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The CrossroadsKC Interview: Linear Symmetry

Linear Symmetry is an Omaha, Nebraska-based band. They are playing CrossroadsKC on October 31st. Vocalist and violinist Huma Haq, drummer Andy Alback and keyboardist Chris Story recently discussed the beginnings of Linear Symmetry, their love of playing live shows and advice to aspiring musicians. Please excuse the tardiness, but answers from all three members are […]

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The CrossroadsKC Interview with Bassist John Averill of MarchFourth

MarchFourth is an Oregon-based band. They are playing Fed Up Fest October 15th at CrossroadsKC at Grinder’s. Fed Up Fest is a benefit for Harvesters and is presented by X1051. Bass player John Averill recently discussed the beginnings of MarchFourth, his favorite bassists and the challenges of leading a 20-piece band. Did you come from […]

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The CrossroadsKC Interview with Captiva Drummer Hank Wiedel

Captiva is Kansas City-based band. They are playing X1051‘s Bye Week Brewfest October 8th at CrossroadsKC at Grinder’s. Captiva drummer Hank Wiedel recently discussed the band”s first show, what got him interested in playing the drums and their songwriting process. What was your earliest musical memory? Probably sitting in my living room watching Detroit Rock […]

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The CrossroadsKC Interview with Guitarist Christian Wrisner of the Yotes

The Yotes are one of Kansas City’s best up-and-coming rock bands. They recently won a contest to headline X1051‘s Bye Week Brewfest October 8th at CrossroadsKC at Grinder’s. Guitarist and vocalist Christian Wrisner recently discussed the beginnings of the Yotes, his approach to songwriting and the growth of the Kansas City music scene. Did you […]

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IVØRY BLACK: The CrossroadsKC Interview

IVØRY BLACK is a Kansas City-based band. They are playing Bye Week Brewfest October 8th at CrossroadsKC at Grinder’s. Bye Week Brewfest is presented by X1051. Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter IVØRY BLACK recently discussed how classic rock got him interested in music, his lyrical inspiration and approach to songwriting. /Did you come from a musical […]

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The CrossroadsKC Interview with Joshua Allen of Various Blonde

Various Blonde is a Kansas City-based band. They are playing Fed Up Fest October 15th at CrossroadsKC at Grinder’s. Fed Up Fest is a benefit for Harvesters and is presented by X1051. Various Blonde guitarist and vocalist Joshua Allen recently discussed the beginnings of Various Blonde, his approach to songwriting and his love of the […]

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The CrossroadsKC Interview With Found A Job’s Michael Tipton

Found A Job is a Kansas City-based Talking Heads tribute band. They play CrossroadsKC as a part of Fed Up Fest October 15th. Fed Up Fest is a benefit for Harvester’s – The Community Food Network and is presented by X1051. Found A Job guitarist and vocalist Michael Tipton recently discussed his earliest musical memory, […]

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Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon: The CrossroadsKC Interview

The music of John Denver is timeless. Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon are the #1 tribute to John Denver. They play CrossroadsKC at Grinder’s on September 2nd. Guitarist and vocalist Chris recently discussed how he became passionate about music, his viewpoint on tribute bands and what inspires him about John Denver. What is your earliest […]

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The CrossroadsKC Interview with the Fury Things’ Kyle Werstein

Fury Things is a Minnesota-based band. They are playing CrossroadsKC September 13th. Guitarist Kyle Werstein recently discussed his first musical memory, the formation of Fury Things and the band’s creative process. What was your earliest musical memory? It’s hilarious, but I think my first musical memory might be me, at, three or four years old. […]

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The CrossroadsKC Interview: Zion I

Zion I plays CrossroadsKC August 4th. MC Zumbi recently discussed his favorite MCs, what he looks for in quality beats and lyrical inspiration. How did Zion I first come together? We first met in Atlanta while attending Morehouse College back in the day. We had a very long run together…but since last year Zion I […]

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The CrossroadsKC Interview: Sublime with Rome’s Rome Ramirez

Sublime with Rome honor a musical legacy while pushing towards the future. Rome Ramirez recently discussed his earliest musical memory, the band’s songwriting approach and the impact of Sublime on music history. Sublime with Rome plays CrossroadsKC July 19th. What is your earliest musical memory? The earliest memory that I have of music is listening […]

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A CrossroadsKC Interview with Jessi Hunt of the Hunts

The Hunts are a Virginia-based indie-folk band. Jessi Hunt recently discussed growing up in a musical family, her approach to songwriting and what she enjoys about being in a band with her family. The Hunts play CrossroadsKC with O.A.R. September 10th. What was your earliest musical memory? Did you come from a musical family? We […]

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The Crossroads KC Interview: Fishbone Bassist Norwood Fisher

Fishbone is a California-based band. Band co-founder and bassist Norwood Fisher recently discussed how Fishbone came together, how he became interested in reggae and ska and his love of music. Norwood’s passion for music is inspiring. Fishbone plays a free show at CrossroadsKC June 9th. What first got you interested in playing bass? How did […]

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A CrossroadsKC Interview with Trampled By Turtles’ Ryan Young

Trampled By Turtles is a Minnesota-based band. They are known for their passionate musicianship and excellent live shows. They play CrossroadsKC June 8th. Fiddle player Ryan Young recently discussed how he became interested in bluegrass, playing CrossroadsKC and his approach to songwriting. Did you come from a musical family Were your parents musical? I did […]

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The Sounds of the Big Easy: A CrossroadsKC Interview with Blue Orleans

Blue Orleans is a Kansas City-based band. They mix New Orleans standards with funk, zydeco, blues and more to form their diverse sound. Guitarist and vocalist Mike Roberts recently discussed the band’s passion for NOLA, eating a ton of oysters and their love of CrossroadsKC. Blue Orleans plays Alligator Fest at Crossroads KC May 28th […]

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An Interview with Bassh Ahead of Middle of the Map Fest 2016.

Bassh is a Nashville-based indie rock band featuring Jimmy Brown and CJ Hardee. Guitarist and vocalist Brown recently discussed how Bassh came together, their songwriting approach and what he’s looking forward to about Middle of the Map Fest 2016. Bassh is playing CrossroadsKC May 7th as a part of Middle of the Map Fest 2016. […]

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Crossroads KC Interview: Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type

Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type is a Kansas City based indie rock band. Rachel recently discussed her favorite songwriters, lyrical inspiration and the love she has for her band. Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type play CrossroadsKC May 6th as a part of Middle of the Map Fest 2016. Did you come from a […]

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A CrossroadsKC Interview with Not a Planet

Not a Planet is a Kansas City-based band. Guitarist and singer-songwriter Nathan Corsi recently discussed the formation of Not a Planet, the challenges of having a career in music and his love of the KC music scene Not a Planet plays the Spirit of KC Fest at CrossroadsKC August 12th. How did you become interested in […]

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Getter: The CrossroadsKC Interview

Getter is a California-based DJ and producer. He recently discussed his approach to creating tracks and his favorite producers. Getter plays CrossroadsKC April 30th as a part of Something Magic, which also features Paper Diamond and Hippie Sabotage. What was the first record you bought? I think my first record was Dude Ranch by blink-182. […]

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CrossroadsKC Interview with Pink Royal

Pink Royal is a Lawrence-based band. They are playing Crossroads KC May 7th as a part of Middle of the Map Fest 2016. Vocalist Dylan Guthrie recently discussed his earliest musical memory, why he’s excited about playing CrossroadsKC and advice to musicians just starting out. Did you come from a musical family? Were your parents musical? […]

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