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Author: Austin Ratzki

Darling, The Genre

Darling, The Genre

Curated by: Austin Ratzki Featuring: Hayley Heynderickx, GGOOLLDD, Florist, Wilsen, plus many more. Heroine harmonies? Siren solliloquies? Darling diddies? If you said yes to any of these you'll be sure to enjoy this playlist featuring the women & non-binary artists that are defining the music landscape
ALBUM REVIEW: PHANTASTIC FERNITURE, ‘PHANTASTIC FERNITURE’

ALBUM REVIEW: PHANTASTIC FERNITURE, ‘PHANTASTIC FERNITURE’

[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”] Polyvinyl Records I have been a fan of Julia Jacklin (lead vocals, guitar) for a while now, seeking her music out when needing to relax, wind down, or even

ALBUM REVIEW: SUN JUNE, ‘YEARS’

ALBUM REVIEW: SUN JUNE, ‘YEARS’

[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”] Keeled Scales Sun June is a 5 piece outfit from Austin, Texas that create moving tapestries of warming folk pop that wistfully pours over  you like the wind on

LIVE REVIEW: THE HEAD AND THE HEART (STARLIGHT THEATER / KANSAS CITY, MO)

LIVE REVIEW: THE HEAD AND THE HEART (STARLIGHT THEATER / 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”] “The sun still rises even through the rain” A 40 minute rain delay set the stage for an ideal summer night to see The Head and The Heart play

ALBUM REVIEW: MIDDLE KIDS, ‘LOST FRIENDS’

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

ALBUM REVIEW: BROTHER MOSES, “MAGNOLIA”

ALBUM REVIEW: BROTHER MOSES, “MAGNOLIA”

[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”] Independent I was lucky enough to see Brother Moses on a Friday night in downtown North Kansas City, and I find it hard to explain the delightful, surprising feeling

LIVE REVIEW: NOAH GUNDERSEN (RECORDBAR / KANSAS CITY, MO)

LIVE REVIEW: NOAH GUNDERSEN (RECORDBAR / 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”] Header photo by Laura Harvey On a pleasantly warm mid-January night, a Thursday, I dug my bike out of hibernation for the first time in 2018 and rode it

CONVERSATIONS: NOAH GUNDERSEN

CONVERSATIONS: NOAH GUNDERSEN

[spb_text_block element_name=”Text (intro)” 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”] Noah Gundersen is currently on a North American tour taking him from Washington to Maine and back in support of his wonderful 2017 album, White Noise. Somewhere

ALBUM REVIEW: FLORIST, ‘IF BLUE COULD BE HAPPINESS’

ALBUM REVIEW: FLORIST, ‘IF BLUE COULD BE HAPPINESS’

[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”] Double Double Whammy Lo-fi indie pop darlings Florist, or as the band puts simply, “a friendship project that was born in the Catskill Mountains” create beautiful music therapy. In