Huzzah to Lawrence, Kansas', Hospital Ships (and Lawrence in general): NPR recently featured the Lawrence band and said, "It's the ability to meld optimism and despair that makes Hospital Ships so winning." The news website gave high praise to the Lawrence music scene, too.
Here are some other music-related items:
Whenever I see news about Kings of Leon, I automatically think about pigeon poop. Sure, the band has experienced a lot of success and gained a lot of fans because of their accessible, rock-pop music. To me, though, all their hard work was outshone by a few pigeons' July 2010 performance at the Verizon Amphitheatre in St. Louis, Missouri. As you may recall, the birds ruined the band's set by bombarding the band members' heads with excrement (heh - sorry, guys). See Kings of Leon with Band of Horses at Sandstone on Monday, August 29, at 7 p.m. (sans poop, I hope). The show is all-ages, and tickets go on sale Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m.
Another semi-drinking holiday is upon us. Break out some limes, pop the top of a Corona (or two) and ready the margarita salt - it's time for Cinco de Mayo. Here are a few bars celebrating the holiday with music, beer and more beer:
Alison Krauss and Union Station have finally -- finally -- added the Midland show to their website. Seriously, guys. I heard you were coming to Kansas City, Missouri, about, oh, three weeks ago, and you just made it official? Bluegrass fans in the metro and the surrounding areas appreciate the confirmation, but damn. That took forever. The show will be September 15, and tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m.
Disabled Furry Friends, a local organization, needs your monetary help. The Kansas City, Kansas, charity provides medical care for animal owners who can't afford necessary, lifesaving surgeries.
Support the organization (and local bands) at the Second Annual Metal for Mutts at Aftershock in Shawnee, Kansas. The April 30 show starts at 8 p.m., and doors open at 7 p.m. The event costs $5 for those 21 and older, $8 for those under 21. All proceeds from the show will go to Disabled Furry Friends. Bands performing include Burning Tide, Caucasian Debris, the Sybil, Forever Greye, and Jolly Roger.
Visit the show's Facebook event for set times and more information.
Yes, the weekend just happened. Hard to believe that the Toro Y Moi and Bright Eyes' shows have come and gone. But worry not, music lovers. The following fun-filled music events are going down this week.
People in this city love the trivs. And the ladies, they love them some Robert Moore. Get both tonight from 8 to 10 p.m. at Gusto Lounge.
Moore's Q&A game has moved from Fred P. Ott's on the Plaza to midtown.
It's different from his Sonic Spectrum music trivia night at RecordBar: General trivia instead of strictly music, test-style instead of round-robin answering and a PBR sponsorship. There is also a music montage of 30 seconds of eight songs back-to-back.
Our photographer, Scott Spychalski, caught wind of some of the New Year's Eve mayhem at Raoul's and Fuel in Overland Park. We've also got some shots of New Wave tribute band the Zeros. Enjoy more after the jump.
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