When isn't a punk a Punk? When Soda, Phantom Head, and Warm
Bodies played KC on 2/2. Check out my photos and video of
Podcast #347 covers the bases w/ Booze & Glory, Pouty, Soda, Jank,
DIIV, Black Tambourine, & Bill Callahan.
On 2/3 The Bottleneck recalled its glory days as it
welcomed back indie giants Yo La Tengo. Check out my photos
and video of the night.
Podcast #346 opens the cupboards w/ Pete Astor, Maybe Don't,
Impo & the Tents, Katie Ellen, Thee Tsunamis, Shearwater, New
Order, & Hank Thompson.
Punk rock should not be trusted to the kids. Check out my
account, photos, and video of Hipshot Killer and The Big Iron
captured in the friendly confines of Minibar.
On 1/21 it was metal metal everywhere and plenty to drink. Check
out my account, photos, and video of 1349, Tombs, Full of
Hell, & Nefirum.
Podcast #345 is the honey badger of podcasts w/ Cayetana, Wimps,
T-Shirt Weather, Spells, Courtney Barnett, Savages, & Brimstone
Venom Inc. brought true metal to true metal fans on 1/13.
Check out my photos and video of the band along with
openers Necrophagia, Inner Altar, & Hellevate.
Podcast #344 feels like home w/ Murder By Death, Cute Lepers,
Radio Stars, For Keeps, Hermit Crabs, DIRTYGIRL, Mommy Long
Legs, & Kitty Wells.
Urochromes, Big Bleach, Phantom Head, a lot of leather
jackets, a tiny basement, and a fire. Check out my photos
and video from this 1/11 KC show.
Podcast #343 is nothin' but punk w/ Titus Andronicus, Hipshot
Killer, Seaside Rebels, Old Firm Casuals, Lion's Law, Gimp Fist,
& Sie Lieben Maschinen.
Although only the penultimate show at the closing Record
Bar, it served as a final goodbye for us old-timers as we
celebrated with Life and Times, Roman Numerals, & Outhouse.
Podcast #342 counts down my favorite songs of the year w/ Ought, BA
Johnston, Rev Gusto, Tufthunter, Sheer Mag, DIRTYGIRL, & Sweet
While I only play a single track from each album on the Too Much Rock
Podcast, every album gets many many complete listens before I pick that
track. Those tracks are recognized and discussed on my Top Songs of 2015
list, but here is where I get to celebrate the bands who put together
albums that were just fantastic to listen to. The list is bigger than
usual this year, but there were a lot of bands that deserved to be
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It seems every man, woman, and child is required to produce a "best
of" list each year; Too Much Rock dutifully follows suit. Starting
December 25th, I begin my countdown with the "Adventure Picks" –
three tracks from the previous year that I didn't discover in time but
surely would have made the list last year if I had. Then we start the
countdown from 35 to number one.
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It's the TMR Holiday Spectacular! w/ Helen Love, Sunturns, Sharon
Jones, Bill Botting, Sweet Baboo, Cassie Ramone, I Am Robot And
Proud, & Summer Camp.
On 12/9 I went to a drunken bawl and a hardcore show broke
out. Check out my pics and video of Wet Ones, Golden
Pelicans, Phantom Head, & Witch Jail.
Podcast #340 is all indie pop until it isn't w/ Mantles, T-Shirt
Weather, Trust Fund, Elizabeth Morris, Ratboys, Bruising, &
KC punks young and old showed up to honor The Queers, Drop
A Grand, & The Cave Girls. Click for my photos and video.
Things got downright weird when Hillary Watts Riot,
Sextonic Plates, & Witch Jail played KC on 12/5. Click for
my photos and video of the madness.
KC got hit with the punk rock right in the face when
Architects, Big Iron, & Rackatees met up on 12/4. Check out
my photos and video of the night.
Punks, skins and rude boys showed up on a weeknight to see
LA's The Interrupters. Check out my photos and video of the
It was only fitting that The Get Up Kids 20th anniversary
tour found its way back home to KC. Check out my photos and
video of the band along with openers Berwanger.
Podcast #339 has it both ways w/ Dirtygirl, Wreckless Eric,
Tesco Bombers, Berwanger, DM3, State Lottery, & Parquet
Everyone loves an all-ages Sunday matinee. Check out my
account, pics, & video of Family Bed, Ratboys, Bedroom
Sons, & Caroline.
After hours a tattoo shop became a packed music venue for
Conquerors, Drugs & Attics, & Leisure Boys. Check out my
account and photos of the night.
Podcast #338 wears its heart on its sleeve w/ Most Serene Republic,
Sunny Day in Glasgow, Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Suzy & Los Quattro,
Woolen Men, Darren Hayman, Frankie Cosmos, & Conner Youngblood.
A rowdy college crowd welcomed Parquet Courts, Lazy, and
Young Mammals to town on 11/11. Check out my account,
photos, & video of the happening.
The final night of the Apocalypse Meow benefit was a blind
dash through both the maze of the Knuckleheads complex, and
through the diverse KC music scene. Check out my
photos and video.
Podcast #337 comes with a mosh pit warning and features
Skeletal Shakes, Beach Slang, Shellshag, Jeffrey Lewis, Bad
Ideas, Deacons, Blindside USA, & Julien Baker.
