The Life And Times
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The Life And Times singer-guitarist Allen Epley, who spent a decade with Kansas City’s riff-heavy post-punkers Shiner, wasted little time starting up a new project when that band ended in 2003. In The Life And Times, he stays close to his musical roots, but takes a subtler, moodier approach to the rock that was Shiner’s specialty. The Kansas City band specializes in big-and-shiny guitar sounds and barn-door drums meant for sold-out stadiums, even if the group is still plying its soaring, ’80s-inspired rock on club stages. The band’s new record, No One Loves You Like I Do, is arranged into song-days, scattered randomly through the list of tracks but all big, booming, and morosely emotional.