Volara

On December 16, 2003, Matt Davis (pictured) would have turned 27. The Wichita native and Ten Grand singer died of a seizure in August, but several of the musicians he toured with will pay tribute to Davis on his birthday with a series of shows. There are eight gigs in all, in venues from California to Chicago. The Lawrence stop, featuring three of the city’s most challenging acts, follows a number of other local Davis-related happenings, including the screening of James Spooner’s documentary Afropunk in September (Davis was one of the featured African-American punks) and an appearance by Payload, which included Ten Grand members, in October. Expect an especially energetic performance from Volara, which has played a part in all three Davis-related events.

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