Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve had to postpone full-fledged festivals in 2020 and 2021. In spite of this, Outer Reaches is pleased to announce a show that we’ve curated for Saturday, October 16th at recordBar.
We’ll be hosting an otherworldly night of music from cosmic doom trio Expo `70, Texas’ WE Are The Asteroid (feat. members of Ed Hall, Pain Teens, and The Butthole Surfers), hypersonic electronic noise duo HXXS, and dark mathy jazz rock from Jorge Arana Trio. Video visuals provided by XO Blackwater. Advance tickets available now for only $10. Attendance will be capped and vaccination cards required (see recordBar‘s website for more info). Get your tickets here. See the facebook event.
Outer Reaches Announces Eighth Annual Boundary-Pushing Music Festival
KANSAS CITY, MO. – The organizers of Outer Reaches, an annual live music festival in its eighth year, have announced the official date for the 2019 event. Saturday October 19 at recordBar (1520 Grand Blvd) in Kansas City, Missouri will mark the date and location for the dual-stage festivities of Outer Reaches 2019.
Outer Reaches is a music festival based in Kansas City that showcases ‘out there’, left-of-center artists pushing boundaries in their respective genre. Regional acts as well as national and international touring acts are a part of the festival’s spirit, celebrating the variety of freethinking music around the globe.
The music of Outer Reaches 2019 will be showcased over two stages at recordBar. The eighth annual lineup features two touring acts including space rock band Lumerians (Oakland, CA) and pop duo Thunder Jackson (Oklahoma / Wales). Kansas City bands featured at the festival this year include cosmic jazz legends BCR (Black Crack Revue), synthesizer-based psychedelic rock band Monta at Odds, space rock band Be/Non, experimental hip hop duo FACEFACE, and experimental music / performance artist Unicorns in the Snow. Accompanying live video projections will be provided by XO Blackwater.
Outer Reaches 2019 is a partnership between the festival and Midwest Music Foundation and has been made possible through a grant from the Kansas City Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund. Midwest Music Foundation (MMF), a nonprofit organization founded in 2008, provides health care assistance, education, and resources to the Kansas City music community, and receive proceeds from ticket sales from the event. Sponsors for this year’s fest include Records with Merritt, 7th Heaven, It’s a Beautiful Day, recordBar, Seen Merch, XO Blackwater, Haymaker Records, Kosmic City, Crush Media, Boulevard Brewing Co., and Print Time.
For more information on the festival, visit http://www.outerreachesfest.com. The show is 18+ (Under 18 with a guardian) and has a ticket price of $15. Advanced ticket options are available at the recordBar location and through Eventbrite ticketing. Please review the Facebook event for updates on Outer Reaches 2019.
Give a listen to this free streaming mix of the artists performing at Outer Reaches 2018
Outer Reaches announces pre-Halloween Music Festival Lineup
KANSAS CITY, MO. – The organizers of Outer Reaches, an annual live music festival in its seventh year, have announced official dates and the first round of artists for their upcoming two-night event. The weekend before Halloween, Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2018, the festival Outer Reaches will haunt the crowds at recordBar (1520 Grand Avenue) in Kansas City, Missouri.
The music of Outer Reaches 2018 will be showcased over two days on two stages at recordBar. The lineup includes touring acts Cave (Chicago, IL), Sound of Ceres (Brooklyn, NY), J Fernandez (Chicago, IL), Death Bells (Sydney, Australia), Heaven’s Gateway Drugs (Fort Wayne, IN), Black Givre (Montréal, Québec), and Kee Avil (Montréal, Québec). Kansas City and Lawrence, Kansas bands featured at the festival this year include Freight Train Rabbit Killer, Mysterious Clouds, Abandoned Bells, Jorge Arana Trio, Lesser Pleasures, JC & the Nuns, The Guillotine Choir, New Obsessions, and Lava Dreams. Both days will have accompanying live video projection provided by XO Blackwater. Additional artists, schedule times, and additional information will be announced at a later date.
Outer Reaches is a music festival based in Kansas City that showcases the ‘out there’, left-of-center, under-the-radar artists experimenting within and pushing boundaries in their respective genre. Regional acts as well as national and international touring acts are a part of the festival’s spirit, celebrating the variety of experimental music around the globe. There has always a strong tie to music that would fit into the realm of psychedelic music, but the festival has since opened up to more genres with a goal of promoting all music that is adventurous and mind expanding. The festival began in 2012 at FOKL Center, a community art space in downtown Kansas City, Kansas and was organized by Dedric Moore of local psych / experimental bands Monta At Odds and Mysterious Clouds. Adding Haymaker Records owner Brenton Cook and recordBar owner Steve Tulipana to the Outer Reaches crew, the trio have sought to grow and change the festival each and every year. This will be the first year that the festival falls the weekend before Halloween.
Outer Reaches 2018 is a partnership between the festival and Midwest Music Foundation and has been made possible through a grant from the Kansas City Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund. Midwest Music Foundation (MMF), a nonprofit organization founded in 2008, provides health care assistance, education, and resources to the Kansas City music community, and receive proceeds from ticket sales from the event. Outer Reaches is happy to be an official Expanded Field Partner of Open Spaces KC, a contemporary art experience with visual creations and performances by local, national and international artists transforming the city for 9 weeks. Sponsors for this year’s fest include KKFI 90.1 FM, Records with Merritt, 7th Heaven, KTBG 90.9FM The Bridge, Bullseye Records, Boulevard Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company, XO Blackwater, Josey Records, It’s a Beautiful Day, Seen Merch, Haymaker Records, Kosmic City, and Print Time.
For more information on the festival, visit www.outerreachesfest.com. Each day of the festival is 18+. Friday has a ticket price of $15 (Day of Show), $12 (Advance) while Saturday has a ticket price of $20 (Day of Show), $15 (Advance). Advanced Two-Day tickets can be purchased for $25. All ticket options are available from the recordBar website. Please review the facebook events for Friday and Saturday.
And the photos are up! See what happened at the 2018 Outer Reaches Explores the World.
Outer Reaches is pleased to announce the first of two events for 2018. Outer Reaches Explores the World 2018 is a new format with an emphasis on artists inspired by rhythms and traditional instruments of the world, who have incorporated this sound in creative ways to construct new boundary-pushing music. This isn’t a “world music” event per se and will still feature the familiar format of left-of-center music, it just has more of a worldly feel to it. This special event has been made possible through a grant from the Kansas City Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund and will function as a benefit for Midwest Music Foundation. Special promotions courtesy of KKFI 90.1 FM. We will still have our regular two-day main event of Outer Reaches in the fall. Stay tuned for more news on that announcement.