Event List Calendar

July 5, 2012

Lawrence Field Day Fest Pre-Party!

Start: July 5, 2012 9:00 pm
Cost: $10

The 7 Degrees of Stephen Egerton  (from Descendents/ALL)
Drag the River
Stiff Middle Fingers
plus special guests


April 15, 2012
Eighth St. Taproom

Taproom Poetry Series

Start: April 15, 2012 5:00 pm
Venue: Eighth St. Taproom
Phone: 785-841-6918
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801 New Hampshire, Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: Free

A free monthly poetry happening in the basement of Eighth Street Taproom in Lawrence, Kansas. Featuring touring national and international poets and local published poets. Includes an Open Mic session. Today’s poetry by Lee Ann Roripaugh & Jordan Stempleman

Curated by: Sorcha Hyland, Megan Kaminski, and Jim McCrary.

April 13, 2012

KJHK Presents: Mouthbreathers, Cloud Dog, Stik Figa, & DJ Modrey Hepburn

Start: April 13, 2012 9:00 pm
Cost: $5/$7

KJHK is proud to present an eclectic lineup of local music at the Jackpot Music Hall! The Mouthbreathers will be bringing their dirty garage rock to the Jackpot stage. They will be supported by the awesome experimental, danceable Cloud Dog and one of the best emcees in the Middle of the Map, Stik Figa. Holding down the ones and twos will be KJHK’s own DJ Modrey Hepburn of Vintage Vinyl (which airs Wednesday 10-Midnight).

This show is going to be majestic and one gem of a show!

Doors are at 9pm but come early and hang out at The Jackpot Music Hall!

Check out these artists:

Cloud Dog:
Stik Figa:
DJ Modrey Hepburn:

Sponsored by Your Sound Alternative, KJHK!

POSTER DESIGN by Sean Minor (Minor Makes Work)

April 7, 2012

Split Lip Rayfield, Bright Light Social Hour, Red Eye Gravy

Start: April 7, 2012 8:00 pm
Cost: $13

Pipeline Productions presents Split Lip Rayfield with Bright Light Social Hour and Red Eye Gravy at The Bottleneck on April 7.

The fire rages on for the powerhouse trio from Kansas, Split Lip Rayfield (SLR), as they celebrate the release of their new record, “I’ll Be Around.” The new album showcases the songwriting talents of mandolin player Wayne Gottstine and banjo player Eric Mardis, tied together by the harmony and deep-bass licks of Jeff Eaton. Such songs as “Aces High,” “Heart of Darkness,” and “The High Price of Necromancy” will take listeners on a journey of love, loss, change, and dark powers, as they discover what lies in the mysterious minds of SLR. The song for which the album is named, “I’ll Be Around,” serves as a tribute to the band’s fallen teammate Kirk Rundstrom, whose influence on the band and its path was great. Rundstrom’s legacy continues to live on in thenew album and also the band itself as every live show is dedicated to his memory. Split Lip Rayfield has carved out their own genre of music with their unique sound and instrumentation. Often described as a mix of bluegrass and country with an accent of metal, no other band delivers the experience of the homemade gas-tank bass played by Jeff Eaton, sets the mandolin strings on fire like Wayne Gottstine, or makes the banjo sing like Eric Mardis. Together, they burn up speakers and stages alike providing an unforgettable experience. This is one trio not to miss! For more information about the new Split Lip Rayfield album, “I’ll Be Around,” or live shows, please visit their website at

March 31, 2012
Lawrence, KS

The Big Event at KU

Start: March 31, 2012 9:00 am
Venue: Lawrence, KS
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Lawrence, KS, United States
Cost: Free

The second annual Big Event at KU, scheduled for Saturday, March 31, 2012, is a service project designed to bring the University of Kansas community closer to the larger community of Lawrence, Kansas. Based on a service event begun by the students of Texas A&M University, the Big Event at KU provides Lawrence community residents with a helping hand on projects around their neighborhoods.

Community residents may request service for jobs including painting, window washing and leaf raking at their homes or community organizations. Submit job requests online at; job site registration closes Friday, Feb. 24, 2012.

KU students, faculty and staff may register to complete service projects with The Big Event at KU online at Volunteer registration closes Friday, March 2, 2012.

The Big Event is presented by the following KU student organizations: Student Senate, the Center for Community Outreach and Student Union Activities.

March 15, 2012

Galactic, Corey Glover, Corey Henry, Orgone

Start: March 15, 2012 7:00 pm
Cost: $19.00-$21.00

Pipeline Productions presents Galactic, Corey Glover, Corey Henry, and Orgone at Liberty Hall on March 15 at 7:00 p.m.

