For electronic dance music to work in a concert setting – as a live spectacle that you would actually pay concert prices to see – the bar, in my mind, is pretty high. You need good mixes and well-wrung beats, sure, but the music can’t stand on its own – especially seeing as it’s […]
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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:
There are few bands who have aged as well as Motion City Soundtrack.
To quote the band’s Mr. Rogers intro music ‘It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood,’ but it was an even better night thanks to Taking Back Sunday.
“How to get obliviated every night, but still rock.That’s the name of my first book,” boasted Guided By Voices front man Robert Pollard. If the speed at which he was drinking from his liquor handle and beers were any indication, Pollard would have to prove that he could keep his word with the rocking part of his comment. There was little doubt that he could easily achieve obliviation and little doubt that he could rock, but together? That was the question.
It was a hipster dance party in Lawrence, Kansas, as the recently returned KU college students filled the Granada for performances from Icky Blossoms and Washed Out.
Walk the Moon has a ridiculously catchy sound, an adorable video for lead single “Anna Sun” and a penchant for face paint. But those things are just enough for me to strongly like a band. Walk the Moon sounds great recorded, but if there’s anything that solidifies my love for a band it is a great live show. In regards to Walk the Moon, it’s impossible not to love them after seeing them on the stage. So full disclosure: I love Walk the Moon. I hope that this review will tell you why you should, too.
The southern Californian lo-fi band Best Coast played The Granada in Lawrence, KS on Sunday night, with Nashville’s JEFF the Brotherhood as their openers. For a Sunday night, the show was rather packed. JEFF opened the show with a beyond stellar set, almost making you wish they were the headlining band. Jake Orrall with his three-stringed guitar […]
It’s been ages since Taking Back Sunday has been through Kansas, so it was little surprise that Taking Back Sunday’s Saturday show at the Granada Theater in Lawrence was a big party. A really big homecoming party. Though Taking Back Sunday is generally recognized as a New York band, guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist John Nolan spent many years calling Lawrence home and there is just something extra special about hometown and local shows.