Author Archives: Josh Chaikin

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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Night of the Proms Returns to North America

For decades, Night of the Proms has been the hottest ticket in Europe and Scandinavia, fusing together classical and pop music. With classical, rock, pop, and country appearing together on the same bill, the Proms has consistently raised the bar, and brought together musicians that might otherwise not ever appear together on the same stage. In 2014, Night of the Proms ...

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The British Invade Kansas City

The British are coming! Metalcore rockers from across the pond While She Sleeps, Asking Alexandria, and Bullet for My Valentine took the stage at Kansas City’s Midland Theatre on Tuesday Night. Before the doors opened that evening, thousands of fans lined around the block in anticipation of a night of music, madness, and mayhem. The Midland was buzzing with fans from ...

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Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund Street Party to be Held at Harley-Davidson of Glendale, CA

Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund Street Party to be Held at Harley-Davidson of Glendale, CA Saturday, March 5, 2016 | 2:00-5:00pm | FREE ADMISSION   Enter to Win a Custom Painted “Holy Diver” Harley!   Hosted By DJ Will Including… Live Music by DIO DISCIPLES, GABBIE RAE, BUDDERSIDE, ERNIE SNAIR, and THE LOVELESS + Food Trucks! ...

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Australian Bee Gees Bring Saturday Night Fever to Kansas

The intimate Yardley Hall got a little visit from the disco era on Saturday night, for what was surely an early Valentine’s Day for many people. Taking a break from their residency at the Excalibur in Las Vegas, The Australian Bee Gees brought their show on a mini tour to select cities in America, as part of a partnership with ...

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Ace Frehley Enlists All Star Lineup For Covers LP, Including Paul Stanley

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer ACE FREHLEY has announced Origins Vol. 1, a collection of 12 newly recorded classics from Ace’s formative years featuring some of the biggest names in rock and roll, on April 15, 2016. Most notably, KISS frontman PAUL STANLEY joins ACE on Free’s hit “Fire and Water.” This collaboration marks the first time that Ace and Paul appear ...

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98.9 The Rock Announces Line-up for Rockfest 2016

It’s that time of year again. It’s still winter, but with sights on warmer weather, we know that summer is near, which means Rockfest is just around the corner. While many of the other festivals that are a part of World’s Loudest Month have announced their line-ups, we shouldn’t be too surprised with what Rockfest has to offer. While several ...

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The Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour and Album

2016 is promising to be a big year for classic music. With so many other notable acts of the 60’s and 70’s going on new tours, and releasing new albums, one more band has decided to throw their hats into the ring: The Monkees. That’s right, the mop-top boys who shot to fame on their TV series, who gained new generations ...

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