Upcoming shows I care about:
5/22 Lemuria @ Firehouse
-5/29 Japandroids @ Granada
-6/4 XX @ Uptown
-6/6 Black Flag @ Granada
-6/6 Richard Thompson @ Folly
-6/7 Crossroads Summer Black Party
6/9 Psychedelic Furs @ Midland
-6/19 Mountain Goats @ Record Bar
6/19 Man or Astro-Man? @ Sinclair
6/26 Uncluded @ Record Bar
6/28-29 Kanrocksas Festival
6/29 Nude Beach @ Replay
8/5 Amon Amarth @ Sandstone
Podcast #246 is full of new names w/ music from Hobbyist, Royal
Headache, Lemuria, Cub Scouts, Shellshag, Highness, & The Uncluded.
On 5/11 the Jackpot Saloon lived up to its name when Nashville's
Caitlin Rose played with Daniel Romano. Check out my photos and
video of the show.
Podcast #245 catches up w/ music from Har Mar Superstar, She & Him,
Matt Pond, Destroy This Place, Big Eyes, Skinny Girl Diet, &
Podcast #244 surprises with new music from Billy Bragg, Wilco,
Son Volt, Daniel Romano, Cosines, Tullycraft, & Damon & Naomi.
Podcast 243 roars back w/ Penny Blacks, Peach Kelli Pop, Colleen
Green, Digits, Grandchildren, Strictly Ballroom, Regrets, &
Black On Black.
Midwest musical stalwarts The Regrets reunited to headline
an all local Saturday bill during Middle of the Map Fest.
Check out my account, photos, & video of the night.
Podcast #242 focuses on songwriters w/ Waxahatchee, Will
Courtney, Saturday Looks Good to Me, Caitlin Rose, Iris
DeMent, Townes Van Zandt, & Golden Grrrls.
Podcast #241 previews bands playing Middle of the Map Fest incl.
Fourth Of July, Detective, White Lung, La Guerre, Dots Not
Feathers, Schwervon!, & Caves.
Podcast #240 asks if any combination of good songs make a
good podcast. Feat. Kate Nash, Soft Reeds, Wild Belle,
Cowboy Indian Bear, Lordi, VREID, & bentcousin.
KC celebrated International Women's Day with sets from
Hidden Pictures, Rooms Without Windows, & Heidi Gluck.
Check out my account, photos, & video of the night.
A free show with free beer and good bands filled The Riot Room
on 3/4. Check out my photos and video of Architects, Antennas
Up, & Rev Gusto.
Podcast #239 shines with fresh new faces Paradise, Team
Spirit, Texas Is The Reason, Radical Dads, Shotgun Jimmie, Country
Mice, & Fear of Men.
On 3/2 KC packed into the curious Art Closet for an all-ages
show with Caves, Coed Pageant, Schwervon, & Author and the
Illustrator. Click to spy my photos and video of the night.
On 3/1 The ACBs and labelmates Fourth of July packed an early all-ages
show at recordBar. Check out my account, photos, and video of
Podcast #238 is all bounce w/ Chalk and Numbers, Capsules,
Jacco Gardner, Bam! Bam!, Wimps, Screaming Females, & Acid
On 2/16 Country Mice held a family reunion and graciously allowed Berwanger and
Brent Windler to open. Check out my quick recap, photos, and video of the night.
Podcast 237 requires your undivided attention and your headphones for
music from Jenny O, Woodpigeon, Yo La Tengo, Torres, Sin Fang, &
On 2/7 a sparse turnout and curious pairings combined to create a casual
night out with locals Berwanger, Hidden Pictures, Way Back, & Margo May.
Check out my account, photos, and video of the night.
Podcast 236 isn't afraid of pop w/ ACBs, Veronica Falls, Chapin
Sisters, Dead Girls, Warm Soda, Big Eyes, & Dropkick Murphys.
Kansas City turns out on 2/2 to embrace a few of its own including
Casket Lottery, Dead Girls, & Gentleman Savage. Check
out my account, photos, and video of the show.
Local heavyweights Fourth of July and Hospital Ships played a packed
show for a crowd of hip Lawrence night owls on 2/1. Check
out my photos and video of the show.
Podcast 235 gets complicated with music from Roll-Ups, Parquet
Courts, FIDLAR, Highasakite, Team Me, Foxygen, & Joy Formidable.
On 1/28 Free Energy joined KC locals Not a Planet and Rev Gusto for a high energy
extravaganza. Check out my account, photos, and video of the night.
Podcast #234 is a oddly schizophrenic affair w/ Tunabunny,
Sweater Girls, Tina & The Total Babes, Free Energy, Eureka
California, A Fucking Elephant, & Clamfight.
On 1/21 Record Bar struck out watching the disparate trio of Here's To The Life,
Lullwater, & Dsoedean. Check out my photos of the night.
Podcast #232 covers the bases w/ Bleached, Single Mothers,
Bronx, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Avett Brothers, Gents, &
Cowboy Indian Bear.
