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Leggy, T-Rextasy, Westeners @ Replay Lounge

Tomorrow night, Replay Lounge will host three bands that collide pop, indie, punk, and garage to make music that absolutely rips. Leggy and T-Rextasy will be joined Lawrence’s own Westerners for what guarantees to be the best way to start the week. While all the bands use similar threads to create their music, the way […]

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The Kinky Fingers, The Leisure Boys, Colfax Speed Queen @ Blind Tiger

This Saturday, The Blind Tiger will resurrect their show series with The Kinky Fingers, The Leisure Boys, Colfax Speed Queen, and more. All these acts boast some heavy garage vibes and fuzz-dusted guitars–perfect for an Independence Day weekend show. Whether you enjoy the hazy heave of The Leisure Boys, the manic jittering of Colfax Speed […]

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Manor Fest 2 Sneak Peek

Summer is the official festival season. From Middle of The Map to Center of the City, from The Westport Roots festival to Porch Fest, Kansas City has more multiple day concert series than we collectively know what to do with. And in the coming weeks, we’ll have another. Manor Fest began last year and after […]

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Record Store Day Cometh Part V

I’ve written a few posts about some of the bands that are playing Record Store Day at Mills Record Company (here, here, here, here, and here). And about some of the exclusive releases you’ll find in the shelves of the store (here and here). I could write until the proverbial cows come about the cool […]

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Davie Allan & Joel Grind Split The Surf

There’s something magical that happens with surfy rolls intersect with fuzzed over heaviness. We heard it done when The Wytches released Annabell Dream Reader, and now we’re hearing it when Davie Allan (of Davie Allan & The Arrows) and Joel Grind (of Toxic Holocaust) teamed up to record a split EP. The 10″ packs a punch–veering […]

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Best Coast, Wavves, and Cherry Glazerr Bring Summer

Looking at the forecast, it doesn’t seem like summer will be visiting Kansas City for another couple months. But summer is more than warm weather and school-less days. Summer is a feeling, a state of mind. And there are three bands who personify this concept: Best Coast, Wavves, and Cherry Glazerr. These three bands combine […]

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The Shivas Aren’t Better Off Dead

What is it about Spring that makes lazy surf-pop so appealing? Maybe it’s the way the jangling guitars sound so much like sunlight. Or maybe it’s how the frustrations winter bring seem to melt in the reverb drenched vocals. Whatever it may be, The Shivas‘ latest, Better Off Dead, takes the best elements of surf-pop and […]

1/22/2016 New Releases: Bonus Round

A couple more shipments of new releases and notable restocks sneaked in the door this morning, so here’s they are: Cian Nugent — Night Fiction Comets on Fire — Comets on Fire Ex-Cult — Cigarette Machine Ex-Cult — Stick The Knife In / Dogs 7″ Francoise Hardy — Tous Les Garcons Et Les Filles (remastered […]