I Heart Local Music

For rockabilly riffs, turn to Kansas City

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http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2015/nov/23/299591/ There really isn’t much in the way of rockabilly here in Lawrence (unless it’s worked into a bluegrass act). So when you want to see lively and deliriously fun rockabilly music, you have to rely on Kansas City bands. The Thunderclaps and the Quivers are two of those gems. ...

One-man band Monster masters beautiful buildups

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http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2015/nov/23/299590/ If you’ve ever been fascinated by the art of building a song, Monster’s a great place to start. The one-man-wonder treated the Replay to one of his yearly performances on Friday night. The sole performer — armed with a set of keys, buttons, mics, guitars and a highway system ...

Sugar Britches to boast new lineup at fundraiser tonight

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http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2015/nov/16/299340/ Some midweek merriment is in store for Lawrence. Our favorite foul-mouthed songsters, [Sugar Britches][1], will be [playing a benefit show on Wednesday for the Lawrence Community Photo Studio][2]. The studio has had a tight relationship with the band, and even hosted them for a popular Final Fridays event over ...

Your Friend announces new album, releases single

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http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2015/nov/16/299338/ Before Lawrence musician Taryn Blake Miller boarded a plane to Paris on Friday, she was celebrating an upcoming album release. She spent this summer recording her second album, *Gumption*, on Domino Records in New York City, with a host of local musicians by her side (including Chris Luxem and ...

Pickin' and picklin': MAW to celebrate new album with show at Frank's

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http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2015/nov/09/299051/ Lawrence loves a good MAW show, and it's been a while since we've seen one. But this weekend, the musical matrons with a flair for old-timey tunes will be celebrating with [a CD release party for their latest album, "Bought the Farm."][1] Everything about MAW is undoubtedly agreeable, which ...

The Roseline celebrates new album with show at Love Garden

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http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2015/nov/09/299053/ After getting delayed a couple of weeks (Royals, cough cough, Royals), The Roseline finally celebrated its [reentrance into the scene with a new album, "Townie."][1] The alt-country-indie-folk band, fronted by Colin Haliburton, played for a Friday evening crowd at Love Garden. The production on the album is top-notch, making ...

The Sluts new music video pays tribute to their fans

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http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2015/nov/03/298804/ This weekend [when The Sluts hit the stage at the Replay][1], the audience will no doubt go nuts. That's a bit of an understatement, and [a point we've made repeatedly][2]. The Sluts' fans are one of the funnest groups of concert-goers to watch in Lawrence. They thrash, they dance, ...

Beach Slang bringing raw, nostalgic rock sound to the Jackpot

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http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2015/nov/02/298782/ The Jackpot is one of those places to see bands right before they take off, and we have a feeling Wednesday's show will follow the pattern. That's where [Beach Slang][1], a rapidly rising band out of Philadelphia, is set to draw out anyone who loves guitar rock and wears ...

Something and the Whatevers loves local bands, will cover their songs at upcoming show

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http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2015/oct/27/298472/ We know what it's like to "heart local music," but Something and the Whatevers may have outdone us this time. Something and the Whatevers has never kept their love for local bands a secret. The band's guitarist even hosts KJHK's local music show "Plow the Fields" on 90.7 FM. ...

Maria the Mexican the best of two music genres in one

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http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2015/oct/23/298315/ We won’t sugarcoat it: Maria the Mexican is a female-fronted force. The band delighted the Replay with an early patio show Friday, providing completely flawless harmonies full of crescendoing and various intensities. The band can seamlessly switch between rustic Americana and moody Mexican numbers, providing the best of both ...

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