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The sidelines aren’t just for benchwarmers: The pep behind UK athletics

Kendall Staton April 21, 2022

Responsible for keeping crowds engaged through close calls and all-around blowouts, the UK pep band has seen its fair share of UK sports history. While it may not always be the main attraction, the band...

The Wildcat Marching Band practices on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, at the Football Practice Field in Lexington, Kentucky ahead of the first home football game of the season at Kroger Field. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Can’t stop the beat: A march-less marching band carries on

Natalie Parks October 16, 2020

Gratitude. That’s the prevailing emotion among members of the University of Kentucky’s Wildcat Marching Band; gratitude that they get to play, perform and gather in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.“I’m...

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Bomb Voyage is textbook definition of local alternative band

Autumn Miller March 27, 2019

Bomb Voyage is a local alternative band based in Lexington. I got the chance to meet with band member Alex Spangler to discuss all things Bomb Voyage and the Lexington music scene.Alex sings and plays...

Cage the Elephant performs at a concert. Used with permission of Macy Jundi. 

Track Review: Cage The Elephant ‘Ready To Let Go’

Autumn Miller February 13, 2019

After earning a Grammy in 2015 for its fourth studio album, 'Tell Me I’m Pretty', Cage The Elephant took a long, but needed, break from releasing music. Now, after nearly four years, the band has released...

Bands Lylak and Johnny Conqueroo perform for students on Dec. 3, 2018. 

Johnny Conqueroo looks to the future

Emily Baehner December 7, 2018

Johnny Conqueroo, a local band from Lexington, released a new single and music video last week, and were featured in a show at the University of Kentucky student center on Dec. 3.Gant Curless, the lead...

Blake Hester and Kseniya Verenich perform with their band to a crowd of students on Nov. 29, 2018. 

Local bands give students a musical break at Cats Den concert

Isabella Chirico November 30, 2018

Music always draws people together, and the Cats Den concert held Thursday night in the Gatton Student Center was no exception. The concert consisted of performances from two different bands from the...

Raelyn Nelson Band performs at Willies Locally Known on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. 

Raelyn Nelson Band mixes country and rock at free concert

Hailey Peters October 5, 2018

“I hope you guys like rock n’ roll.”That was how Raelyn Nelson introduced her band’s set at Willie’s Locally Known in Lexington.The casual atmosphere of the restaurant combined with the collective...

Senior Drum Major Cassie Morrelles puts on her hat before the Kentucky v. Murray State football game on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. Morrellesis one of three drum majors and has been a member of the Wildcat Marching Band since she was a freshman at UK. This is her second year as drum major. The friends I’ve made in band over the years are some of the most important friendships I’ve ever made,” said Morrelles. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Marching to a new beat: Celebrating the 50th anniversary of women in the marching band

October 1, 2018

Any UK football fan is familiar with the spectacle that is the Wildcat Marching Band. The band adds a little more life to the constant stops in the game, revving the crowd up with songs meant to get the...

Brother Smith is the young, local band that won UK Footballs Pregame Concert Opening Act contest. Used with permission of Brother Smith. 

Band Brother Smith to perform before Kentucky football home opener

Akhira Umar August 31, 2018

On Aug. 3, UK Athletics announced the result of its annual Opening Act contest: Brother Smith won and is set to take the stage.Thanks to the support of its Twitter fans, the band of five will be the opening...

The Eagles play a concert in Rupp Arena on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Rupp Arena crowd experiences ‘An Evening with the Eagles’

Amanda Bryant April 11, 2018

The Eagles did not disappoint Tuesday night as they filled Rupp Arena with nostalgia that could be felt all the way back to Hotel California for a nearly packed house.The performance was a stop for the...

Between the Blue and White Lines: The UK Band Kid, Hayden Hooper

Between the Blue and White Lines: The UK Band Kid, Hayden Hooper

Kernel Sports Staff March 17, 2018

Chris and Chase may be on opposite sides of the country, but that didn't stop them from getting a few minutes with new internet sensation Hayden Hooper. They also got a couple minutes to talk about their...

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