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Valley Hush, Erica Joy, Dylan Guthrie, Modern Friend @ recordBar

Tito’s Sound Machine is at it again. This Friday at recordBar,¬†Valley Hush, Erica Joy, Dylan Guthrie, and Modern Friend will take the stage for a night of electronic (ish) pop and stunning performances–seriously, if you’ve seen any one of these bands play, then you know just what I mean. It’s basically spring, so let these […]


MidCoast Takeover 2017: Send ‘Em To Austin

It’s that time of year: the fog is burning off the horizon before noon, the ground is thinking about turning green again, and music festivals are starting to pop up in our Facebook feeds. One of those festivals should be The MidCoast Takeover. Sitting squarely in its seventh year, The MidCoast Takeover is a four-day […]


New Years Eve Concerts Part II

Yesterday, I previewed Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s Club NYE concert. Another concert that’s making me wish I had a time turner is one of the final recordBar shows. The concert will feature The Conquerors, Various Blonde, and Jaenki for what will undoubtedly be one of the best ways to end the old year and begin the […]

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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. […]


End of an Era: People’s Liberation Big Band’s Final recordBar Show

For seven and a half years, The People’s Liberation Big Band have played a monthly show at recordBar. Since the venue is slated to close January 1st, this Sunday will be the final iteration of this show series. For those who are unfamiliar with the musical madness of The People’s Liberation Big Band, this is […]


Ebony Tusks, Heartfelt Anarchy, and DEV3N Free Show

This Sunday, Ebony Tusks, Heartfelt Anarchy and DEV3N will put on a free show at recordBar. Considering all these acts make music as heavy and honest as the most polished acts today, the ability to see them on all on the same bill is something like a dream. That the show is free only sweetens […]


Steddy P With JLB Hood, Barrel Maker, and Scotty Wu @ recordBar

This Saturday, recordBar will host a star-studded cast of local rappers Featuring Barrel Maker, Scotty Wu, JL of B. Hood, and Steddy P, the show should make for one of the best hip hop showcases of the year. All the artists seem to revolve around Steddy P’s label Indyground Entertainment and Tech N9ne’s world famous […]


Halloween Concerts Part IV: Cowgirl’s Train Set, Sugar Britches, Arthur and the Neanderthals

This is the last post I’ll make highlighting some of the many concerts going on this Halloween. From indie pop to classic rock to doom metal and everything in between, there will be no shortage of great live music to dance to this Saturday. Joining the many great concerts, The Bottleneck is curating one hell […]


Halloween Concerts Part III: 34, Hyborian, Keef Mountain, Acid King

Whether you’re into indie pop, garage rock, metal, country, or anywhere in between, there’s a concert happening this Halloween for you. Each venue from Kansas City to Lawrence is putting together some fantastic shows, and Riot Room is no exception. Its Halloween bash will feature some uber-heavy bands whose music might actually summon Satan this […]


Halloween Concerts Part II: BaioWolf, Young Bull, Major Games, Gnarly Davidson

As I stated in my last post, there’s no shortage of great concerts slated for this Saturday. Moving from Kansas City pop to Lawrence electronica and metal, This Halloween show is at The Replay Lounge and features: BaioWolf, Young Bull, Major Games, and Gnarly Davidson. Equally split between danceable synthetic textures and boisterous metal, the […]


Halloween Concerts Part I: Telekinesis, Say Hi, Yes You Are

There’s no shortage of shenanigans on Halloween. From house parties to bar crawls, from family fun to an off night for the undead, this Saturday night will be full of awesome things to do. Some of those things are concerts. It seems as though each venue from St Joseph to Lawrence is booking a special […]


My Gold Mask, Holidae and Max Justus @ recordBar

This weekend will be full of great concerts. It seems every venue from recordBar to the Replay Lounge, from the Bottleneck to Mills Record Company have their best acts playing. One of those bills is on this Saturday at recordBar. The concert will feature local artist Max Justus, synth-wizards Holidae, and one of my favorite […]