Fally Afani

Fally is a freelance writer and photographer covering local music for Lawrence.com

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Lawrence bands to watch in 2016

It’s been an exciting year for music, and the past few months have acted as a buildup to what is sure to be a very showy 2016. Here are some bands that should be watched carefully over the next year.

Funky, folky and fun: The shows of New Year’s Eve

Lawrence is a solid music town with a knack for parties. Even with all the diverse musical tastes that decorate this town, New Year’s Eve is shaping up to be an impressive night of live music.

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Jazzhaus Big Band still swinging in third decade of Christmas Formal

On Dec. 19, Jazzhaus owner Rick McNeely will be leading a 17-piece band in its 33rd year of the Jazzhaus’ Big Band Christmas Formal. Revelers will dress up in their holiday finest and dance the night away to big band music while dozens of horn players blast lively tunes through the air.

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Good wood: Musicians seek out local guitar maker to create custom instruments

If you give Danny Corwin anything made from wood, chances are he can sculpt it into a guitar.

Lawrence musicians increasingly turn to local, independent studios

When Cowgirl's Train Set was ready to record this fall, space in the studio was a valuable resource. To keep sounds from bleeding together during the process, they recorded saxophonist Albert Moews' parts in the kitchen, while the rest of the band strummed and plucked away in the studio upstairs.

Quirky musicians to celebrate 40 years of 'Glad Bag' folk song

This weekend, musicians near and far will gather at the Jackpot to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Send Me to Glory in a Glad Bag.”

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Jeff Daniels on balancing his acting and music careers, going on a 'musical adventure' with his family and that famous 'Newsroom' speech

Amid the recent releases of two new films, “Steve Jobs” and “The Martian,” Jeff Daniels will be showcasing a musical talent not everyone gets to see when he stops at the Granada on Oct. 27 with his son’s act, The Ben Daniels Band, for a night of rustic Americana.

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Bully to bring raw rock to the Bottleneck

If you’ve been missing that ’90s, alternative rock vibe, Bully might be the band for you.

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Musical maturity: Katlyn Conroy of La Guerre growing up in the public eye

This Saturday, Katlyn Conroy and her band La Guerre will be returning to the one of the larger stages in town at the Lied Center for Midwest Fallfest, an event that showcases music, art and film at KU.

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Radkey's return: How the hard-rocking trio of brothers got their start in Lawrence

There’s a reason why Radkey, which hasn’t played a show in Lawrence in a couple of years, wanted to come here in the midst of an international tour: This is where they got their start.

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