The I-70 Series makes a pit stop in Lawrence, topping off the local hip hop scene while sparing enough time to check their tire pressure and fill up on Pita Pit. Co-hosts Ryan Johnson and Kyle sit down with some of the Midwest's finest rappers including Stik Figa, Steddy P, Dutch Newman, and Earthworms. So take the next off ramp (the East Lawrence exit is finally open) and get ready for the pyroclastic flow.

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UUVVWWZ (pronounced Double 'U' Double 'V' Double 'W'...'Z') might have one of the most ponderous band names ever, which in this case is a good thing considering the group's eccentric sound. Part art rock with a dash of experimental blues, the Nebraska quartet has a little something for everyone. AK Brashear sits down with UUVVWWZ to discuss the band's unique songwriting practices and how he might improve his own name by adding more random letters.

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Bandit Teeth

Sometimes there’s a band… I won’t say heroes, ’cause, what’s a hero? Sometimes, there’s a band. And I’m talkin’ about Bandit Teeth here – Bandit Teeth from Lawrence. Sometimes, there’s a band, well, they're the band for their time and place. They fit right in there. And that’s Bandit Teeth. Bandit Teeth, from Lawrence. And even if they're a crazy band – and Bandit Teeth are most certainly that. Quite possibly the craziest in all of Lawrence, which would place them high in the runnin’ for craziest statewide. Sometimes there’s a band, sometimes, there’s a band. Well, I lost my train of thought here. But… aw, hell. I’ve done introduced it enough.

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