Music Reviews

homepage-section-music-reviewsThese posts are from writers who have reviewed bands and music, mostly from local performers, but also regional and national acts.

New Year’s with the Architects

Davey's Uptown had a solid punk heavy lineup on New Year's Eve featuring: Dead Ven, Mr Deadly, American Dischord, and the Architects. Here are some images from the Architects set:      Click for more ArchitectsHead over to KC Live Music Blog for more!

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Noise for Toys: Shadow Rabbits, Me Like Bees, Noise FM

A couple weeks back, we caught the latest edition of the Noise FM's annual Christmas fundraiser for Toys for Tots: Noise For Toys at the Record Bar.  The event this year featured sets from Shadow Rabbits, Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type, Me Like Bees, and the Noise FM.   Shadow [...]

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Abandoned Bells at miniBar

"Nightmaricana" is how Abandoned Bells describes their sound.  It's an apt description.  But not hellish, evil nightmares the likes of Hollywood horror.  No, Abandoned Bells is a mix of very left-of-center, ghoulish, bizarro variety of Americana.  The three-piece group featuring drums, banjo, baritone guitar and vocals is one of the [...]

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Minibar: Post Paradise and the Hillary Watts Riot

A couple weeks ago we had stumbled across Fort Collins band Post Paradise at the Minibar.  Our buddies in the Hillary Watts Riot and Vi Tran Band were also on the bill and we got done with our other gigs early.  So we headed over to see what was [...]

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Freight Train, Rabbit Killer and Berwanger at Record Bar

Over at the Record Bar just before Halloween, Freight Train, Rabbit Killer and the Legion of Ghosts performed an extended set of tunes with Berwanger opening. Berwanger started things off with a power-pop set of rock tunes in support of the newly released "Exorcism Rock".  It's a great album with [...]

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Crossroads Music Fest 2016

A few weeks back the annual local music extravaganza known as Crossroads Music Festival took place at 7 different venues in the Crossroads district in Kansas City.  With over 35 local bands and performers the festival covered nearly any genre of local music for all to hear. The Marching Cobras  Click [...]

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Hillary Watts Riot at Records With Merritt

A couple weeks back we caught the Hillary Watts Riot doing the freak pop thing at Records With Merritt.  The weather was perfect and an excellent turnout to also catch the Atomic 50s and Drew Black and Dirty Electric. Here's some images from the Hillary Watts Riot set:   Click for more [...]

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