Author Archives: Josh Chaikin

Taste of Chaos 2016

On Wednesday, June 29th, Kansas City exploded with not just one, but three big ticket shows for summer: Dave Matthews Band, Guns n Roses, and Taste of Chaos tour. Being men of extraordinary taste, we chose the best show of the night: Taste of Chaos! A sunny June evening greeted a few thousand fans wanting to get a bite of ...

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CLUTCH ANNOUNCE 2016 U.S. TOUR WITH ZAKK SABBATH & KYNG

Clutch continues their Psychic Warfare World Tour 2016.  Headline tour dates for September-October are in.  The group will be heading back on the road this Fall headlining another leg of their US tour. Supporting the tour will be Zakk Sabbath and Los Angeles based metal band Kyng. Including 2 festival appearances, the trek will begin in Buffalo, NY at the ...

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Loverboy: Were You Lovin’ Every Minute of It?

Every summer in June, thousands of families pack downtown Shawnee for Old Shawnee Days. During this festival, there are a wide assortments of carnival games, rides, and greasy food to be had. In addition to all that sugary, greasy, gut-wrenching stuff, the 50th annual Shawnee Days hosted 80’s pop group, Loverboy. The concert was Saturday night, and the best part ...

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A Taste of San Francisco comes to Kansas City

In a week that has mostly been rainy in the Midwest, the day of the Journey/Doobie Brothers concert was when the sun chose to come out, which has to be a sign of things to come. The tour, known as San Francisco Fest 2016, featured two bands that had their beginnings in the 70’s, and a solo artist that have ...

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50,000+ Descend Upon Kansas City for Rockfest 2016

It’s that time of the year again in Kansas City. No, I am not talking about lovely springtime weather, I’m talking about 98.9 the Rock’s annual Rockfest. This year saw the 24th iteration of this beloved one-day festival. vterans of this one day extravaganza have come to expect any kind of weather conditions. Held outside in Penn Valley Park, home ...

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Silversun Pickups, and Foals bring a Joywave of Music to Kansas City

Spring time in Kansas City is great for a number of reasons – the temperature outside is perfect, the flowers are blooming, and of course, the concert scene really starts heating up. May the Fourth (be with you) saw our intrepid photographer, Josh, and me, tagging along like Chewbacca, cover Joywave, Foals, and the Silversun Pickups at the beautiful Arvest ...

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Sixx:A.M. Release #ReasontoRise Video from Prayers For The Damned

Hard-rock trio, SIXX:A.M. recently released the first single to their upcoming global release, Vol.1 Prayers For The Damned, “Rise”, which is currently dominating the Rock Charts at #7 and rising. “Rise” is ultimately a song that implores the general public to open their eyes, go against the grain, and stand up. “Throughout history, some of the most dramatic changes have ...

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Davey Suicide Interview

Dallas Hessel interviewed Needles, and Davey, from Davey Suicide. before their show at the Riot Room in Kansas City.

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Reverend Horton Heat Delivers Rockabilly Sermon to Kansas City

Last Sunday night in Kansas City – while the Royals and Sporting Kansas City may have lost, those in attendance for Nashville Pussy and Reverend Horton Heat certainly won. In addition to the fun atmosphere of Knuckleheads Saloon, we were fortunate enough to have nearly perfect weather. What a night for some loud and fast rockabilly! This was our first time ...

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Big Dudes 40th Birthday Bash Continues

Last week, we brought you coverage from Big Dudes’ 40th Birthday Bash with some photos from Samantha Fish’s performance in the shop. This week, the festivities continued with an all-day event benefiting Cedar Cove Feline Sanctuary, in Louisburg, KS. The event featured a trip to the cover, and a 2-hour performance of superstar drummers, filling in as local rockers, Under the Covers, ...

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