Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type release their debut EP Degenerate Matters on Friday at the RecordBar.
After establishing a reputation as one of the region’s most significant small rock-oriented venues at its initial location in Westport, RecordBar has moved to a larger, two-tiered space downtown.
3 reasons we're listening to Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type this week:
1. Mallin left the University of Missouri to pursue a career in music. The new EP by the college-aged artist indicates her decision might not have been entirely foolhardy.
2. In spite of her tender age, Mallin sounds like an old soul. On Degenerate Matters, she often seems prematurely weary and cynical.
3. Tastemakers such as Brian Clifton of Mills Record Company and Tim Finn of the Kansas City Star have embraced Mallin's music, which evokes indie-pop stars including Florence+The Machine and Feist.
Pink Royal and Spirit Is the Spirit open Friday’s show at RecordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri, 64108, 816-753-5207.
Bill Brownlee’s writing appears weekly in The Kansas City Star and Ink magazine. He blogs about Kansas City’s jazz scene at Plastic Sax.