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Longtime friends and musicians Danny Pound, David Swenson to reunite for Love Garden show

Back in the late 1990s, when Danny Pound and David Swenson were just a couple of twentysomething kids tooling around with their guitars and playing offbeat gigs at local venues, Love Garden Sounds was the place to be.

Dean Monkey and the Dropouts doo-wop that thing

Band among 8 performing at this weekend's Forever Fest

Lawrence musicians will dive into all sorts of genres, from punk to garage to hip-hop. But if you’re in the mood for doo-wop, there’s only one band that will give it to you.

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Piano that once belonged to Phog Allen finds home at KU

The story of how Phog Allen's old baby grand piano made its way to the KU chancellor's residence is "a fascinating little nugget of Lawrence history."

Late, great Lawrence musician Clyde Bysom to be honored in tribute concert Saturday

Clyde Bysom was just a kid when he played his first concert with the Lawrence Boys Band at the South Park gazebo back in 1929. Bysom would return to that same gazebo — with his trusty clarinet or saxophone in hand — on several hundred occasions over the next eight decades, for Wednesday night concerts with the Lawrence City Band starting in 1949 as well as gigs with the dozens of local groups he belonged to throughout his lifetime. By Joanna Hlavacek

Young international piano competition winners to perform Saturday

Winners from this week's International Institute for Young Musicians International Piano Competition will perform at a special concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

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Chasing the sensation: How Ebony Tusks’ Marty Hillard returned to hip-hop

Ebony Tusks is, unmistakably, one of the most recognizable and well-loved hip-hop acts in Lawrence right now.

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Open season: Growing open mic night scene an opportunity for musicians to hone their craft

When you start talking to Nicholas St. James about open mic night, it takes about half a second for him to perk up and get really animated on the subject. That’s because in Lawrence, open mic night is not some boring stage where nervous songwriters try their hand at live music.

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After reunion, alternative rock band Failure kicking off tour at Liberty Hall

When Failure decided to reunite, they went big.

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Players and listeners: Paper Buffalo’s sound-seeking journey to Lawrence Field Day Fest

You wouldn’t guess this by looking at them, but Paper Buffalo sounds wise beyond their years. The indie-rockers will be among over 50 bands playing during the Lawrence Field Day Festival this weekend.

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ICYMI: It's Free State Festival week

Free State Festival has officially begun, and will features lots of art, film, food and music events throughout this week. Check out all our preview coverage in one place.

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JEFF the Brotherhood shows that freedom rocks

JEFF the Brotherhood is finally getting a taste of freedom. Earlier this year, brothers Jamin and Jake Orrall were cut by Warner Bros. Records just as they were about to release a new album. Instead of mourning the loss, they celebrated it.

Modest Mouse returning to Lawrence for Liberty Hall show this September

On the heels of an album that took almost a decade to make, Modest Mouse is coming to Lawrence for a Sept. 1 show at ...

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Free State Fest concerts bring week-long party to downtown

A free outdoor George Clinton concert headlines a week of music events during the Free State Festival.

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Buzz Osborne and The Melvins bringing iconic sound, strong opinions to Lawrence

Buzz Osborne will insist that nobody ever listens to him, but the man behind The Melvins is actually full of good ideas.

Kansas City Connection: Stones headline summer's biggest KC concerts

Looking ahead to Kansas City’s summer concert lineup.

'Song to the Cicadas' celebrates rare insects

It's the summer of the cicada here in Lawrence, in case you hadn't heard — and with all that gosh darn buzzing, how could you ...