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In Case You Haven’t Heard: The KC Edition


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Above image: Emmaline Twist | Photo: Mike Alexander The Bridge’s national music writer Michael Atchison periodically prepares a list of new music you may have missed. This week, we’re focusing in on local releases. In the Kansas City area alone, at least… [Read More]


St. Vincent: Student, Apprentice, Star


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Recently, I’ve been reading “Corn Flakes With John Lennon,” Robert Hilburn’s memoir of his decades documenting popular music for the Los Angeles Times. One of the earliest prominent writers on the subject of rock and roll, Hilburn chronicled every major… [Read More]


Weekend Roundup: Take A Step of Faith


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Above image: Katy Guillen & the Girls release their third album, “Remember What You Knew Before,” on Saturday night at The Foundation. | Photo: Anna Selle Photography At the end of June, HearQueer launched its inaugural issue at Mills Record… [Read More]


The Atlantic Erupts From Hiatus with ‘Desert’


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Above image: The Atlantic last performed at The Riot Room in 2016. | Photo: Todd Zimmer In its original configuration as a four-piece, The Atlantic had a relatively quick shelf life. Comprised of Eric Fain, Brandon Gardner, Blaire Geenens and… [Read More]


Weekend Roundup: Shine A Light


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Above image: Split Lip Rayfield headlines Apocalypse Meow 10 this Saturday at recordBar. | Photo: Hilary Becker Apocalypse Meow celebrates its 10th annual benefit concert by throwing an entire weekend of festivities. Find out more about the event, which starts… [Read More]


In Year 10, Apocalypse Meow Roars On


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Above image: Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear headlined the 2016 Apocalypse Meow concert at recordBar. | Photo: Todd Zimmer Ten years ago, Abigail Henderson could count herself among Kansas City’s fiercest vocalists. Frontwoman of The Gaslights and later, Atlantic Fadeout… [Read More]


Presales at The Truman: Drive-By Truckers, Glen Hansard and Dan Auerbach


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The Truman is bringing three great shows to Kansas City in 2018! First, Drive-By Truckers recently celebrated their 20th anniversary and the release of their 11th album, “American Band.” They will appear at The Truman on Friday, Jan. 26, with special… [Read More]


Staring At the Floor, Tearing Off the Roof: A Brief History of Shoegaze


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Above image: Slowdive performs at The Truman this Friday, Nov. 3. | (Ingrid Pop) About 25 years ago, I went to see the great indie-rock band Dinosaur, Jr. play in an old movie theater that had been converted into a… [Read More]


Katy Guillen & the Girls: ‘The Load’ Exclusive Video Premiere


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Above image by Anna Selle Photography Featured on their sophomore album “Heavy Days,” the original recording of “The Load” captures the exhilaration of Katy Guillen & the Girls’ live show. It chugs along with fervor and melodic refrains that catch… [Read More]


Weekend Roundup: Get What You Came For


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Above image: Hot Suede performs its debut show at The Riot Room on Saturday night. | (Jon Ulasien) Need a place to hang with the kids tonight? Head down to recordBar early for an evening with The Doo-Dads, KC’s No. 1… [Read More]