Mike Krings

Mike Krings is a freelancer for the Lawrence Journal-World and

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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

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