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Album Review: Varma Cross – “Reunion Balloons”

Quick and lethal, Varma Cross’ Reunion Balloons is like a switchblade; the five tracks spring out with a sharp shimmer and strike with a viciousness.

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The best things we saw at Middle of the Map Fest

We rocked, we thrashed, we grooved, and now we’re sore. Middle of the Map Fest seemed like an even bigger feat to pull off this

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Photo Gallery: 2016 Middle of the Map Fest, Saturday

The final day of Middle of the Map Fest assured the Crossroads area an entire day buzzing with activity. Because the fourth day of the
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Photo Gallery: 2016 Middle of the Map Fest, Friday

The third night of this year's Middle of the Map Fest saw a big change of scenery, with shows moving completely out of Westport and
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Photo Gallery: 2016 Middle of the Map Fest, Thursday

We saw a taste of home on the second day of Middle of the Map Fest, thanks to a heavy presence of LFK bands. This
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Photo Gallery: 2016 Middle of the Map Fest, Wednesday

Middle of the Map fest kicked off on Wednesday with an array of Kansas City, Lawrence, and touring acts. This year, the festival utilized smaller
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Half of Westerners started a new band called Mace Mouth, and boy are they rowdy

We really didn’t expect this much rage to come out of a brand new act, but we shouldn’t be that surprised. Half of Westerners (the

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Photo Gallery: Guided By Voices / Schwervon!

You could say that Robert Pollard has a love/hate relationship with everyone around him. When the head honcho behind Guided By Voices toured through Lawrence
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Photo Gallery: Varma Cross / Wendy Moira / Wides

On a chilly and drizzly Friday evening, Love Garden set the scene for some of Lawrence’s rising acts. Varma Cross was celebrating a cassette release
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Watch: The Quivers debut new music at the Replay

Be still, our hearts! The Quivers have graced Lawrence once again in all their retro-rocking glory. The Kansas City band toes the line between rockabilly