Gotta say, that one time, at The Replay, when they played their entire set in the patio out back while a video feed of some old movie was projected onto the building next door. That was pretty awesome man!
Anyways, you've probably never heard of these guys. Not in a hipster kind of way, but simply because they stay pretty local, only come out occasionally, and hardly ever release anything. But they're pretty great to listen to. None of that weird guy with a keyboard doing stupid nonsense off in a corner. This is a four piece band with a loud sound, that just pours over you. Or at least it was the last time I heard them, a few years back.
Sounds like: Rush, only without vocals, and with more electric guitar. Like electric guitar up to 11.
So this band kind of just came and went quickly. Think they had one tour of Europe and a few festivals and then stopped.
They were a shoegazer band. With all the usual faults (like mystic/meaningless lyrics, extra long instrumentals, flirtations with electronica, etc.), but they were a good shoegazer band.
If you're looking for something you can just tune in and out of while enjoying the sound, this is for you. Also, Sara Bertuldo (♥) is a beast of a musician. And she's got two other bands that are even better than this was. I mean, they're still making music for one thing…
Sounds like: My Bloody Valentine, only from Omaha instead.
Your loyalty lies with your appetite. A pang of hunger, and you're gone.
A really good rock band that changed lineups at least once but still managed to be a fixture in LFK for years (2003-2007 or so).
From what I can tell, their lead guitar/singer James Duft is still around LFK. I went to college with his wife and she's really cool too. Of course, now they're making “environmentally friendly houses” instead of rock albums, but that's still rock and roll, sorta...
I have no idea where you could get their albums anymore. Bought mine at their shows!
Sounds like: The Strokes, The Killers.
But don't you tell me that it’s easy to break my heart.
’Cause I'm not listening, I’m not listening anymore.
Status: Retired. But that last show was awesome! And the New Year’s before that!
So it's obvious these guys are just having alot of fun making music. They've got some silly songs and make it all look easy. But they're still really good. Also, Sara Bertuldo (♥) is a beast of a musician.
Sounds like: Your favorite band from college. Or maybe Hep Alien.
Who's that girl, I wanna know her name. They say she's cursed, embedded by a flame. We can't get too close, But what hurts me the most, Is we can't touch or kiss or do whatever
One time, Doug Flynn made me a cake, and it was all frosting!
Another shoe gazer, but they're best-of-show calibre. Their lyrics kind of make sense, but not really. And it doesn't matter as they still mean something.
They've got this great sound that isn’t indulgent, but is still intricate enough that you don't get tired of even if you accidentally listen to their album on repeat a couple of times. Great for listening to at work when you need to get into a rhythm without being distracted.
They've got a second newish album which is very good as well.
Sounds like: My Bloody Valentine, The Cure.
I’m boring by myself, in any other form All my plans derail, they dissolve then I am borne Of a bittersweet disease to never know if she If she's really happy Am I really happy
You make disasters sigh, you're overrun I don't know why, I never knew How much you cared, I never cared How much you knew
One of my favorites to come out of Lawrence. She's got a great, unique voice, and some good lyrics, but her music choices can range from catchy pop to dreamy electronic. And you can't always tell what her next piece of work will be like.
Sapphires and I Think I'll Stay Inside are her best albums. Also check out her work in Cowboy Indian Bear.
Sounds like: Herself.
But my keys stuck in the deadbolt and my rings still in that Motel 8 in Omaha
and I hope that maids enjoying it my fingers finally used to it that weightlessness that makes my hand raise way too fast when I gesture, Goodbye...
Tomorrow I'll find me some work I think it's dumb but I'm young, and I'm broke
And I know, no one can tell me what I'll be, it's up to me. I'm not smart, but I'm wise and you'll see I'll be, happy as I am today