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Matt Pryor gives major Lawrence shout-out at SXSW

Saturday ended on a very special note for this local gal: I had the privilege of seeing my favorite local musician, Matt Pryor, when I


Clairaudients rock Midcoast Takeover

The Midwest Music Foundation’s showcase, Midcoast Takeover, raged all week at Austin’s Shangri-La. Friday night was no exception when KC boys Clairaudients took the stage


Icky Blossoms bring throbbing dance party to SXSW

by Lillian Wright Smith No one told the Icky Blossoms that Wednesday is supposed to be a low-key night at SXSW.   As part of


The New Cosmopolitans bring indie noise pop to the Jackpot

Lewis Guillen and Summer Bradshaw are relatively new to the local music scene in Lawrence, having played their first show the last day of January


Photo Gallery: Bread and Butter / Alien Jones / Luv Craft

Friday night’s lineup at the Jackpot may have been a last minute addition to the calendar but you wouldn’t know from the crowd and the


Photo Gallery: 2013 Mardi Gras Parade in Lawrence

This Fat Tuesday was marked by the annual Mardi Gras Parade led by the Krewe de Kaw banner, and put on by band leader (and

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By Lillian Wright Smith Don’t let the fact that Saturday’s show at the Granada was an early one lead you to think it was tame.


Title Fight leads vicious show at the Jackpot

by Lillian Wright Smith I don’t know if the Jackpot was ready for the show they put on Wednesday night. The kids traveled far and


Photo Gallery: Reel Big Fish at the Granada

by Lillian Wright Smith There was a ska band on Mass Street Monday night and it was neat. MU330’s Dan Potthast opened the show with


Photo Gallery: Flameing Daeth Fearies / R Type Final

Despite being a short show to make room for The Bottleneck’s regular feature AssJamz, Saturday night’s set by the Flameing Daeth Fearies felt like it