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The Darkness is still one of the greatest rock bands of our generation

The Darkness / Photo by Fally Afani 20 years ago, The Darkness released one of the most exciting rock albums of our generation. On Wednesday

Zola Jesus brings colorful intensity to the Granada

At a quarter past 10:00 on a Wednesday night at the Granada, with a plastic iceberg planted dead-center, Zola Jesus took the stage. The venue


SXSW through a photographer’s lens

Words and photos by Lillian Wright Smith SXSW facts: there is music everywhere, even on street corners and in Winnebagos parked on the street; if


Kevin Devine brings emotional set to Kansas City

Kansas City’s Record Bar was a treated to a heartfelt rock show Thursday night. Brooklyn song writer Kevin Devine is touring to support the release


Franz Ferdinand / Frankie Rose woo the Granada

The mood at the Granada on Tuesday night was infectious. Franz Ferdinand’s legendary live shows tend to slap smiles on everyone they perform for, and


Mumford and Sons say goodbye (for now) in Kansas

On a chilly Friday night, it was beards, fishtail braids, caps and suspenders as far as the eye could see when Mumford and Sons played


Lawrence parties hard with Andrew W.K.

After a six year absence, the king of partying made a triumphant return to Lawrence. It was hardly an ordinary Tuesday night when Andrew W.K.


Watch: Mates of State and the Postal Service at the Midland

In a grand gesture of gregarious nostalgia, scores of fans packed the Midland two nights in a row to watch The Postal Service team up


Yeasayer lights up the Granada

Friday was a magnificent evening for music lovers in Lawrence. Between the street performers that dotted every corner of downtown (which was lively thanks to


CSS / IO Echo bring seductive summer jam to Kansas City

“It feels like Summer!” Io Echo’s Ioanna Gika exclaimed while perched atop the Riot Room stage in Kansas City. While it was indeed a warm