HOW CULTURE VULTURES MAKE IT TOUGH TO ENJOY A SHOW IN KC

HOW CULTURE VULTURES MAKE IT TOUGH TO ENJOY A SHOW IN KC

By | July 27, 2015 at 8:35 pm | No comments

People will do a lot of things to get a name in the Kansas City music scene. I'm specifically talking about the rap/hip hop scene. Promoters trying to earn their spot, and rap artists vying for fans have created a political climate in an artistic field. While it's not a new…

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TONIGHT: CES CRU’S “RECESSION PROOF” TOUR HITS HOME

TONIGHT: CES CRU’S “RECESSION PROOF” TOUR HITS HOME

By | July 25, 2015 at 2:56 pm | No comments

Thorough Kansas City hip hop/rap enthusiasts have been hip to CES Cru for about a full decade now, if not more. But over recent years, and thanks to their signing to independent rap empire, Strange Music, they're doing it up just about as major as an independent rap duo can…

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THE POPPER CALLS OUT EVERYONE ON HIS NEW TRACK, “I’M KC”

THE POPPER CALLS OUT EVERYONE ON HIS NEW TRACK, “I’M KC”

By | July 24, 2015 at 3:21 pm | One comment

[Pictured: Shirley Edwin and Walter Edwin aka The Popper, photo by Kia Randall] The Popper is calling out names on his latest track, available on his soundcloud. Everyone is getting it, from The Royals to Eminem, really anyone who's put it down in Kansas City at any point…

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DON’T TOUCH THE PLATTER: THE DYING ART OF TURNTABLISM

DON’T TOUCH THE PLATTER: THE DYING ART OF TURNTABLISM

By | July 23, 2015 at 2:04 pm | No comments

“When you have everything at your disposal, you become the super-producer, a jack of all trades and a master of none. So it’s important to have those limitations of one device, one method, one thing, because when you have those types of limitations it makes a master out of…

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KEYON HARROLD OF D’ANGELO & THE VANGUARD | VIDEO INTERVIEW

KEYON HARROLD OF D’ANGELO & THE VANGUARD | VIDEO INTERVIEW

By | July 22, 2015 at 4:30 pm | No comments

Ferguson, Missouri-native, Keyon Harrold made it a long way from playing trumpet for hours on end sitting on his front porch as a kid. Today, he's back in the States after the Europe leg of his tour with the D'angelo-assembled recording and touring band, The Vanguard. …

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RICKY ROOSEVELT – “NEXT STOP” [PROD. LION]

RICKY ROOSEVELT – “NEXT STOP” [PROD. LION]

By | July 21, 2015 at 11:54 pm | No comments

Kansas City producer, LION (pictured), has been working with vocalist/MC, Ricky Roosevelt, over recent weeks apparently. Roosevelt just kind of glides through the track, giving the beat's big moments opportunities to strut. This is exactly the kind of MC/producer…

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VIDEO: FAULTFINDER LIVE @ RECORDBAR [7.15.15]

VIDEO: FAULTFINDER LIVE @ RECORDBAR [7.15.15]

By | July 20, 2015 at 3:44 pm | No comments

I saw Faultfinder at the Brick towards the beginning of 2015. The set was impressive and a stand out from a very solid lineup (Vertigone, Jorge Arana Trio, and Lazy). I have been wanting to see them live again, and due to me being extremely lame it hasn’t happened.…

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BRE THE 1ST LADY & INFO GATES HAVE A COLLABORATIVE ALBUM ON THE WAY

BRE THE 1ST LADY & INFO GATES HAVE A COLLABORATIVE ALBUM ON THE WAY

By | July 19, 2015 at 11:33 pm | No comments

Kansas City producer, Info Gates (pictured), has taken on a new project over recent weeks. In the past, he's produced and toured with CES Cru, and has made a mark on the area's hip hop landscape. Locally-rooted vocalist, Bre The 1st Lady, will soon get the Info Gates…

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THE SECOND HALF KANSAS CITY ROYALS

THE SECOND HALF KANSAS CITY ROYALS

By | July 18, 2015 at 6:31 pm | No comments

Several reports over the last 24-48 hours have indicated that the Kansas City Royals are among the most "aggressive" teams pursuing a trade for Johnny Cueto from the Reds. Cueto's record is only 6-6, but his ERA is still superb at 2.73. This suggests that Cueto typically…

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D/WILL BEGINS FRIDAY “THROAT CHOPS” INSTRUMENTAL BEAT SERIES

D/WILL BEGINS FRIDAY “THROAT CHOPS” INSTRUMENTAL BEAT SERIES

By | July 17, 2015 at 6:26 pm | No comments

Kansas City beat producer, D/Will, just started a brand new instrumental series on soundcloud. Each Friday, D/Will is ready to bring the heat in the new release venture as part of what he calls a greater, "Throat Chop" series. The first track is embedded above. D recently…

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REVIEW: BUMMER – “SPANK” EP [HIGH DIVE RECORDS]

REVIEW: BUMMER – “SPANK” EP [HIGH DIVE RECORDS]

By | July 17, 2015 at 3:37 pm | No comments

It’s been about two years since the hardcore-sludge and self-described “Neanderthal” rock of Olathe’s Bummer first started hitting listeners through the trio’s humble Bandcamp page. Since late 2013, the site has displayed a cartoon drawing of what appears to be a man…

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WILL WESTPORT’S LOOMING COVER CHARGE DETER YOU THIS WEEKEND?

WILL WESTPORT’S LOOMING COVER CHARGE DETER YOU THIS WEEKEND?

By | July 16, 2015 at 1:25 pm | No comments

If I have to pay a $5 cover to merely walk around Westport, only to end up stepping in horse shit deposited from one of the KCPD's finest stallions, will I get a refund? Doubtful. For the short-term memory-lacking partiers out there, remember that Westport typically blocks…

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TODD RUNDGREN APPOINTS REGGIE B FOR WORLD TOUR

TODD RUNDGREN APPOINTS REGGIE B FOR WORLD TOUR

By | July 15, 2015 at 10:31 pm | No comments

As far as performances and stream of content are concerned, Topeka/Kansas City-based musician, Reggie B, has been somewhat dormant over recent months. That's about to change, and in a major way. Dam-Funk (of Snoop & Dam-Funk's 7 Days Of Funk fame) was on tour with Todd…

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VIDEO: 1BOUNCE – “LIFE EYE LIVE” [FT. AARON ALEXANDER, DEV3N & A.L.]

VIDEO: 1BOUNCE – “LIFE EYE LIVE” [FT. AARON ALEXANDER, DEV3N & A.L.]

By | July 15, 2015 at 2:47 pm | No comments

Kansas City based musician/producer, 1Bounce, has a brand new video up for "Life Eye Live". It's from his recent album, Thoughts Hinder Everyone. 1Bounce's lone appearance in the video shows him playing piano. Damn Keith is playing drums. Aaron Alexander has the first verse,…

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HEROBUST IS HEADED TO THE RIOT ROOM IN AUGUST

HEROBUST IS HEADED TO THE RIOT ROOM IN AUGUST

By | July 14, 2015 at 6:42 pm | No comments

On the night of August 2nd, HeRobust will take Kansas City EDM revelers by storm, alongside locals Spinstyles and Tracebeats. HeRobust has made a steady flow of appearances in Kansas City over recent years (along with the rest of the country). It's a can't miss if you're into…

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