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Photo Gallery: L.A. Witch / Hot Garbage / JC & the Nuns

You couldn't really see through the haze spewing out of the overworked fog machine at the Riot Room, but you didn't really need to. Monday
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Encouragement and Empathy: Kishi Bashi to hit the Riot Room on Saturday

To experience a Kishi Bashi performance is an unparalleled gift in the world of live music. The songwriter, originally known as Kaoru Ishibashi and as

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Photo Gallery: D.R.I. / Death Wish / The Bad Ideas / Young Bull

Editor's note: We sent photographer Leroy Pristach to cover D.R.I. at the Riot Room in Kansas City over the weekend and his mind exploded. Here's
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Monday Funday: Shannon and the Clams bring joyous dance party to Kansas City

“Did you guys know it’s Monday night?” That’s the question Shannon Shaw asked a sea of smiling faces at the Riot Room in Kansas City.

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Album Review: Captiva – “Captiva” EP

by Nathan Cardiff As vibrant as its floral album art, Captiva’s self-titled EP is bursting with energy and stellar pop tunes. “Road To Ruin” bounces

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Photo Gallery: Babes In Toyland / Fea at the Riot Room

Kansas City got to indulge in some punk rock legends with an impeccably executed set at the Riot Room on Friday from Babes In Toyland.

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Photo Gallery: Screaming Females / Shellshag / The Bad Ideas / Nature Boys

We heard someone refer to Tuesday night’s show at the Riot Room as a “dream lineup,” and they weren’t really far off. Screaming Females blew


Thee Oh Sees deliver frenzied set at the Riot Room

Thee Oh Sees may have some of the wildest fans out there. After about a two-year absence, the band finally returned to the area on


CSS / IO Echo bring seductive summer jam to Kansas City

“It feels like Summer!” Io Echo’s Ioanna Gika exclaimed while perched atop the Riot Room stage in Kansas City. While it was indeed a warm


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