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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Photo Gallery: 2013 Middle of the Map Fest, Day 3

Saturday featured a spectacular display from a wide range of bands at Middle of the Map Fest. The music festival ended its third year strong,

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The Comeback Kids: Local bands return to the stage years later

The name of the game for the final night of Kansas City’s Middle of the Map Fest was “Comebacks.” Notice how we said “Comebacks,” not