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Jim Button and the Beholders: ‘Time Never Lies’ Exclusive Video Premiere


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Gently gliding through a grooving lunarscape, Jim Button & the Beholders make an impressionable introduction with “Time Never Lies.” Though you may recognize Button as the drummer of The Conquerors, he’s been writing and producing his own solo material (under… [Read More]


Weekend Roundup: Olympic-Sized Sounds


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Above image: Smokey James and the Avalanche performs its final KC show of the year, tonight at recordBar. | Photo submitted by artist The brainchild of Justin Huey and David Simmons Jr., Smokey James & the Avalanche has amassed a… [Read More]


The Rino Offers Live Music Across the Bridge


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Above image of The Rino by Ben McBee of Middleman Creative It’s a fine time to be a live music fan in Kansas City. With newer rooms like The Truman, Knuckleheads Garage and The Madrid, KC now has the capacity to… [Read More]


Hard Rain: The Music of the Vietnam War


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Above photo credit: Lou Eisenbrandt On May 26, 1962, the easy-listening instrumental “Stranger on the Shore” by Mr. Acker Bilk ascended to the top of the Billboard singles chart and went on to become the most popular song of the year.… [Read More]


Weekend Roundup: Delightfully Spooky


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Above image: Wick and the Tricks release their debut seven-inch record, “Not Enough,” on Saturday night at Davey’s Uptown. | Photo submitted by Black Site Records Lotuspool Records commemorates its 25th anniversary with a big party in Lawrence, Kansas, at… [Read More]


Up Close and Personal at PorchfestKC


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Music festivals can be stressful. From parking to weather to scouting out a prime viewing spot, so many logistics go into ensuring a successful experience. Now, imagine being able to catch an intimate glimpse of more than 150 musical acts… [Read More]


In Case You Haven’t Heard: Autumn Edition


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Above image: Jay Som released her debut album “Everybody Works” in early 2017. | Photo: Polyvinyl Records It’s time for our periodic survey of songs that you might have missed in our messy musical landscape. Here are 10 new tracks… [Read More]


Weekend Roundup: Gotta Catch ‘Em All


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Above image: The Roseline releases its fifth studio album, “Blood,” tonight at the Replay Lounge in Lawrence, Kansas. | (Contributed | Stevie Dean Jackson) It’s a big weekend for #kcmusic album releases. Gotta catch ’em all? Get started at the… [Read More]


The Tom Petty Effect: KC Edition


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Above image: Tom Petty performs with The Heartbreakers at the Arroyo Seco Music Festival on June 24, 2017, in Pasadena, California. | Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP There’s something euphoric in that jangly D chord that opens up the first 18 bars of… [Read More]


Tom Petty, 1950-2017


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Above image: Tom Petty at Madison Square Garden in 2006. | Photo: AP/Jason DeCrow I spent most of my adolescence and a chunk of my adulthood repeating the wrong words to a Tom Petty song. “Don’t it feel like the… [Read More]