Mike Krings is a freelancer for the Lawrence Journal-World and lawrence.com.
- Tony Furtado picks his way into Lawrence’s Westside Folk series
- November 8, 2013
- Blues and bluegrass are both forms of folk music, he explains, but he tries not to lean on any one genre. Furtado, hailed as a banjo savant and slide guitar blues interpreter, will bring his act to Lawrence’s Unity Church Nov. 9 as part of the Westside Folk series. While he still is best known for picking away at banjo and slide guitar, what he plays is more of a melding of styles.
- Fall Arts Guide 2013
- September 15, 2013
- This autumn’s biggest arts and entertainment happenings in Lawrence.
- Pale Hearts’ first album runs gamut of emotions
- May 23, 2013
- Sometimes, when a certain song comes on, you don’t know whether to dance or to cry. Pale Hearts aims to give people a little something for both urges.
- A big deal
- Rapper Big Boi focuses on future, wants to break from the familiar
- May 2, 2013
- When you’re half of one of the biggest hip-hop acts of the last 20 years, scoring No. 1 hits and selling out tours, it could be easy to stick with the familiar formula. But Big Boi, half of Outkast, isn’t interested in that.
- Band of brothers: Fourth of July grows Midwest fan base
- April 25, 2013
- A lot of bands spit out the old cliché that the people they play with are like family. But the guys in Fourth of July mean it. By Mike Krings
- Playing dead: Here Come the Mummies bringing funky, ghoulish act to Granada
- March 10, 2013
- Everybody has a dead rock star or two they wish they could have seen before they checked out to that great gig in the sky. Well, a bevy of long-since-buried rockers have been unearthed and will take the stage in Lawrence this week. By Mike Krings