Well I'm feeling pretty good about myself today. Over the weekend I managed to get myself kicked out of the Justin Bieber concert at Scottrade Center while working on a review, proving that even in my old age I still got it. In my youth I was actually quite capable of being kicked out of any and all ... More >>
In theory, music venues are interchangeable. If one especially great place shuts down, another spot surely will rise elsewhere.
But there's something disquieting about the closure of an especially memorable venue. Even years later, I'm still bummed about how Shattered - a Columbia, Missouri, insti ... More >>
Often, the most sincere record collectors have no professional associations with the music industry. Their collections stem from nothing but a love of music. We met this week's Last Collector Standing through Anna Zachritz of Euclid Records, who suggested two of the store's most ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaMore so than any other form of black wax, the vinyl 78 has endured, preserving an essential portion of 20th century American music, culture and history. It's ironic, then, that you're more likely to find 78s collecting mold in a landfill than you are to find the hugely over-presse ... More >>
Do you get off on original rockers like Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, and the Beach Boys? Do you also rock out to Repo Man-style '80s punk like Agnostic Front, the Circle Jerks, and Black Flag?If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you will be dragged into the streets and shot if you are not ... More >>
Watchers of LA Ink either loathe the guy or champion him, but Corey Miller -- who plays second fiddle to camera-magnet Kat Von D on the reality show -- describes himself as an old-school carny and folk artist, instead of a dramatic lightning rod. He also has an old-school surf-punk band (naturally) ... More >>
Although the space has been having shows on a semi-regular basis for a few months now, new music venue the Fox Hole at Atomic Cowboy is set to have its "grand opening month" in September.
"We want it to be [a] band's favorite place to play," says Chip Schloss, owner of both Atomic Cowboy a ... More >>
Yesterday on Cherokee, neighboring shops -- Binge & Purge and Apop Records -- hosted bands and barbecue, for an end-of-summer party. Pat Sajak Assassins, The Fins, Suburban Smash, Medical Tourists, Maximum Effort, God Fodder, Cardiac Arrest, Kansas City's Dark Ages and Lester Shy and The Shyphon ... More >>