Sound Check

Quiet Corral members return with new name, renewed optimism

Nadia Imafidon

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/sep/16/279057/ No words can describe Hembree’s comeback in the local music scene better than the title for its latest single, “New Oasis.” The five musicians — Isaac Flynn, Jim Barnes, Garrett Childers, Matt Green and Zach Mehl — who originally performed under the name Quiet Corral have regrouped since the ...

Looking Forward: Vigil and Thieves release debut EP; Washed Out brings his 'daytime psychedelia'

Nadia Imafidon

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/sep/04/278443/ **Vigil and Thieves** Vigil and Thieves is a local indie-alternative rock band made up of Sarah Storm, Steph Castor and Andrew Flaherty. The three-piece band will be releasing its first EP Thursday night, and then fleeing Lawrence for the band’s first-ever North American tour. Vigil and Thieves' debut album, ...

Tegan and Sara to play Liberty Hall next month; tickets on sale Saturday

Nadia Imafidon

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/sep/03/278425/ Whether you’re a fan of Tegan and Sara's early emo acoustics or recent synthesized electro-pop hits, you'll have a chance to experience both sides of the sisters' music as [Liberty Hall][1] recently announced that the Quin twins are coming to the venue on Oct. 1 on their “Let’s Make ...

Kawehi shares about life since viral cover, excitement to play in Lawrence

Nadia Imafidon

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/aug/27/278091/ For some Lawrencians, Kawehi came out of the woodwork. Vimeo selected her cover of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” as a staff pick and suddenly everyone (Esquire, Elle, Spin, etc.) wanted to know about the DIY [one-woman band][1] with a signature looping style, singing and beatboxing skills. Especially in Lawrence. All ...

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 ...

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