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Rufus Wainwright brought a tender take on his songs to Kansas City

Rufus Wainwright / Photo by Fally Afani We once read on a blog post that after the pandemic, we weren't getting back to normal... we
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Driveway Sessions: Jeff Stolz

Jeff Stolz, like many musicians, had big plans. He spent the better part of 2020 building a fantastic home studio. The striking, tall, blue building


“Always Speak Out.” Wise words from the women of rock and roll

As if it weren’t already hard enough to work as a musician, women have added prejudices working against them. Kesha, Bjork, and Best Coast’s Bethany


At the boiling point: The Appleseed Cast played the Replay, and the whole damn town showed up

This was the type of show that had nearly the entire town in a fit. In a grand stroke of luck for Lawrencians young and


Watch: Spencer Brown at the Jackpot

There’s a booming voice in Lawrence, and it belongs to Spencer Brown. The “folk mastermind” graced the Jackpot stage over the weekend, along with an


Introducing: No Magic

Words by Nathan Cardiff, photos and video by Fally Afani Ben Sauder branches out from the catchy doo-wop sounds of Dean Monkey & the Dropouts

Album Reviews Articles

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


Something Worth A Damn: local musician plotting Kid Congo commotion in Lawrence

You could call Ron Miller the busiest musician in Lawrence. Spewing a fountain of endless ideas and talents, the Up the Academy frontman and drummer


Jim James lays on the charm at Liberty Hall

On Wednesday night, we were anxiously awaiting Jim James’ set and standing in the front row next to an elderly woman. She explained her fandom


Exploring the Experimental: CS Luxem opens up about Lawrence’s collaborative music community

Listening to CS Luxem is like taking a mesmerizing trip down the rabbit hole. There are intricate and tricky twists and turns to navigate, and