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billy raffoul + jake wells @ recordbar

On Wednesday, March 29th, Billy Raffoul and KC favorite Jake Wells opened for Parachute at recordBar in Kansas City, MO. Through both of the first sets, the large crowd was more respectful than any crowd we have ever been a part of, a fact magnetized several times...

be the bear, “mermaid”

A twinkling intro locks in the mood, as Swedish pop artist Be The Bear's (Christina Wehage) ethereal vocals hit the track before the bass sets in. A dance track to its core, the new track "Mermaid" has more than just a bit of energy to it. And it's layered, as it was...

luisa lopez, 45

Today, Houston-bred, Nashville-based artist Luisa Lopez released an incredible 8-track feat titled 45. Her entrancing vocals add a level of poeticism that wouldn't otherwise be attainable, a fact that simply elevates the appeal of the release. But before we even get...

wrinkles, “thunderstorm”

Indie rock band Wrinkles puts an emphasis on carefree fun in the music video for their latest single, “Thunderstorm.” In the depths of a Montana winter, we see the five-piece band put their house to the test as they gather every blanket, pillow, tool, and instrument...

iyves, “gold” (acoustic)

Recently, Brooklyn-based musician IYVES - the moniker for R&B artist Hannah Taxman - released the acoustic version of her soulful track "Gold". Her vocal range delicately and gorgeously takes the forefront with this production, where she plays with dissonance...

thomas kozumplik, child of the earth

Composer and performer Thomas Kozumplik leads a 16-member orchestra in a riveting  performance of instrumental artistry with his latest project, Child of the Earth. “Mother Nature (la inocencia pérdida)” is quite an attention-grabbing opening — with the cacophony of...

forever x2, forever x2

Forever X2's new self-titled 6 track EP is thrilling, from the very first, edge-tinged lines of "Keep the Devil Waiting" through the last, soothing notes of far more ethereal sounding "Forever Times Two". The four tracks between are simply the well-rounded center of...

massy ferguson, “maybe the gods”

Seattle-based alt-country rockers Massy Ferguson - comprised of Fred Slater (keys), Dave Goedde (drums), Ethan Anderson (Bass/lead vocals), Adam Monda (guitar/vocals) - recently released the music video for their track "Maybe the Gods", and we've got it here for your...

manzanita falls, “windows”

Indie rock outfit Manzanita Falls - Jeremy McCarten (Guitar, Vocals), Cameron Morris (Drums), Matt Robinson (Bass), Ross Barbieri (Guitar, Vocals) - releases their new music video for "Windows" today, and we've got your first look! Charming, well thought out, and...

james world, “funny dreams”

Today, we have the insane pleasure of premiering alt-rock collective James World's latest visual gem for the title track off their upcoming album Funny Dreams. Beginning in a rural community walking down the street, you get a feeling that something is a-brewing if not...

elle king @ the truman

On Tuesday, May 14th, Elle King gave an incredible and unforgettable performance at The Truman, in the Crossroads District of Kansas City. Barns Courtney opened the show with phenomenal energy, and they were absolutely chomping at the bit by the time this legendary...

neko case @ uptown theater

On Friday, May 10th, the legendary Neko Case made a fiery appearance at The Uptown Theater in Kansas City, MO. Taking the stage very casually, she wore pants with a skeleton frame on them and slowly introduced us to her set with "Pitch or Honey". She then launched...