Archive for Friday, December 3, 2004

This Weekend’s Highlights

December 3, 2004


In Concert


Carrier's widescreen rock calls to mind Dinosaur Jr. or shoegazer idols like My Bloody Valentine, finding that exquisite balance between raw power and ethereal melody Former 34 Satellite frontman Marc Benning heads up the band, flanked by the warped guitar stylings of Brandon Aiken (formerly of Lawrence's Panel Donor). The Chicago act is touring on its self-titled debut which also features drumwork from Lawrence native Kliph Scurlock. Carrier joins Ghosty 10 p.m. Saturday at The Bottleneck.

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The Hives

Hailing from the small industrial town of Fagersta, Sweden -- where they were raised on a diet of Detroit's infamous guitar insurrectionists -- The Hives are Europe's best known purveyors of the garage rock revival. Known for wearing only black and white, and sporting a penchant for onstage fistfights, these Scandinavian firebrands perform 8 p.m. Monday at The Granada.

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Edith Frost

A master of twangy turmoil, Edith Frost evokes images of Patsy Kline in the 1950s. The Texan-born songwriter performs simple Western waltzes, powered by a throaty, earnest voice. Her lyrics are simple, introspective, endearing and always catchy. Frost performs with Manishevitz 10 p.m. Wednesday at The Jackpot Saloon.

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Visual & Performing Arts

Red Ribbon Art Auction

This annual auction is Douglas County AIDS Project's biggest fund-raiser. Nearly 60 pieces have been donated this year -- from paintings to sculptures, ceramics to handcrafted furniture, weavings to prints, such as the untitled work at left by Kiowa artist Robert Redbird.

The live auction begins at 7 p.m. Sunday at Maceli's, 1031 N.H. Tickets are $20.

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Cornerbank Show

Lawrence artists Jean Reitz and Anita Markley both emphasize peaceful places in the natural and imaginary worlds in their work. Reitz, a Kansas University graduate and signature member of the Kansas Watercolor Society, often paints churches bathed in radiant light. Markley, who recently retired from a 19-year career teaching art in Kansas schools, creates imaginary settings that include flowers, sea shells and birds, such as in "Origins," the painting shown at left.

Works by both artists will be on view today through Jan. 28 at CornerBank, 4621 W. Sixth St. A reception will be 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 8.

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