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Friday, October 4, 2013

There's a free show at Vinyl Renaissance this Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 10:42 AM

The Architects at 96.5 the Buzz's Halloween Roast last year. - PHOTO SNATCHED FROM THE BAND'S FACEBOOK
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  • The Architects at 96.5 the Buzz's Halloween Roast last year.

There's a lot going on in town tomorrow night in the world of music - a big Har Mar Superstar show at the Riot Room, Midwestern Audio Volume 2 CD -release party at RecordBar - but if you plan your Saturday out strategically, you should be able to hit all the good stuff. 

Vinyl Renaissance is having a free, live, in-store show tomorrow night featuring local punk-rock band the Architects and two other bands, still to be announced. 

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Mark Lowrey is playing tonight at the Green Lady Lounge for a select crowd of important people

Posted By on Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 8:00 AM

The 2013 Pitch Awards live on!
  • The 2013 Pitch Awards live on!

OK, so by "important," we really meant... anyone and everyone. You're totally invited. So is your mom. Your mom would love Mark Lowrey. I mean, just look at that kid. 

Tonight at the Green Lady Lounge, Mark Lowrey kicks off a series celebrating local talent. For one night per month for the next three months, The Pitch will be partnering with Captain Morgan to showcase a few of our top vote recipients from the 2013 Pitch Music Awards. Each night, there will be discounted Captain Morgan drinks and performances from a sampling of our stellar local musicians.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Download Fullbloods' new EP, Making Face, for free

Posted By on Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 8:07 AM

Last October, we wrote about Ross Brown's various musical pursuits and his pretty-excellent solo album, Small Victories. Brown also fronts the local band Fullbloods, and last week they dropped onto the webs a four-song EP called Making Face. It mines some of the same screwball retro-surf sounds as Fullbloods' debut, The Perpetual Machine, but also mixes in some nice cokey '70s vibes - "Rich Man" totally has a "Josie" groove going on. Recommended!

It's free to download, and you can do so by going right here.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Flaming Lips sold out, but you can still party for Liberty Hall's anniversary

Posted By on Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Even though this weekend's Liberty Hall 100th anniversary shows with the Flaming Lips sold right the hell out, you can still get down and celebrate. Friday night, June 22, there will be a block party on Seventh Street between Massachusetts and New Hampshire, with booze, food, music and "fun for the whole family," which I'm hoping involves a bounce house. It's free and runs from 6 p.m. until the end of the Lips show. A schedule of performances is below.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Chevy Music Showcase brings a free show to RecordBar Thursday night

Posted By on Wed, May 23, 2012 at 7:11 AM

Behind the scenes with Making Movies
  • Behind the scenes with Making Movies
Scion has pretty much been the only member of the auto industry that's made inroads to the music community over the past few years; the Scion AV arm showcases some of the finest garage, metal and hip-hop out there. However, Chevy has wised up to the fact that musicians need vehicles to haul all that gear, and the company is now throwing its hat into the ring. The Chevy Music Showcase looks to focus on "great local music performed by great local bands."

In addition to shows like this Thursday's free shindig at RecordBar with Making Movies and Sons of Great Dane, Chevy will be presenting short-form documentaries on eight local bands (David Burchfield and the Great Stop, Making Movies, Maps for Travelers, Margo May, Soft Reeds, Sons of Great Dane, the Dead Girls, and the Silver Maggies) at the Chevy Music website; the docs also air late-night on KMBC and KCWE Wednesday through Friday.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Free screening of Colonel Jin Xing this Wednesday

Posted By on Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 7:53 AM

This Wednesday, February 22, there is a free screening of the documentary Colonel Jin Xing. The film is about the former Chinese army colonel, now a transgendered woman and founder of China's first independent modern dance company. The 2001 documentary about her life tells the tale of how the Chinese man, born to Korean parents, became one of the few transgendered individuals recognized as such by the Chinese government. Colonel Jin Xing screens at 7 p.m. in the Regnier Auditorium on the KU Edwards campus. Admission is free, and the screening will be followed by a Q&A with Jin Xing herself. Jin Xing Dance Theatre performs "Shanghai Tango" at the Lied Center the following night, Thursday, February 23.

Check out a trailer for the film, and a preview of "Shanghair Tango," below.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Download the Grisly Hand's new song, "Western Ave.," for free

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 11:54 AM

For those of you who just can't wait for the release of the Grisly Hand's new EP, you can download the title track for free at the band's website. All it takes is sharing your e-mail address. The EP itself — which features two new originals, as well as covers of Radiohead and Gram Parsons — hits digital outlets on February 12, and they hope to have vinyl sometime in early March. Additionally, the band's previous release, Safe House, is available as a pay-what-you-like download at Noise Trade, where it has reached No. 6. For those who don't wish to share their e-mail, the single is streaming below, via Bandcamp.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mouth releases 2011 holiday mix 'Escape From the Moon'

Posted By on Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 8:02 AM


Hypothetical movie soundtracks and holiday albums are Mouth's thang.

For each holiday album the local jazz-funk band has released over the last three years, it has created a campy soundtrack to a nonexistent film the band wished existed. Campy, jokey, whatever — the eight-track album, Escape From the Moon, is worth a listen. Read more about the release and download the album for free here.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Free screening of Mongolian music documentary on AnDa Union, tonight at the Plaza Library

Posted By on Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 8:11 AM

For those unable to make Saturday's Lied Center performance from Mongolian ensemble AnDa Union, there's a free screening of the documentary about the band, AnDa Union, From the Steppes to the City, tonight at the Kansas City Public Library's Plaza Branch, at 6 p.m. The documentary features live performances and traces the band as it travels through Mongolia making music. The clips of the band on YouTube are hypnotic, and seeing them on a bigger screen with better sound will only further blow one's mind.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Dsodean, "Send a Sign" — free download

Posted By on Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 11:19 AM


A dreary Wednesday. Midweek hump, slump, all that. Here's something that should help pump up your day. A free download from Kansas City's Dsodean! Head over to the band's bandcamp to snatch "Send a Sign." Dsodean plays RecordBar tomorrow, Thursday, September 15, with Slowdown and Deerpeople. 21-plus. $7. Doors 9 p.m.

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