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What's Good, 2016?

December 31, 2016

2016 has been a year that hasn't been easy for everyone, but music is a constant source of good. Here's I Love KC Music's (Kimberly DeVries) list of good from 2016.


Albums of the Year:

  • All Bases Covered - Various Blonde (The Record Machine. September 16, 2016)

  • Catastrophe- Calvin Arsenia (Calvin Arsenia.  November 15, 2015)

  • Degenerate Type - Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type (Independent. July 30, 2016)

  • Heavy Days-Katy Guillen and the Girls (VizzTone Label Group/ KG&G Records.June 24, 2016)

  • Make Americana Great Again - Julian Davis & the Hay-Burners (Little Class Records. May 28, 2016)

  • Moons and Meltdowns - Teri Quinn (Teri Quinn. April 17, 2016)

  • Smoke Bombs and Cigarettes:The History of Now - Not a Planet (Independant. September 10, 2016)

  • Songs That We Made Up - The Matchsellers (Independent. February 12, 2016)

  • The Back Bone of Night - The Philistines (The Record Machine. June 4, 2016)



Awesome Albums from just outside of Kansas City

  • Theaters - Nicholas St. James (Independent. February 22, 2016)

  • There Will Be Time - Me Like Bees (Loveway Records. April 8, 2016)



Best Fundraisers:

  • Abby's Fund/Apocalypse Meow

  • Noise for Toys



New Bands:

  • Emmaline Twist

  • Shadow Rabbits

  • Abandoned Bells



New Artist:

  • Female: Amy Marcus

  • Male: Jake Wells



Bands I Can't Get Enough Of :

  • Abandoned Bells

  • Calvin Arsenia

  • Dylan Moses

  • Dusty Rust

  • Julian Davis and the Hay-burners

  • Kangaroo Knife Fight

  • Katy Guillen and the Girls

  • Nicholas St. James

  • Not a Planet

  • Schwervon!

  • Teri Quinn

  • The Matchsellers

  • The MGDs

  • The Noise FM

  • Yes You Are



Best Venues to See Live Music:

  • recordBar

  • The Tank Room

  • Westport Saloon



Festivals:

  • Crossroads Music Fest

  • Middle of the Map

  • Westport Roots Festival



Organizations Who Do the Most Good:

  • Ink

  • KKFI

  • Midwest Music Foundation

  • The Bridge

  • The Record Machine




Musicians/People doing good for the music Scene:

  • Chris Haghirian

  • Kasey Rausch

  • Mark Manning

  • Michelle Bacon




Favorite Shows of 2016:

  • July 20, 2016 - Weyward Sister/Ghost Wolves/The Philistines

  • July 30, 2016 - Jaenki/Tuskha/Wye Oak

  • August 5, 2016 - Scarlet Sail/Nina Diaz

  • August 18, 2016 - Kangaroo Knife Fight (Acoustic)

  • November 12, 2016 - Tyler Gregory/Fort Defiance/Steamboat Bandits

  • December 3, 2016 Duncan Burnett/Lucas Parker and Mustard/1-Up/Kadesh Flow

 

 

 

 

Posted 30th December 2016 by Kimberly

 

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