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Podcast #374 plays the bands you'll see at Summer Kamp Fest III including The Blind Shake, The Big Iron, City Slang, The Itch, & Mean Ends.

Josh Berwanger of The Anniversary

On 9/17 Lawrence welcomed home a reunited Anniversary with a packed show that also featured Heidi Gluck, Psychic Heat, & Lily Pryor.


Podcast #373 has a secret and new music from The Monochrome Set, Pansy Division, Beach Slang, The Boys, RazorCut, Nots, Cowtown, Chris Brokaw & Geoff Farina.

Podcast #372 cares, it honestly cares w/ new music from Sex Stains, Wedding Present, BV's, Heidi Lynne Gluck, Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan, Cheap Girls, & Ryley Walker.

Nan Turner of Schwervon

Schwervon, Deco Auto, & Witch Jail teamed up for this locals-only celebration on 9/3 at The Brick.


The Conquerors

The Conquerors' victory lap continued on 9/2 with a stop at Mills Record Co. supported by musical compatriots The Gorlons.


Podcast #371 gives you everything w/ Cotton Mather, Trust Fund, Breakdowns, Steve Adamyk Band, Fleas, Vitamens, Goblin Cock, Inner Altar, & Nice As Fuck.

Rory Cameron  of The Conquerors

On 8/27 The Conquerors, Shy Boys, & Fullbloods packed a crowd into Blind Tiger's very sweaty basement to celebrate an album launch.


Too Much Rock Single #5

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Podcast #370 stretches out w/ The Minders, Minden, Sugar Candy Mountain, Shy Kids, Grit, The Uncouth, & The Conquerors.

Podcast #369 knows you're gonna need a soft landing w/ music from Nato Coles, Hockey Dad, Cheena, Dinosaur Jr, Teenage Fanclub, Spook School, & Angel Olsen.

Robin Edwards is Lisa Prank

Lisa Prank kicked off its US tour on 8/5 with help from local openers Cockeyed.


Podcast 368 contains all your new favorite songs by Descendents, Daddy Issues, The Potentials, The Pooches, Rooftop Vigilantes, Employer, & Russian Circles.

Podcast #367 just goes for it w/ Dear Boy, Martha, Joanna Gruesome, Big Eyes, Fireworks, Darren Hayman, Laura Hoch, & Nature Boys.

Breaka Dawn of The Bad Ideas

Punk rocker Bad Ideas, Constant Insult, No Interest, & Red Kate made quite a racket in Blind Tiger's basement on 7/25.


Gabe Coppage of Warm Bodies

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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Upcoming shows I care about:

9/23-25 Plaza Art Fair
9/30 Ghost @ Midland
9/30-10/1 Outer Reaches Fest @ Record Bar
10/1 Mountain Goats @ Madrid
10/1 Summer Kamp Fest @ Holy Cow
10/2 Andrew Jackson Jihad @ Granda
10/8 Taco Cat @ Jackpot
10/9 Quintron & Miss Pussycat @ Record Bar
10/9 Brujeria @ Riot Room
10/12 Sigur Ros @ Midland
10/13 Alestorm @ Riot Room
10/13 Bear Hands @ Record Bar
10/14 La Sera @ Riot Room
10/14 White Fang @ Record Bar
10/15 Shonen Knife @ Record Bar
10/18 Bad Religion @ Midland
10/18 Rasputina @ Riot Room
10/20 Malevolent Creation @ Riot Room
10/20 Bongzilla @ Riot Room
10/21 Cher UK @ RecordBar
10/21 Grouplove @ Uptown
10/22 Too Much Rock Single @ Mills
10/22 Black Pussy @ Riot Room
10/26 Dean Ween/Meat Puppets @ Record Bar
10/28 Margo Price @ Knuckleheads
10/31 Beach Slang @ Tank Room