This Friday at recordBar, Second Hand King will debut cuts from his forthcoming album, FRANKIE. From what has been posted, FRANKIE will move in a different direction than Second Hand King’s second album, Almost Blue. Whereas Almost Blue brooded and coiled around its melancholy, this album bounces lighter and more upbeat (even when it focuses on the less savoury […]
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It’s seldom that two bands that differ so much on the surface fit together as well as WIDES and Second Hand King. The latter prefers more controlled jazz-kissed hip hop, and the former is wild and noisy. That said, there’s some je ne sais quoi feeling that links the two acts. It could be their […]
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 […]
The Record Machine is a force. The Kansas City label has boasted some of the biggest bands to come from the area. Not only that, the label has always been committed to keeping their music styles diverse–from hip hop fusion, to alt-country, to pop rock, to electronica, and everything in between. In any estimation, The […]