Sound Check

La Guerre will write you a Valentine’s Day love song

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2015/feb/03/286256/ Having trouble coming up with the words to tell a special someone how much you love them this Valentine's Day? Don't worry: [La Guerre][1] is here to play Cupid. For $20, [the Lawrence musician][2] (real name Katlyn Conroy) [will ...

Mates of State to play concert at Lawrence Public Library

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2014/mar/16/270520/ Popular indie pop duo Mates of State, made up of husband and wife team (and former KU students) Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel, are making another tour stop in Lawrence, only this time to perform at a venue you may not expect: the Lawrence ...

Kawehi announces East Coast tour, Lawrence concert

http://vimeo.com/103671108 After a breakout year for Kawehi, the Lawrence-based one-woman electronic band and all-around Internet sensation will kick off 2015 with a month-long tour of the East Coast, with a hometown show thrown in for good measure. Kawehi received national attention ...

Local musicians give back by donning swimwear

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/sep/25/279525/ Fall may officially be upon us but I Heart Local Music is giving us an opportunity to enjoy summer sunshine year-round with its second annual swimsuit calendar and 12 months of beautifully photographed local musicians. Each page of ...

Looking Forward: Wizard rock, Interpol, Tegan and Sara and more

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/sep/24/279476/ **Free Salsa Night** As part of the Hispanic Heritage Month Festival in Lawrence, musicians from the Kansas City jazz and Latin scene are offering up three hours of salsa music to make you move at Five Bar and Tables. Juego ...

Quiet Corral members return with new name, renewed optimism

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/sep/16/279057/ No words can describe Hembree’s comeback in the local music scene better than the title for its latest single, “New Oasis.” The five musicians — Isaac Flynn, Jim Barnes, Garrett Childers, Matt Green and Zach Mehl — who ...

Tegan and Sara to play Liberty Hall next month; tickets on sale Saturday

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/sep/03/278425/ Whether you’re a fan of Tegan and Sara's early emo acoustics or recent synthesized electro-pop hits, you'll have a chance to experience both sides of the sisters' music as [Liberty Hall][1] recently announced that the Quin twins are ...

Kawehi shares about life since viral cover, excitement to play in Lawrence

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/aug/27/278091/ For some Lawrencians, Kawehi came out of the woodwork. Vimeo selected her cover of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” as a staff pick and suddenly everyone (Esquire, Elle, Spin, etc.) wanted to know about the DIY [one-woman band][1] ...

OILS to release rainbow record; party this weekend

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/aug/21/277840/ For its first 7-inch record release, [OILS][1] has a unique piece of art in store for consumers. The sleeve itself, designed by local artist Jason Barr, is a rainbow-colored moon illustration with a hand-scripted “Oils” slapped ...

Looking Forward: Busking, art-punk and picking acts

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/aug/20/277818/ **Live music acts at Busker Fest** The Lawrence Busker Festival has many live music offerings lined up this weekend no matter what your feel may be: The African Drum Ensemble at Kansas University, or ADEKU, will be stationed in ...

Kawehi releases video for ‘Anthem,’ announces show at Bottleneck

http://vimeo.com/103671108 **Attention all Kawehi fans:** I just got word that the [one-woman band][1] who stole our hearts and received national attention for her cover of Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" will be playing Aug. 30 at The Bottleneck. Finally, a Lawrence appearance! The expert ...

Looking Forward: Get weird Friday, support a cause Saturday

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/aug/13/277525/ **Foxy Shazam** If you’re looking for a confusingly good time, this might just be your chance. Foxy Shazam is a genre-melding poppy, theatrical rock outfit from Cincinnati that writes over-the-top lyrics to go along with their ...

Looking Forward: Say hello again to a local favorite, and goodbye to another

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/aug/06/277282/ **Your Friend** You’re not going to want to miss Your Friend’s first show in Lawrence since the summer tour. With the entire community behind Taryn Miller, something about the cries of support shouted from community members ...

Lawrence musicians hold it down at Pitch Awards this year

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/aug/06/277280/ At Uptown Theatre last Sunday, a few Lawrence musicians were crowned victorious at the The Pitch Music Awards. Your Friend was the only Lawrence act among several others slated to perform at the event, bringing its lush ...

Looking Forward: Two dual shows with talented locals this weekend

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/jul/23/276727/ **Middle Twin/ Ebony Tusks** Middle Twin is teaming up with Ebony Tusks for a special free Love Garden show this Final Friday at 7 p.m. Check out art exhibits in the downtown area before making your way over for a double whammy of ...

Looking Forward: Forever Fest 2014

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/jul/16/276422/ Local music collective and tape label Whatever Forever is partnering with the people of farm and creative hub, [Farmesan][1], to host the [Forever Fest][2] music festival Saturday. With 14 bands slated to play on two different ...

Looking Forward: Conor Oberst, local appearances and The Black Lillies are back

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/jul/02/275952/ **Conor Oberst** Conor Oberst’s latest solo project, “Upside Down Mountain,” was released earlier this year and will be making a stop at the Bottleneck on Thursday night. Serving as frontman for indie-folk-rock outfit Bright ...