Our cameras go behind the scenes, in the photo pits, around the world with amazing musicians. Here’s a glimpse – or snapshot – into that reality.

boulevardia 2019

This past weekend was absolute insanity at the heat-fueled annual Boulevardia Beer, Food & Music Festival in Kansas City, Missouri. Though the latter part of Day 2 did, unfortunately, get rained out -- gotta love that unpredictable midwest weather -- what did...

boulevards, yadig!

Funk artist Boulevards (Jamil Rashad) recently released his brand new fourteen-track stunner YADIG! We learned quickly that this album is going to be included in our stack of favorites for 2019, hands down. From first track "Lord Knows", there is a sense of absolute...

the skints in new york

Photographer Christie McMenamin had the pleasure of meeting up with London-based collective The Skints in New York recently. The band - comprised of Jon Doyle, Jamie Kyriakides, Josh Waters Rudge, and Marcia Richards - was absolutely delightful, and we have some...

oliver ray, out passed nowhere

Oliver Ray's debut album is an audible kaleidoscope that takes you on a winding and beautiful sonic journey, a facet so many recent releases seem to lack. Beginning with "Ol Coyote", Out Passed Nowhere brings us track after track of subtly impactful songs, a bit of...

w.c. beck, first flight

Brooklyn-based folk roots musician W.C. Beck recently released 10-track album First Flight. There is a warmth about the work in its entirety , from the first lines of initial track "Steel Bird" can attest to that, though if you listen through "Colosseum" and the slow,...

sara lew, sunday morning

As you woke this morning and slowly blinked your eyes, I bet you were wondering just as much as we were. "Is it Sunday morning? Wait, is this the weekend that I'm blessed with or the dreaded Monday morning that my Sunday scaries highlight every week?" And here we are,...

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...

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...