Centro-matic and Great Lake Swimmers
The Record Bar is doing everything right and has found a way to bring unique established and emerging artists to its strip-mall venue, conveniently located between a country-style breakfast joint and hardware store, while upping its cool factor. It's a success story. A start-up bar/grill is a risky venture, but aspiring to host live music in a city with a long-standing circuit of music stops is just plain ballsy. Moreover, the Record Bar is giving its neighbor to the west - Lawrence music must, the Bottleneck - hearty competition. In the short amount of time the Record Bar has been up and running, it has attracted quality artists and more importantly a loyal base of patrons.