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NICK PERRI GROUP BECOMES ‘MOUNT HOLLY’ RELEASES ‘IT AIN’T EASY’ SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO

Accompanying an official music video release for the group’s debut single, “It Ain’t Easy,” – now available for download on iTunes and other music networks – Nick Perri announced the new moniker of his blues-rock quartet this morning: Mount Holly. ...

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UNHERALDED SEVENTIES BAND WITH TIES TO EIGHTIES ROCK, KELAKOS, FINALLY GETS ITS DUE WITH 15-SONG ‘UNCORKED’ CD

The early 21st century has seen the rediscovery of several rock acts from yesterday that never got their due back when they were recording and performing (artists such as Pentagram and Rodriguez immediately come to mind). And there is another overlooked ...

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Rockfest Kansas City 2015 Lineup

Celebrating its 23rd year, Rockfest, as of 2010, is North America’s largest one-day music festival. On May 30th, some 50,000 music fans will descend upon Liberty Memorial, downtown Kansas City, for 12 hours of hard-hitting rock.   This year, Kansas ...

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

JOHN LODGE OF THE MOODY BLUES TO RELEASE NEW SOLO ALBUM TITLED “10,000 LIGHT YEARS AGO” ON MAY 5LODGE REUNITES WITH MOODY BLUES ALUMNI RAY THOMAS AND MIKE PINDER ON THE RECORDING OF “SIMPLY MAGIC” THE SINGLE “10,000 LIGHT YEARS AGO” ...

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Hellyeah brings heavy metal to Kansas City

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. ...

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John Mellencamp “Plain Spoken” in Kansas City

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 ...

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Uli Jon Roth – Guitar Virtuoso

Known for his work in Scorpions, before departing amicably, 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 ...

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Black Knights Rising

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 ...

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Tesla electrifies Kansas City

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, ...

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Album Review: Seek Irony – “Tech N’ Roll”

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 ...

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