Street Level

in Lawrence, Kansas

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Rose's Rules of Order

Ed Rose's production resume comprises a who's who of local and regional rock bands: The Appleseed Cast, Butterglory, The Casket Lottery, Coalesce, Arthur Dodge, The Esoteric, The Get Up Kids, Kill Creek, Reggie and the Full Effect, Slackjaw, Stick, Ultimate ...

Under the Masque

You may know Arthur Dodge as the front man of the stalwart roots-rock unit The Horsefeathers. Or as horny Yuletide lounge maven, Slick Rhodes. Be it the occasional Tom Petty or Neil Young tribute, the ubiquitous benefit show, or an ...

Stirring Up the Melting Pot

RedLefty calls their music swingin' blues, which is the short way of saying roots- folk- dixieland- bluegrass- country- klezmer- ragtime- hoedown- swing- blues music The six members of RedLefty-Jeff Williams (guitar), Dan Rempel (guitar, vocals), Chris Millspaugh (harmonica, trumpet), Nate ...

The Honeymoon Continues

Piercing screams leap from a tidy Victorian home in a quiet Lawrence neighborhood. Foul play? Tragedy? Little girls playing Barbie. Things are getting back to normal for Katie Euliss (vocals, upright bass) and Mike West (vocals, banjo, and guitar) of ...

Birth of a Musical Nation

You can't swing a cat in downtown Lawrence without hitting a Hangauer. Of the five (at last count) Hangauer siblings, four are active contributors to at least six local bands. Big brother Zachary launched Lawrence-based Rangelife Records in 2006, and ...

Get up, stand up. Get naked.

In a storefront directly across the street from the county courthouse, people are plotting against the system. Though locals refer to them inaccurately as anarchists ("radicals" or "revolutionaries" are preferred terms) the members of the Solidarity! Center embrace the entire ...

Where all the lights are bright

At nine on Friday nights, the sounds of Luxe Soul fill the Star Bar in the back of Pachamama's. Well-behaved patrons of all stripes lounge in plush armchairs, quaffing wine and grazing on artfully presented appetizers. As the night deepens, ...

Leave Home!

Huddled around an atlas at a coffeehouse table, the Kinetiks are planning their first tour. In just a year's time, the Kinetiks' exuberant and intelligent brand of rock has earned them a loyal following-particularly among Lawrence musicians. Now, they're taking ...

Packing Serious Wood

Call them purists, retro-rockers, or deconstructionists and the three members of Log Lady nod in agreement. Call them cock-rockers and they smile. Log Lady's Myspace page warns citizens to hide their dope and lock up their daughters. Their live shows ...

Investing in Pork Futures

Take liberal amounts of coffee, cigarettes, chocolate and alcohol and combine with a selection of artists and lawyers, musicians and writers, businesspeople and professors, students and slackers. Stuff all ingredients into a tiny downtown storefront. Infuse with cool music, season ...