Author Archives: Josh Chaikin

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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Metal Icons, Anthrax, and Lamb of God, Dominate Kansas City

Still in the beginning months of the New Year, a metal packed show graced the stage of The Midland Theater in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. This is a year of “firsts” for me so I am proud to say both Anthrax and Lamb of God are now crossed off that list. Along with those two came the opening acts of ...

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Starkill, Moonspell, and Epica brings international metal to St. Louis

With three solid bands on the bill, 2016 started off strong with heavy metal. Venturing out of Kansas City, we made the four-hour trip to St. Louis for what promised to be an incredible show; certainly one that promised to pack the 750-capacity Ready Room, and easily did. With metal being represented from several countries, and two continents, there was certainly something for ...

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Europe Brings The Final Countdown to Kansas

Wednesday night was a celebration of the young and old at the Granada. While most of the audience were baby boomers, a sizable portion of the crowd were millennials, easily born a decade or more after “The Final Countdown” was released.  / Opening the show were locals StarCrows, and 17 year old up-and-comer, Gabbie Rae. Gabbie recently received international recognition ...

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El Monstero Heats up Kansas City in 2016

Pink Floyd is just as ubiquitous as Star Wars, or Coca-Cola. Their songs and albums are known by nearly everyone, and you’d better believe if this is an act you are going to emulate, you better pull out all the stops. This is exactly what El Monstero does. People of all ages packed the Uptown Theater Saturday night. A good ...

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