The Granada, October 4
Suggested Songs:“Crew,” “Meditation,” “Palm Trees”
Goldlink is famous for creating a fusion of hip-hop and African diaspora with his music. “At What Cost” is Goldlink’s most recent album that shows off his fresh take on rhythm and rhyme. KU’s Student Union Activities and KJHK are presenting Goldlink to students at the Granada. Tickets are $10 a piece for students with KU ID and $15 for the general public.
The Lied Center, October 5
The haled Juilliard school of music in New York City is infamous for its prestigious, rigorously-trained musicians. The Juilliard String Quartet is coming to share those thousands of hours of practice and a lifetime of playing they’ve put in for this concert. If there’s one thing you should know it’s that Juilliard doesn’t mess around. Expect a flawless string performance both technically and emotionally. Pro tip: bring Kleenex for those tears.
The Granada, October 5
Suggested Songs: “Shut Up And Kiss Me,” “Sister,” “Windows”
Angel Olsen produced a series of songs called “Our First 100 Days” as an anti-Trump compilation. You can find those songs only on Bandcamp, but make it to the concert and you’ll be able to hear her powerful voice sharing songs of the new album, “Phases” being released on November 10th. Angel Olsen is an incredible writer and her convictions come through her music as a beautiful message -even if you may disagree.
The Granada, October 12
Suggested Song: “MMMBop”
Hanson’s “MMMBop” was every girl’s jam in some way or another. And those of you who don’t admit to that are closet-boppers. Yep. Or maybe you just don’t want to admit that it’s been 25 years since Hanson became a thing. That’d make you…approximately 29, right? Well, it doesn’t matter how old you are because people of all ages and memories of Hanson will be sending out their girliest screams at this concert. It might’ve been a long time since you’ve sang “MMMBop” into your hair brush or with the windows down in your first car, but we know you still have the words memorized. So come sing one of pop’s most famous teenage anthems (with or without your hair brush) and enjoy this blast to the past night of celebration!
The Granada, October 14
Suggested Songs: “Revival,” “Tabla Toy,” “Beauty Beats”
Beats Antique is a multi-genre band made up of Zoe Jakes, Sidecar Tommy, and David Satori. “Shadowbox,” released on October 5th, is an album that commemorates their 10th year as a band. Songs from this album were recorded in the Bay Area, Moscow, Russia and Tel Aviv, Israel which only adds to the eccentricity and culture of each down-tempo Middle Eastern vibe of their songs. Another interesting fact is that Beats Antique named their storefront “Shadowbox” as well, just to bring all their interests together under one name.
The Replay, October 14
Suggested Songs: “Party In The Back,” “Trust,” “Shithead”
Obligatory jeans reference: High Waisted is SO in right now! But seriously, bring your mom jeans and scoot down to the Replay to stand with like-minded pants wearers to support this surf rock band. High Waisted has packed out the most unusual places in and around their home base in NYC. Such places include but are not limited to: a yacht (very fancy), warehouses (craaazy acoustics), and rooftops (I mean, can you IMAGINE?! A rooftop in NYC? All the twinkling lights and surf-rock chill vibes…?) Okay, okay, you get it…it’s going to be one BIG party. Showing up in high-waisted pants, optional. Showing up to High Waisted, mandatory.
Liberty Hall, October 17
There’s like…11 band members that makes up Sellout. And one of those people plays the sax. (Get ready for a sick solo!) The Sellout! Reunion is all about playing familiar tunes that people love. Or as Sellout puts it, “[We] proudly present cheese wrapped in cheese, dipped in cheese.” Sounds like the perfect opportunity to dance, sing along and laugh at how ridiculously entertaining 11 people on a stage is going to be!
The Bottleneck, October 28
Suggested Songs: “Everybody Knows,” “Ulysses Jones,” “I’m A King Bee”
The Stone Foxes have supported many big-name rock n’ roll bands like ZZ Top, Cage the Elephant, and The Black Keys. Brothers Spence and Shannon Koehler founded the band back in San Francisco together. Their classic rock n’ roll sounds are highly rated around the world.
The Granada, October 30
Suggested Songs: “Everything I Ask For,” “Into Your Arms,” “Bad Behavior”
All the way from Tempe, Arizona, The Maine is presenting their newest album (and worldwide tour), “Lovely Little Lonely.” This alternative band has been around since 2007, making this year a big 10 year anniversary for them. They will be play both their albums, “Lovely Little Lonely,” and “American Candy,” front to back every night of the Modern Nostalgia Tour.
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