Watch: Hissy Fit at Love Garden

We’ve eagerly been awaiting the return of Hissy Fit, and on Friday the Kansas City rockers indulged Lawrence with a gritty set at Love Garden.


Jess Williamson treats KC to soothing Americana

Czar bar eased into Friday night with a set from Jess Williamson, a banjo strumming, indie Americana player from Austin. Williamson’s Ani Difranco voice blended


Kansas City parties with local bands at the Crossroads Summer Block Party

Summers are hardly lazy in these parts. It seems you can’t throw a rock without hitting a local music festival; and lucky for us every

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The xx, Hundred Waters seduce the Uptown with intimate dance music

When The xx came out for their first show in Kansas City, their fans responded with bold liveliness. They filled the Uptown to the brim

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Review: Hidden Pictures – “Sister Wife” EP

by Nathan Cardiff Three short tracks are what we get from the always wonderful Hidden Pictures on their new EP, and they pack a powerful


Photo Gallery: 2013 Middle of the Map Fest, Day 3

Saturday featured a spectacular display from a wide range of bands at Middle of the Map Fest. The music festival ended its third year strong,


The Casket Lottery’s furious performance at Middle of the Map Fest

by Nathan Cardiff As Saturday came to an end, I was starting to feel the effects of three days of awesome music, working at my


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


Photo Gallery: 2013 Middle of the Map Fest, Day 1

Crowds were strong and excited at Kansas City’s Middle of the Map Fest Thursday night. We caught The Author and The Illustrator, Fullbloods, and Millions


Broncho, Skating Polly deliver aggressive set at the Riot Room

by Fally Afani If you’re not a fan of the Grammys, then the Riot Room was the place to be on Sunday night. The Empty