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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]


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]


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]


10 Acts To See at Lawrence Field Day Fest


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Above image: (the) medicine theory plays at Lawrence Field Day Fest on Saturday night. | Photo: Todd Zimmer Lawrence Field Day Fest was conceived in 2012 as a way to bolster the college town’s music scene during the typically slower… [Read More]


Tomorrow Forever Today: Blondie, Matthew Sweet and Tommy Keene come to KC


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It’s a long way from CBGB. Blondie performs on Tuesday, July 18 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the gleaming, hyper-modern southern anchor of Kansas City’s downtown renaissance. The Kauffman Center — clean, pristine and perfectly calibrated for… [Read More]


Presale: Regina Spektor at Uptown Theater


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With her seventh and latest studio album, “Remember Us To Life,” Regina Spektor continues to receive critical acclaim for her eccentric, intriguing brand of indie pop. The singer-songwriter and classically trained pianist has been hailed by Rolling Stone as a… [Read More]


Shells: ‘Fragments’ Exclusive Song Premiere


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On her debut EP “New Bones,” singer-songwriter Riley Brown confronts the transitions of adulthood and motherhood. “In early 2015 when I started writing ‘New Bones,’ I was a new mother, newlywed, recent college graduate living in a family member’s basement… [Read More]


Weekend Roundup: Not For the Faint of Heart


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Above image: Crystal Rose and Payge Turner perform at Lifted Spirits Distillery tonight. | Photo: Brian Turner In case you missed it, we premiered an entertaining music video from Westerners last week. This weekend, the boys are hitting Kansas City… [Read More]


15 Essential Summer Songs From the Heartland


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Above image: Ha Ha Tonka took a trip to The Bridge’s 909 Studios back in May, and performed the lead single, “Race To The Bottom,” from its latest album. NPR Music staffers recently compiled a list of 15 songs that… [Read More]


On the Way: Michael Franti & Spearhead


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  Michael Franti walks the walk. And he does it barefoot. Through a career in music that has spanned more than 30 years, Franti has marched a righteous path. In his lyrics, he has addressed social and political issues head-on,… [Read More]