Archive for January, 2017

Dylan Guthrie and the Good Time Guys “Dreaming of Love” at the Do816 Launch Party at Lifted Spirits

January 31, 2017
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Dylan Guthrie and the Good Time Guys at Lifted Spirits, 1/27/17

Dylan Guthrie and the Good Time Guys recently played their first Kansas City show. They smashed a set at the Do816 launch party at Lifted Spirits. I covered the show for X1051. The Lawrence-based band dazzled with their interplay and quality songwriting. Check out this live video of “Dreaming of Love.”

Emmaline Twist “Battle Flag” Live at the Tank Room

January 31, 2017
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Emmaline Twist at the Tank Room, 1/28/17

Kansas City-based band Emmaline Twist recently smashed the Tank Room with a riotous set. Check out a live video of the new song “Battle Flag.”

The Greeting Committee “Make It Right” “BBC” “Hands Down” and “She’s A Gun” at the Do816 Launch Party at Lifted Spirits Distillery

January 29, 2017
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The Greeting Committee at Lifted Spirits Distillery, 1/30/17

Past interview subjects the Greeting Committee recently played the Do816 launch party at Lifted Spirits Distillery. The Kansas City-based band beasted through new songs and old favorites. The Greeting Committee brings indie rock heat live and are one of my favorite bands. It’s inspiring to see young bands with so much talent.

“Make It Right”

Here’s “BBC”

Here’s “Hands Down” and “She’s A Gun.”

Andrew Bird “Tenuousness” Live From the Sprint Center

January 26, 2017
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Andrew Bird at the Sprint Center, 1/24/17

Andrew Bird recently opened up for the Lumineers during their recent show at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. I covered the show for X1051. The multi-instrumentalist won over the crowd with his pristine voice, whistling and incredible chops on the guitar and violin. Check out this live version of “Tenuousness.”

The Lumineers “Ho Hey” and “Dead Sea” Live From the Sprint Center

January 26, 2017
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The Lumineers at the Sprint Center, 1/24/17

The Lumineers recently played a rousing set to over 10,000 people at the Sprint Center. I covered the show for X1051X1051 and was fortunate to be able to meet the band. They were kind and chill. It was a brief meeting, but I managed to tell them that I love both albums and that they beast it live. Happy clappy indie folk vibes can be hard to translate to big arenas, but the band pulled it off beautifully.

It’s interesting when a band with only two albums so far can pack out one of the biggest venues in Kansas City on a Tuesday. Getting a crowd that large speaks to their popularity. The set sounded fantastic and the crowd was engaged all night.

The mini acoustic set in the middle of the arena was a highlight. It was also impressive that the band played “Ho Hey” as the third song in the set. The song placement was a gutsy move. “Ho Hey” is a massive hit and it was surprising to hear it so early. When you go to shows, bands often save their biggest songs for the end of the show. When a band plays a big song early, it shows that they have more songs to offer and are not screwing around. It was a joyous night of music. The passion in the Lumineers’ music comes out even more live.

Here’s the classic “Ho Hey.”

Check out “Dead Sea.”

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McClain Johnson, Matt Malone and the Lumineers at the Sprint Center, 1/24/17

X105.1 #StreetBeast Ep. 1 // Thou Mayest

January 24, 2017

My first segment for X1051 recently debuted. I hit up hip local coffee shop Thou Mayest to give away some Mastodon/Eagles of Death Metal tickets. Check out the mayhem of #StreetBeast!

Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type “Wait For It” Live at the Tank Room

January 24, 2017
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Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type at the Tank Room, 1/21/17

Past interview subjects Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type recently brought their indie rock vibes to the Tank Room. They are one of my favorite local bands. Check out the new song “Wait For It.”

Royal Teeth “Kids Conspire” “Mais La” and “Wild” Live at the RecordBar

January 23, 2017
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Royal Teeth at the Tank Room, 1/21/17

Past interview subjects Royal Teeth recently lit up the Tank Room with two hours of indie-pop jams. It was the last night of the tour for the New Orleans-based band. They threw down with one of the best sets I’ve seen in a long time. I covered the show for X1051. There are a lot of happy-clappy indie rock bands out there these days, but Royal Teeth bring the heat live. The interplay was tight and the vocals were perfect. The energy and passion in Royal Teeth’s music and live performances is inspiring.

Check out the live version of the new single “Kids Conspire.”

Here’s the classic “Mais La.”

The epic, joyful song “Wild” always gets crowds fired up.

Much love to Royal Teeth for an epic night. Keep on bringing your glorious music to the world and beasting it hardcore!

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Royal Teeth’s Nora Patterson

The Blackbird Revue “Good Things” and “The Love We Knew” Live at the RecordBar

January 21, 2017
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The Blackbird Revue at the RecordBar, 1/19/17

Kansas City-based band the Blackbird Revue recently played their final KC show before moving to Los Angeles. I covered the show for X1051. The Blackbird Revue lit up the RecordBar with their passionate indie rock and glorious harmonies. Check out “Good Things” and the live debut of “The Love We Knew.”

The Reggae Vibes of 77 Jefferson at the Riot Room

January 15, 2017
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77 Jefferson at the Riot Room, 1/13/17

77 Jefferson recently hit the Riot Room with their reggae vibes. The local band has a big national following. Groove out on these quality vibes!