Watch: Ryan Wise performs acoustic cover of 'Milkshake' at Henry’s
http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2015/dec/28/301195/ Mondays are normally not the time for live music in Lawrence, but Henry’s has been doing fairly well with their acoustic Monday sets. Considering it rained ice from the sky all day, the turnout on Monday was impressive as Ryan Wise and Joel Bonner took the stage while frozen ...
- Dec. 30, 2015
Duncan Burnett spreads the gospel with 'Soulcially Conscious'
http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2015/dec/27/301178/ Every rapper holds a goal of spreading a message. It just so happens that Duncan Burnett pulls it off properly. Right off the bat with his latest release, "Soulcially Conscious," you know where he’s coming from. In fact, within the first two minutes of the first track, “Olathe,” you ...
- Dec. 28, 2015
Introducing grunge-rock trio Sunday Heroine
http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2015/dec/20/300964/ With it being the very last Saturday before Christmas, Lawrence was out in full force and ready to party over the weekend. The Replay was brimming with excitable revelers donning Christmas hats of every shape and size when a brand new band took the Replay stage for the first ...
- Dec. 23, 2015
Watch CS Luxem debut a new song
http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2015/dec/19/300887/ Normally when a band debuts a new song, they're still working it out. It's (understandably) a bit nerve-wracking if you're onstage testing your new art on an audience. But this isn't the case with CS Luxem. The king of relaxed onstage demeanor busted out — much to the delight ...
- Dec. 22, 2015
Library to host electronic music meetup this weekend
http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2015/dec/14/300653/ We've been seeing a stronger interest in electronic music lately (thanks to bands like Debra, Monster and Narkalark), and the Lawrence Public Library has been helping musicians with that interest. The library's SOUND+VISION studio, more famously known as the free and accessible recording studio for the Lawrence community, has ...
- Dec. 17, 2015
Feel-good Everything: Schwervon! brings holiday cheer to the Replay
http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2015/dec/14/300650/ When Schwervon! comes to town, it’s like when that cool aunt and uncle everybody likes come around for the holidays. They were especially dapper when they hit up the Replay on Friday night. The chipper indie-pop duo are really just the life of the party. First, they brought snacks ...
- Dec. 15, 2015
MilkDrop releases new single with Approach, DJ GTRAIN
http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2015/dec/04/300158/ In an ever-developing revelation of his musical identity, we now bring you the next chapter in the development of MilkDrop. The local lyricist just dropped a new single with the help of a familiar powerhouse last week. The moment "Welcome Home" fires up, you find yourself somewhere familiar with ...
- Dec. 10, 2015
Sam Billen's annual holiday compilation a jolly good time
http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2015/dec/04/300157/ You could say Sam Billen is holiday happy. The Lawrence musician is fond of festivities, and crazy about Christmas. For 10 years in a row, he has rounded up musicians to help him release a compilation of holiday music. This year's album, ["Jolly TIme!"], just arrived and sports a ...
- Dec. 8, 2015
Spencer Mackenzie Brown releases new EP, throwing free show on Saturday
http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2015/nov/28/299861/ [Spencer Mackenzie Brown] has had a wild year. He has a knack for this type of thing. [In April, we noted the nonstop series of very fortunate events his musical career experienced], including playing the SXSW and Middle of the Map music festivals. Since then, the folk-rocker's life hasn't ...
- Dec. 3, 2015
The wild world of Wides
http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2015/nov/28/299860/ "Experimental" may not be a strong enough word for Wides. The band, fronted by Paper Buffalo's drummer, started as a two-piece and has now fleshed out their tone with a third member on synth. Drummers tend to be animals that are contained to the kit. So when that animal ...
- Dec. 1, 2015