Whether The Life And Times will etch their names into the pantheon of great Kansas City artists remains to be seen. The seemingly innocuous Midwestern hamlet has one of the richest musical histories of any city in the states not named New York or L.A., and has churned out the likes of Charlie Parker, Burt Bacharach, and, more recently, ultra-hip Janelle Monae. The daunting shadows of such top-shelf talent make KC a pretty tough town to catch some spotlight.
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Nevertheless, the Missouri-based trio's resiliency is abundantly apparent in their well-crafted brand of skittish shoe-gaze rock. And the band's blue-collar work ethic all but ensures that they'll make the prestigious cut after all.