28 April 2006
The annual Mic Mechanics Emcee Battle welcomes wordsmiths of all stripes, creeds, sexes, etc, from all over the Midwest to duke it out in an all-freestyle format. On April 29, The Bottleneck stage will be the forum for more than a dozen up-and-coming emcees to showcase their skills. Former Scribble Jam champ Mac Lethal and two surprise judges will determine which word-warrior will join the ranks of past winners like Johnny Quest, Godemis and Ubiquitous. Lawrence emcee Approach and event architect Edwin Morales stopped by our podcast studio to preview the battle and discuss the state of the Lawrence and Kansas City hip-hop scenes.
26 April 2006
A broad-strokes profile of a four-piece combo of the same name that makes and plays folk/pop music in and around the Lawrence, Kansas, area by Dog and Pony Show guest host Rory Flynn.
15 April 2006
<a href="http://www.kcrollerwarriors.com">The Kansas City Roller Warriors</a> begin their second season on April 29 at the Winwood Skate Center in KC, Mo. The all-female roller derby league will welcome a smattering of Lawrence ladies into the league, including Julie Ibach and Anne Mergenmeier of Pipeline Productions and Wheat State Pizza Manager Jamie Olmstead. The league will host a benefit show at The Bottleneck on Saturday April 22 to help cover this season's production costs and travel fees when the KC Roller Warriors take on the Texas Rollergirls in June. The trio of soon-to-be victorious vixens joined us for a podcast to divulge the dirty details of their resurgent sport.
13 April 2006
The Harvey Girls are actually a guy and a girl - Hiram Lucke and Melissa Rodenbeek - who fell in love, got married, and decided to start a band. Their complex new album "The Wild Farewell" is indeed a labor of love, combining electronic programming with live instrumentation to create enticing experimental soundscapes and off-the-beaten path melodies. Both members sing on the self-released record, which follows a young girl's coming-of-age as viewed through the dual lenses of Kansas and New York. The happy couple dropped by the lawrence.com podcast studio to discuss all this and much more.
1 April 2006
Guest host Rory Flynn sits down with Lawrence band <a href="http://www.lawrence.com/bands/aeolian/">Aeolian</a> to discuss their recently released album "Fighting a Future Meltdown." Aeolian draws influences from bands such as the Pixies and Built to Spill, but occasionally lead guitarist Mike Faltas' years of listening to metal is evident in his guitar style. Listen in for upcoming shows and where you can pick up their latest release.