Zoey Shopmaker

Zoey Shopmaker is a novelist, music and culture journalist, DJ, producer, rapper and co-founder of the UN/TUCK Queer/Trans Music Collective based in Kansas City. Find her on Instagram @sister_zo for silly memes, unwarranted astrological advice and information on upcoming events.

Articles by Zoey Shopmaker

Outside the Margins

Posted on December 19 2019 by Zoey Shopmaker

C Minus Brings Brings Thoughtful Vibes and Big Names to Kansas City's Underground Kansas City is no stranger to dance music. Venues like the Truman and the Midland regularly host mainstream EDM acts to sold-out crowds. From the outside looking in,... [Read More]

Massaging the Senses

Posted on December 5 2019 by Zoey Shopmaker

Sensatia, Quixotic’s Cirque Cabaret, Enchants Kansas City It began with an idea and a defunct theater on the third floor of Kansas City’s shopping and entertainment hub, Crown Center. Six years after the closing of the American Heartland Theatre — one... [Read More]

Bridging the Gaps

Posted on September 19 2019 by Zoey Shopmaker

A Look At The Newest Album from Domineko and Rick Maun What does it mean to be prolific? Some might say it’s about getting noticed. For Kansas City rapper Dominique Collins, better known as Domineko, it’s deeper than that. For him, it’s about speaking... [Read More]

Getting Weird

Posted on August 26 2019 by Zoey Shopmaker

An Interview with Multidisciplinary Artist Carrie Wallen Carrie Anne Wallen’s eccentric affair with music began in kindergarten with a little chime, then later as a first chair viola in the middle school band.  “But I could not read music,” she admi... [Read More]

Zoey's Top KC Albums of the Decade

Posted on July 25 2019 by Zoey Shopmaker

In making this list, my hope was to shine a light on some of my favorite works to come out of the Kansas City underground, whether from KC-born artists or artists who called KC home for a short time. The point is, they’ve impacted and transformed the loca... [Read More]

The Best of Both Worlds

Posted on June 27 2019 by Zoey Shopmaker

Mazzy Mann dons newest persona for upcoming EP, ‘HANNAH MONTANA’ “When you're famous it can be kinda fun It's really you but no one ever discovers In some ways you're just like all your friends But on stage you're a star You... [Read More]

Dancing In Silence

Posted on May 9 2019 by Zoey Shopmaker

Silent Discos Come to Kansas City with the help of Ryan Summers This past Sunday, Hy-Tekk Productions hosted the KC Dog Fest at Bar K Dog Bar on the Riverfront. Among the festivities was a silent disco, run by Ryan Summers — DJ My Pet Monster and found... [Read More]

Flipping the Lid

Posted on April 24 2019 by Zoey Shopmaker

Local event series spotlighting overlooked talents in the KC jazz scene Kansas City may be synonymous with jazz, but when it comes to those more eccentric compositions — the intricate and the avant-garde — a lot of music falls through the cracks. Fortu... [Read More]

Digging the Crates

Posted on April 10 2019 by Zoey Shopmaker

Celebrating Record Store Day with Josey Records This Saturday, April 13, record stores across the globe open their doors for the 10th annual Record Store Day, an inaugural event celebrating the culture of independent record shops in America and abroad.... [Read More]

Long Live The Underground

Posted on March 26 2019 by Zoey Shopmaker

The Closing and Future of Niche KC No weddings were held last Saturday at the Uptown Arts Bar, but it did rain. And one must take that as a positive omen, considering the circumstances. The bar would open its doors at 6 p.m. Patrons would filter in as... [Read More]

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