Author Archives: Josh Chaikin

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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Metalcore Mayhem Melts Missouri Masses

Oh, springtime in Kansas City. The show we covered for Wednesday night (Nightwish, Sonata Arctica and Delain) was held on a bright and sunny day. But if you don’t like the weather in Kansas City, just wait a few hours and it will be completely different! Much is the same with these next bands that performed at the Uptown Theater ...

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Scandinavian Invasion: Delain, Sonata Arctica, and Nightwish in KC!

The air was warm and the sun was shining Wednesday night at the Uptown Theater. Thousands of fans clad in black concert tees lines the block before the doors opened at 6. We were here and brutally excited to see the night’s performances of Delain, Sonata Arctica, and Nightwish. As the doors opened, the venue began to fill with masses ...

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Samantha Fish and Sara Morgan Packs Big Dudes in Kansas City

Kansas City is known for a few things: barbecue, the World Series Champion Royals, and blues music. Kansas City enjoys a rich history steeped in the jazz and blues, which continues today. Samantha Fish, grew up listening to the blues musicians who came through Kansas City, playing at Knuckleheads Saloon, before she would soon be playing there herself, and at ...

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