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A Look in The Local Bin: Sharp Weapons

Sharp Weapons are a force to be reckoned with. Whether their relentless heaviness is blasting through a venue’s PA or streaming through headphones, it has tension to it that makes each song snap. Their self-titled debut is nine tracks of this tension. Not to say each song of Sharp Weapons sounds alike–the band spreads its influences […]


New Releases 5/20 @ Mills Record Company

Adult Jazz — Earrings Off! Andy Shauf — The Party Angel Dust — Rock the Fuck On Forever Armageddon — Originial Sountrack (limited edition 2xLP 180 gm pure virgin vinyl) The Beavis and Butt-Head Experience — Original Soundtrack (12” picture disc) Beavis and Butt-Head Do America — Original Soundtrack (12″ picture disc) Black Pistol Fire […]


A Look in The Local Bin: 34

I first came across 34 on the Amplify KC compilation put out by Westend Recording Studios. The band’s track, “Brimstone Cowboy,” was definitely one of the heaviest on the compilation. Dissonance, break-downs, and cymbal-driven percussion gave “Brimstone Cowboy” an undeniable relentlessness that was surpassed only in its ability to craft catchy riff after catchy riff. […]


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 […]


Sharp Weapons, Uberflicker, American Devils, The Uglys @ miniBar

Who says rock is dead? Sharp Weapons, Uberflicker, American Devils, and The Uglys will prove that it is alive and kicking in faces tomorrow night at miniBar. While the bands stretch the continuum of rock–from screaming classic rock riffs fueled by tube amps and lots of whiskey or distortion chewed Southern rockage (ala Every Time […]


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 […]


Westend Recording Presents: Amplify KC

We talk a lot about how vibrant Kansas City’s music scene, and it certainly is. As a city, our scenes are deep and varied. Between bars (and even between shows), you can hear hip hop metal, indie pop, punk, folk, country, jazz, and any off-shoot/hybrid genre you can think of. We have a number of […]


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 […]

black friday 2015

Sharp Weapons, Inner Altar, bluehealer @ Mills Record Company

Mills Record Company will be extending the deals of Black Friday into Small Shop Saturday, while converting Friday’s noise into the heaviest in store to date. Featuring Sharp Weapons, Inner Altar, and bluehealer, Saturday’s in store will shake the walls and definitely be a way to close November. In addition to the sales and great […]


Keef Mountain, Godmaker, Moon Tooth, Sharp Weapons @ recordBar

This Thursday, recordBar will host four explosive metal bands. Landing in different spots along the metal spectrum, the bands will guarantee a show that is as varied as it is heavy hitting. From Sharp Weapons‘ southern-grooved metal (think Every Time I Die covering Windhand) to Moon Tooth‘s progressive complexities (think Mastodon meets Between The Buried […]