A reunited Quicksand played to a delighted First Avenue crowd on 1/13. Check out
my account, photos, and video of the night, including opener Single Mothers.
Podcast #232 returns to form w/ mylittlepony, Babies, Western
Medication, Neil Halstead, Pascal Pinon, & Fig Dish.
On 1/3 Charlotte celebrated a heady stew of hardcore, punk,
grindcore, metal, & sludge. Check out my photos of this
Too Much Rock presents its Top 35 Songs of 2012 along with 3
adventure picks in memory of WQAX and the CMJ. Follow along
with a video playlist of all tracks.
Podcast #231 features the best tracks of 2012 by Brendan Benson, Allo
Darlin', Corin Tucker Band, Hidden Pictures, Team Genius, & Bob Mould.
Too Much Rock celebrates not only the singles, but the
great albums of 2012 that provided us awesome songs from
the first track to the last.
On 12/20 I took a flyer on all-local gig in a strange
southern city. Check out my account, photos, and
video of Sun Brothers, Sympaticus, 72nd and Central, and Joie.
Podcast #230: The Holiday Spectacular w/ Sufjan Stevens, Hey Rosetta!,
Office Romance, Rosie Thomas, Zolof, Head and the Heart,
Polyphonic Spree, & Burl Ives.
Podcast #229 has a punk rock heart with new music Evens, Gentleman Jesse,
King Tuff, Big Eyes Band, Dexys, Leonard Cohen, & Crystal Castles.
On 12/2 I trespassed into KC's DIY punk scene to catch
Lazy, Big Eyes, Audacity, & Nature Boys. Check out my
account and photos of the night.
Mild temperatures brought everyone out on 12/1 for an
all-local show featuring KC's Latenight Callers, In Back of
a Black Car, Now Now Sleepyhead, & Deco Auto. Check out my
account, photos, and video of the affair.
On 11/23 fractured pop ruled as The Babies came to KC along
with Gashcat & Berwanger. Check out my account, photos,
and video of the the show.
Podcast #228 features You Won't, Gentleman Reg, Rainmakers,
Julie Doiron, Andrew Bird, & Octopus Project.
On 11/7 Atlanta's Gentleman Jesse proved to Lawrence that
"pop" is not a 4-letter word. Check out my
account, photos, and video of the night including the debut
performance by local opener Berwanger.
Podcast #227 is dedicated to Marla Gibbs and features Black
On Black, Now, Now, Ross Brown, Nude Beach, Larry and His
Flask, Coffee Project, Johnny Horton, & The Devil.
A curious pairing and a late start were overcome by the deft
blending of pop and psych at this 11/1 Jackpot show. Check out my
account, photos, and video of The Fresh & Onlys with The Swayback.
On 10/31 punks dressed up as different punks to welcome OFF!, The Spits, & Double Negative
to KC. Click to check out my photos and video of the show.
Podcast #226 asks you about punk w/ Freelance Whales, FIDLAR,
Plateaus, Punks on Mars, Teenage Sweater, Casket Lottery, Trash
Talk, & Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
On 10/26 Lawrence saw 3 bands using the same crayons but
colouring entirely different pictures. Check out my account,
photos, and video of Quiet Corral, Communist Daughter, & Skypiper.
On 10/24 Gusto celebrated Glam-O-Ween with Be/Non as T. Rex, and Soft Reeds as Bowie.
Check out my photos and video of the night.
Podcast #225 could just be about cars w/ Nikki and The Corvettes,
Tame Impala, Sleigh Bells, Alan Parsons Project, Maserati, &
On 10/21 Omaha's Tilly and the Wall headlined a schizophrenic bill that somehow
kept Lawrence dancing. Check out my account, photos, and video of Tilly,
Nicky Da B, & Conquerors.
KC was wrapped in a warm, soft sonic blanket on 10/19 when Austin's Balmorhea and locals
Sounding the Deep played Record Bar. Click to see my account, photos and video
of the show.
Shearwater made a special trip down to Kansas City on 10/16 to play with like-minded
locals Cowboy Indian Bear. Check out my account, photos, and video of the night.
Podcast #224 is good for what ails you with music from Mountain
Goats, Mary Onettes, Angel Olsen, Future of the Left, Zig Zags,
Hallelujah the Hills, & Soley.
Lawrence missed out on 10/11 when Lighthouse and the Whaler brought
its perfect pop to the empty Jackpot. Check out my account, pics
and video, of the night, including Estonian openers Ewert and the Two Dragons.
On 10/9 Sweden's First Aid Kit played to a packed crowd in Lawrence.
Check out my account, photos, and video of the band, and its
like-minded opener Dylan LeBlanc.
Podcast #223 is another dynamo w/ Great Caesar, Field Music,
Tilly & the Wall, Kraftwerk, Lust For Youth, & PS I Love You.
Corin Tucker Band rocked for a small KC audience on 10/5 with the
reverb-soaked Empty Spaces opening. Check out my account,
photos, and video of the night.