Sound Check

Calling all songwriters: meet some music industry experts

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/apr/30/272689/ Attention all local songwriters: This Saturday, local music collective Silly Goose Records is hosting MXM2014 Mix/Master, an opportunity for musicians to learn first-hand from music industry experts and make some connections. Stick ...

Liberty Hall not to blame for unplugging Schoolboy Q mid-song

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/apr/24/272402/ For those of you who were at (or heard about) the sold-out Schoolboy Q show at Liberty Hall last night, you might be wondering why he left you on such a cliffhanger, as he stopped mid-song and walked off the stage before his set was ...

Looking Forward: April 24-30…so many bargain shows this week

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/apr/24/272399/ **The Magic Beans** FREE SHOW FREE SHOW FREE SHOW. Seriously, you have to pay attention to those. A night of free music is never a bad thing. The Magic Beans are a traveling band from Nederland, Colo., combining americana, funk, ...

Local Natives to bring raw nature of ‘Hummingbird’ to sold-out Granada

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/apr/23/272339/ It should come as no surprise that it’s easier to write music when no one is watching. At least, that was one of the obstacles Local Natives faced in the three years since their debut release, says vocalist/keyboardist Kelcey ...

Four left for the Farmers’ Ball finals

At the Bottleneck on Saturday night, eight local gems put on a battle of bands show of sorts for the Farmers' Ball semifinals, competing for a chance to move onto this Saturday's finals. The top two will win a chunk of change, first place band walking away with $2,000 and second place with ...

Looking Forward: April 17-23

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/apr/17/271994/ **JabberJosh** A two-piece, Sam and Will Gunnerson make up the fuzz punk JabberJosh. They rocks a heavier sound than most two can produce alone, Sam on bass and powerful screaming vocals, and Will on drums. Self-described as ...

Music-lovers unite: It’s almost Record Store Day 2014

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/apr/16/271960/ If you’re all about the vinyl, baby, you better head to Love Garden on Record Store Day 2014 starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Our local record store is already posting the records they have in stock for the big day [on their Facebook ...

A ‘living room’ concert experience with Mates of State

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/apr/16/271956/ For those of you who bummed out on the couch last night because Miley Cyrus ended up hospitalized in Kansas City instead of onstage at Sprint Center, you should have drowned your sorrows at the Granada. While there was no indecent ...

Looking Forward: April 10-16

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/apr/07/271567/ **Real Estate [w/ Your Friend]** Emerging Brooklyn-based indie pop band Real Estate is performing at Liberty Hall, thanks to KJHK and SUA. Forming in 2008, Real Estate introduced its surfer-vibe lo-fi sound through it’s debut ...

Elephant Revival to speak at Bottleneck through musical sounds of the natural world

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/apr/02/271353/ There’s a reason the gypsy folk music of Elephant Revival pours the moving elements of nature into our hearts. “I get my inspiration mostly from the still moments when we happen to be traveling,” says frontwoman and vocalist ...

Looking Forward: April 3-9

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/mar/31/271243/ **MIDDLE OF MAP FEST APRIL 3-5 [KANSAS CITY PICK]** Have you gotten your tickets yet? Lot of locals in the mix on all three days so it’s best you show your support by heading to Westport and dancing your booty off to some of the ...

St. Vincent shreds crowd to pieces in genre-bending performance

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/apr/01/271255/ It’s safe to say the good people of Lawrence who ventured out to the St. Vincent concert last night walked out of Liberty Hall looking disfigured. I’ll just say it: Annie Clark shredded our faces (or melted, if you prefer) with ...

Ms. Lauryn Hill to bless Uptown Theatre; tickets on sale this Friday

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/mar/26/271075/ If you're a true Lauryn Hill fan, you remember the exact moment you got your hands on her debut solo album "Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" in 1998. And how the tears streamed down your face as the beauty of her heart and soul poured out ...

Meet Middle Twin and the team that helped transform them

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/mar/26/271069/ The last time I spoke with Middle Twin, they were Brain Food, and that name change inspired quite a few changes that have done wonders for this quickly evolving local electronic pop sensation. These guys know what they’re doing, but ...

Looking Forward: March 27-April 2

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/mar/25/271039/ **Ben Livingston** It seems he’s going to be giving a Hallmark Lecture in Budig Hall at 6 p.m., on this day, as well, so try to make it out to both for his notable works as a visual artist in addition to his musicianship. A very ...

LFK musician Kawehi gets Esquire recognition for Nirvana cover

http://vimeo.com/88165960 She’s Hawaiian-born, was Los Angeles bound, and finally settled in the wonderful state of Kansas [(Eudora, to be exact)][1], but she has her own favorite local hangouts so we can feel free to claim her as our own. And this incredible looping, one-woman band, ...

Looking Forward: March 20-26

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/mar/17/270634/ **Fenster** From Berlin, by way of New York, Fenster recorded their first album Bones before ever playing live together. The band was born from a collaboration between New York native JJ Weihl and Berliner Jonathan Jarzyna, and an ...

Looking Forward: March 13-19

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/mar/13/270399/ **Narkalark** Self-described as blending GameBoys, pianos, analog synthesizers, vintage drum machines, live percussion, and noise improvisation, Narkalark is a local electronic act whose mission is to prove that electronic music has ...

Lawrence-born band finally reunites after 28 years via virtual jam session

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/mar/13/270395/ Advances in technology bridge communication gaps between people across the country and overseas everyday, and now it seems musicians are reaping major benefits. Lawrence-born progressive rock band Patriarch recently had their first ...

Dr. Dog brought ‘sweet soul and heavy metal’ to LFK last night

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/mar/11/270270/ In perfect timing with last night’s beautiful spring-like weather, Lawrence felt very much itself as Dr. Dog appeared onstage of Liberty with a standing marquee that read 'Welcome to LFK, Rock Chalk Jayhawk.' Indie/hipster beings ...