Blondie and Garbage turned the Kauffman Center into a rock club last night

Blondie and Garbage turned the Kauffman Center into a rock club last night

Blondie & Garbage: The Rage & Rapture Tour With John Doe and Exene Cervenka The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Tuesday, July 18 The show at the K...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/concert-reviews/blog/20868052/blondie-and-garbage-turned-the-kauffman-center-into-a-rock-club-last-night

Jimmy Webb gets metaphysical ahead of Wednesday’s Liberty Hall appearance

Jimmy Webb gets metaphysical ahead of Wednesday's Liberty Hall appearance

JImmy WebbRockstars and BabiesSongwriter Jimmy Webb has written many, many songs you know: half a dozen of Glen Campbell's greatest hits, Art Garfunkel's �...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/blog/20867686/jimmy-webb-gets-metaphysical-ahead-of-wednesdays-liberty-hall-appearance

Peter Frampton talks about his (screen) legacy ahead of his Tuesday show at Starlight

Peter Frampton talks about his (screen) legacy ahead of his Tuesday show at Starlight

Peter FramptonJohn LillGuitar god and '70s rock icon Peter Frampton has been making music for decades, so there's no end to the stories the man could tell...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/blog/20867684/peter-frampton-talks-about-his-screen-legacy-ahead-of-his-tuesday-show-at-starlight

Shirley Manson trash-talks ageism ahead of Garbage’s tour with Debbie Harry; show Tuesday at the Kauffman Center

Shirley Manson trash-talks ageism ahead of Garbage's tour with Debbie Harry; show Tuesday at the Kauffman Center

Shirley Manson has logged two decades as the singer for Garbage, but that’s only further rarefied her status. Women musicians, she’ll tell you, have lo...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/interviews/article/20866246/shirley-manson-trashtalks-ageism-ahead-of-garbages-tour-with-debbie-harry

Talking ‘Reoccurring Dream Theme’ with Westerners ahead of this weekend’s album-release shows

Talking 'Reoccurring Dream Theme' with Westerners ahead of this weekend's album-release shows

I showed up early to my interview with Lawrence indie-rock quartet Westerners, so I sat outside in the sun on a late Sunday afternoon, listening to the ban...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/blog/20866523/talking-reoccurring-dream-theme-with-westerners

Review of Eve 6’s self-titled at Modern Vinyl

eve 6 cover Eve 6’s self-titled debut is nearly 20 years old, and I only just listened to it all the way through. It’s weird when an album as omnipresent as this finally makes its way to vinyl, because it’s not like you can’t easily snag a copy of the compact disc in any record store dollar bin. Despite this being a platinum record, it’s the sort of thing which dominated the ‘90s alt-rock scene: an album with a big, inescapable single that led to a sophomore album which was more of the same. Read the full review at Modern Vinyl. Published 1/19/17

Black Friday Record Store Day roundups

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KC's record shops were a busy delight Friday morning and afternoon. The Black Friday installment of Record Store Day might not inspire the sort of fervent capitalistic enthusiasm of its better-known April counterpart, but this particular cold gray morning seemed to keep people at home drinking coffee a little longer than usual.
Read a round-up of the goings-on at various KC record shops at the Pitch. Published 11/28/16 Music_GrislyHandCREDITPaulAndrews2016.583481b20a62e
With Black Friday just around the corner, we know you’ll find yourself beginning to seek out cool and interesting gifts for friends and family. Rather than buying another iTunes gift card for that stocking stuffer, we suggest you head out to one of the many excellent local record shops to buy an actual physical release from a local act. Whether it’s a benefit album, pop, metal, or lo-fi punk, there should be something for all tastes in this roundup of the latest local releases.
Read a round-up of the best local releases to snag on Black Friday, also at the Pitch. Published 11/22/16

Review of My Chemical Romance’s ‘The Black Parade/Living With Ghosts’ at Modern Vinyl

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While not the reunion so many hoped for when first teased via social media, the 10th anniversary edition of My Chemical Romance’s magnum opus, The Black Parade, is still something to celebrate. Given that the original pressing of the LP fetches rather exorbitant prices, and the 2015 repress is on colored vinyl, being able to get one’s hand on a plain black wax copy for less than $50 is glory enough. Throwing in a bonus LP of demos is just icing on the cake for those of us wanting to spin this on wax.
Read the full review at Modern Vinyl. Published 10/18/16

Premiere of Hipshot Killer’s Too Much Rock single at the Pitch

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For the fifth entry in Too Much Rock's singles series, label head Sid Sowder chose Kansas City's Hipshot Killer to follow the format of original A-side, cover-song B-side. The KC trio has answered with a brilliantly vibrant new song, "All the Hell in the World," which sums up the band's ability to create emotionally powerful music.
Listen to the track and read interviews with TMR's Sid Sowder and HSK's Mike Alexander at the Pitch. Published 10/10/16

KKFI Beatles tribute feature at the Pitch

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In the world of community radio, funding is a must. So KKFI 90.1 does on-air pledge drives, echoing the calls put forth by nationally subsidized media PBS and NPR. Instead of mugs and tote bags and umbrellas, though, KKFI has been using live music as its fundraising premium. Which this weekend yields the station's fifth Beatles tribute show, organized by station manager Barry Lee.
Read the full feature at the Pitch. Published 10/6/16