I founded and currently run Shuttlecock Music Magazine, an independent blog hand picking and covering in-depth the most intriguing and exciting music acts in Kansas City and Lawrence. I also host the Shuttlecock Podcast and write freelance for The Pitch.
Two and a half years have passed since Kansas City, Kansas, rapper Aaron Alexander released Radiant Child, a mixtape full of bright and colorful hip-hop that sampled jazz and R&B records and heavily referenced neo-expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Two and a half years is an eternity in Alexander’s trade, and though he hasn’t been idle — he has worked steadily at building his local following — fans of that release have endured a long wait for the follow-up.
The Blind Tiger hosted an extended evening of punk rock and neighboring genres on Wednesday. The show was headlined by Tenement -- a band from Wisconsin that draws more influence fromHüsker Dü than the tougher SST bands that are shown more love in punk's current landscape. Despite releasing a 79 minute double album in 2015, the trio rocked for only 15 minutes and cut out all frills from the songs they did play. No backing vocals or added instrumentation were necessary for a stellar performance.
Real Estate played its first show in Kansas City proper on Monday night at recordBar. The band's breezy indie rock and light psychedelia charmed a packed house for nearly an hour and a half.
First place among Kansas 2-year public colleges for my profile on musician Ian Teeple (of The Fog, Warm Bodies).
Kansas Collegiate Media
First place among 2-year public colleges for my article about an anti-Hillary Clinton protester shouting at people on campus.
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