Friday, December 30, 2016

What's Good, 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 (Kimmy 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





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