Sound Check

Looking Forward: April 17-23

Nadia Imafidon

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/apr/17/271994/ **JabberJosh** A two-piece, Sam and Will Gunnerson make up the fuzz punk JabberJosh. They rocks a heavier sound than most two can produce alone, Sam on bass and powerful screaming vocals, and Will on drums. Self-described as “Power Slop,” they have a knack for crafting drum-and-bass compositions that are ...

Music-lovers unite: It's almost Record Store Day 2014

Nadia Imafidon

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/apr/16/271960/ If you’re all about the vinyl, baby, you better head to Love Garden on Record Store Day 2014 starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Our local record store is already posting the records they have in stock for the big day [on their Facebook page][1], so make sure to check ...

A 'living room' concert experience with Mates of State

Nadia Imafidon

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/apr/16/271956/ For those of you who bummed out on the couch last night because Miley Cyrus ended up hospitalized in Kansas City instead of onstage at Sprint Center, you should have drowned your sorrows at the Granada. While there was no indecent gyrating, flashy bear-inspired costumes or tongue action (I ...

Looking Forward: April 10-16

Nadia Imafidon

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/apr/07/271567/ **Real Estate [w/ Your Friend]** Emerging Brooklyn-based indie pop band Real Estate is performing at Liberty Hall, thanks to KJHK and SUA. Forming in 2008, Real Estate introduced its surfer-vibe lo-fi sound through it’s debut self-titled release and receiving an 8.5 rating and best new music tag from Pitchfork. ...

Looking Forward: April 3-9

Nadia Imafidon

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/mar/31/271243/ **MIDDLE OF MAP FEST APRIL 3-5 [KANSAS CITY PICK]** Have you gotten your tickets yet? Lot of locals in the mix on all three days so it’s best you show your support by heading to Westport and dancing your booty off to some of the best local, national and ...

Elephant Revival to speak at Bottleneck through musical sounds of the natural world

Nadia Imafidon

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/apr/02/271353/ There’s a reason the gypsy folk music of Elephant Revival pours the moving elements of nature into our hearts. “I get my inspiration mostly from the still moments when we happen to be traveling,” says frontwoman and vocalist Bonnie Paine. “I'll get out of the bus or out of ...

St. Vincent shreds crowd to pieces in genre-bending performance

Nadia Imafidon

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/apr/01/271255/ It’s safe to say the good people of Lawrence who ventured out to the St. Vincent concert last night walked out of Liberty Hall looking disfigured. I’ll just say it: Annie Clark shredded our faces (or melted, if you prefer) with intricate guitar solos that soared and exploded at ...

Ms. Lauryn Hill to bless Uptown Theatre; tickets on sale this Friday

Nadia Imafidon

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/mar/26/271075/ If you're a true Lauryn Hill fan, you remember the exact moment you got your hands on her debut solo album "Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" in 1998. And how the tears streamed down your face as the beauty of her heart and soul poured out of the lyrical genius ...

Meet Middle Twin and the team that helped transform them

Nadia Imafidon

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/mar/26/271069/ The last time I spoke with Middle Twin, they were Brain Food, and that name change inspired quite a few changes that have done wonders for this quickly evolving local electronic pop sensation. These guys know what they’re doing, but not without a solid army of contributors. Most notably ...

Looking Forward: March 27-April 2

Nadia Imafidon

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/mar/25/271039/ **Ben Livingston** It seems he’s going to be giving a Hallmark Lecture in Budig Hall at 6 p.m., on this day, as well, so try to make it out to both for his notable works as a visual artist in addition to his musicianship. A very interesting artist in ...

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