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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...

the shootouts, quick draw

Ohio-based band The Shootouts’ debut album Quick Draw is the ultimate throwback to the age of honky-tonk in America. Every detail, from the lyrics to the vocals to the instruments to the album cover art, hearkens back to the good old days of classic country music. The...

cricket blue, serotinalia

Indie-folk duo Cricket Blue are storytellers in ever sense of the phrase, and their new album Serotinalia is packed full of them.  With pristine harmonies and scaling acoustic guitars, Cricket Blue is able to cause the listener to drift off into another conscious...

alabama rose, “come with me”

Birmingham-based rock musician Alabama Rose just released a song that was basically made for your next great adventure. "Come With Me" boasts ethereal reverb for days, and robust vocals that weave gracefully in and out of guitar-heavy instrumentals. We're hearing...

zig zags, they’ll never take us alive

Punk in every sense of the word, the Zig Zags' new album They'll Never Take Us Alive rings out loud and proud with electric guitars and metal riffs.  From its lead off track "Punk Fucking Metal", the Zig Zags let it be known that they are not messing around with their...

allman brown, darling, it’ll be alright

Acclaimed artist Allman Brown captures intimate love and all its facets in his sophomore album Darling, It’ll Be Alright. Brown has created an album that is so smooth and captivating in both vocals and lyrics that you find yourself easily slipping into a constant loop...

a conversation with nate sirotta

Today, we sit down with Nate Sirotta. He is the founder of - and digital publicist at - Impulse Artists, a boutique digital marketing and publicity agency based in Portland and Los Angeles. Since he lives in the Pacific Northwest, I tried to talk Sasquatch. But it was...

judah and the lion, pep talks

Goosebumps. The immediate sensation one gets when listening to the intro to Judah and the Lion's new album Pep Talks.  The aptly named Pep Talks gives the listener a metaphorical punch in the mouth with numerous vocal buildups, booming horns, and a steady building...

jaco, “blackboard”

In the mood for a beautifully composed track that carries you on a very interesting plot line in its new accompanying music video? Jake Waitzman's project Jaco has just released the new video for his song "Blackboard", and the black and white video is wild, to say the...