Night 2 of Apocalypse Meow brought two of KC’s best bands
together for a great cause. Check out my photos and video
of Berwanger and Schwervon!.
Night 1 of the Apocalypse Meow benefit proved the Midwest
Music Foundation supports all bands. Check out my photos
and video of Drop A Grand, Chris Meck, and Amy Farrand.
Lawrence went wild on 11/5 when Front Bottoms, Smith Street
Band, & Elvis Depressedly packed the Granada. Check out my
account, photos, & video of the show.
Buzz bands couldn't complete with KU basketball when Beach
Slang, Lithuania, and Worriers played to a sparse crowd on
11/4. Check out my account, photos, & video of the night.
EPs carry most of weight on podcast #336 w/ Kurt Vile, Dyke
Drama, Muncie Girls, Sports, Expert Alterations, Wolf
Girl, & Unalaska.
This Halloween KC’s punks enjoyed a big bill with Bottle
Breakers, Jukebox Romantics, Bad Ideas, Stiff Middle
Fingers, & Wick & The Tricks. Check out my photos and video
of the night.
KC celebrated another Royals victory with Kid Congo Powers,
Charlie Megira, Red Kate, Wet Ones, and a lot of beer.
Check out my photos and video of the chaos.
Podcast #335 highlights the upcoming Apocalypse Meow benefit w/
Noise FM, Drop A Grand, Federation of Horsepower, Westerners,
Chris Meck, & Yes You Are.
Podcast #334 proves late is better than never w/ Michael Monroe,
Martha, Laura Stevenson, Mammoth Life, Shopping, Pere Ubu, &
Podcast #333 lets it rip w/ Worriers, spoonboy, Spook School,
Alpaca Sports, Kurt Baker, Stiff Middle Fingers, & Deafheaven.
Podcast #332 favors pop with music from Beat Happening, Potty Mouth,
The Front Bottoms, The Decemberists, Chapin Sisters, The School, &
The oddly named "No Wave Fest" brought together
11 local bands that had nothing to do with no wave nor one
another for a day long treat. Check out my photos and video
of the event.
Podcast #331 takes it easy on you w/ Yo La Tengo, Expert Alterations,
Hooton Tennis Club, Fidlar, Craig Finn, Lou Barlow, & Pussy Cat.
It was a power pop sandwich when The Cry, Lost Element, &
Josh Berwanger Band played KC on 9/18. Check out my photos
and video of the night.
Podcast #330 brings the buzz w/ Brideshead, Beverly, All Dogs,
Kate's Party, Low, Battles, & Donovan Wolfington.
Like roaches, the KC hardcore scene came out of the
woodwork for a show at an unlikely venue featuring
G.L.O.S.S. and four other bands. Check out my photos and
video of the night.
Podcast #329 cares deeply about you w/ Sweet Baboo, Nate Allen,
Muncie Girls, Totally Mild, Tigers Jaw, Radkey, Publicist UK,
KC's Arts & Crafts Beer Festival kicked off on 8/21 w/
music from The New Riddim, Onward Crispin Glover, Deco
Auto, & Rev Gusto. Check out my photos and video of the
On 8/15 punks of all stripes descended on KC for Summer
Kamp Fest. Check out my photos of night two of the
Podcast #328 is a warm embrace from Mammoth Penguins, Seapony, Dog
Paper Submarine, Daniel Romano, Margo May, Advance Base, & Frank
Old friends and a few new ones gathered on 7/31 for Onward
Crispin Glover, Schwervon, & Drugs & Attics. Click to check
out my account, photos and videos of the night.
Podcast #327 pleases w/ Mary Lou Lord, Diet Cig, Gal Pals,
The School, Camera Shy, Michael Sherwood & Christian Nesmith, &
Upcoming shows I care about:
2/8 Drippies @ Blind Tiger
-2/10 Communist Daughter @ Bonfire
-2/10 Hospital Ships @ Jackpot
2/11 Leggy @ Brick
-2/12 Stiff Middle Fingers @ Jackpot
2/13 Smash The State @ Blind Tiger
-2/16 Abigail Williams @ Riot Room
-2/16 Children of Bodom @ Granada
2/17 Black Sabbath @ Sprint
2/19 Uncouth @ Mills
2/23 Hop Along @ Riot Room
2/26 Best Coast @ Midland
2/26 John Velghe @ MiniBar
2/26 Full Bloods @ Brick
2/27 Deco Auto @ Coda
2/28 Taake @ Riot Room
3/4 Dressy Bessy @ Replay
3/5 Schwervon! @ MiniBar
3/10 Craig Finn @ Bottleneck
3/23 All Dogs @ Jackpot
3/24 Sidekicks @ Granada
3/25 Witch Jail @ MiniBar
3/28 Shannon and the Clams @ Riot Room
3/29 Sheer Mag @ Noah's House
3/31 Murder By Death @ Granada
4/6 Ra Ra Riot @ Riot Room
4/8 Kurt Vile @ Granada
4/9 Savages @ Granada
4/11 Willie Nelson/Merle Haggard @ Silverstein
4/16 Absu @ Riot Room
4/29 The Who @ Sprint Center