Loud and Local

Minus the Bear Factor More Acoustics Into the Equation

Peter Lyrene

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/sep/18/261672/ [Minus the Bear][1] is going back to the drawing board, and they're taking an eraser to the perfunctory trappings of electric instrumentation and modern production frills. Now 12 years into their musical career, the Seattle band has just self-released a new full-length LP, simply titled *Acoustics II*, which showcases ...

The Granada celebrates 20 years as a live venue with special lineup

Jessica Sain-Baird

It has a few years before it catches up to the tenure of its former use (a movie theater for roughly 55 years, beginning in the 1930s), but [the Granada][1] is still celebrating a pretty special milestone this month: 20 years as a live venue. In recognizing its rich history, ...

Launching this week, a regular rap party at the Bottleneck will feature local, regional artists

Jessica Sain-Baird

A new all-ages, recurring rap show at the [Bottleneck][1] called [lowercase KANSAS][2] features local and regional rap and hip-hop artists; free food courtesy of [College Hill Pizza Pub][3], now open in [The Oread][4]; free video games; and ticket giveaways. Expect a new show about every month and a half. http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/sep/02/260880/ ...

6 GIFs from Final Friday

Jessica Sain-Baird

On a typical [Final Friday][1] in Lawrence, nearly every downtown venue is hosting music. In an effort to capture the action, here are a few GIFs showcasing some of the bands playing at [Love Garden][2] and the [Granada][3] on Friday. http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/aug/31/260826/ http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/aug/31/260822/ http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/aug/31/260825/ http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/aug/31/260827/ http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/aug/31/260828/ http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/aug/31/260829/ [1]: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Final-Fridays-Art-Walks-in-Downtown-Lawrence/207143969310137 [2]: http://www.lovegardensounds.com/ ...

Lazy releases music video for its single 'Party City'

Jessica Sain-Baird

Kansas City punk band [Lazy][1] [released a music video today][2] for "Party City," from the band's 2013 album [*Obsession*][3]. Lazy has been on a West Coast tour this summer, and will be playing at the [Replay Lounge][4] on Friday, Oct. 18, with fellow Midwesterners [Yuppies][5]. http://vimeo.com/73285416 [1]: http://www.llazy.info/ [2]: http://beatsperminute.com/media/video-premiere-lazy-party-city/ ...

Web show features Cowboy Indian Bear performing acoustic version of "Let It Down"

Jessica Sain-Baird

[The VDub Sessions][1] is a web show filmed in Oklahoma City that records musicians performing in a 1977 Volkswagen Vanagon. In this episode, Lawrence band [Cowboy Indian Bear][2] performs a stripped-down version of "Let It Down," a song from its 2013 album "Live Old, Die Young." You can see Cowboy ...

Psychic Heat Turn Up the Temperature on "Lighter and Brighter" EP

Peter Lyrene

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/aug/08/259598/ Psychic Heat emerged onto the Lawrence music scene just this past spring, but the young band came out the gate running, bursting at the seams with loud grooves befitting their name and an energetic live show that’s already gained them plenty of local attention. In their first month of ...

In Search of the Perfect Grunt with Jabberjosh

Peter Lyrene

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/aug/06/259532/ There was a time, not so long ago, when there was somewhat of a void in the Lawrence music scene as far as “heavy” sounding bands go. Luckily that period came to an end when two brothers, Sam and Will Gunnerson, emerged from their basement - and out from ...

Mates of State to perform free last-minute show at Frank's North Star Tavern

Jessica Sain-Baird

[Mates of State][1], the pop duo that then-KU students Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel formed in Lawrence in 1997, [announced on Twitter][2] that the band will play a [free last-minute show at 7 p.m. today][3] at [Frank's North Star Tavern][4]. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txFFd5IKqQ0 The band is making the pit stop in Lawrence ...

From Hawaii to L.A. to Eudora, singer-songwriter Kawehi now calls Black Lodge her home

Jessica Sain-Baird

A resident of Eudora, Kan., for only a month and few days now, Hawaii-born-and-raised singer-songwriter [Kawehi][1] has already [successfully funded a Kickstarter for a U.S. tour][2], declared a favorite townie bar, and recorded two videos in her new workspace and temporary home: [Black Lodge Recording Studio][3]. http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/jul/17/258583/ Living in Los ...

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