Sounds Good: Das Racist@Granada, Fourth of July@Jackpot


The days are getting shorter…

So you know what that means?

No more sun dresses, for one, which is a total bummer. 

A severe rise in the suicide rate.  

What else?  KU basketball is right around the corner, that’s a good one. 

But what I was thinking of is a bit more obvious – shorter days = longer nights. 

For those of you who batten down the hatches and lie dormant through the blustery months, read no further!

But for those creatures of the night, please, read on… 

Saturday, October 22nd

Das Racist at the Granada in Lawrence

These guys are from the east coast and are kind of rappers.  I say kind of because they are also kind of just kidding.  Or are they?  They do have songs with titles like, Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell and Deep Ass Shit (You’ll Get it When You’re High).  So, like I said, they’re kinda weird and funny and stuff.

And they’ve received some critical praise despite their tongue in cheek (or is it?) handling of their "music," "performances," and overall vibe with their latest release garnering 8 out of 10 stars from Spin.

Should be an interesting show at least. 

Saturday, October 22nd

Fourth of July at the Jackpot in Lawrencefourth of july tour 08 by

This show features Omaha hip-hoppers Conchance, as well as the Team Bear Club guys.  And of course, there’s Fourth of July.  Seriously, if you haven’t seen Fourth yet I don’t really believe that you’re a local music fan.  They’ve been playing around KC and Lawrence (and elsewhere) for a few years now, and I know I’ve ordered you to go check them out before.  They play stripped down indie rock basically, with a little alternative vibe.  

Oh, and the Bear Club is this collective of KC area musicians that all kind of band together based on their love of all things funky, weird, melodic, trashy, and also beer. 

Do I have to explain everything to you guys?  Check out their site for more confusion at
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