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Author: Anna Selle

GALLERY: FLEET FOXES (THE MIDLAND / KANSAS CITY, MO.)

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GALLERY: ALT-J, SOHN (BUZZ UNDER THE STARS, NIGHT 2 / Kansas City, MO.)

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ALBUM REVIEW (+INTERVIEW): JOHNNY ZACHMAN, ‘OUTSIDE’

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CONVERSATIONS: MADAME GANDHI (+CONCERT REVIEW)

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GALLERY: PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017, DAY 3

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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

GALLERY: PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017, DAY 1

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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)

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GALLERY: BLEACHERS, MUNA (KC LIVE / 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=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Photos by Anna Selle, words by Nick Howland If you’ve never seen Bleachers live, you might not be prepared for the power of their performance. Jack Antonoff, who also plays