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Chevy Music Showcase highlights local talent

Chevy has chosen to highlight the KC music scene with a short documentary series, focusing on 8 local bands and sponsored by local Chevy dealers. Starting May 30, the documentaries will air Wednesdays on KCWE between 9:40-9:50p during Entertainment Tonight and again between 10:40-10:45p during The Office. On Thursdays, episodes will air on KMBC between 11:29-11:34p during The Big Bang Theory and again between 12:58-1:03a during Jimmy Kimmel Live!. On Fridays, episodes will air on KMBC between 12:58-1:03 a.m. during Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

Here's the schedule:

And here's a video from Maps for Travelers, the first band featured in the series!

 

   

Antennas Up: June Artist of the Month

Antennas Up is one of our favorite Kansas City bands. Formed in 2008, the quartet showcases a range of genres in its music: funk, hip-hop, dance, electronic, and radio-friendly pop. The band is not afraid to take risks, but can execute its craft better than most bands in Kansas City, let alone around the nation.

The group's latest album, The Awkward Phase, was released on May 15 to favorable reviews.

The band also recently completed a successful Kickstarter project to get the album on airwaves across the country and more than exceeded the goal. Cheers!

Check out the first single from The Awkward Phase, "December."

Antennas Up is:

  • Kyle Akers: lead vox, bass
  • Bo McCall: guitar, vox
  • The Ryantist: drums, vox
  • Jonny Universe: guitar, keys, vox