Kansas City

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LIVE REVIEW: Prepare For Hell Tour @ The Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO (11/26/14)

Industrial metal was alive and well on the night before Thanksgiving in Kansas City, MO. Thousands gathered to embrace in the artful lack of contempt and refusal of conformity that is a Slipknot and KoRn show. Thriving on a mixture of nostalgia and recent tracks — both bands light the arena on fire with their […]

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REVIEW: The Architects (U.S) – ‘Border Wars Episode II’

Artist: The Architects (U.S.) Album: Border Wars Episode II Genre: Rock ‘n’ Roll Border Wars Episode II from Kansas City’s The Architects is a record poised to steal your heart and make you truly fight to get it back. As the latest installment of the five-part concept record and graphic novel combination, Episode II is […]

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STREAM: The Architects (U.S.) Release Rock ‘N’ Roll Sequel With “Border Wars Episode II”

The second installment of the five-part Border Wars series from Kansas City’s The Architects began streaming exclusively via Alternative Press today. The band known for melding riffs so rock ‘n’ roll that you get punched in the gut and melodies so infectious you get your heart stolen has done it again with the second edition […]

UTG INTERVIEW: Reggie & the Full Effect @ Middle of the Map Fest

What do you get when you put 90s punk/emo, 2000s screamo and songs about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches into a centrifuge? You get James Dewees. The keyboardist for various bands such as The Get Up Kids, My Chemical Romance, and New Found Glory and the lead man for his own project, Reggie and the […]

UTG INTERVIEW: Mime Game Discuss the Past and the Future

Contrary to what you may believe, Kansas City has quite a lot going for it. One of the latest acts to transition into making a name off of national-level touring would be Mime Game. After releasing their 2013 EP, Do Your Work, and having a stellar string of performances at SXSW, the group has now […]

UTG TV: Janelle Monáe Talks ‘The Electric Lady’ And New Year’s Eve Performance

Ladies and gentlemen, here she is. Billboard’s Rising Star of 2013. In 2010, Janelle Monáe reinvented pop music with her debut release The ArchAndroid. This year she returned to the forefront with The Electric Lady– a multi-suite album centered around empowering female protagonists–that wound up topping numerous radio charts and end-of-year lists. It wasn’t long before she won Billboard’s Rising Star […]

REVIEW: Mime Game – ‘Do Your Work’

Artist: Mime Game Album: Do Your Work Genre: Alternative rock Label: Self-released Mime Game have returned with a soothing sophomore EP that bursts with satisfying emotion through each note. Frontman Dillon DeVoe (formerly of Josephine Collective) leaves nothing to hide with Do Your Work. Each songs holds a high value of honesty and transparency to […]

Radkey Stream “Overwhelmed”

Radkey have streamed another new track off of the upcoming EP, Devil Fruit, due out October 15. The track, “Overwhelmed” is, well, overwhelming. This brotherly trio from Kansas City are as punk rock as it comes and “Overwhelmed” undoubtedly shows that (listen for the chaotic transition roughly 3 minutes into the new song to find out […]

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REVIEW: The Architects – Border Wars (Episode 1)

Artist: The Architects Album: Border Wars (Episode 1) Genre: Rock Record Label: Self-Released Rock n’ roll for the sake of rock n’ roll. It’s not glamorous or glorified, it’s simply four people writing songs for the love of music. This is the best way to describe the first installment into The Architects‘ (US) new EP/graphic novel […]

UTG Interview: ZZ Ward

With her bold voice and charming personality there is absolutely no reason why ZZ Ward should not take over the world. With a bluesy sound spliced softly with hip-hop and protest singer influences, Ward seems to come at you from all angles. Sure, her sound can effortlessly be written-off as resembling Adele and Amy Winehouse, […]

MORE DRAMA: Katt Williams Cancels Performance 15 Minutes Before Showtime

Earlier this week we released a lengthy feature around the ongoing saga of comedian Katt Williams’ bizarre behavior over the last several weeks, and sadly this afternoon we’ve received yet another negative update. According to a new article on TMZ, Katt Williams is again in hot water for canceling a performance, this time in Kansas […]

MUSIC VIDEO: O Giant Man – “Animal”

Kansas City indie pop outfit O Giant Man have just unveiled their brand new music video for their previously released single, “Animal.” The visuals for “Animal” were filmed, directed and edited by MacGregor Greenlee and features the band as safari hunters in a whimsical world. After taking on the likes of the chupacabra, jaguar shark […]