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Interview with: ZZ Ward

Interview with: ZZ Ward

| July 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

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).

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Top 5 Best Moments of SXSW & Top 5 Worst Moments

Top 5 Best Moments of SXSW & Top 5 Worst Moments

| April 24, 2013 | 1 Comments

With Austin, Texas and the crazy happenings of SXSW firmly in my rearview mirror, I’ve had the time to rest my feet, regain hearing and reflect back on my fond and a few not-so-found memories. These were the 5 best moments of SXSW and the 5 worst moments of SXSW 2013.

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SXSW Friday in Pictures: Surprise Fall Out Boy show, Chvrches brings the SPIN party crowd & Vampire Weekend shares some new tunes

SXSW Friday in Pictures: Surprise Fall Out Boy show, Chvrches brings the SPIN party crowd & Vampire Weekend shares some new tunes

| April 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

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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SXSW Thursday in Pictures: The MTVU Woodie Awards with Macklemore, T.I., Alt-J and Twenty One Pilots

SXSW Thursday in Pictures: The MTVU Woodie Awards with Macklemore, T.I., Alt-J and Twenty One Pilots

| April 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

MTV had built a pair of stages in the middle of an empty grass lot to host the Woodies. Performances alternated back and forth between these stages — one of which tended to feature rising rap and hip hop acts and the main stage which featured indie rock and other big buzz acts such as Macklemore, Tegan & Sara and Alt-J.

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In Photos: Middle of the Map Festival featuring Grizzly Bear, Kids These Days, Owen Pallett & more

In Photos: Middle of the Map Festival featuring Grizzly Bear, Kids These Days, Owen Pallett & more

| April 10, 2013 | 1 Comments

Bethany SmithI’m a geek; I love music, technology and grammar.More Posts – Website Follow Me:

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AWOLNATION dances its way into the hearts of Lawrencians

AWOLNATION dances its way into the hearts of Lawrencians

| April 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Awolnation has established a loyal fanbase in the Kansas City/Lawrence region and they’ve done it with good reason.

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SXSW Wednesday in Pictures: Paramore, Lord Huron, Family of the Year & more

SXSW Wednesday in Pictures: Paramore, Lord Huron, Family of the Year & more

| April 4, 2013 | 3 Comments

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.

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My Chemical Romance breaks up

My Chemical Romance breaks up

| March 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

After 12 year as a band, My Chemical Romance have announced that the band is disbanding.

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3rd wave of SXSW bands announced–Local Natives, Fitz & the Tantrums, Ivan & Alyosha

3rd wave of SXSW bands announced–Local Natives, Fitz & the Tantrums, Ivan & Alyosha

| January 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Middle of the Map announces 2013 dates; Limited tickets released for $35

Middle of the Map announces 2013 dates; Limited tickets released for $35

| January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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