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Archive for Friday, August 5, 2005

This Weekend’s Highlights

August 5, 2005

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Stuck On Broadway

Stuck On Broadway

Stuck On Broadway

Candycorn pop punk is alive and well in the hands of Stuck On Broadway, an Anything But Joey splinter group that includes singer/songwriter Drew Scofield, guitarist Steve Nick and drummer Micah Lee. Mixing the hooks of Green Day with the goofiness of Blink-182, the Kansas City-based trio hopes to surpass the local legend status attained by ABJ. SOB joins Primetime Heroes and The Translation at 9 p.m. today at The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.

Drakkar Sauna

The lovable weirdos of Lawrence's Drakkar Sauna are back with a second album that will be toasted and roasted in this two-set spectacular. The two-man/one-mic sideshow that is "The Sauna" takes musical cues from The Louvin Brothers and Richard Dyer Bennett, incorporating acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmophone, bass drum and various devices of rattle to spin yarns of bear attackers and other dimestore mystics. The duo performs at 10 p.m. Saturday at The Replay Lounge, 946 Mass.

'Flood'

'Flood'

'Flood'

Illustrator and graphic novelist Eric Drooker has created a body of work that speaks for itself, though it has also spoken for Allen Ginsberg ("Illuminated Poems"), Rage Against the Machine ("The Ghost of Tom Joad") and Faith No More ("King For A Day..."). Drooker's epic debut in the graphic novel format was "Flood," a tragic story of a protagonist who must endure a series of traumas. More than a decade after its release, Lawrence filmmaker Ollie Hall has created a meticulously edited pan-and-zoom screen adaptation of the novel. For those who missed it last month (or want to catch it again), the project screens at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Solidarity!, 1119 Mass.

'Petty Arcanum'

'Petty Arcanum'

'Petty Arcanum'

Local husband and wife duo Adam Tompkins and Holly O'Ruth have sewn alchemical imagery, bondage illustrations, video games and the comic book heroes of their youth into an imaginative show at the Olive Gallery. Two-dimensional mixed media pieces in stuffed-fleece frames dot the walls, and 3-D soft sculptures roam the floor in "Petty Arcanum." "Our retreat into the realm of mythology, as well as our return to the imagery of childhood ... are related to both Adam's time in the service during the (Gulf) war and the shared personal crisis that accompanied it," say the artists, who will be at a reception from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the gallery, 15 E. Eighth St. The show remains on view through Aug. 31.

Prairie paintings

Prairie paintings

Prairie paintings

Lawrence artist Louis Copt is best known for his paintings of Kansas prairies ablaze during the spring burning season. Some of his iconic paintings of the annual rite are on view through Oct. 30 at the Phoenix Gallery Topeka, along with works by Cottonwood Falls artist Judith Mackey. Twenty-five percent of sales from the exhibit will be donated to Prairie Renaissance Arts, a new organization started by gallery owner Kyle Garcia that uses Phoenix Gallery art and artists to teach the public about the nation's dwindling native prairie. The gallery is located at 2900 Oakley Ave. in Topeka.

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