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Kris Vera-Phillips

Stories by Kris

Review: The Kinetiks, the Volunteers and the Also Rans

The Kinetiks' reputation for a fierce and playful live set was enough to pack the dance floor at the Bottleneck. Last night, new KU grads forgot about the upcoming job hunt, school loan payments and mapping out the rest of their lives. Instead, they lived in the moment; dancing to the loud, wild and spunky sounds that helped them survive their college years.

Review: American Catastrophe with Softee, Ghosty and the PedalJets

Live, loud and local: rockin' out with American Catastrophe and other indie bands for the Sonic Spectrum Anniversary Showcase in Kansas City.

Review: The Thermals w/Ad Astra Per Aspera and The Legendary Terrordactyls

Staying up late on a week night to catch rockin' performances by the Thermals and their Lawrence counterparts at the Bottleneck on Tuesday night.

Review: the Harvey Girls, Superargo at the Gaslight Tavern

A cozy night under the stars with out-of-this-world electronica and indie pop goodness.

Review: Danielson with Evan Saatoff and namelessnumberheadman at the Bottleneck

For folks just coming down from the Wakarusa buzz...or for others who couldn't afford to join the throng of festival goers....the Bottleneck offered up headliners who straddled the border of indie rock and Christian pop.

Review: Ghosty and White Whale at the Eight Street Tap Room

I didn't want to miss a minute of the local up-and-coming indie pop band Ghosty. I was looking forward to this concert after listening to Lawrence locals hyping the group, who have academic roots at KU.

Review: Aubrey, Ghost in Light at the Jackpot Saloon

Moody prog rock and soulful indie pop warmed up the brave souls who ignored weather and finals in order to make it out to the Jackpot Saloon on Friday night.

Review: Super Furry Animals, Caribou at the Granada

I expected a good time. I didn't expect to get the wind knocked out of me.