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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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Stik Figa triumphantly returns to Lawrence with Approach, Barrel Maker

“Today I’m 33!” announced Stik Figa triumphantly at the beginning of his set. The crowd erupted in cheers. This day had been anticipated for a


Tears For Fears bring impeccable performance to Kansas City

It started with that unmistakeable riff, the opening notes to “Everybody Wants To Rule The World.” That handful of notes signaled the beginning of a


Photo Gallery: Toadies / Ume

Alt-rock blew through Kansas City Thursday evening when the Toadies hit up Knuckleheads and brought Ume along for the ride. Photographer LeRoy Pristach was there


Photo Gallery: Ms. Lauryn Hill in Kansas City

Kansas City got the week started right when Ms. Lauryn Hill electrified the Uptown Theater. The venue sold every seat in the house, and fans

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Album Review: Brooke Tuley – “First Midnight”

by Nathan Cardiff The industrial hum that opens on Brooke Tuley’s First Midnight sets the tone for the first half of the record. Through the

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Arcade Fire / tUnE-yArDs bring flash and flair to Kansas City

The Starlight may never have looked as fancy as it did on Saturday night when Arcade Fire blew through like a colorful whirlwind. The vivid


The Replay celebrates 20 tenacious years

Congratulations, Replay. Your entertaining, memorable, and shameless good times have officially lasted two decades. What better way to celebrate than with a show just as


Take A Ride With The Cocaine Gypsies: The Devil

“We’re going to try a new one that we wrote last night. It’s called cocaine gypsies,” announced the vixen who sings for Kansas City’s The