Snot at the Aftershock

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Known as one of the preeminent hardcore punk bands of the 90’s, Snot was a force to be reckoned with, until the untimely death of its lead singer, Lynn Strait, in 1998. With Carl Bensley fronting,  Snot took the stage, just outside Kansas City, like a hurricane, and showed the packed house, that they were still a force to be reckoned ...

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Rock on the Range 2015

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ROCK ON THE RANGE 2015: LINKIN PARK, SLIPKNOT AND JUDAS PRIEST LEAD LINEUP OF OVER 60 BANDS MAY 15, 16 & 17 AT COLUMBUS CREW STADIUM IN OHIO ROSTER OF TOP ROCK BANDS ALSO INCLUDES GODSMACK, MARILYN MANSON, BREAKING BENJAMIN, RISE AGAINST, VOLBEAT, SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS, PAPA ROACH, HALESTORM, OF MICE & MEN, MINISTRY AND MANY ...

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Korn – Kansas City – Sprint Center

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Though they recently headlined at Rockfest in Kansas City a few months earlier, Korn returned to the city of fountains, with Slipknot, to play for a sizable crowd at the Sprint Center. If anyone in attendance had already seen Korn performing earlier this year, they didn’t seem to mind, as the California based band delivered a set coming in at around ...

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In This Moment – Kansas City

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Having played in Kansas City less than a year ago, Maria Brink, Chris Howorth, Tom Hane, Randy Weitzel, and Topeka Kansas native, Travis Johnson returned to the Midland Theater on Wednesday evening. When Maria would ask, later in the evening, who had seen In This Moment before, it became clear that it may well have been the same crowd that huddled inside back ...

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Judas Priest with Steel Panther – Kansas City

If you think that Judas Priest is ready to hang it up, you’ve got another think coming. Currently on tour with Steel Panther in support of their 17th studio album, Redeemer of Souls, Judas Priest played to a packed house on Tuesday night, in Kansas City. hen Steel Panther is the support act on a bill, you know you’re in ...

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Crash Midnight – Kansas City

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I go to dozens of concerts a year. While I usually enjoy the music that I hear, a lot of the times, with bands I’m less familiar with, it slowly begins to escape me as the weeks go on. A few days ago, I was contacted by someone with a band out of Boston called Crash Midnight, asking me if ...

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Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque

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Ah, the Suicide Girls. The name conjures up different images for people…especially those who have spent the early hours of the morning looking deep into the recesses of the Internet. Celebrating over 13 years now, the Suicide Girls provides “alternative” pin-up models. When burlesque is thrown into the mix…well, anything can happen. Dancing to different music, the Suicide Girls showed themselves in ...

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Ed Alonzo’s Psycho Circus of Magic and Mayhem

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Well, well now…what’s this. A non concert post? That’s right. In addition to photography, I’m an amateur magician, so when I saw that Ed Alonzo was in town, I knew I couldn’t miss out on the show. This isn’t completely removed from music either. Ed, in addition to being a fantastic performer, is also a magic consultant, and toured with ...

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Xandria, Delain, and Sonata Arctica – Lawrence, KS

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What do Xandria, Delain, and Sonata Arctica have in common? They all play power metal, they all have new albums out, they’re touring together, and I saw them Sunday night in Lawrence, Kansas. Metal in and of itself is not a very mainstream genre of music, and symphonic/melodic/power metal is even less so, especially in North America. Overseas, in Europe ...

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