Classic Rock

Jason Bonham Pays Tribute to Father and Led Zeppelin

Tribute bands have a tendency to draw some ire from music fans. Some bands try to add some authenticity by wearing similar costumes of the band to which tribute is being paid, some use replica set pieces, but the Jason Bomham Led Zeppelin Experience has a genetic component; Jason Bonham is the son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. Jason ...

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Stryper Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Tour in NYC

Since the announcement of Stryper’s tour this year, the fan base has been ecstatic to hear the 1986 Grammy Award nominated album “To Hell With the Devil” to be played in it’s entirety. On the same token , the band has also stated after these shows they will take a hiatus. Since this announcement the shows have been one of ...

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REO Speedwagon Comes Home to Chicagoland

I had the privilege of shooting a band I grew up with, whose music I listened to in the 70’s, and 80’s all the time. Classi  Rock band, REO Speedwagon did not disappoint Saturday night at their sold out show at the Star Plaza Theater. The audience was filled with both the young, and the old. The band paid tribute ...

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Australian Pink Floyd Show – Hollywood, FL

The Australian Pink Floyd Show brought their amazing live performance “Everything Under the Sun” to The Hard Rock Live at The Seminoles Hard Rock Casino last night, and as huge life-long fans of Floyd my wife and I decided to take the opportunity to go and witness again the dazzling spectacle these exceptionally talented guys can offer. We had seen ...

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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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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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Veteran Sister Rockers in Heart “Rock the Ribbon”

Having been born in the early 80’s, I’ve missed out on seeing a lot of classic acts in their prime. A lot still tour, but can never sound as good as they did some 30 – 40 years ago. Anyone who has seen Heart’s performance of Stairway to Heaven when the Kennedy Center honored Led Zeppelin a few years ago knows ...

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REO Speedwagon Celebrates Royals Victory with Kansas City

Celebrating over 40 years together, REO Speedwagon packed the Midland Theater, in Kansas City, with an audience of young and old. With a set coming in at close to 90 minutes, the band was able to get through all of their hits, celebrate the Royal’s World Series victory. and pay tribute to Gary Richrath. It was a lot of ground ...

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