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ben folds @ starlight theatre

On Friday night, Ben Folds made a spectacular appearance at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, MO. Our city has an affinity for this man, palpable when he sang a song about making Jason Sudeikis his "piano bitch" back in the day when he used to play The Bottleneck in...

brandi carlile + hozier @ hinterland

Apologies if the headline of this photo set made you think we had a round 2 duet featuring Hozier and Brandi Carlile a la Bonnaroo 2019 at Hinterland Music Festival this year. Our photographers were roaming the grounds a little more and captured these two performances...

alex lahey @ outside lands music festival

In May 2018, we got our first true chance to see Alex Lahey perform live. Not only were we enchanted by her set in the mid-day heat at Sasquatch Music Festival, but it left us wanting more. Her appearance at 2019's Outside Lands was one for the books, as she played a...

ruston kelly @ hinterland music festival

Technical difficulties didn’t keep Ruston Kelly from playing a fantastic set on Sunday of the Hinterland Music Festival. After a brief delay to the start of the show, Ruston quickly turned the mood around and got the crowd moving with his energetic brand of Americana....

mxtmoon portraits @ outside lands

It's wonderful what some fresh air can do for you. We caught up with mxtmoon at Outside Lands festival for a few quick portrait shots, and found this fun little backdrop on the perimeter of the polo field. How fun to duck into some trees and feel like you're the only...

a conversation with janet labelle

For our first episode of season 2, we had a chat with singer/songwriter Janet Labelle. Of course we dove into the topic of aliens, but you best believe we got deep before that. Be sure to listen through to the end for August show dates! 0:00    Intro 0:11    ...

judah & the lion @ starlight theater

Judah & the Lion…what can I say? They are a band that I have seen multiple times, and that I will probably continue to see. My first encounter, admittedly, was a personal tour with the guys around the Kansas City Zoo as they were just gaining traction with "Take...

santigold @ outside lands 2019

It had been seven years since we last witnessed Santigold, absolutely captivating the crowd at Stephest Colbchella 2012. At Outside Lands 2019, she didn't cease to amaze. Her style, her perfectly coiffed (and straight faced ) dancers, and that incredible voice....

maggie rogers @ hinterland

Maggie Rogers seemed to electrify the energy of the sunset during the final day of Hinterland Music Festival in Iowa. As the glow of the fading sky danced across her face, her vocals rang out across the field in the most enchanting way. Highlights below!...

beth bombara, evergreen

On Friday, Americana rock musician Beth Bombara released her new 10-track full-length, titled Evergreen. With robust vocals that float around the Sarah Mclachlin range more often than not, we're captivated by her well-developed sound. "I Only Cry When I'm Alone" sheds...

ella mai @ outsidelands 2019

The performance we were perhaps most floored by was Ella Mai on Day 2 of Outside Lands 2019. We marched ourselves to the Twin Peaks stage as the fog was steadily rolling in, which cast an eery and beautiful effect on the stage itself as Mai crooned her way around the...