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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Mac Lethal is getting a TV show on FX based on Texts From Bennett

Posted By on Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 7:46 AM

Lethal grabs some of that development deal cash.
  • Lethal grabs some of that development deal cash.
Earlier this year, Kansas City rapper/pancake flipper Mac Lethal released a novel based on Texts From Bennett, his viral-hit Tumblr that purported to document Lethal's relationship with his 17-year-old, wannabe-gangsta cousin, Bennett. The Star found the book to be "lethally funny." LOL.

Yesterday came word that FX has purchased Texts From Bennett to adapt into a television show.

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Ghosty did another Daytrotter

Posted By on Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Real quick-like, in case you missed it: Ghosty did a Daytrotter! Hear the band’s four-song session by pressing in this spot. It's Ghosty's second Daytrotter sesh; this one includes “Joy in My Sorrow,” Long-Suffering Soul,” “Need This” and “Team Up Again.”

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Friday, August 31, 2012

Hey! The Dead Girls were featured on Daytrotter

Posted By on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 11:13 AM

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Well, isn’t this nice. The Dead Girls were featured on Daytrotter this week. The Lawrence power-pop band played a five-track set, which included “The Beast Inside,” “Never Erased,” “Girl in Fatigues," ”Naysayer,” and “Chasing Clouds.” And, hey. Isn’t that artwork a spot-on representation of the band?

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Mac Lethal featured on Daytrotter (again)

Posted By on Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 8:35 AM

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In the wake of his recent viral pancake video, Kansas City's Mac Lethal was featured on Daytrotter again last week.

The session included the songs "'87 Blimmy," "Cherry Soda Pop" and "Bird Feeder." Click over to the session here. You'll notice Daytrottter has conveniently listed links to Lethal's previous sessions on the right sidebar. Nice job, sir.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

NPR features Hospital Ships on Tiny Desk Concert series

Posted By on Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 11:30 AM

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NPR's Michael Katzif really loves Lawrence's Hospital Ships. Back in May, the news organization spotlighted the band's song "Honey, Please." Now NPR has featured Hospital Ships on its Tiny Desk Concert series. Take a listen to the 11-minute-ish concert here.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Former Arts Incubator building opening for new business as the Bauer

Posted By on Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 10:53 AM

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115 W. 18th St. — formerly known as the Arts Incubator, and originally known as the Bauer — is opening new galleries, offices, retail spaces, studios and a woodshop. It’s been a void on 18th Street since the Arts Incubator closed in July, after a sudden storm of difficulties caused the board to disband. The Bauer has a simpler business model.

Bob Ehinger, longtime owner of the property, asked Jeff Owens, who was renting space and carpentering at the Incubator, to reset the property with him and resurrect the good old Bauer.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Rep Kansas City-made at Maker Faire 2011

Posted By on Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 12:42 PM

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Locavores and local lovers, take heed: There's a new event that's catering to Kansas City talent. It's called Maker Faire: Kansas City, and here's the description of the event from its website:

Maker Faire: Kansas City celebrates things people create themselves -- from new technology and electronic gizmos to urban farming and "slow-made" foods to homemade clothes, quilts and sculptures. This family-friendly event demonstrates what and how people are inventing, making and creating. It brings together Makers, Crafters, Inventors, Hackers, Scientists and Artists for a faire full of fun and inspiration. Come see what others are making and be inspired to tap into your own creativity!

Even better: Local music is a part of this celebration, too.

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Hot damn: KC's Umberto gets plugged on Pitchfork's ALTERED ZONES

Posted By on Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 12:25 PM

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Pitchfork's sister blog, ALTERED ZONES, gave a shout out to Kansas City, Missouri's Umberto. (The original shout came from Rose Quartz.) Here's what the blog says:

Moving on from the '70s horror-doom reverence of his last few releases, Matt Hill of Kansas City's Umberto is taking to the red Corvette and submerging his synth experiments in a milieu that Dee-Dee Bellson would be proud of. "Illegal Entry With Intent To Zuul," a track from his new Freeze! 7" on Not Not Fun, crosses street-lit, Jan Hammer soundtracks with neon-noir territories a la Wang Chung; late-late-night, light-sleeper cop life strategies merge with a slightly cheeseball, Ghostbusters improbability.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Kansas City's Swope Music Program gets money from the Mockingbird Foundation

Posted By on Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 7:03 AM

Thanks to these phishheads, KC has received a music education grant.
  • Thanks to these phishheads, KC has received a music education grant.

The Mockingbird Foundation, an online charitable organization dedicated to music education for children, has named Kansas City's Swope Corridor Renaissance/Upper Room Inc. the recipient of a $5,000 grant to be used for staffing and other programing costs in its Swope Music Program. The Mockingbird Foundation was established in 1997 by avid (and generous) fans of the jam band Phish, and it was officially recognized by the band in 2004 when they handed over all of the proceeds from their Livephish downloading service to the foundation.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Springfield's Ha Ha Tonka will appear on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations

Posted By on Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 7:44 AM

That's Anthony Bourdain.
  • That's Anthony Bourdain.

Ha Ha Tonka, out of Springfield, Missouri, will be appearing on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations on March 28. (This is the same Travel Channel guru who said Oklahoma Joe's was one of the top 13 places one should eat before dying.) We caught up with Ha Ha Tonka's drummer, Lennon Bone, about the episode:

We filmed the thing just after Christmas and spent the whole day with Tony and his crew. The way I understand it, the episode is mostly based around Daniel Woodrell, the author of Winter's Bone. He currently lives in West Plains where three out of four of us grew up. We just hung out with everybody, doing things we did when we were kids in the Ozarks. Grilled out, shot guns, played cards ... drank a bit of moonshine. It was a blast, and Mr. Bourdain was truly a gentleman.

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