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Stage Moms: Celebrating Local Women Who Juggle the Family and Music Life


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Being a musician is a balancing act. Along with late nights and erratic, demanding schedules, it often means running a business, working other jobs to make ends meet and squeezing in creativity, not to mention a social life. Imagine adding… [Read More]


Middle of the Map Fest 2017: It’s A Wrap!


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Who's recovering from @motmfest? pic.twitter.com/gpri936Tqi — The Bridge (@909thebridge) May 7, 2017 With more than 100 bands on 12 stages stretching across Westport and the Crossroads entertainment districts over three gorgeous days, Middle of the Map Fest is always one… [Read More]


Catch Me If You Can: How to Keep Festival-Fresh When Playing in Multiple Bands


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Above image of Hipshot Killer by Todd Zimmer Somewhere in Kansas City, a young songwriter is locked away in a bedroom, pouring his heart out into a notebook. A band is spending all of its savings to cut its first… [Read More]


Salar Rajabnik: ‘Ain’t Got No Time’ Exclusive Video Premiere


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Above image by Samon Rajabnik Salar Rajabnik’s debut solo effort, “Black & White World,” tackles social issues and personal struggles through seamless, absorbing pop arrangements and lush, evocative production. Today, Rajabnik releases the album’s lead track, “Ain’t Got No Time.” The single… [Read More]


A Little Less Conversation: Tips For A Great Concert Experience


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Above image of CrossroadsKC by Todd Zimmer Spring is here, and you know what that means: It’s time to kick concert season into full gear. Kansas City promises something for every type of concertgoer — from fans of large-scale, big-arena… [Read More]


Buttonpush: The Battle for Sound System Supremacy


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Above image: Stacy D. Smith, AKA Reach / d’Jawnz, presents this weekend’s Buttonpush Beat Battle. | Photo submitted by artist About a month ago, two of hip-hop’s biggest producers surprised fans by live streaming a friendly, impromptu competition. For nearly… [Read More]


Cultivating Confidence, Collaboration and Creativity at Kansas City Academy


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For high schoolers in Kansas City Academy’s studio music classes, creativity is at the cornerstone of their program. “Finding your own voice and putting something original out there is not a skill a lot of high schoolers are able to… [Read More]


Reaping the Rewards: The Process of Releasing an Album


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Above image of Grassfed, who will release its debut album at The Westport Saloon tomorrow night. | Photo: Cork Creative Releasing an album means scrounging up enough dollars to order the most economical CD package, debating over what font the… [Read More]


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]


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]