Manchester Orchestra is gearing up to embark on a 40 city North American tour with their friends in Balance & Composure and Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band. To help get fans pumped for the tour (not that you needed another reason to get pumped for this lineup), the bands have all released a free Tour Drop EP with some rarer and more popular tracks.
Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand crossed the great pond to pay Lawrence, Kansas, a visit. It had been a few years since the four-piece was last in town and even longer since they had headlined in Kansas, so the crowd was ready to dance the night away with the band after a long wait.
Photographer Scott Spychalski shares these photos from the night:
Lawrence musician Matt Pryor is perhaps best known as the frontman for influential Kansas rockers, the Get Up Kids. But he’s been just as, if not more, prolific under his own name. The singer/songwriter is getting ready to release another solo album and you can finally hear the first taste of the record below.
Relient K pays tribute to Lawrence musical legends; The Almost, Driver Friendly & Rocketboys join for memorable evening
Around 15 years ago, a few teens in Ohio came together and started writing quirky pop rock music with a positive message under the moniker Relient K. Now the guys in Relient K have grown and the band’s lineup has changed, but the positivity and fun in their songs hasn’t changed. Now they have a whole new audience joining with their loyal, longtime fans. It was no surprise that the line to see this band in Lawrence, Kansas was wrapped around the Granada Theatre’s block. It also helped that Relient K is touring with the support of 3 other diverse and fantastic bands: The Almost, The Rocketboys and Driver Friendly.
“Happy Father’s Day, bastards.” That’s how Joshua Tillman opened his set at the Granada Sunday evening. Rather than offending the eager audience that chose to spend Father’s Day at a concert, Tillman was greeted by cheers. Lawrence had chosen to celebrate the holiday with a special Father — Father John Misty.
Set List: Homewrecker Oh No Bubblegum Bitch I Am Not a Robot Lies State of Dreaming Power & Control Mowgli’s Road Starring Role Obsessions Numb Radioactive Shampain Primadonna Hollywood Fear & Loathing // Teen Idle Heartbreaker Bethany SmithI’m a geek; I love music, technology and grammar.More Posts – Website Follow Me:
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