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Why the cynics should lay off Kanrocksas

One of my favorite activities nowadays is listening to heated discussions about the upcoming Kanrocksas music festival. I love hearing the good, the bad and


Wayne Coyne makes surprise visit to Love Garden

-by Fally Afani   It was one of those magical moments that could only happen in Lawrence, Kansas. At about 4:30 on Saturday afternoon, Kelly


Matt and Kim bring wild ruckus to Kansas City

-by Fally Afani   On Wednesday night Kansas City was treated to two of the wildest entertainers on tour this summer. Matt and Kim, along


Hospital Ships teams up with The Hips for album release show

On Friday night the songs inside Love Garden were as steamy as the air outside. Scenesters, decked in their cutoff shorts, arrived at the city’s


Blast from the past: former Lawrence band The Capsules heading back into the studio

When I was younger, I loved loved loved The Capsules. No matter how wound up I got, I could head over to The Bottleneck, and

Album Reviews Articles

Album Review: Spirit is the Spirit – Mother Mountain

Editor’s Note: Nicholas Stahl did such a wonderful job reviewing the Quiet Corral album, we decided to ask him back for another review. He was


A hot mess: Foster the People bring sweaty party to the Bottleneck

On Friday night I walked into what had to have been one of the sweatiest dance parties of the year. The Bottleneck was sold out,


Hospital Ships puts Lawrence in the spotlight with two videos

Well, it appears our good friends with Hospital Ships have decided to throw a little love Lawrence’s way. On Tuesday the band released their latest


Summer must-haves: Appleseed Cast and Hospital Ships release new music

On Tuesday, two of Lawrence’s finest bands will have some new music available for your listening pleasure. The Appleseed Cast is releasing their latest EP,


Cute overload: One More Cheerful Action

You can’t help but feel just a little bit gooey inside when watching One More Cheerful Action. Not only do the singer-songwriter duo spit out