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REVIEW: FLEET FOXES, ‘CRACK UP’

[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”] Fleet Foxes Crack-Up Nonesuch “To record, one must be unwary.” F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up. This March, Fleet Foxes released an eight-minute epic, “Third of May/ Ōdaigahara,” ending the

GALLERY: BUZZ UNDER THE STARS NIGHT 1 / GLASS ANIMALS, MIIKE SNOW, BROODS, LO MOON

[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 Hometown alternative radio station 96.5 The Buzz kicked off it’s summer concert series, Buzz Under the Stars, with some grooves, dance moves,

ALBUM REVIEW: SYLVAN ESSO, ‘WHAT NOW’

[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”] Sylvan Esso What Now Loma Vista Recordings Hit play on the first track of Sylvan Esso’s What Now. You don’t need to adjust your speakers or check your input

GALERY: COLONY HOUSE, KNOX HAMILTON (THE 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=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Photos by Anna Selle, words by Nick Howland Sold out and brighter than the sun, Colony House brought their indie pop energy to The Riot Room in KC along with fellow

REVIEW: DIET CIG, ‘SWEAR I’M GOOD AT THIS’

[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”] Diet Cig Swear I’m Good At This Frenchkiss Records It was early in the afternoon on a Saturday in March, 2016. Myself and a couple hundred other SXSW-goers were

GALLERY: BOYTOY, SHY BOYS, TOUGHIES (THE 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=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Photos by Anna Selle, words by Nick Howland The Riot Room was filled with smokey surf vibes when the low-tempo sounds of BOYTOY, Shy Boys, and Toughies rolled through the outdoor stage

GALLERY: MOLLY BURCH (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=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Photos by Anna Selle, words by Nick Howland Pop sweetheart Molly Burch swung through Kansas City, Mo. early last week to perform an enchanting set at the Riot Room, fresh

GALLERY: GGOOLLDD, JAENKI (THE TANK 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=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Photos by Anna Selle, words by Nick Howland Milwaukee, Wi. natives  GGOOLLDD and Kansas City’s own Jaenki brought a pair of dancing shoes for everyone in attendance at their concert

GALLERY: MIDDLE KIDS, MOBLEY (TANK 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=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Photos by Anna Selle, words by Nick Howland Sydney, Australia natives Middle Kids made a stop at the Tank Room in Kansas City, Mo. to shower the crowd in their

GALLERY: ELECTRIC GUEST, NINE POUND SHADOW (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=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Photos by Anna Selle, words by Nick Howland Electric Guest and Nine Pound Shadow brought their cool grooves and immensly catchy melodies to Riot Room in Kansas City earlier this