public parties happening in houses all over the city? What songs should they have in their playlists to guarantee a spooktacular Halloween? While this is by no […]


Radkey Dons Dark Black Makeup

Radkey‘s talent is mesmerizing and enviable: mesmerizing because the band manages a delicate touch despite their heavy and sludge-mired guitars, a pop catchiness with a punk awareness, and enviable because of their youth, because their art seems to come effortlessly. The St. Joe trio seems to have mastered the art of writing a song before […]


8/21/15 New Releases at Mills Record Company

Aphex Twin – Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006-08 LP Autobahn – Dissemble (Gatefold packaging) LP Babes in Toyland – Fontanelle LP C418 – Minecraft Volume Alpha (Includes free download) LP Chungking – Defender LP Dangerdoom – The Mouse and the Mask (Gatefold packaging, transparent outer sleeve) 2XLP Deathrite – Revelation of Chaos LP Deradoorian – The […]


Radkey and Friends @ The RecordBar

July has sported some fantastic concerts: from Rev Gusto’s release show at Harling’s, to Bummer’s release show(s), from Ringo Death Starr at the RecordBar to Freddie Gibbs at the Riot Room. And on the last day of the month, Radkey, Gnarly Davidson, the spirit of the beehive, and Amanda X will close out July with […]

Live Tonight: Weed Of December 29th – January 4th: Goodbye 2014…

So long 2014! You were a great year for Kansas City. From finally having some competitive sports teams, having a couple amazing local-grown music festivals to avoiding major weather catastrophes for the most part – KC threw it down in 2014. So say goodbye to this pretty cool year and let’s hope 2015 is even […]


New Years Eve Alert: Radkey/Bummer at Recordbar

New Years Eve is rapidly approaching. And for the those of us who’d rather thrash than stand around and sip cocktails hoping someone will want to kiss us between 11:59:59 and 12:00:01, The Recordbar has the perfect event: Radkey, BUMMER, Drop a Grand, Mace Batons, and Scruffy and the Janitors. The event, which features some […]

Radkey plays Mills Record Company Halloween Party, All ages-No cover

In Store starts at 6 pm.  And this in-store will quickly fill so line starts at 5 pm.  In-store performance is coupled with the premier of their new video also in store.  Costume Party with prizes as well.

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Halloween In Store: Radkey

Radkey is to KC music fans what the Royals are to KC baseball fans. But we already knew that. Their mix of punk and punkish gives any listener the shivers whether their sound is coming from the hi-fi, a basement PA, or a high-end festival system. Radkey’s melodic punk contains an energy that is as […]