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On Sunday night, KKFI’s Under the Radar a weekly show featuring local artists and musicians celebrated it’s 5th Anniversary. The show was a gathering of local musicians and supporters including: Drew Black and Dirty Electric, The Electric Lungs, Missouri Loves Company, Scotch Hollow, Dead Ven, the Atomic 50’s, Modern Day Fitzgerald and more.
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Back on Jan 20th (Yea, yea I know.), the Musicians for Active Justice held a fundraiser at the Record Bar for local non-profit KC for Refugees. The event featured a number of great local rock bands including: Emmaline Twist, Hipshot Killer and (the)medicine theory. We made it out in time to catch sets from Hipshot Killer and Emmaline Twist. Check it out below:
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Here are some images from the Hipshot Killer and Electric Lungs show over at Davey’s a couple weeks back. If I recall, the Lungs were shooting a video that night around the bar featuring a guy in a heart costume and another with a giant afro. There might have been drinking involved.
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A couple weeks back, we caught the latest edition of the Noise FM’s annual Christmas fundraiser for Toys for Tots: Noise For Toys at the Record Bar. The event this year featured sets from Shadow Rabbits, Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type, Me Like Bees, and the Noise FM.
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“Nightmaricana” is how Abandoned Bells describes their sound. It’s an apt description. But not hellish, evil nightmares the likes of Hollywood horror. No, Abandoned Bells is a mix of very left-of-center, ghoulish, bizarro variety of Americana. The three-piece group featuring drums, banjo, baritone guitar and vocals is one of the more unique bands currently occupying the KC scene that doesn’t get kitschy like so much “unique” music can. The group’s songwriting ability coupled with the confidence as performers allows them to stretch out considerably within genre. We caught the band recently playing at set down at miniBar and were not disappointed.
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A couple weeks ago we had stumbled across Fort Collins band Post Paradise at the Minibar. Our buddies in the Hillary Watts Riot and Vi Tran Band were also on the bill and we got done with our other gigs early. So we headed over to see what was happening. Unfortunately, we missed Vi Tran’s set, but we did manage to catch a rather catchy rock band with an unusual twist, Post Paradise.
Post Paradise is a well-oiled machine with well written and developed songs that have a distinctive radio friendly alt-rock vibe. The “twist” is the addition of a cello. Now this isn’t simply some gimmick. The cello adds a great harmonic element to already good, accessible tunes. The extra layer of strings is not new territory, but this is one of the better executions I’ve ever heard. Post Paradise has managed to create a sound where every element belongs. It’s really quite interesting.
Check them out next time they are in town, you’d be hard pressed not to enjoy.
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