At long last, Janelle Monae seems to finally be getting the attention that she deserves. Hot off an SNL performance, the singer brought her sci-fi thematic show back to her hometown of Kansas City.
Lawrence musician Matt Pryor is perhaps best known as the frontman for influential Kansas rockers, the Get Up Kids. But he’s been just as, if not more, prolific under his own name. The singer/songwriter is getting ready to release another solo album and you can finally hear the first taste of the record below.
This weekend, bands such as the Killers, Wilco, the National and more are converging in St. Louis’ Forest Park for the annual Loufest. To help get you geared up and ready for the fest, we put together Spotify playlists featuring some of our favorite tracks from each of the Loufest artists.
Of Montreal continues to be dance, indie pop producing machines. Kevin Barnes and company had already had two releases in 2012 and now Of Montreal has just announced that in October 2013, they’ll be releasing their 12th studio full-length.
It’s no secret UK alternative rockers Alt-J love the Midwest just as much, if not more, as the Midwest loves them. So it only makes sense that when looking for a city to film a live concert film in, Alt-J picked their sold out show at the Midland Theater in Kansas. That film, “An American Wave,” is now available for viewing.
Boston-based band Passion Pit has announced a headlining tour starting in Australia and wrapping in Florida. The Joy Formidable is set to open on this tour.
Tour mates Marina & the Diamonds and Charli XCX had some fun preparing for their sold out May tour together. The artists recorded a track together and are offering it up for free download.