Author Archives: Josh Chaikin

May Metal Mayhem at the Midland – Opeth, Gojira, and Devin Townsend Project

  Another weekend and another loud rock show to report. This time, it was the likes of Devin Townsend Project, Gojira, and Opeth, who brought more metal than a scrapyard to the Arvest Bank Theater at the Midland in Kansas City. First to the stage was Devin Townsend Project. This project is the brain-child of Devin Townsend of Strapping Young ...

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FOGHAT ANNOUNCE BIG PLANS FOR 2017

Fans of one of classic rock’s all-time great acts, Foghat, have a lot to look forward to this year, the 40th anniversary of Foghat’s Double Platinum album FOGHAT LIVE!  To celebrate the occasion these veteran rockers are releasing LIVE AT THE BELLY UP yet another great live performance from last year’s show at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, ...

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2017 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees YES Featuring JON ANDERSON, TREVOR RABIN, RICK WAKEMAN ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Rock icons Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman are proud to announce that effective immediately, they will officially be known as ‘YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman’, which is the name they will be touring under in North America during the latter half of 2017.    “It’s very simple,’ explains band founder and vocalist Jon Anderson. “The fans want ...

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Beartooth and Underoath: Moshing for the Messiah

Greetings fellow lovers of all things rock and roll! It’s your ol’ pal Dallas back with another rockin’ review. As always, I was joined by the head honcho of the site, Josh. It’s been a while since this dynamic duo gave you all a review, so let’s dive from the stage and mosh our way through this show. This show, ...

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Styx – Rocking the TPAC

“Rocking the Topeka Performing Arts Center” might not roll as smoothly off the tongue as “Rocking the Paradise,” but that’s exactly what Styx did on Saturday night. Though the theater was not sold out for the performance, the energy from the crowd filled it well beyond capacity. The last time that I saw a show at the Topeka Performing Arts ...

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SCORPIONS Announce North American Crazy World Tour with Very Special Guest Megadeth

SCORPIONS Announce North American Crazy World Tour with Very Special Guest Megadeth   New York, NY – Scorpions, one of the most iconic and influential hard rock bands of all time, continue to celebrate 50+ years of rock with the return to North America for the Crazy World tour.  Since performing a handful of festivals and concerts last year in the U.S., which ...

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ROCKTOPIA ANNOUNCES CAST OF INAUGURAL NATIONAL TOUR

CO-CREATORS ROB EVAN AND MAESTRO RANDALL CRAIG FLEISCHER ASSEMBLE WORLD CLASS PERFORMERS FOR ROCKTOPIA CAST SHOW OPENS IN PORTLAND MAINE MARCH 28TH    Music from Mozart to U2, Beethoven to Pink Floyd, This Live Concert Is a Powerful Fusion of Classical Music, Opera and Classic Rock     Now a PBS TV Special Filmed Live at the Hungarian State Opera House ...

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Rockfest KC – 2017 Lineup Announced

  Rockfest has been touted as the largest one-day festival in North America. 15 bands, on two stages, it’s sure to be a great time. With no other festival appearances on his calendar, Rockfest is the place to see Sammy Hagar. With a new location at the Speedway, the party will continue long after the festival is over. For tickets ...

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Jason Bonham Pays Tribute to Father and Led Zeppelin

Tribute bands have a tendency to draw some ire from music fans. Some bands try to add some authenticity by wearing similar costumes of the band to which tribute is being paid, some use replica set pieces, but the Jason Bomham Led Zeppelin Experience has a genetic component; Jason Bonham is the son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. Jason ...

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Epica Kicks off Thanksgiving with a little Metal

Twas the night before Thanksgiving, and all through the town, the rockers were were ready, poised to throw down. The Granada Theater in Lawrence was treated to a taste of heavy metal from around the world. There was something for everyone on Wednesday night, and with people wearing everything from chains to overalls, that’s exactly what was needed. Kicking things ...

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