Holy crap, it’s a real thing: The Church of Malt Liquor

A few days ago my buddy was telling about an upcoming show. I said “Well that sounds fun, where’s it going to be?” He told


Fare thee well, Blakey Bear

On Wednesday night, I was pretty surprised (but not really) to walk down to the basement of the Taproom to find a packed house.  It


The Black Lips bring plenty of spit, garage rock to Kansas City

On Tuesday night I arrived at the Beaumont Club in Kansas City just in time to see The Black Lips take the stage. I spent

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The Black Lips are headed to the Middle East, but first stopping in KC

-by Fally Afani   I recently got the chance to talk to garage rockers The Black Lips at SXSW. I wanted to discuss their upcoming


Sweet baby Jesus: Kanrocksas announces festival lineup

The folks over at Kanrocksas announced the festival lineup this afternoon. The music and camping festival will take place on August 5th and 6th, and


Everybody loves Ghosty

One of the first local shows I ever attended in college was a Ghosty show. I remembered seeing handbills taped up on people’s fridges, watching


The Black Angels are going to melt your brains

“I can’t believe this many people are here to see our band, this is amazing!” The lead singer of psychedelic rockers The Black Angels was


Do you like loud music? Then go see Rooftop Vigilantes

The Taproom may at times seem small, cramped and poorly lit, but on Friday night it was the perfect place to release your work week


The Arcade Fire deliver dazzling, radiant performance in KC

Right as the Arcade Fire was taking the stage at the Starlight on Wednesday night, something lit up the sky. I’m not sure if it


A colorful commotion: Dangerous Ponies at the Replay

On Tuesday night I was treated to one of the funnest, most colorful bands I’ve seen all Spring. Dangerous Ponies, a seven-piece from Philadelphia, came