Saturday, October 10, 2009
The 4-0 Kansas Jayhawks open the Big XII Conference season with a homecoming game against Iowa St., which lost a last-second heartbreaker to K-State last week.
Split Lip Rayfield started taking shape about the time Bill Clinton was getting situated in the oval office. The group's fifth studio album "I'll Be Around" is its first collection of new material since 2004's "Should Have Seen It Coming." It's vintage Split Lip: blazing-fast banjo and mandolin licks balanced by high-lonesome ballads and a healthy sense of humor. Listen to our podcast preview of SLR's latest album.
It's opening night for this new exhibit by Lawrence artists Casey Millstein and Monica Gundlefinger. Our podcast interview with the artists covers their search for beauty in art, flaw flaunting, and a breakdown of what exactly that mysterious title means! Get ready for something very....post-modest!
The Black Sheep Art Collective mentors and provides space for young artists in Arizona. They have produced many mural projects and exhibitions of work from emerging indigenous artists who may not have otherwise had the opportunity to develop their artistic voice.
Tonight's introductory session offers the Lawrence community a chance to get to know the Black Sheep Collective. While here, they will work with several Haskell Indian Nations students to complete a series of panels that will form a mural to be installed at the 4 Winds Center at 15th and Haskell. Check out our podcast preview of the events.
Kylesa is a punishing six-piece metal band from Savannah, Georgia.
Cadillac Sky is a high-lonesome acoustic act that plays a range of originals and covers spanning Bill Monroe to Death Cab for Cutie.
Opener Allison Olassa plays a sort of timeless music that’s as free and loose as Gillian Welch. Her songs are made of the stuff that Walnut Valley Festival regulars adore: earthy melodies, slice-of-life lyrics, plucky instrumentation, and a voice that sticks to your soul.
Listen to our podcast interview with Miss Allison Olassa.
Those Darlins could probably get away with just being three cute gals playing classic country songs (it's how they started, at least), but they rev the engine by electrifying the whole shebang and making it sound more like The Ramones than the Carter Family. The group's goodtime country-punk is a hoot and a holler polished off with a shot of Old Overholt on songs like "DUI or Die" and "Snaggle Tooth Mama."
Fat Possum Records artists Thomas Function play fun, fast-paced garage rock with hip-shaking backbeats and poppy melodies.
And new in movies...
Director R.J. Cutler spent eight months roaming the halls of Vogue, accompanying notoriously icy editor-in-chief Anna Wintour to meetings, fashion shows and glamorous events. The film offers plenty of eye candy, but Cutler seems more interested in the creative process and documenting the way the elite machinery works. ***
This is what life might have been like if the guys from "Swingers" had grown up, moved to the suburbs and turned into lame, sitcom cliches. Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn team up again for this broad comedy about four couples who go on a tropical vacation together. You wouldn't mind getting voted off this island.*1/2