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Podcast #382 favors all pop flavors w/ Spelling Reform, Candy and the Stripes, When Nalda Became Punk, Blue Plutos, False Brother, Blitz, & It's Okay To Feel Alone.

Farcefinder as The Beatles

Some very silly things were done on 11/18 in the name of fundraising as kc musicians became Beatles, New York Dolls, T-Rex, Urinals, Stooges, & Suicide to raise money for the water protectors at Standing Rock.


Podcast #381 makes it all better w/ Kurt Baker Combo, Bettie Serveert, Mannequin Pussy, Sore Points, Stiff Middle Fingers, Hidden Cameras, Matt Pond PA, & Brunettes.

Jennifer Clavin of Bleached

On 10/31 Bleached, Beach Slang, and Hunny ran up against my high exceptions and completely destroyed them, leaving The Tank Room a sweaty, smiling disaster.


Podcast #380 knows pop can rock w/ Berwanger, Pale Lips, Murph & The Gazorpos, Hard Left, Terry Malts, Springtime Carnivore, Brunettes, & Billy Bragg & Joe Henry.

On podcast #379 MMF's Rhonda Lyne talks about the Apocalypse Meow benefit featuring Emmaline Twist, Madisen Ward, Invisible World, Nicholas St. James, Shapiro Brothers, & Rachel Mallin.

Podcast #378 is all treat and no trick w/ new music from The Beat, Joyce Manor, Hipshot Killer, Maid Of Ace, Conor Oberst, Gruff Rhys, & MONO.

New Too Much Rock Single

Listen to the new single in the Too Much Rock Singles Series featuring Hipshot Killer. Catch front man Mike Alexander live on KKFI's Wednesday MidDay Medley, get a signed copy at the single launch party at Mills Record Company on 10/22, and continue the party on 10/25 at Davey's Uptown.

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Katy Goodman of La Sera

On 10/14 Riot Room fans were rewarded with delightful indie pop courtesy of La Sera and its extended family members Springtime Carnivore and TV Party.


Gareth Murdock of Alestorm

Metal was never more fun than when Alestorm, Nekrogoblikon, Aether Realm, & Moonsick packed the Riot Room on 10/13.


Podcast #377 continues the chaos w/ Tommy Stinson, Never Young, Color TV, Boys, Skamold, Darkthrone, & American Football.

Blain Bridges of Via Luna

Four bands mixed math rock and dream pop in different quantities when Via Luna, Bronzed Chorus, HMPH, & Wolf The Rabbit played Riot Room on 10/12.


Emily Nokes of Tacocat

Seattle's Tacocat headlined a busy night of all-ages punk that included Daddy Issues, Wendy Moira, and Wasted Adolescence.


Stream new Hipshot Killer on The Pitch

The fifth installment of the Too Much Rock singles series wont be available until 10/21, but starting today you can hear Hipshot Killer rip through the Laura Jane Grace-inspired "All the Hell in the World" on The Pitch's website.

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Nan & the One Nite Stands

A quick First Fridays visit to Revolution Records provided fun sets from Nan & the One Nite Stands and Deco Auto.


Podcast #376 changes with the season featuring Pixies, Gurr, La Sera, Juliana Hatfield, Computer Magic, & Winterfylleth.

Hipshot Killer up next on TMR Singles Series

Too Much Rock is happy to announce the fifth release in its supposedly-quarterly Singles Series will feature Kansas City's Hipshot Killer. On 10/21 fans will be able to pick up this limited edition vinyl-only single featuring the band's power-punk live staple "All the Hell in the World" b/w a cover of "Sky Flying By" originally recorded by influential punks Samiam.

You can stream the single on The Pitch starting 10/10, catch front man Mike Alexander live on KKFI's Wednesday MidDay Medley, get a signed copy at the single launch party at Mills Record Company on 10/22, and continue the party on 10/25 at Davey's Uptown. A Lawrence-area release show will be confirmed shortly.

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Podcast #375 is here for you w/ The Early Years, AJJ, So Cow, The Lemonheads, Duck & Cover, Steve Adamyk Band, & Ghost.

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.


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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.

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Upcoming shows I care about:

12/2 Dressy Bessy @ Replay
12/2 Young Bull @ Mills
12/2-4 Arts & Crafts Fest @ Screenland
12/3 Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk @ Blind Tiger
12/4 The Brass @ Blind Tiger
12/6 Dirty Fences @ Blind Tiger
12/8 Wendy Moira @ Replay
12/10 Lupe Fiasco @ Granada
12/14 Beelezebabes @ Josey
12/16 Schwervon @ recordBar
12/17 Keef Mountain @ Prohibition Hall
12/17 Hipshot Killer @ Revolution Recs
12/17 Emmaline Twist @ recordBar
12/18 Old Firm Casuals @ recordBar
12/23 David Hasselhoff on Acid @ Replay
12/25 Radkey @ recordBar
12/31 Witch Jail @ Brick