The Orion

Music ordinance affects local bands

A portrait of My Lanta, local rock trio. Photo credit: Matthew Manfredi

January 23, 2016

A white Fender Jaguar leans on the couch between Jac Derner and myself; three of the six tuning pegs are broken and wrapped in red duct tape. Derner, bass player for local rock trio My Lanta, played a show with his band mates on West Eighth Street the night before. The basement of the house was fille...

‘Downtown Rocks’ delivers solid music despite poor promotion

Photo credit: George Johnston

Amanda Rhine

March 29, 2015

There’s something to be said for blindly attending an obscure music event at a bar with a checkered reputation. Even though LaSalles’ name is stained with a shooting that occurred in 2011 — and maybe the horrendous restrooms and sticky bar tops, also — it hasn’t kept th...

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