Friday at Middle of the Map Fest 2016.

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Theta Intellect at Middle of the Map Fest 2016

Middle of the Map Fest 2016 showcased a diverse range of artists. Here are some of my highlights from Friday at Middle of the Map Fest:

Theta Intellect opened up CrossroadsKC on Friday with a mix of funk, soul and hip hop.

Past interview subjects Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type won over the crowd at CrossroadsKC with a set of shimmery indie rock jams. Their tight songs sounded beautiful wafting through the breeze. It was one of the best sets of the festival.

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Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type at Middle of the Map 2016

Past interview subjects Kangaroo Knife Fight delivered a set of soulful indie rock at CrossroadsKC.

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Kangaroo Knife Fight at Middle of the Map Fest 2016

Past interview subjects Not a Planet played the first ever set at the new RecordBar. Their high-energy  rock had the crowd moving. The new RecordBar is intimate and the location will make the venue a draw for quality indie rock in the Crossroads.

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Not z Planet at Middle of the Map 2016

The set by Vince Staples at the Midland was on point, but poorly attended. Less than 1,000 people watched the acclaimed rapper.

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Vince Staples at Middle of the Map Fest 2016

Cold War Kids brought their hooky indie rock to CrossroadsKC. It was my first Cold War Kids gig in nine years. They still bring the heat live. Classic tunes like “First” lit the crowd up.

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Cold War Kids at Middle of the Map Fest 2016

Yes You Are played an energetic late night set to a packed Tank Room. Their glistening indie jams made for a perfect end to Friday at Middle of the Map.

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Yes You Are at Middle of the Map Fest 2016

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Taking a break from coverage with Brittany Hand

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Chilling with Rachel Malin

 

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