Kansas City’s Power & Light District has been packed with music fans all summer looking for a reprieve from the heat with good music and a cold beer. Canada’s Metric was the latest band to join in the free music summer series in the entertainment district with San Francisco’s Panic Is Perfect opening.
Lawrence 4-piece Cowboy Indian Bear had a tough time on the road when they set out on their fall headlining tour last year. They had made it no further than St. Louis when their van broke down, forcing them to cancel their tour. Fortunately, the band knows how to make lemonade when life hands you lemons, and they used their time stuck on the road to record Vandeventer, a new EP due out May 20.
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, Kansas, folk rockers Quiet Corral has just released the first single from their highly anticipated debut album.
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.
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Cowboy Indian Bear already won our hearts simply for having an awesome band name and some of the nicest band members around. However, if that’s not enough to also win you over, then their new album will.
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