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Friday, January 3, 2014

The Tank Room is now open at 18th Street and Grand

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Veach (left) and Racen behind the bar at the Tank Room.
  • Veach (left) and Racen behind the bar at the Tank Room.
The storefront at 1813 Grand (just south of the Green Lady Lounge) was previously the Gold Exchange, a shop where people traded in their jewelry for cash. For the past several months, Dustin Racen and Chadwick Veach have been building the space into a bar called the Tank Room, which opened just before Christmas.

"That's what they called the area of steel cases where they kept the gold - the 'tank room'," Veach says. "And they left the steel cases behind, so we had them refinished at an auto-body shop and hung them behind the bar."

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Bear Club brings Riff Raff to 'Back to School’ rave

Posted By on Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Riff Raff
  • Riff Raff
Buy five pairs of flip-flops and a quart of Barton vodka: It’s time to go back to school! To celebrate this rambunctious and studious time, Lawrence crew Team Bear Club is throwing a special party for its Goomba Rave on Thursday, August 23. “As a celebration of the coming-back-to-school season, I reached out to my good friend Riff Raff to come and help us kick off the occasion,” says Phil Canty, Team Bear Club promoter.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Clicks & Whistles at tonight's Goomba Rave at the Bottleneck

Posted By on Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Previous Bear Club shenanigans guaranteed to be replicated every Thursday.
  • Previous Bear Club shenanigans guaranteed to be replicated every Thursday.

Team Bear Club, the Lawrence collective that consists of guys like Greg Enemy, Ebony Tusks, Robocopter and Morri$, is a prolific crew, throwing parties and booking shows on the reg. The weekly Goomba Rave has been going for a couple of months now, every Thursday night at the Bottleneck (737 New Hampshire, in Lawrence).

We recently talked with Phil Canty, Bear Club's official party wrangler (also a musician), about Goomba and keeping things fresh.

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Acoustic Nights at the Sidecar to start January 19

Posted By on Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 8:41 AM

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  • John Steinmetz
  • Root and Stem

Starting January 19, the Sidecar (the bar adjacent to the Beaumont Club) will be hosting a new weekly event called Acoustic Nights. “We plan on it being an ongoing event, but obviously want to see how the first month does,” says Terry Taylor, of Hunt Industries and Mammoth. Three acts are lined up so far:

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Jardine's Drama: The staff says that owner Beena was meana

Posted By on Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 6:19 PM

Jardines is hiring, but it has a big public relations problem now.
  • Jardine's is hiring, but it has a big public relations problem now.

(Via Pitch food blog Fat City): There isn't much that Fat City can add to all the media drama stirred up after Beena Rajah, the owner of Jardine's restaurant and jazz club, impulsively fired every member of her venue's staff last week. All kinds of accusations are flying about Miss Raja's management style every witch, I mean which, way. And the comments about the vivacious Miss R on many of the local blogs are scathing.

I would hate to see Jardine's close — this city has far too few jazz and blues clubs as it is. And the food and service were good. But was it really such a terrible place to work?

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Friday, August 19, 2011

New curfews in Westport, the Plaza, Zona Rosa, Downtown, and 18th and Vine

Posted By on Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 11:06 AM

Sly James got his curfew passed.
  • Sly James got his curfew passed.
Kansas City's City Council unanimously passed a curfew for teenagers that starts tonight.

Reading The Kansas City Star's breakdown of the new curfew, it's hard to see how it'll be enforceable without stretching police and city resources. Here's the curfew (via the Star):

From Memorial Day weekend through the last Sunday in September, the curfew will be 9 p.m. for all youths under age 18 in five entertainment districts: the Country Club Plaza, Westport, Downtown, 18th and Vine, and Zona Rosa.

Elsewhere during the summer, the curfew will be 10 p.m. for 15 and under and 11 p.m. for 16- and 17-year-olds.

From October through Memorial Day, the curfew will be 11 p.m. weeknights and midnight on Friday and Saturday.

The winter hours are the same as the curfew ordinance that was in effect since 1991 (... curfew for all youths 17 and under unaccompanied by an adult was midnight to 6 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. the rest of the week).

Problem is, there isn't just violence on the Plaza.

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Gusto Bar and Lounge to soon be less disgusting inside

Posted By on Fri, May 27, 2011 at 7:55 AM

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As one bar prepares to close its doors, another gets granted a new lease on life. Over the last few weeks, I've been receiving little tidbits of news here and there about how Gusto Lounge was changing (in a positive way), and the interior was gettin' a spruce. That's now confirmed.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Whateverforever plans tape-release party at Eighth Street Taproom on May 26

Posted By on Thu, May 19, 2011 at 10:33 AM

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I'm happy my car has a cassette player, guys.

Bobby Sauder and Rolf Petermann started a cassette label in January called whateverforever. In the next few weeks, the label will release its fifth (W4E-005 Bo & the Locomotive - On My Way) and sixth (W4E-006 Karma Vision - Pizza Power) tapes.

To celebrate the launch, the label is throwing a whateverforever Label Launch Party on May 26 at the Eighth Street Taproom in Lawrence. Agent X-12, Oils, This Is My Condition, and Dean Monkey and the Dropouts will perform.

They're also are working on releasing a Live at Pizza Power compilation tape on whateverforever, which will showcase some of the acts that have played at the house.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A weird Elvis extravaganza at the Gusto (May 19), new trivia at the Union (tonight)

Posted By on Wed, May 18, 2011 at 10:24 AM

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Show me someone who doesn't love Elvis and I'll show them the door. Introduce me to someone who hates trivia and, well, I'll show them the door, too.

The following two events caught our attention because they are (1) interesting, (2) weird (both events) and (3) involve boozing it up with locals in Elvis garb (the first event). All that just makes you say, hot damn, right?

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Weekend music: Rockfest, Spring Into Summer, Kitfest and more

Posted By on Mon, May 16, 2011 at 9:40 AM

Fourth of July
  • Fourth of July

If you haven't read our music and calendar editors' reviews of Rockfest, you should. There are boobs, a panty tree and inappropriate T-shits. What more could you ask for?

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