Be/Non – “Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic” Record Release Party at Scottish Rite 2016/02/28

BeNon MSSM Record Release 02/28/16

BeNon MSSM Record Release 02/28/16

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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Be/Non “Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic” Vinyl Pre-Order

Be/Non - Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic - LP Packaging

Be/Non – Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic – LP Packaging

The new Be/Non album Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic is available for pre-order now on 12-Inch vinyl (purple blob inside of milky-clear vinyl). It hits local stores on LEAP DAY, February 29th, 2016. For a limited time, we’ll throw in the Be/Non Moi Ou Toi 7-Inch Single for free with purchase of Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic. There are also a limited number of the 2009 album A Mountain of Yeses (courtesy of Be/Non) that you can bundle for just $10 more.

“Be/Non transports you to a parallel universe where psychedelia, song-craft and space exploration still matter… this record is amazing – it’s groovy, it’s trippy, it’s gorgeous and it should be snatched up right away.”
-Kid Millions (Oneida / Man Forever / Fox Millions Duo)

Cassette Store Day 2015 Releases

Haymaker Records is offering two brand new cassettes for Cassette Store Day 2015 on Saturday, October 17th. The new Be/Non full-length Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic, after 5+ years in the making, will see its first light of day. Post-punk / no wave outfit Sie Lieben Maschinen, will have their 2015 album June Gloom made available for the first time in physical form. Both cassettes are limited to 100 copies and available for purchase from the Haymaker Records Shop or your favorite Kansas City record store.

Burger Records helped to curate this year’s Cassette Store Day and they’ve provided a Soundcloud playlist of select tracks from this year’s releases. Both Haymaker Records releases are included. Check it out.

KC Psych Fest 2015 @recordBar – October 2nd & 3rd, 2015

KC Psych Fest

KC Psych Fest

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
Facebook Event Page:

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
Facebook Event Page:

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)

The recordBar | KC Psych Fest | Duvel | Ink Magazine | Haymaker Records | Seen Merch | Mills Record Company | It’s a Beautiful Day

Haymaker Stage at Crossroads Music Festival 2015

The 11th annual Crossroads Music Fest kicks off tonight at 6:00 at seven different venues in the Crossroads arts district of Kansas City. The Haymaker Records Stage will be at MOD Gallery featuring the KC Psych Fest showcase with Dark Satellites, Riala, Freight Train Rabbit Killer, The Philistines, Janet the Planet, 3 Son Green, and the psychedelic DJ workings of DJ Mod Professor (DJ Ray Velasquez). We’ll have brilliant screen projection work by VJDN8.

It will be a real treat for the eyes and ears and cheap drinks all night. We can’t say enough about CMF and all the great local music acts it has helped expose over the years and are so happy to be a part of it. See you tonight!

Haymaker Stage @CMF 2015

Haymaker Stage @CMF 2015

Riala “Be Here | Be There” Vinyl Release Party @Harling’s Upstairs 2015-09-04

Haymaker Records and Riala invite you to the Vinyl Release Party for the album Be Here | Be There. The vinyl is now available for pre-order but this will be your first opportunity to hold a copy of the awesome milky-clear colored 12-Inch vinyl. The show will be held at Harling’s Upstairs at 3941-A Main Street in Kansas City on Friday, September 4th, 2015 with support from DJ 5-htp, The Author and the Illustrator, and labelmates Jorge Arana Trio. See you at the release party!

Facebook Event Page.

Be Here | Be There

Be Here | Be There

Also, check out the Riala promo video assembled from the Haymaker Records Summer Showcase.

Crossroads Music Fest 2015

Crossroads Music Fest 2015 Poster

Crossroads Music Fest 2015 Poster

The 11th annual Crossroads Music Fest will be held on Saturday, September 12th, 2015 on 7 different stages in the Crossroads District. Haymaker Records and KC Psych Fest are pleased to announce a stage at the 2015 Crossroads Music Fest.

The Haymaker Records / KC Psych Fest stage will be at MOD Art Gallery on 1809 McGee St. The lineup for the stage is as follows

6:00PM – DJ Mod Professor (Ray Velasquez psyched-out hearlucinations DJ Set)
7:00PM – Dark Satellites
8:00PM – Riala
9:00PM – Freight Train Rabbit Killer
10:00PM – The Philistines
11:00PM – Janet the Planet
12:00AM – 3 Son Green

Advanced tickets can be purchased from Crossroads Music Fest.

Crossroads Music Fest Facebook Event Page