Deadwood Edition Issue #72

April 5, 2005

Hip or hype?

Lawrence's music scene just wants to be loved

If the opinions of two of the largest national music magazines mean anything at all, Lawrence's music scene is not necessarily hip, nor does it warrant much hype. Blender magazine's last list names renowned sonic centers like Austin and NYC's Williamsburg as the "20 Most Rock & Roll Towns in America." But our beloved little town of Lawrence didn't even make the cut.

Working-class wine

Le Bourgeois Vineyards offer low-key day trip

It's easy to make bad wine. Making good wine, however, is an ambition that requires much more discipline. For Les Bourgeois Vineyards, the only thing that matters is the end product: eleven one-of-a-kind wines straight out of the Midwest

Week that was

Wherein we peruse the news that was new last week...

Bullet in the chamber

Split Lip Rayfield's Kirk Rundstrom takes aim at insurgent country kings, Bloodshot Records

"I feel hurt, neglected, let down and disappointed in my relationship with Bloodshot Records," says Split Lip Rayfield's Kirk Rundstrom.

'Sin City' a graphic triumph

Several modern movies have tried to bring the look and feel of a comic book to life. Not just to adapt comic characters into a cinematic setting, but really capture the episodic, exaggerated, colorful texture of an actual ink-and-paper product.

Tease photo

Review: Phantom Dust - Xbox

Majesco scores with this deep, online action frenzy

In the world of video games, spring is the season to sleep through a boring list of blah releases. This year, we've had a few surprises, plus the launch of the PSP, so it's been far from the normal spring blahs. Majesco's Phantom Dust appears out of nowhere, and provides a whimsical blend of card-based RPG battle and tantalizing action.


REAL pirates.

Michael Jackson, NPR and Mass Street drummers

Three different things.


A Very Important Question. About Radiohead.