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GALLERY: VANS WARPED TOUR (BONNER SPRINGS, KS)

GALLERY: VANS WARPED TOUR (BONNER SPRINGS, KS)

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Photos and words by Nick Howland There’s not much like it. Sweat-stained tank tops, blacktop stages, moshpits, your new favorite band. Vans Warped Tour has been bouncing back and forth

CONVERSATIONS: MADAME GANDHI (+CONCERT REVIEW)

CONVERSATIONS: MADAME GANDHI (+CONCERT REVIEW)

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SOFAR SOUNDS KANSAS CITY RECAP 07/23/17: SMOKEY JAMES AND THE AVALANCHE, SEXTET, WILL EVANS

SOFAR SOUNDS KANSAS CITY RECAP 07/23/17: SMOKEY JAMES AND THE AVALANCHE, SEXTET, WILL EVANS

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GALLERY: PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017, DAY 3

GALLERY: PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017, DAY 3

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Photos and words by Anna Selle.  Sunday, the third and final day of Pitchfork 2017, feels calmer than the preceding 48 hours. A mid-summer melancholy simmers in the heat

ALBUM REVIEW: AARON LEE MARTIN, ‘LEARNED BEHAVIOR’

ALBUM REVIEW: AARON LEE MARTIN, ‘LEARNED BEHAVIOR’

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GALLERY: PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017, DAY 2

GALLERY: PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017, DAY 2

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Photos and words by Anna Selle. I’m convinced that Friday will be the best day of the festival as I leave the gates later that evening. But after a

FORECASTLE FESTIVAL 2017 BOURBON AND BANDS

FORECASTLE FESTIVAL 2017 BOURBON AND BANDS

[spb_image image=”19346″ image_size=”full” frame=”noframe” caption_pos=”hover” remove_rounded=”yes” fullwidth=”no” overflow_mode=”none” link_target=”_self” lightbox=”no” intro_animation=”none” animation_delay=”200″ width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”][/spb_image] [spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Forecastle Festival is a weekend jam packed with live music, generous food offerings and

GALLERY: PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017, DAY 1

GALLERY: PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017, DAY 1

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Photos and words by Anna Selle As I dip below the cloud line, Chicago’s skyline comes into view. Through the thick plastic window, the sun’s heat warms my bare

GALLERY: BLONDIE, GARBAGE, JOHN DOE AND EXENE CERVENKA (KAUFFMAN CENTER / KANSAS CITY, MO.)

GALLERY: BLONDIE, GARBAGE, JOHN DOE AND EXENE CERVENKA (KAUFFMAN CENTER / KANSAS CITY, MO.)

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ALBUM PREVIEW: VIC MENSA, ‘THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY’ (FROM A LIVE PERFORMANCE AT PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL)

ALBUM PREVIEW: VIC MENSA, ‘THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY’ (FROM A LIVE PERFORMANCE AT PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL)

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ simplified_controls=”yes” custom_css_percentage=”no” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ margin_vertical=”0″ custom_css=”margin-top: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;” border_size=”0″ border_styling_global=”default” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] “A poet’s autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.” – Yevgeny Yevtushenko In a small event space at the Ace Hotel in Chicago, anticipation ripples through