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GALLERY: Y GOD Y, DIGISAURUS, NUBLVCKCITY (THE RINO / NORTH KANSAS CITY, MO)

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PREMIERE: INSTANT KARMA, “GIVE ME FREEDOM B/W SHINE ON”

[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”] Kansas City’s Instant Karma has vinyl. Well, they will soon enough. Next week (5/11) the groove-riddled, funk-laden, indie pop powerhouse will release their first vinyl, a special 45 featuring

LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY: UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA (DANFORTH MUSIC HALL / TORONTO, ON)

[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”] Wednesday night saw New Zealand’s own, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, hit the Danforth Music Hall to a plethora of eager fans packing the mezzanine and ground floor. The brainchild of

LIVE REVIEW + GALLERY: MINUS THE BEAR (TOWN BALLROOM / BUFFALO, NY)

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GALLERY: THE GREETING COMMITTEE (ROXY THEATRE / LOS ANGELES, CA)

[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=”1/2″ el_position=”first last”] Photographer: Deanie Chen Date: April 26, 2018 Venue: The Roxy Theatre Location: Los Angeles, California [/spb_text_block]

Xavier Dunn

I grew up with four brothers and parents who all played music. Mum and Dad were music teachers and knew the value of music, so they taught all their 5 sons how to play different musical instruments. I guess from being surrounded by live music

ALBUM REVIEW: DUNCAN BURNETT, ‘THE ALMIGHTY EP’

[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”] Unsigned Kansas City-based hip hop artist Duncan Burnett has been carving a path for himself within the midwest music community for quite some time now, today’s release of his

ALBUM REVIEW: MIDDLE KIDS, ‘LOST FRIENDS’

[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”] Domino Records From Sydney, Australia comes the long awaited full length, Lost Friends, crafted by singer-songwriter-guitarist Hannah Joy, multi instrumentalist-producer Tim Fitz, and drummer Harry Day, known collectively as

LO-FI SESSION: LUKE CONCANNON, “SHINE A LIGHT”

[spb_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG0Z8R1Hxzw” remove_related=”no” autoplay=”no” full_width=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [spb_blank_spacer height=”30px” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [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”] Boston via Warwickshire, UK folk phenom Luke Concannon astounded the crowd with his stripped back rendition

GALLERY: ROGUE WAVE, BUSINESS OF DREAMS (RIOT ROOM / KANSAS CITY, MO)

[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=”1/2″ el_position=”first last”] Photographer: Nick Howland Date: April 27, 2018 Venue: The Riot Room Location: Kansas City, Missouri [/spb_text_block]