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“Cowboy Indian Bear is a band that is important to Lawrence because they lead by example. A few months ago, they played a packed show at a local venue, and put a brand new band on the lineup. Giving a new band a slot on such a big show is a grand gesture of generosity, and as I was leaving the Arts Center on Friday, I spotted the guitarist for that band in the corner, quietly singing all the lyrics to himself. This is the new generation, the new crop of musicians, and they’re in good hands when a band like Cowboy Indian Bear takes them under their wing.”
Photo by Fally Afani.
More on Cowboy Indian Bear’s record release show here.
Cowboy Indian Bear at the Lawrence Arts Center. Photo by Fally Afani. More photos and a video of their hauntingly-good performance of “Seventeen” here.
Click here to watch some absolutely stunning video of Cowboy Indian Bear at SXSW.
Photo by Fally Afani at I Heart Local Music.
The lineup for Middle of the Map Fest has been announced, and it looks incredible! Check out the full lineup here (and help share the link and spread the word!).
Photos of Cowboy Indian Bear, Deerhoof, and The Joy Formidable all by Fally Afani.
“The venue was just about standing room only, both inside and out. Everyone on and off stage was drenched in sweat, but more than happy to be at one of the funnest shows of the summer.”
Cowboy Indian Bear recently kicked off their tour with a sweaty show at the Replay. See more photos and video from the night here.
We talked to members of Cowboy Indian Bear, Broncho, Fun., and more about this year’s Middle of the Map Fest (spoiler alert, they all really really liked it). Read about it here.
We shot a lot of video at Middle of the Map Fest. It was our first time experimenting with board feeds (for most of the videos). Please click here to see videos from Quiet Corral, Hooray For Earth, Cowboy Indian Bear, La Guerre, Ad Astra Arkestra, and Fun.
Bethany Smith is my mentor as far as concert photography goes. Here are some of her beautiful shots from Florence + The Machine / Two Door Cinema Club / Cowboy Indian Bear last night at the Midland in Kansas City.
Can’t get over how incredible this performance was on Friday night. I keep trying to tone down my excitement for Cowboy Indian Bear, but they never give me a reason to.