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Life’s a beach with Beach Day / Chains of Love / The Basement

The Jackpot gave us a nice reprieve from the horrible weather that was dumped on Kansas Wednesday night. Three bands took to the stage and

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Earnest and Wild: Grizzly Bear at Middle of the Map Fest

by Nathan Cardiff I feel pretty blessed that I got to see Grizzly Bear perform back in 2009 at The Blue Note in Columbia, MO.

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The Comeback Kids: Local bands return to the stage years later

The name of the game for the final night of Kansas City’s Middle of the Map Fest was “Comebacks.” Notice how we said “Comebacks,” not

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Rock and Roll is Still Wild and Weird

by Mitch Jones Rock and roll used to be all about sporting matching outfits and choreographed stage antics. The last thing I expected to find

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Photo Gallery: SXSW 2013

Photos by Fally Afani, Mitch Jones, and Lillian Wright Smith.

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Watch: CS Luxem’s captivating performance at SeedCo

SeedCo just wrapped up an incredibly busy week hosting several in-studio performances. They moved the stage to the lower level, and audiences are now surrounded

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Brownbackistan explodes onto the scene with politically-charged performance

“Good evening, we’re Brownbackistan. Who the fuck are you?” There’s a new Dead Kennedys cover band in town, and on Saturday night they absolutely rocked

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Automagik is the best band you’ve never heard of

If you’re a fan of flailing, rocking out, and squealing vocals, look no further than Automagik. The fairly young band out of Cincinnati made a

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Icky Blossoms bring throbbing dance party to SXSW

by Lillian Wright Smith No one told the Icky Blossoms that Wednesday is supposed to be a low-key night at SXSW.   As part of

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Watch: Rev Gusto at SXSW

Rev Gusto came out with infectious energy Wednesday as part of the Midcoast Takeover showcase at the Shangri La in Austin, TX. Just as the