Not A Planet
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Not A Planet

Kansas City, Missouri, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Kansas City, Missouri, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Alternative Indie




"Pure Pros, Pure Pleasure!"

“We’ve worked with Not A Planet and experienced the crowd reaction a dozen times or more … Pure Pros, Pure Pleasure!” - - Thom McGinty, Steel City Media, KC102.1 FM (Feb 18, 2015)

"Sometimes it takes a second look..."

"one of those bands that causes the audience to stop mid-sentence and take notice [...] this music is what addictions are made of." -Rachel Fredrickson - Music, It's in the Genes (blog)

"More Summer Jams"

"Unabashed pop-rock from Missouri [...] With bouncing drums and soaring vocal melodies flanked by almost classic rock guitar licks, Not A Planet sound like a less trippy, but equally epic Bright Light Social Hour." - Creative Loafing Tampa

"Festival Guide: Summer Jam"

"Who knew that huge hooks, big drums, and even bigger melodies could come from the Midwest? Not A Planet, apparently. [...] pop gems just dingy enough to keep naysayers and anti-pop purists from running away. [...] 'Bring Her Home' [...] has all the bounce of an Alabama Shakes song combined with the desperation of Jeff Buckley." - Suburban Apologist

"Not A Planet with Tim York @ Crosstown Station, Kansas City MO"

"Very dancey and fun to watch [...] Forget using the word indie to describe a band, Not A Planet is straight folk rock and they fucking own it. [...] This is rock n’ roll baby." - Casey Osburn - Popwreckoning

"Local Artist Overthrow beats the cold with hot local talent"

"Maybe it's because of a penchant for touring, or maybe it's due to lead singer Nathan Corsi's roots in the Brooklyn indie scene, but [...] Not a Planet was the most emphatically oriented crowd-pleaser. " - Jenny Kratz - The Pitch

"Boulevardia festival gets it right the first time"

The trio makes a big sound and issues a variety of styles, much of it steeped in the sounds of the ’60s and ’70s. The Beatles are an obvious influence, but there were some Paul Simon resemblances, too. And Not a Planet can muster some heavy blues, too, tapping into the sounds of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. - Back to Rockville

"The Pitch Music Showcases"

Corsi's elastic rock vocals were on full display, stretching to a remarkable falsetto before descending again to rumble among the heavy guitars. - Pitch Magazine

"A Night with Not A Planet and 100 Monkeys"

"Not A Planet is a perfect blend of talent and Charisma [...] These guys are the real deal." - Erin Tuttle - Lost In Reviews

"Listen: Not A Planet"

"consistently wowing crowds [...] highly entertaining live shows. [...] amazing, rollicking songs spanning bluesy garage rock, classic rock and folk – think Delta Spirit meets The Killers." - Danielle Pierre - Asterisky

"For Your Aural Enjoyment"

"stunning music [...] retro sound, modern (edge) [...] (feel) connected emotionally to each song" - James Champion

"Tickets, Shows, Events And MORE 91.9 Awesomeness!"

"Not A Planet, a crazy fun group that one could describe as The Killers meets Bon Iver with just a hint of The Beatles. If you missed that show, then you were missing OUT. Those guys rocked. Stage presence, music, showmanship – honestly couldn’t ask for a better up-and-coming group to kick off our biggest concert event of the season." -Nikki Marcotte - 91.9 The Wildcat

"...sometimes it takes a second look"

the first shot was good. melodic, a little slower, with some solid vocals.

...they got on stage, figured out their lineup...

the second shot is, well, freakin' awesome.

Not A Planet is a little 3 piece from the blessed waters (errr, lands) of Kansas City. When it all started they were more like a 4 piece..or was it a 5 piece. Well either way, they had put up a few songs with this line-up. And like I said, they were more on the melodic side of life. Good stuff, don't get me wrong, but it took a live sesh for me to really get a full grasp of their talent.

"dammmnnn" - i'm pretty sure was my first initial reaction to their set. one of those bands that causes the audience to stop mid-sentence and take notice. so needless to say, my excitement grew when i heard they were going back in the studio to take a "second look" at their music. essentially recording all new goodness.

the new stuff? well it's:
- a crazy fun tempo (dance moves are unavoidable)
- a strong rock guitar (imagine Black Keys meets Cake)
- a dramatic set of drums (let me explain this - one minute the drums do this delicate skip and the next they're thrashing your face off - drama!)

and all this is only off of 3 songs, imagine an entire album! this music is what addictions are made of. once you hear it, you're going to want more and more.

Cause they're super nice, here's some free music:

Psh, of course they're on tour:

and for good measure,



Helping you find your background music. \m/(>.<)\m/ - BlogSpot

"recordBar (venue) review of NAP"

"Not A Planet are pro, a pleasure to work with not to mention their creative yet accessible approach to the rock and roll idiom. Me, I like 'em." -Steve Tulipana - Steve Tulipana, recordBar (Kansas City, MO)

"Glasslands Gallery (venue) review of NAP"

"Not A Planet charms the arms off of Brooklyn every time they roll through." -Abbey Ley - Abbey Ley, Glasslands Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)



Traversing the country together since 2010, power trio band of brothers from others, Not A Planet, (Nathan Corsi-Guitar/Vocals, Liam Sumnicht-Drums/Harmony, William Sturges-Bass/Harmony) passionately serves up compelling rock and roll music with balls-out fervor, diversely influenced by catchy 60's pop, east coast indie rock and the foot-stompin' blues of the north.

Road testing sounds from their upcoming release all around the US, performing at festivals, pubs and concert halls, Not A Planet reaches deep to organically connect with their audience. Songs from their 2013 LP 'The Few, The Proud, The Strange' have become a staple on local and national radio stations, and Turn Me On from their 2012 'NAPsack EP' earned them a nomination at the Independent Music Awards, and served as a springboard for their musical direction.

This year is a move forward in the Not A Planet trajectory, gaining ground in new places to new faces, with new material to share. If NAP is not in your earholes now, odds are good they will be soon.

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