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march madness 2019: a soundtrack

March has been mad for more reasons than just basketball, and we're here to share those reasons with you! Each month, we round up our favorite new song releases in a Spotify soundtrack feature for our fans. Whether you like sad boy music, hip hop, indie, alternative,...

a conversation with justin kibbel

Justin Kibbel is a saint. OK, perhaps that's stretching it... but only a teensy bit. The man is a well-known music industry player in Madison, WI, works for an incredible new venue, runs his own label, and manages a unique and magical indie pop duo named Seasaw. When...

flogging molly @ voodoo lounge

On March 12th, Flogging Molly made another incredibly memorable performance on stage at Harrah's VooDoo Lounge in Kansas City, MO. The room was decked out in pageboy hats, green threads, and so much beer as we rang in the beginning of St. Patrick's Week with our...

the fur. @ sxsw

Rising Taiwanese act The Fur. enjoyed galavanting around SXSW 2019. We know this because they shared a brief glimpse of the experience with us. Check out the view from their lens below, then head over to take a listen to their debut album Town. Keep up with The Fur....

natalie lynn, “one”

Pop/rock musician Natalie Lynn has released a sparkling, fun track as her debut with "One". Starting with upbeat synth and incredibly invigorating percussion, Natalie's vocals are introduced amidst a cloud of cotton candy sound, strength and vulnerability dripping...

flor @ truman

On Saturday, March 9th, the illustrious Flor opened for Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at the Truman in Kansas City, MO. The city welcomed them back like old friends, as they explained how the city had accepted them so graciously during their first performance at...

prep rally, “roll with the punches”

"Roll With the Punches", the new single from Prep Rally, is a synthy pop track full of fight and perseverance.  The message is exactly what the title suggests.  This single will be featured on Prep Rally's upcoming EP "Head Rush", which will be out April 2. The upbeat...

a conversation with a day without love

Happy Pi Day! We are over here celebrating with some apple pie and basketball, but first thing is first: a new podcast episode. For our 4th installment, we sit down to chat with Philadelphia-based A Day Without Love (Brian Walker) about the way he serves his...

silence is the noise, “soothing”

Neo-soul artist Silence Is The Noise (Jewell Bell) has a new single titled "Soothing", and it is accompanied by a visual that matches the beauty in her voice. All about battling one's demons, "Soothing" takes the listener on a trip of reflection and inner struggle. ...

upsahl @ riot room

If you haven't witnessed UPSAHL live, now is the perfect time. This female act is about to be major, and if her recorded music is not already any indication of that, then her live performance is absolute proof. And we couldn't have thought of anyone better to open Max...

fathers @ 2016 main

Recently, Kansas City's own indie rock ensemble Fathers - comprised of Kenneth Storz (Voice, Guitar, Keys), Brooke Honeycutt (Voice, Bells, Percussion), David Littlewood (Voice, Keys, Bells), Matt Guilliams (Bass, Percussion), Bryce VZ (Vibraphone, Voice,...

the wild reeds, cheers

Los Angeles-based quintet The Wild Reeds has been gracing our headphones for a hot second, but their new album Cheers is pure gold. Starting with the upbeat pace of "Moving Target" and then rolling slightly more slowly into "Telepathic Mail", which has a persevering...

j-line, “feeling the yes”

Do you miss the warm, cradle-y feeling that pop music videos from the oughts brought you? (Yes, we want you to think back to the NSYNCs and O-Towns of your past.) You have the option of feeling that way again. New York-based electro-pop artist J-LINE delivers that...