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The Songs Of Sylvan Esso, Like You’ve Never Heard Them Before


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NOTE: Each day this week we’ll be rolling out a series of videos from Sylvan Esso that comprise the duo’s upcoming visual EP, Echo Mountain Sessions. Sylvan Esso has always been a duo, featuring the beats and electronics of Nick… [Read More]


#livestream: Big Thief via VuHaus


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Watch Big Thief live on KCRW from Santa Monica, California, starting at 1:15 p.m. (CDT) TODAY, via our VuHaus stream below! [Read More]


#givebackfriday: National Orange Popsicle Week


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The Bridge’s Jon Hart sits down with Kansas City-area organizations that are helping to make a difference in our city. #givebackfriday airs Friday mornings during the 7 o’clock hour. On today’s show, Jon was joined by Jonny Wooddell, co-founder of… [Read More]


Weekend Roundup: KC Staycation


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Above image: Instant Karma releases its EP, “Trying To Find My Mind,” this Saturday at Revolution Records. | Photo submitted by artist The Atlanta-based members of Coathangers are no strangers to The Riot Room stage; they return tonight with copies… [Read More]


Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dead At 41


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One of the lead singers of the band Linkin Park, which found great success in the early-2000s, died today in Los Angeles. [Read More]


Do the Hustle: Being A Full-Time Musician


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Above image: A number of KC-based musicians do it for a living. Among them is trumpet player Clint Ashlock (second from right). | Photo: YouTube Being a full-time musician can often be grueling — it means late nights, juggling projects… [Read More]


Presale: Wilco at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland


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The members of Wilco have been keeping busy — the seminal Chicago band released its 10th studio album “Schmilco” last September; frontman Jeff Tweedy put his solo acoustic album out in June; and pianist/keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen’s group Quindar just dropped… [Read More]


All Kinds of Country: Mary Chapin Carpenter and Sarah Jarosz in Kansas City


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  When an artist delivers year after year, with punch-the-clock consistency, it’s easy to take her for granted, especially when it seems that she goes out of her way not to call attention to herself. Mary Chapin Carpenter has been… [Read More]