Split Lip Rayfield http://kmuw.org en Enter The Dragon: Split Lip Rayfield Ends Hiatus http://kmuw.org/post/enter-dragon-split-lip-rayfield-ends-hiatus <p></p><p>After nearly 10 years of non-stop touring, the members of Kansas-based band Split Lip Rayfield decided to take a break—an unbelievably long one by the trio’s standards. The hiatus spanned nearly 15 months, starting in October 2012 and ending on New Year’s Eve in Lawrence. The band’s Wayne Gottstine says it was something the members all felt they needed.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 30480 at http://kmuw.org Enter The Dragon: Split Lip Rayfield Ends Hiatus Musical Space: Merch http://kmuw.org/post/musical-space-merch <p>Now that CDs aren’t making money, more of a musician's income is from selling "merch" - merchandise: T-shirts, stickers, guitar picks, etc.</p><p>Merch might not be the main part of a band’s revenue stream, but I think it has become a bigger part of the musical experience since the beginning of the digital age.</p><p>Merch is essential for the true fan. An MP3 is a transitory and abstract thing; a concert T-shirt on the other hand is tangible and enduring.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 13:57:01 +0000 Mark Foley 12222 at http://kmuw.org Musical Space: Merch