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Gabe Coppage of Warm Bodies

Guitars ruled the basement when Warm Bodies, Cherry Death, Nature Boys and Chasm played a KC on 7/21.

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Podcast #366 gives and gives w/ new music from Goggs, Radio Days, Dahlmanns, Happy Accidents, Dentist, Chess Club, & Oddisee.

Lennon Livesay of Blistered

On 7/9 Blistered, Eternal Sleep, Spine, Inner Altar, Time Walk, & Contrast left moshing fans exhausted and Prohibition Hall in pieces.

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Bennett Weaver of The Drippies

On 7/7 Drippies played the gracious host for Kowabunga Kid and Wides as the DIY punk rock set enjoyed a night out.

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Podcast #365 may suffer from dissociative identity disorder w/ Fashionism, Interrupters, Don't, Nervous, Micronotz, Sturgill Simpson, Owen, Camp Cope, & Durand Jones.

Dustin Hill of Black Pussy

On 6/30 Portland's Black Pussy brought no-gimmick psych rock to KC in a show bolstered by locals Inner Altar, Youngblood Supercult, & From the West.

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Podcast #364 doesn't have time for your BS w/ Omni, Cave Girls, McLovings, Dyke Drama, Thin Lips, Crumbs, Lucy Dacus, Waxahatchee, & G.L.O.S.S.

Lisa Walker of Wussy

Wussy brought its soul-satisfying indie rock to KC on 6/23, thoughtfully including locals Schwervon! and Cave Girls.

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Jerry Frederick of Rev Gusto

Mistakes Mondays returned to the Blind Tiger on 6/20 with a surprisingly rock-heavy line up feature Rev Gusto, Siberian Trap, & Shortsweather.

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Britt Adair of The Bad Ideas

KC threw a hot tour kick off for Bad Ideas that featured supporting acts Wick & the Tricks, Faultfinder, & Varma Cross.

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Podcast #363 sneaks you new music from Julie Ruin, Struts, Diarrhea Planet, And the Kids, Wye Oak, Cosines, & Lisa Prank.

Jackie Boy of Urochromes

On 6/13 six punk bands lined up to inflict pain on each other, furniture, and their own ears. Check out my photos and video of Urochromes and the rest.

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Tammy Ealom of Dressy Bessy

The students may be gone, but the party raged on as Replay Lounge hosted Dressy Bessy, Leggy, & Arc Flash on 6/11.

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Ian Teeple of Warm Bodies

Punk rock and skateboards are two of the most powerful forces in the universe. Check out my pics and video of Warm Bodies and Chasm playing the Harrison Street DIY skate spot.

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Podcast #362 proves I'm a gambler with new tunes from Hayman Kupa Band, Koufax, Thomas Cohen, Broncho, California Snow Story, Mark Kozelek, & Daniel Romano.

Justin Jackson of Plug Uglies

Night 1 of Center of the City Fest V welcomed some perennial favorites, introduced some new gems, and even featured some punks that didn't play punk at all.

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Podcast #361 is not afraid of drift. Hear new music from Plastic War, Jettison, Supermoon, Ancient Shapes, She's, Leapling, Fear Of Men, & Paul Simon.

Go Generation

What started as a night for flowery folk made its way to fiery mod-revival. Check out my account, photos, & video of Go Generation, Boot Hill, Major Matt Mason USA, Not Sisters, & Maggie Henehan.

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Podcast #360 isn't too scary w/ Intrepid Hearts, Kid Congo Powers, Shanghais, Knife Pleats, Helen Love, Hurry, Those Pretty Wrongs, & Evil Conduct.

Neil of Intrepid Hearts

Punk, punk, and more punk as Intrepid Hearts, Validation, Veil, Chasm, & Phantom Head played to an East Wing crowd on 5/25.

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Podcast #359 satisfies with new music from Car Seat Headrest, Childbirth, Beverly, Peach Kelli Pop, Phantoms, Backseat Angels, & Trevor Sensor.

A Giant Dog

My tour of KC's basements continued when TMR sought out A Giant Dog, Wet Ones, Drugs & Attics, & Lil Toughies on 5/15.

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Olivia Gibb of Warm Bodies

Suddenly basement shows are where its at as Warm Bodies, Constant Insult, and Shortsweather rocked East Wing on 5/13.

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Podcast #358 surprises w/ Francoise Hardy, Constant Insult, A Giant Dog, John Velghe, Dead Ven, Stiff Little Fingers, & You Won't.

Lethal D of Bacon Shoe

Kansas City got profoundly weird when Bacon Shoe were joined by HMPH and Lovergurl on 5/9 at Minibar.

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Suzy Bones of Witch Jail

All of downtown was buzzing with First Friday activities, but it was really noisy inside as Witch Jail, Red Kate, and Blondie Brunetti performed

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Podcast #357 returns w/ Deardarkhead, Close Lobsters, The Posies, The Connection, Mean Jeans, The Freeze, & Atoms and Void.

Stephanie Eckermann of Toad Tartare

All rules were ignored at East Wing when Toad Tartare, Little Big Bangs, Scammers, & Schwervon played on 4/29.

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Cliff Hanger of The Freeze

Midtown punks piled into Minibar on 4/27 for The Freeze, Red Kate, & Bad Ideas.

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Podcast #356 comes with an apology as well as music from Har Mar Superstar, Coathangers, Baby Ghosts, Simpletones, Margo Price, Nudie, & Amon Amarth.

Bill McShane of Ultimate Fakebook

On 4/14 four bands reunited to celebrate one wedding. Check out my photos and video of Ultimate Fakebook, The Dead Girls, Podstar, & The Touchdowns.

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Red Kate

On 4/2 there was a show for, by, and of the locals featuring Red Kate, Bad Ideas, Pedaljets, & Brannock Device.

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Upcoming shows I care about:

7/25 Constant Insult @ Blind Tiger
7/26 Blindside USA @ Prohibition Hall
-7/27 Shellshag @ Troost Fort
-7/29 Witch Jail @ Holy Cow
-7/30 Wye Oak @ Record Bar
-8/1 CCTV @ Snake Tank
8/3 Broncho @ Riot Room
8/11 Jank @ Records w/ Merritt
8/13 Madball @ Riot Room
8/15 Joan Jett @ Starlight
8/17 No Thanks @ East Wing
8/19 Architects @ Riot Room
8/20 Beach House @ Uptown
8/22 Sadies @ Riot Room
8/25 Molly McGuire @ Record Bar
8/26 Daisy Chains @ FOKL
8/29 The Body @ TBA
9/3 Witch Jail @ Brick
9/8 Russian Circles @ Riot Room
9/13 Marduk @ Riot Room
9/13 Bob Mould @ Grinders
9/13 Lucero @ Granada
9/14 Toasters @ Riot Room
9/17 Anniversary @ Bottleneck
9/17 Billy Badass @ Records w/ Merritt