Gaslight Anthem and Against Me! have always been a favorite in Kansas City, but when the punk rockers in Against Me took to the Uptown stage, technical problems plagued the set and the band walked off after just 3 songs. Dismayed fans were in for a treat though.
ZZ Ward broke into the airwaves with her hit single, “Put the Gun Down.” The singer songwriter impressed listeners with her powerful, soulful vocals blended with hip hop-tinged rhythms. Ward has since been busy on the road, promoting her debut album and swiftly gaining in popularity and acclaim. ZZ Ward recently took a break from her busy schedule to speak to Bethany at Midcoast Station in between a day of double Kansas City performances. Ward spoke about her music, guest contributors and life on the road with her puppy, Buddy (who also joined for the interview).
SXSW Friday in Pictures: Surprise Fall Out Boy show, Chvrches brings the SPIN party crowd & Vampire Weekend shares some new tunes
Friday was my day in line. Ugh. With bigger weekend crowds and requirements to pick up wristbands and passes for some of the weekend’s more exclusive events, I spent far more time burning in the Austin sun in a non-moving line than I cared for. Fortunately, some great performances from bands such as Fall Out Boy, Vampire, Weekend, Chvrches and more made up for all the line waiting.
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Awolnation has established a loyal fanbase in the Kansas City/Lawrence region and they’ve done it with good reason.
Caffeinated, I was officially ready for day 2 at SXSW Music. Wednesday would take me to see rising UK star Dan Croll, the young and energetic Kitten, the rockers in the Neighbourhood, the indie rock of Papa, the charming duo Boy, a tribute to an Austin legend by the Wild Seeds and friends, Family of the Year with Lord Huron, then an evening with Atlantic Records at the Belmont featuring Tegan and Sara, Paramore, and Twenty One Pilots.
SXSW has announced a 3rd wave of bands for this year’s 2013 festival. The Austin music festival returns March 12-17 for its 27th year and will again be preceded by the Interactive and Film portions of the festival.
Middle of the Map Fest is back. The Kansas City festival announced its dates for 2013 and this year, the festival spans three weekends featuring music, film and an interactive forum.