» Full Dark, No Stars - Stephen King's new novella questions mankind's ability to trust others.
[02.21.2011 by Bridget Doyle]


 » The Top 30 Albums of 2010 - Fashionably, fabulously late, our favorite music (and believe me, there was a LOT) of 2010, the year that some have called the best year for music ever. And only some of those fools work here. Plenty of usual suspects, lots of ties and a few surprises that I won't spoil, including our unexpected #1.
[12.24.2010 by The LAS Staff]


 » Live: Surfer Blood/The Drums at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL - Remember when Weezer used to put together records that you could sing along to and rock out to? That's what Surfer Blood's show was like!
[11.04.2010 by Cory Tendering]

Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
»Screaming Females
Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
»Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Halcyon Digest
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Fat Possum

June 27, 2005
The Wakarusa music festival rolled into Lawrence, Kansas earlier this month, bringing great weather, 80 bands, and an estimated 50,000 people to spacious Clinton Lake State Park. Fueled by all the great feedback from the previous year, the festival's second year drew more bands and saw attendance numbers way up. Headliners including Wilco, Gov't Mule, The String Cheese Incident, Calexico, and Karl Denson's Tiny Universe brought in the crowds, but with four days and five stages, there was plenty of room for up and coming bands to stake their claim. The huge variety of performers provided the musical diversity that many Jam festivals lack. Whether you're into freakin out to the heavy progressive sound of Galactic, or sitting around on the grass listening to a free form jam with your hippie girlfriend, Wakarusa had lots of great music to offer. Plentiful camping, good company, and short lines also help put this festival into a class of it's own. I can only hope Wakarusa stays under the mainstream radar and continues to have the low-key atmosphere that makes it the unique experience it is.

SEE ALSO: www.wakarusa.com

Claude Leopold Breithaupt
Beginning with his emergence from the birth canal in Puerto Rico, the aspiring architect, fledgling brewmaster and master wheel builder known to friend and foe as "Cletus" has traversed the expanses of the American west on a never ending quest for a good time.

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