With the release of their sixth album, From the Corner to the Block, the five-man group GALACTIC – drummer Stanton Moore, bassist Robert Mercurio, saxophonist/harmonica player Ben Ellman, keyboardist Richard Vogel, and guitarist Jeff Raines – reaffirms their standing as one of the funkiest outfits in the known universe. Featuring a cherry-picked guest list of some of hip-hop’s most dynamic lyricists – including Juvenile, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), Lyrics Born, Ladybug Mecca (Digable Planets), Mr. Lif, Chali 2na (Jurrasic 5), Vursatyl (Lifesavas), and Boots Riley (The Coup), From the Corner to the Block exposes GALACTIC’s organic grooves to an urban ear while still maintaining their essential funk aesthetic.

The band started out over a decade ago as an instrumental act in the tradition of the Meters, the JB’s, and Booker T. & the MG’s – bands equally comfortable recording their own material or working with vocalists. From the Corner to the Block grew out of GALACTIC’s experiences touring with artists like the Roots, Jurassic 5, Triple Threat DJ’s and Gift of Gab. Though it features cameos from a “wish list” of fan-favorite MCs, this isn’t a typical hip-hop album per se, but a contemporary funk record that just happens to feature hip-hop vocalists. “We never set out to make a rap record,” explains Ellman, who produced the record with assistance from engineer extraordinaire Count (Halou, Quannum, DJ Shadow). “We wanted to kinda modernize the New Orleans sound,” adds Mercurio.

The New Orleans legacy echoes throughout the album, indeed. The brassy “Bounce Baby” (featuring DJ Z-Trip) stirs up wah-wah guitar, a horn-driven melody, syncopated beats, and turntable wizardry into a potent rhythmic instrumental. “Tuff Love” (featuring Trombone Shorty) offers a taste of some of New Orleans’ hottest young talent. “Second and Dryades,” (featuring Big Chief Monk Boudreau), evokes the spirit of the Wild Magnolias – it’s a percussion-laced Mardi Gras anthem for the digi generation, on which Boudreau relates the story of being an Indian on Mardi Gras day. The song sure to raise eyebrows though is the title track and first single, featuring the Soul Rebels Brass Band and platinum rapper Juvenile (who tapped GALACTIC to back him on the “Jimmy Kimmel Show”). Mercurio, for one, is happy with the outcome. “It sounds like it was all supposed to be there, this track was meant to happen” he says.

The rest of the album features a diverse array of funky arrangements, vocal deliveries, and musical expressions, from sexy downtempo jams like “Squarebiz,” featuring the ever-delectable Ladybug Mecca and singer Nino Moschella; to uptempo party-starters like “What You Need” with Lyrics Born, and “Hustle Up” with Boots Riley (which Mercurio calls “a total rock tune” dressed in funky threads); to semi-autobiographical tales of urban street life by Mr. Lif (“.And I’m Out”), Vursatyl & Ohmega Watts (“Find My Home”), Lateef the Truth Seeker (“No Way”), Gift of Gab (“The Corner”), and Chali 2na (“Think Back”).

Even with all the different vocalists, the songs maintain a sense of thematic consistency. As Ellman explains, this was by design: the rappers were each asked to write about a corner. “It could have been any corner,” he says. “Everyone had a different perspective.” Many contemporary all-star collaborations are purely commercial exercises, yet From the Corner to the Block stands as a labor of love, connecting GALACTIC’s hip-hop jones and their guests’ fervor for funk aesthetics. The result isn’t just the grooviest, funkiest record of 2007, but perhaps the finest post-Katrina album to come out of New Orleans.

March 13, 2012

Hospital Ships In-Studio on Plow the Fields

Start: March 13, 2012 9:00 pm

Jordan Geiger and Taylor Holenbeck of local favorite, Hospital Ships, will stop by Plow the Fields for an in-studio performance before their show at the Lawrence Art Center on March 17th.

March 12, 2012

Youth Lagoon

Start: March 12, 2012 9:00 pm
Cost: $10

Eleven Productions presents Youth Lagoon with Dana Buoy (of Akron Family) at the Jackpot

March 10, 2012

Avett Brothers

Start: March 10, 2012 8:00 pm
Cost: $34.75, $39.75

Ticket Prices:
Section 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, HC105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, HC111 $34.75
Floor, Standing Only: $39.75
Plus $7 service fee per ticket on ALL tickets.
All college students receive $5 off! (limit one ticket per ID)
Must present student ID at O’Reilly Box Office to recieve discount!

March 9, 2012

Corrosion of Conformity

Start: March 9, 2012 7:00 pm

Revolver presents Corrosion of Conformity with Torche, Valient Thorr, and A Storm of Light on March 9 at the Beaumont Club.

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