Author Archives: Josh Chaikin

Marshall Tucker Band – Crossroads KC

For a few weeks every summer, the Crossroads Arts District in Kansas City comes alive with live music, in a concert venue in the backyard of one of the city’s best “diners drive-ins and dives” – Grinders. Owned and operated by a metal artist, the restaurant serves up some of the best pizzas, burgers and sandwiches in the city. Almost ...

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Fall Out Boy and New Politics – Uptown Theater – Kansas City

Fall Out Boy, the name alone conjures up images of nuclear mutation, or perhaps Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley. Embarking on what is being called their “reunion” tour, Fall Out Boy played to a sold out house at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City on Tuesday night. The house was full and the energy was high. The ...

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Love Pump – VooDoo Lounge – Kansas City

Love Pump. The name alone conjures up images of 80’s hair metal and products you might find advertised in the back of dirty magazines. Fortunately, for us, this time it’s about the music. Love Pump is a tribute act, in Kansas City, honoring all things great about 80’s rock. Wailing guitar solos, spandex and, of course, hair. On Saturday night, ...

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Blue Oyster Cult – Old Shawnee Days

Christopher Walken wasn’t the only one who thought Blue Öyster Cult needed more Cowbell, not a few people in the audience brought and played their own Cowbells through Blue Oyster Cult’s set at Old Shawnee Days on June 9th.  Though rain was in the forecast, it held off until after Blue Öyster Cult left the stage. One of the driving ...

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Chris Mann – The Midland – Kansas City, MO

Though he came in fourth place on the second season of The Voice, Chris Mann has certainly won a strong following. Born in Wichita, Chris Tweeted from backstage that playing in Kansas City was definitely a homecoming. Chris shared the humorous story about he and a friend sneaked backstage at the Midland Theater, where he was playing, and found their ...

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Midwest Rock ‘n Roll Express – Kansas City, MO (Styx, REO Speedwagon & Ted Nugent)

Ted Nugent, REO Speedwagon and Styx rolled into Kansas City on Friday night and performed to a capacity crowd of over 7,000.  It’s a good thing it’s an outdoor theater, because they would have blown the lid off the place. Ted Nugent took to the stage first, and while he has made headlines in recent years for his political leanings, ...

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Yes – Kansas City – Midland Theater

Ah, Yes. One of the forerunners of progressive rock and certainly psychadelic rock. Known for soaring, high vocals and 15+ minute songs. On this tour, Yes is doing something unprecedented, for them: playing three of their classic albums in their entirety: ‘The Yes Album,’ ‘Close to the Edge’ and ‘Going for the One.’ On Monday, March 18th Yes played at the Midland ...

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Nightwish

Nightwish has a special place in my heart, because they were the first band who I shot. I’ll add more photos for Nightwish as I reedit them. As always, though, newer shots take priority. It’s interesting to note that this was one of the last shows Anette played before being replaced by Floor.

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Rocklahoma!

Hello all you rockers and people who came here looking for photos of pits (weirdos). Summer will be here soon and that means music festivals. Rocklahoma is not to be missed this year. If you live in Oklahoma, live near Oklahoma or know how to spell Oklahoma, you will want to be there this year. With such acts as Guns N’ ...

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El Monstero

For those of you who don’t know, El Monstero is the best kept secret St. Louis. They’re a Pink Floyd tribute act that brings all the spectacle. A three hour concert, presented by a 12 piece band, costumed characters and pole dancers – they really do present a definitive Pink Floyd experience. Saturday, February 3rd marked their inaugural show in Kansas City at the Uptown Theater. ...

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