Author Archives: Josh Chaikin

Queen It’s a Kinda Magic – Press Release

QUEEN IT’S A KINDA MAGIC The long-running tribute show and full concert experience Queen – It’s A Kinda Magic will tour with its new cast through Western USA this Spring. The show recreates Queen’s 1986 World Tour concert, featuring over 20 of the band’s greatest hits such as ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Are the Champions’ and ‘Fat-Bottomed ...

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Frank Turner and the John Butler Trio – Crossroads

Normally, when multiple acts are on the bill, the opening act suffers a little from lack of audience.  This was not the case with Frank Turner, who has a sizable cult following, and can easily fill the Crossroads, and most other venues, alone; you’ll notice a shot of the audience below. That was taken during the middle of his set, ...

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Infected Mushroom – Crossroads Kansas City

As a psychedelic/electronica  band, Infected Mushroom really cannot be described in words, or even photos. Without hearing them, it’s really hard to truly understand what to expect from their show; in fact, much of the spectacle comes from the audience, and the enjoyment comes from feeling the music. As such, most of the shots from this show will focus on ...

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The Monkees – Uptown Theater – Kansas City

When four young men were cast in the television roles of a struggling rock band inspired by The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night, few could have predicted the impact The Monkees would make on music and pop culture at large, an impact that still reverberates nearly 50 years later.The Monkees played to a nearly packed house at the Uptown Theater ...

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Andy Frasco and the UN – Crossroads KC

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Grinders has the best pizza in Kansas City. I don’t say this because I have a new advertiser, and it’s not a shameless attempt to get free food (unless Stretch happens to be reading this…) but because, during the summer, Grinders turns into one of the city’s most energizing live music venues. ...

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Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone – Sunset Music Festival

Though I was born in the early 80s, I grew up listening to a lot of Oldies, thanks to my mother’s love of them. One band I remember hearing on her rotation regularly was Herman’s Hermits. Though Peter Noone is better known to me as Dwayne, the shady band manager in the Quantum Leap episode, “Glitter Rock,” I found myself ...

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Patriarch Reunion Show – Uptown Theater – Kansas City

Though known mostly for the band which shares its name, Kansas has a long tradition of birthing great music, thanks in large part to its thriving Jazz community, Kansas has produced several bands, which never reached the iconic status they deserved, Shooting Star and Patriarch among them. Performing a homecoming show, together for first time in 26 years, Patriarch took ...

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El Monstero – Uptown Theater – Kansas City

Happy New Year! It’s been almost one year since Photos from the Pit has been launched, and it’s been quite a ride. I’ve almost gone full circle now. This time last year, I shot El Monstero at the Uptown Theater, and I got to kick off 2014 with El Monstero once more. Word is definitely getting out about these guys. ...

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Steel Panther – Kansas City – Midland Theater

This is the big one, just in time for Christmas. There were no Christmas carols, 98.9 The Rock presenting A Twisted Xmas with Steel Panther, nobody seemed to mind.  Known for their outrageous stage antics, over the top costumes and 80’s hair, Steel Panther is far more than a parody band. For some time, Steel Panther was relatively unknown outside of ...

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Stone Temple Pilots – VooDoo Lounge – Kansas City

 

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