The Bottleneck

LIVE REVIEW: Stars – Lawrence, Kansas 10/9/2012

I am always amazed by the contrast in some of my experiences with a band. Prior to walking into The Bottleneck, a modestly-sized yet historic Midwest venue in Lawrence, Kansas, my only experience with Stars had been at Austin City Limits in the company of 35,000 people. Yet, even in such overwhelmingly unimpressive conditions, the […]

LIVE REVIEW: The Gaslight Anthem – Lawrence Kansas

As the sweat pours from my body, drops creep down the bridge of my nose and catching on the paper on which I’m currently scribbling these notes. Searching the facility for water like a lost explorer in the desert, flashbacks of experiencing Gaslight Anthem at Austin City Limits flutter through my mind. Shockingly, that performance […]