Posted: Aug 11, 2010 1:42 am
I'm from Lawrence and I ask myself the same question "why KANSAS?"
This thing seems real weird to me, especially because Scion isn't booking at the places where these bands would normally play. They've sort of monopolized the town though which sucks and they also didn't put a single local band on the ticket despite there being several that want to play. Apparently they don't meet Scion's standards and/or the only dude that was booking here in Lawrence didn't give a shit about other people in bands in this town.
Regardless, a bunch of folks are going to be throwing house parties/shows and the best bar in town the Replay, will be hosting some 'local flavor.'
I say if you're going to travel to see good bands, go to GONERFEST instead because no matter what, the bands will make money here from Scion, but this town has no relevance to this scene really and no one here has put any effort into it like the good people doing GONERFEST.
Don't get me wrong, I will definitely check out some of the Scionfest because The Gories and Oblivians are two of the only bands I've consistently listened to since I was a kid annnnnnnddd there are a ton of amazing bands too that I've seen and want to see!