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Crash Midnight – Kansas City

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 ...

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Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque

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 ...

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Ed Alonzo’s Psycho Circus of Magic and Mayhem

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 ...

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Xandria, Delain, and Sonata Arctica – Lawrence, KS

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 ...

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Australian Pink Floyd Show – Kansas City

Though it was a chilly night in Kansas City, the inside of the Uptown theater was warm, and things only heated up as the Australian Pink Floyd Show took to the stage. With a two hour show, not including a ...

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Butcher Babies and Anti-Mortem – Merriam, KS

Anti-Mortem   Butcher Babies

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You have to be smarter than your gear

You have to be smarter than your camera. This is one of the most important lessons for a photographer to learn. Sure, there are plenty of auto modes on the camera that can choose “close enough” exposure values for most ...

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Rockstar Uproar Festival 2014 – Kansas City

Summertime means concerts, and concert festivals especially; and as the season winds down, Rockstar pulled out all the stops to produce a fantastic festival, that was in Kansas City on Friday, September 5th. As is the case with most festivals, multiple ...

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Yes 2014 World Tour – Kansas City

Having just finished a tour, and cruise, in 2013, Yes wasted no time in hitting the road again, and was back in Kansas City, playing at the same theater they were 18 months ago. Many people in attendance were at ...

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Old Crow Medicine Show – Kansas City

Few genres of music are more American than folk and, well, Americana. On Thursday night, two of the countries most popular bands, of this genre, performed to a sold out crowd at the Uptown Theater on Thursday night. The Carolina ...

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