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New Year’s Eve Concerts Part III

I’ve been chronicling my top New Year’s Eve Concerts (here and here). The third (and final) concert that is causing me to make some tough decisions is happening in Lawrence. The show features rock n roll wizards Gnarly Davidson, punk weirdos The Fog, experimental cyborgs Arc Flash, and spacey funk-master Approach. In short, The Replay […]

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New Years Eve Concerts Part II

Yesterday, I previewed Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s Club NYE concert. Another concert that’s making me wish I had a time turner is one of the final recordBar shows. The concert will feature The Conquerors, Various Blonde, and Jaenki for what will undoubtedly be one of the best ways to end the old year and begin the […]

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New Year’s Eve Concerts Part I

This New Year’s Eve is packed with concerts. The Conquerors, Various Blonde, and Jaenki will be playing one of the last concerts at recordBar’s current location, DJs will take over The Riot Room, Gnarly Davidson and friends will destroy the Replay Lounge, and so many others. It’s definitely a tough decision. So I’ve decided to […]

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Top Ten Debuts of 2015 [Brian Clifton's Picks]

In the past few weeks, I’ve been counting down my top tens of 2015 (local releases and albums). The following are my top ten picks for debut albums. 10. Untitled (Five Tears) – Babes. The family band makes some of the saddest 60s rock influenced dreampop. I mean that sincerely and as a compliment. Equal […]

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Top Ten Albums of 2015 [Brian Clifton's Picks]

Last week, I counted down my favorite local releases. This week, I’m moving on to my top ten albums of 2015. 10. Art Angels by Grimes. In her latest release, Grimes shows that not only does she have a penchant for making uber-catchy electronica but that she is an extraordinary singer as well. 9. Blood […]

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Top Ten Albums of 2015 [Jonathon Smith's Picks]

I’m not going to over-think my year-end list this year. I’m bound to regret several omissions as soon as I submit this, but I’m not going to overthink my choices. Nope. These are my favorites, albums to which I repeatedly return. Definitely not necessarily a self-proclaimed list of “best” albums. As if anyone could make […]

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Top Ten Local Releases of 2015 [Brian Clifton's Picks]

It’s that time of the year: the winter holidays are beginning to commence, the weather is consistently cold, nostalgia for 2015 is slowly creeping over Facebook. That also means that it’s time for our Top Ten lists. To kick of the top ten season, I’m going to list my top picks for songs by local […]

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Record Store Day Preview: Part 1

April 18th is Record Store Day. The exclusive albums, the performances, and the vibe of the whole day make the cruelest month seem a little less so. For these 24hrs, vinyl-philes come together to acknowledge that while there are as many genres as there are people in the world (and some of them aren’t for […]