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Looking Forward: Busking, art-punk and picking acts

Nadia Imafidon

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/aug/20/277818/ **Live music acts at Busker Fest** The Lawrence Busker Festival has many live music offerings lined up this weekend no matter what your feel may be: The African Drum Ensemble at Kansas University, or ADEKU, will be stationed in front of the US Bank, 900 Massachusetts St., playing traditional ...

OILS to release rainbow record; party this weekend

Nadia Imafidon

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/aug/21/277840/ For its first 7-inch record release, [OILS][1] has a unique piece of art in store for consumers. The sleeve itself, designed by local artist Jason Barr, is a rainbow-colored moon illustration with a hand-scripted “Oils” slapped on top of it. “It kind of reminds me of a dripping cheesy ...

Kawehi releases video for 'Anthem,' announces show at Bottleneck

Nadia Imafidon

http://vimeo.com/103671108 **Attention all Kawehi fans:** I just got word that the [one-woman band][1] who stole our hearts and received national attention for her cover of Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" will be playing Aug. 30 at The Bottleneck. Finally, a Lawrence appearance! The expert loop pedal artist based in Lawrence also just ...

Looking Forward: Get weird Friday, support a cause Saturday

Nadia Imafidon

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/aug/13/277525/ **Foxy Shazam** If you’re looking for a confusingly good time, this might just be your chance. Foxy Shazam is a genre-melding poppy, theatrical rock outfit from Cincinnati that writes over-the-top lyrics to go along with their theatrics. Think Queen or Meatloaf over-the-top, which is the closest comparisons to other ...

Looking Forward: Say hello again to a local favorite, and goodbye to another

Nadia Imafidon

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/aug/06/277282/ **Your Friend** You’re not going to want to miss Your Friend’s first show in Lawrence since the summer tour. With the entire community behind Taryn Miller, something about the cries of support shouted from community members throughout the venue, combined with the dreamy sounds waves radiating from the collective ...

Lawrence musicians hold it down at Pitch Awards this year

Nadia Imafidon

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/aug/06/277280/ At Uptown Theatre last Sunday, a few Lawrence musicians were crowned victorious at the The Pitch Music Awards. Your Friend was the only Lawrence act among several others slated to perform at the event, bringing its lush instrumentation, captivating melodies and Miller’s moving lyrics alive at an event where ...

Looking Forward: Local bluegrass band returns and touring sisters bring summer sounds

Nadia Imafidon

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/jul/30/277054/ **Cowgirl’s Train Set** Fresh off their first Colorado tour, Cowgirl’s Train Set will make their way to The Bottleneck on Friday night with Dr. Cotton and Deep Fried Squirrel. Redefining traditional bluegrass with high-octane bluesy, boogie aggression, this seven-piece band has had a jam-packed year so far with plenty ...

Looking Forward: Two dual shows with talented locals this weekend

Nadia Imafidon

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/jul/23/276727/ **Middle Twin/ Ebony Tusks** Middle Twin is teaming up with Ebony Tusks for a special free Love Garden show this Final Friday at 7 p.m. Check out art exhibits in the downtown area before making your way over for a double whammy of hip-hop by Martinez Hillard (of local ...

Looking Forward: Forever Fest 2014

Nadia Imafidon

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/jul/16/276422/ Local music collective and tape label Whatever Forever is partnering with the people of farm and creative hub, [Farmesan][1], to host the [Forever Fest][2] music festival Saturday. With 14 bands slated to play on two different stages from 7 p.m. until 2 a.m., the music collective is encouraging attendees ...

Looking Forward: Conor Oberst, local appearances and The Black Lillies are back

Nadia Imafidon

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/jul/02/275952/ **Conor Oberst** Conor Oberst’s latest solo project, “Upside Down Mountain,” was released earlier this year and will be making a stop at the Bottleneck on Thursday night. Serving as frontman for indie-folk-rock outfit Bright Eyes, the Nebraskan native is known to be an influential shaper of an intimate side ...

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