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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Some New Year's Eve ideas for you

Posted by on Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Tuesday night party!
  • Tuesday night party!
Is this the New Year's Eve that finally lives up to your wildly unrealistic expectations? Probably not! But you have Wednesday off, so you might as well hit the town. Here are a few of our top picks in case you haven't yet decided where to go.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Laurie Anderson at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts tickets on sale today

Posted by on Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 7:07 AM

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I drive past what will soon officially be the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on my way to work every day. It's a constant motion of trucks and hard hats and dust and concrete outside that place all day long. It perturbs me, if I am being perfectly honest. I am ready for that sucker to open on September 16. But such is the price one pays for what is looking like a pretty amazing arts venue. One of the first impressive acts lined up is performance artist Laurie Anderson, on October 9.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A shit-ton of free Christmas mp3s from Sharon Jones, Magnetic Fields, Superchunk, the Raveonettes, more

Posted by on Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Yes, Sufjan too.
  • Yes, Sufjan too.
Are you sick of the same old Christmas music every year? I am not, at all! I am happy with Wham! and Vince Guaraldi and Frosty the Snowman and that Paul McCartney song that everybody hates except for me. But I am a deeply disturbed individual. Maybe you are not? 

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Are you a geek? Do you drink? Do you want to be a quizmaster?

Posted by on Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 2:58 PM

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Starting October 27, a weekly pub quiz called Geeks Who Drink will be setting up shop at Raglan Road in the P&L every Wednesday at 8 p.m. A new trivia night in town, eh? We're listenin'...

On Saturday, the Geeks Whom Drink will be auditioning potential quizmasters down at Raglan Road. Perhaps this is the moment you have been waiting for your entire life? 

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Kid Congo Powers in Lawrence on Sunday

Posted by on Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 6:07 AM

Last year's record, Dracula Boots
  • Last year's record, Dracula Boots

Kid Congo Powers has an impressive history in notoriously weird bands: the Gun Club, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and the Cramps. It follows that his new group, Kid Congo Powers & the Pink Monkey Birds, follows in the great bizarre ones' footsteps. Catch Kid Congo and his new getup in Lawrence on Sunday at the Jackpot. Spook Lights open.


Watch Kid Congo live after the jump (and check out his sick Mariachi outfit). 

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Local bands you should follow on Twitter

Posted by on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 2:17 PM

Stik Figa's on Twitter. As are others.
  • Stik Figa's on Twitter. As are others.
Are you still all anti-Twitter because you think it's a bunch of self-absorbed dorks writing about what they had for breakfast? Wake up, fool! Twitter is super useful and time-saving. (Nerd voice): It's like a mix between Facebook and an RSS feed, basically. (Pushes glasses up bridge of nose with index finger.)

More and more local bands seem to understand the value of having a Twitter account, so we've compiled a partial list of them, with links. You can look at it right now!

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Get the new Band of Horses on the cheap, Besnard Lakes added to BOH Uptown date

Posted by on Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 11:20 AM

All this for only $3.99!
  • All this for only $3.99!

Today, and today only, Amazon is giving Infinite Arms away for just $3.99. Download it here

In other Band of Horses news, the Besnard Lakes have been added to the BOH show at the Uptown on October 14. Tickets are still available. 

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Auternus needs a bassist

Posted by on Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 12:11 PM

Auternus is dead serious...about needing a new bass player.
  • Auternus is dead serious...about needing a new bass player.

"Auternus is a mostly instrumental band whose main influences include ISIS, Red Sparowes, Mogwai, Russian Circles, etc. If you are not familiar with these bands and their overall sound, we respectfully ask that you not apply. We are looking for an experienced bass player who has the desire to pursue this type of music and a positive attitude that can fully commit to this project, as well as their own gear with which to do so."

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