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Photo Gallery: Modern Baseball / Knuckle Puck / Foxing / Crying / Somos

For the young and the young at heart the Granada hosted an all ages early show Sunday night with a national touring lineup. Somos, Crying


Photo Gallery: Citizen / You Blew It! / Praise / Hostage Calm / Head Club and Hazing

The Jackpot hosted an early bandfest Sunday night for those of us clinging to hope for the return of the golden emo era. Locals Head


Photo Gallery: Local Natives / Moses Sumney

The Granada was packed Friday night for their second sold out show in a row. This time, Local Natives brought the kids out and they


Photo Gallery: Manchester Orchestra / Balance and Composure / Kevin Divine and the Goddamn Band

Manchester Orchestra rolled through town Thursday on their tour supporting their new album, Cope. Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band opened the show with an


Photo Gallery: Mates of State / La Guerre

Tuesday night was a local affair on a national scale at The Granada. The show opened with Katlyn Conroy’s La Guerre. The group has grown


SXSW Success Story: The 1975

Words and photos by Lillian Wright Smith There are so many musicians at SXSW, it would be easy to attend each year without ever seeing


SXSW through a photographer’s lens

Words and photos by Lillian Wright Smith SXSW facts: there is music everywhere, even on street corners and in Winnebagos parked on the street; if


Photo Gallery: Into It. Over It. / A Great Big Pile of Leaves / Maps for Travelers

Friday night the Jackpot hosted a national touring show with a local feel. Kansas City guys Maps for Travelers opened the night with their signature


Photo Gallery: The Dead Girls / Rooms Without Windows / Grenadina

The Dead Girls headlined Friday night at the Jackpot, drawing a thriving crowd of music-goers. Grenadina opened with their signature dark and moody rock, and


Kevin Devine brings emotional set to Kansas City

Kansas City’s Record Bar was a treated to a heartfelt rock show Thursday night. Brooklyn song writer Kevin Devine is touring to support the release