Gone Lessie Ornithespie by Sir Threadius Mongus
A new video for the new single "Gone Lessie Ornithespie" from Sir Threadius Mongus' upcoming new release Threads available in May on ARC.
Kool Keith talks about being unique, his artistic versatility, the various genres of music he's made, living astro, upcoming music, and reuniting with Ultramagnetic MC's. There is performance footage of songs "Poppa Large", "I Don't Believe You", and "Sex Styles". At the 15:03 mark, there is footage of Kool Keith breaking out into an impromptu stand up set after his performance.
Review: Folie Adieu
Folie Adieu from Wichita, Kansas pins their ambient sound on the canvas of shoegaze. The band’s self-titled, four-song EP, released digitally in January 2011, hinges on the multi-layered guitar work of Andrea Drongoski, her atmospheric vocals, and the minimalist drumming of Brian Waters.
Dela featuring Reach - "Go On"
A video for the song "Go On" from the forthcoming album by French phenom, Dela, titled Translation Lost available on March 31st! This track features Kansas City hip hop emcee Reach.
Nuthatch-47 - I Reckon
Nuthatch-47 presents a side project dubbed the POL-KILO Project. Their wacky sound and visual aesthetic is on full display in this video for the song "I Reckon."
Review: High Diving Ponies - Broken Sunbather
Plainspoken lyrics, potent expression.
High Diving Ponies return with the 9-song Broken Sunbather released at the tail end of 2010. The record compresses lo-fi fuzz and plainspoken lyrics from an adroit mind into brief, potent rock songs.
Review: Auternus - Dissonant Sea
Epic siege of sound.
Dissonant Sea is the second release by Kansas City’s sonic landscape sculptors Auternus. Released February 22, 2011 on the local Cauldron Soundwerx label, the six-song album contains monumental tracks
Hidden Pictures - Anne Apparently
A video for the Hidden Pictures' song "Anne Apparently." Produced by Aren't We Clever.
Review: Loretta Lynn
Ameristar Pavilion, February 11, 2011
It isn’t often you get to see a legend. Sure, plenty of performers say they are legendary but few can boast the true legendary status of one Miss Loretta Lynn. Over the past 50+ years, she has blazed trails for women in music, addressed taboo subjects like birth control (“The Pill”) and divorce (“Rated X”) all the while keeping her place in music history and her fan based firmly cemented.
MidCoast Takeover Heads to South By Southwest
KC/Lawrence bands migrate to SXSW in March.
The Midwest Music Foundation and local music venues co-present the Officially Unofficial South By Southwest MidCoast Takeover on March 18-19 in Austin, Texas. The showcase will feature over 30 acts from Kansas City and the Midwest region.
Milkdrop: "Blizzard" Acappella
Local MC Milkdrop writes rap lyrics to an internal rhythm. Without accompanying music as a backdrop, the primal essence of his idiosyncratic rhythm, beat, and lyricism emerges. As a way to get more of his thoughts some "air" time, Milkdrop and Datura Records introduces The Rhymebook Series, a collection of verses spit by Milkdrop acappella.
John Velghe and His Prodigal Sons - Live EP Release
Music that matters.
John Velghe and The Prodigal Sons release a live EP on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 dubbed John Velghe and His Prodigal Sons - Live at The Midwestern Musical Company. The EP features two originals and covers of songs by Uncle Tupelo and The Stooges.
Symphonic Salon Series at Webster House
Savor masterpieces in a salon setting.
The Webster House Salon Series presents music performed by members of The Kansas City Symphony. Savor masterpieces in an intimate setting at the elegant Webster House located near the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The event begins at 6 PM, February 17, 2011 at The Webster House, 1644 Wyandotte.
Love Hangover Returns
Duets for the triumphs and trials of romance.
The Love Hangover, the annual multi-city, multi-artist music event celebrating romantic love in all its various guises, will return for its 12th year. A day-after remedy for both over-indulged sweethearts and despondent broken hearts, the 2011 showcase at Jardine's on Tuesday, February 15 will include KC artists Kim Sivils & Steve Rigazzi, Sara Swenson & Barclay Martin, Shay Estes & Mark Lowrey, Millie Edwards & Michael Pagán, and Laurie Arbore & Nathan Granner.
A Vibe Called Fresh
A Vibe Called Fresh is a tribute to A Tribe Called Quest's album, "Low End Theory" for it's jazz influence. Hosted by Glenn North, we watch and listen as Reach and Les Izmore perform select tracks off of the album. Jazz band Diverse provides a backdrop to the lyrics of Q-Tip and Phife, recapturing the music which fans of Tribe have come to love.