Outer Reaches 2019 Announced!

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.

Outer Reaches 2019 Poster
Outer Reaches 2019 Poster

Outer Reaches 2016 Lineup Announced!

Rebranded festival, Outer Reaches, launches this Fall at recordBar


KANSAS CITY, MO. – The organizers of the Kansas City Psych Fest, an annual live music festival in its fifth year, have announced an official name change, official dates, and lineups for their upcoming two-night event. On Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1, 2016, the festival Outer Reaches will take over recordBar’s new location at 1520 Grand Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.

The festival began in 2012 at FOKL Center, a community art space in downtown Kansas City, Kansas and was organized by Dedric Moore of Monta At Odds, a local psych/experimental indie band. Adding Haymaker Records owner Brenton Cook and recordBar owner Steve Tulipana to the Outer Reaches crew, the trio have sought to include regional acts along with national touring bands. With the fresh moniker as part of the festival’s rebranding, Outer Reaches aims to include music outside the psychedelic genre.

“This new vision for the festival is really about experimenting within and pushing boundaries in every genre,” Tulipana said. “We want to showcase the ‘out there,’ left-of-center, under-the-radar bands putting on great shows.”

The music of Outer Reaches 2016 will be showcased on two stages over two days at recordBar on Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st. Friday, September 30th will feature the local acts Gamelan Genta Kasturi, Freight Train Rabbit Killer, and Psychic Heat on the first stage, joined by the touring acts Open Fields (Little Rock, AR) and L.A. Witch (Los Angeles, CA). The second stage Friday features the local groups Salty, Youngest Children, Arc Flash, and The Deep End (Brandon Draper & Joc Max). Saturday, October 1st features local acts Emmaline Twist, Michael Angelo’s Dreamfeast, and Be/Non on the first stage, joined by the touring acts Gramps the Vamp (Chicago, IL) and Magic Sword (Boise, ID). Michael Angelo’s performance is just a week after his performance at the POP Montreal festival, marking the first times that he’ll have ever performed the material from his self-titled (and now famously reissued) 1977 album. The second stage Saturday will feature Kimmie Queen & Cody Wyoming, The Tambourine Club, Witch Jail, and HMPH!. Both days will have accompanying video projection provided by Cinemaphonic.

Sponsors for this year’s festival include Records With Merritt, Josey Records, It’s a Beautiful Day, 7th Heaven, Sound 81 Productions, Boulevard Brewing Company, Seen Merch, Haymaker Records, and C&C Drum Company.

For more information, please visit www.outerreachesfest.com. Also review the Facebook Event Page. The show is 18+ and $12 for each day. Advanced tickets are available at $10 for Friday or Saturday or $18 for both days.

Be/Non Record Release Party – Scottish Rite 2016/02/28

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KANSAS CITY, MO. – Kansas City-based Haymaker Records releases the album Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic by space rock group Be/Non on vinyl LP and digital media on leap day February 29, 2016. Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic is the sixth album for Be/Non and will be celebrated with an album release concert entitled MEDITATION: A Live Presentation of Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic by Be/Non in the temple of the Kansas City Scottish Rite, 1330 Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO, on Sunday February 28th 6-10PM.

In 1996, Brodie Rush and his rock band Be/Non recorded two sets of songs in a small home studio in Lawrence, Kansas – material that would become their first two EPs released on cassette. Twenty years later and with a rotating cast of band members, Be/Non is still at it and proud to present the release Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic. Recorded over the course of six years in Brodie Rush’s home studio, the album features Be/Non family old and new performing compelling songs that incorporate pop elements into synth-drenched space rock. A musical direction unlike all previous endeavors, Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic is a meditative album based on deep thought and cosmic oneness. It’s a one-two punch into the unknown with intuitive trajectory, a must-listen for those with a bucket-list for the bizarre. The vinyl is pressed in limited edition purple blob vinyl with digital download included. It is the fifth vinyl release for Haymaker Records.

The show on February 28th will feature Be/Non playing the new album in its entirety, rotating in musicians who assisted in its creation. The Kansas City Scottish Rite was chosen as a location for the event out of a curiosity surrounding the Masonic temple itself that will undoubtedly compliment the music and viewing experience. Built in 1928 and featuring classic Greek design inspired by the ancient mausoleum at Halicarnassus in Caria, the temple has a rich history in Kansas City but little in the way of public music performances. Christian Hankel will be handling stage production for the event and Kansas City catering company Cool Guy Foods will provide catered small bites. Copies of the new vinyl record will be available to the public for the first time at this event. Check out the Facebook Event Page for more details.

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KC Psych Fest 2015

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KC Psych Fest 2015 @recordBar
KC Psych Fest 2015 @recordBar

Come celebrate recordBar‘s 10th Anniversary with the 4th Annual KC Psych Fest. This is a two-night event on Friday, October 2nd and Saturday, October 3rd at recordBar. The night’s entertainment features both local and touring musical acts with a broad range of adventurous musical styles.

The shows are 18+ and only $10 each night. Video projection provided both nights by Steve Gardells


Friday, October 2nd
Advance tickets available at http://ticketf.ly/1VNX99i
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/548603425289258

7:00PM – RLT (Kansas City)
8:00PM – Via Luna (Kansas City)
9:00PM – Holy Gallows (Memphis)
10:00PM – Crushed Out (Brooklyn)
11:00PM – The Philistines (Kansas City)
12:00AM – Merlin (Kansas City)


Saturday, October 3rd
Advance tickets available at http://ticketf.ly/1VNX99i
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1203874149638688

7:00PM – El Condor (Kansas City)
8:00PM – Jorge Arana Trio (Kansas City)
9:00PM – Be/Non (Kansas City)
10:00PM – Van Allen Belt (Pittsburgh)
11:00PM – Wet Socks (Savannah, GA)
12:00AM – Slim Twig (Toronto)

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Seen Merch
Mills Record Company
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