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Haymaker Records: Where Thrill-Seekers Congregate


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Above image: Jorge Arana Trio, one of 16 acts on the “Fairgrounds Vol. 2” compilation. Photo submitted by artist. There can be beauty in art that isn’t completely familiar to people. So believes Brenton Cook, who is imploring you to look… [Read More]


#givebackfriday: City Year Kansas City


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The Bridge’s Jon Hart sits down with local nonprofits from the Kansas City area to help increase awareness about organizations that are helping to make a difference in our city. #givebackfriday airs Friday mornings during the 7 o’clock hour. On… [Read More]


Weekend Roundup: St. Patrick’s Hangover


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  Just in case you’re looking for a post-parade watering hole, Californos in Westport has an all-day St. Patrick’s Day celebration planned. The restaurant and event space celebrates its 29th anniversary with an Irish buffet from 11 a.m. to 3… [Read More]


Samantha Fish Commands the Classics in ‘Chills and Fever’


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above photo by Brian Rozman Photography Samantha Fish has a knack for revitalizing time-honored sounds and making them her own. It started when, at 15, she received her first acoustic guitar and hid away in her bedroom to commit chords… [Read More]


Weekend Roundup: Listen Up


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  Joined together by a mutual love of folk and bluegrass, The John Brown Boys formed in 2010 at the famous Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas. With the addition of members John Yingst and Tracey George, the group is… [Read More]


Traffic, Tacos and Tunes: Take-Aways for SXSW 2017 from KC Perspectives


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Above photo by Todd Zimmer: Shangri-La, the site of the MidCoast Takeover showcase   Every March, thousands of musicians, filmmakers, trendsetters and tastemakers make their way to Austin, Texas for South by Southwest. Entering its 31st year, the festival has launched… [Read More]


#livestream: The Shins via VuHaus


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Watch The Shins on KCRW in Santa Monica, California, starting at 11:15  a.m. (CST) TODAY, via our VuHaus stream below! [Read More]


Middle of the Map Fest 2017 Announcement


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Entering its seventh year, Middle of the Map Fest has become one of Kansas City’s most anticipated events. Presented by Ink and The Record Machine, the music festival lineup has been announced! From Thursday, May 4 to Saturday, May 6, Middle… [Read More]


Weekend Roundup: Something for Everyone


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It’s First Friday, and there’s a chance you’ll want to kick back with some hallucination-inducing sounds. Prepare yourself for the intoxicating, experimental grooves of Myco, who celebrates the release of its debut self-titled EP with a free, all-ages show at… [Read More]


See 2017 Tiny Desk Contest Entries from KC Acts


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For many musicians, performing on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series is a benchmark of achievement. Bob Boilen’s famous desk has been the site of more than 500 performances over the past nine years, ranging from T-Pain (the series’ most-watched concert,… [Read More]