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Monday, April 1, 2013

Matchbox Twenty and the Goo Goo Dolls are coming to Kansas City together

Posted By on Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 2:11 PM

There are dozens and dozens of hilarious Rob Thomas photos in Google Images.
  • There are dozens and dozens of hilarious Rob Thomas photos in Google Images.
Wikipedia says the Matchbox Twenty (formerly Matchbox 20; keep it straight, y'all) song "Real World" hit the airwaves back in 1998. That means I've been doing an impression of Rob Thomas singing I wonder what it's like to be the head honcho in his stupid voice for roughly 15 years. It's been a wild ride! It continues this summer: Matchbox Twenty and another '90s mainstream rock act, the Goo Goo Dolls, appear at Sprint Center on Friday, July 12. Tickets on sale this Friday, April 5, at noon. To be clear, I actually like the Matchbox Twenty song "Real World."

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Vampire Weekend has rescheduled its Midland date

Posted By on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Did you know Vampire Weekend went to an Ivy League school?
  • Did you know Vampire Weekend went to an Ivy League school?
In addition to burning a bunch of Saabs for the sake of a music video, Vampire Weekend has rescheduled its May performance at the Midland. The new one is a ways down the road: Tuesday, October 8.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Acoustic Sounds' huge vinyl operation in Salina, Kansas (slideshow)

Acoustic Sounds presses quality vinyl in Salina.

Posted By on Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 2:40 PM

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  • Megan Dejmal
In print this week, I wrote about Acoustic Sounds, Chad Kassem's vinyl empire in Salina, Kansas. The company retails records online; records artists; reissues classic albums; and now plates and presses records at a subsidiary, Quality Record Pressings. It's a pretty amazing operation they've got going there; click through to this slideshow for a photo tour of the place. Read the story here.

  • Acoustic Sounds presses quality vinyl in Salina.

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CES Cru's Constant Energy Struggles is out now on Strange Music

Posted By on Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 2:23 PM

CES dudes Ubiquitous and Godemis.
  • CES dudes Ubiquitous and Godemis.
Constant Energy Struggles, the hotly anticipated new LP from KC rhyme assassins CES Cru, dropped yesterday on iTunes and in stores that have actual walls, like Best Buy and FYE. It's the first album from the duo since landing at their new home at Tech N9ne's Strange Music label.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Kansas City's Gee Watts just released a song with Kendrick Lamar

Posted By on Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Gee Watts
  • Gee Watts
It's possible you're unfamiliar with Kansas City rhymer Gee Watts. He has released some solid mixtapes and albums in recent years and delivered some blistering live performances, but has flown under the radar even within KC's hip-hop scene. But Watts' powder keg of potential looks like it might be set to erupt: He just released a song with arguably the hottest rapper on the planet.

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Download Fullbloods' new EP, Making Face, for free

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

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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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Monday, March 25, 2013

Original musical 'The Reed Singers,' the story of a 1960s KC gospel group, debuts next Saturday

Posted By on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 2:37 PM

The Reed Singers, in the early 1960s
  • The Reed Singers, in the early 1960s
We here at The Pitch aren't exactly known as church-going types. But we do enjoy homegrown gospel music. Kansas City has a rich history when it comes to gospel, and a part of that history will be coming to stage as part of an original musical next Saturday, April 6.

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Mumford and Sons is coming to Kansas City

Mumford and Sons is coming to Kansas City.

Posted By on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Ho, hey, or whatever.
  • Ho, hey, or whatever.
Mumford and Sons, or Mumford, as some people who are really into the band say for short, is pretty much the most popular band in the world. We all agree that's kind of weird, right? ANYWAY. This summer, they are coming to Cricket Wireless Amphitheater, which some people call Sandstone. They are due to arrive by covered wagon on Monday, June 17. Tickets on sale the Friday after next (April 5) at 10 a.m.

  • Mumford and Sons is coming to Kansas City.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Dancefestopia has announced its 2013 lineup

Posted By on Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Festival fever continues.
  • Festival fever continues.
Dancefestopia, the hip-hop and pop festival that debuted last year at Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park, returns for another go later this summer, on Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14. Two-day GA tickets are $99. If you want to camp, it's $50 for four people. "Dancefestopia offers an amazing lineup of high-energy artists and delivers it in one of the most spectacular settings in the country: on the riverfront in downtown Kansas City," says organizer Kevin Bordegon. "There isn't a better place to celebrate with your friends."

Rapper Wiz Khalifa is back as a headliner, along with fellow Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller. Dance acts include Porter Robinson, Infected Mushroom and RJD2. Hit the jump for the rest of the lineup.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Watch two Olassa videos, shot in the Salina Masonic temple

Posted By on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Olassa in a still from Pretty Flowers
  • Olassa in a still from "Pretty Flowers"
Who knew the Salina Masonic temple was so pretty? Or had such cool old-timey sets in its theater, which can change from vignette to vignette The Sound of Music-style?

Olassa did, apparently, and has released two videos in the past couple of weeks shot in the temple by Scott Jolley Production Services. The first is for "Pretty Flowers" (view here).

Video for "Where Will I Live When I Die" here.

Bonus points to location scout.

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