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Album at a glance: Like Rabbits – The Devil In Your Eyes

Like Rabbits doesn’t pull any punches on their debut album. It’s straight forward bar bluegrass. The rustic music (stand-up bass, banjo, mandolin, acoustic guitar) is fronted with raspy, whiskey soaked vocals with lyrics to match. Songs like “Keep On Drinking” … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Hawk – I’m On Fire

Hawk wears their influences on their sleeve and there is nothing wrong with that. A ton of their sound is inspired by the classic rock roots many musicians have, Hawk just is very direct about them. On “Mother Road” you … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Red Kate – unamerican activities

If you don’t like punk there is no need to read further. This is unapologetic punk, harsh and rash, everything a good record from the genre should consist of. The anger of “You Don’t Speak For Me” is intentionally transparent … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Til Willis & Erratic Cowboy – Habit of Being

“Habit of Being” is the latest release from the shockingly productive Lawrence, Kansas act Til Willis & Erratic Cowboy. The 4 songs only run about 9 minutes but give you a fair sampling of what Willis does. The EP is … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: The Invisible World – Color / World

This 6 song EP from Kansas City’s The Invisible World expands on their debut EP “Welcome To The Invisible World” from 2014. This collection does find them more balanced and confident. The clean sounding production helps songs like the acoustic … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: The Architects – Border Wars Episode II

Kansas City’s The Architects are pretty straight forward at this point. Punky tempos and tasty guitar licks are the status quo and their soaring choruses make them a favorite to sing along to. On the latest edition of Border Wars … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Christopher Bell – Rust

As if being a looping cellist ins’t unique enough, Christoper Bell writes oddly distinctive songs that could work if played on more traditional instruments as well. He takes on “Smokestack Lightning” and breathes new life into the blues classic. “Lost … Continue reading

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