John Lodge of The Moody Blues to Release New Solo Album on May 5th

10,000 Light Years Ago

JOHN LODGE OF THE MOODY BLUES TO RELEASE NEW SOLO ALBUM TITLED “10,000 LIGHT YEARS AGO” ON MAY 5 LODGE REUNITES WITH MOODY BLUES ALUMNI RAY THOMAS AND MIKE PINDER ON THE RECORDING OF “SIMPLY MAGIC” THE SINGLE “10,000 LIGHT YEARS AGO” RELEASED DIGITALLY APRIL 14TH “Everything in the future is in reach, but the past was once our future” ...

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Hellyeah brings heavy metal to Kansas City

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Fat Tuesday is traditionally spent going to parades, and eating up, in preparation for the Catholic season of Lent. Which might explain the small crowd that came to see Hellyeah at the Midland Theater, in Kansas City, on Tuesday night. With a crowd numbering around 500, it was a little disappointing to see so much empty space, but Hellyeah delivered ...

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John Mellencamp “Plain Spoken” in Kansas City

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It was a cold night in Kansas City, but things were plenty hot inside the Midland. Maybe it was John Mellencamp, maybe love was in the air (it WAS February 14th), or maybe someone turned the thermostat up a little too high. Either way, by the end of the night, everyone was on their feet, and beer was flowing plenty. ...

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Uli Jon Roth – Guitar Virtuoso

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Known for his work in Scorpions, and U.F.O., Uli Jon Roth is currently headlining the North American Xtreme Guitar Tour, with super group Black Knights Rising as support. With support from Jon West on vocals, Kofi Baker (son of Ginger Baker) on drums, Elliot Rubens, and additional support on guitar from a man whose name escapes me (if you know, please let me ...

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Black Knights Rising

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Before taking the stage at The Scene in Independence, Missouri (just outside of Kansas City), Black Knights Rising was introduced as “the world’s greatest supergroup,” and it certainly was no exaggeration. With Tim “Ripper” Owens, most famous for his time in Judas Priest (and subject of the Mark Walhberg movie, “Rock Star”) on vocals, Craig Goldy, and Vinny Apprice from Dio, and Black ...

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Tesla electrifies Kansas City

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Though the name is more recognized as an electric car today, it also belongs to one of the biggest metal bands of the 80’s: Tesla, and they brought nearly two hours of classic, and new music to the Midland Theater, in Kansas City, on Tuesday night. While the  hairspray stayed behind, the hits certainly did not. After an opening performance ...

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Seek Irony “Tech N’ Roll” Review

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Seek Irony arose out of the burgeoning music scene of Tel Aviv, Israel. The founders of the band, brothers Kfir, and Rom Gov felt that it was time to take things to a whole new level, and move the band to the United States. The band had picked Austin, “The Live Music Capital of the World,” to be their new ...

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The Secrets of Concert Photography

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The title of this article is a little misleading, because there really is no secret. The question people often ask is, “How do you get into concert photography?” In truth, it’s pretty simple. You ask, OK, there’s a little more to it than that, but it really comes down to two things: 1) Knowing who to ask, and, 2) proving ...

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Sidewise Interview

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One of the hardest working bands in Kansas City, Sidewise has started to make a name for themselves on the national scene, thanks to a tour with Gemini Syndrome, and Sevendust. Sidewise will be appearing on Shiprocked next month. The band took a few minutes before their show at the Aftershock on Saturday night to talk with me. Audio of the ...

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Butcher Babies at The Midland

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The Butcher Babies have been making a name for themselves over the past few years, and rolled into Kansas City on Wednesday night, playing a short, 40 minute set for a crowd that seemed mostly into the music. I say mostly because, halfway through the set, someone in the audience started flipping the band off. Heidi responded, in Justin Timberlake ...

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