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Pandemic Play: Hobbies that stuck with musicians through the epidemic

Ever hear the phrase “A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away.” During the pandemic, it was easy to dive head-first into a hobby if

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The Vintage Virtuoso: Neal Francis is bringing nostalgic cool (and piano rock) to the Bottleneck

For the most part during the pandemic, musicians had to lay low, sit on their hands, and dream about the next big gig. But Neal

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SOLOHAWK celebrating album release with two Lawrence shows

When the pandemic hit, every local musician had to approach their craft differently. But Til Willis, the man behind indie-folk duo SOLOHAWK, excelled thanks to

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Chess Club steps up with new album “You’re Lucky I Like You”

Leave it to one of the scene’s most DIY bands to stay busy during the pandemic. Nearly three years after their last release, You’re Lucky

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Love and Aggression: After five years, Approach finally unleashes tension-filled album

Nothing Approach has done was ever ill-timed, and his latest album is no exception. Merely, Minutes In A Day [Section2: Antique Mall] is a culmination

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From studio to screen: Library’s virtual experiences a hit with music lovers

What’s a recording studio to do when the pandemic closes their doors? Well, if you work at the Sound+Vision studio at the Lawrence Public Library,

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Country musician corrals community for holiday help with Christmas toy drive

In Lawrence, country music and the holidays go hand-in-hand. That’s because one country musician has spent years going big for the holiday. Every December, Ryan

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Sky Smeed finds “True Love” in quarantine isolation

If there’s one thing local folkster Sky Smeed learned during the quarantine, it’s the art of adaptability. One moment, musicians were playing shows and planning

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SHAH is a rising local queer icon

It’s been a whirlwind of a year for SHAH. Since we last checked in with the local musician, he was riding the waves of his

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Our Summer 2020 issue is now online

Welp, we’re definitely going to hell for this one. Our Summer 2020 issue is live! In this issue, we talk to Lawrence’s favorite psychedelic-weed-Jesus-themed band,