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The Author and the Illustrator


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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How To Keep Dreaming Showcase

This is the last month recordBar will be at its current location, and it is definitely going out with a bang. Featuring a smattering of local and national talent, recordBar has a calendar full of great shows. One of those shows will celebrate the release of The Record Machine‘s compilation How to Keep Dreaming Vol. 1. […]


The Record Machine Keeps Dreaming

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 […]


Interview with See Through Dresses

See Through Dresses, Omaha’s shoegaze sweethearts, have recently embarked on a month-long tour, hitting the midwest, south, and up the east coast. Tomorrow night, along with the Author and the Illustrator, See Through Dresses will be performing a free, all-ages in-store at Mills. The band was nice enough to answer a few questions of mine.  […]

See Through Dresses’ Self-Titled and In-Store

See Through Dresses’ self-titled album rolls with all the energy of late 90s shoegaze—guitars that flit between clean picking patterns and droningly distorted strumming—while keeping its lyrics and melodies smart and crisp. This combination of intricate instrumentation and crooning lyrics that don’t indulge themselves with sentimentality is something of a trademark in Omaha based music […]


Interview: The Author and The Illustrator

The Author and The Illustrator are a niche band. They create a sound that no other band in KC can replicate. At their Wednesday night practice, the four dudes were sweet enough to answer my questionnaire. Who is The Author and The Illustrator? Zack Hames-Guitar, Vocalist, Lyricist Cliff Mills-Bassist Josh Legler-Guitarist Ian Dobyns-Drummer Describe your […]