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Tesla electrifies Kansas City

Though the name is more recognized as an electric car today, it also belongs to one of the biggest metal bands of the 80’s: Tesla, and they brought nearly two hours of classic, and new music to the Midland Theater, ...

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El Monstero takes Kansas City by storm

What was once the best kept secret in St. Louis is now getting a name for itself through the Midwest. El Monstero, billed as the “Definitive Pink Floyd Tribute” played to a packed Uptown Theater in Kansas City, on Friday ...

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Judas Priest with Steel Panther – Kansas City

If you think that Judas Priest is ready to hang it up, you’ve got another think coming. Currently on tour with Steel Panther in support of their 17th studio album, Redeemer of Souls, Judas Priest played to a packed house ...

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Australian Pink Floyd Show – Kansas City

Though it was a chilly night in Kansas City, the inside of the Uptown theater was warm, and things only heated up as the Australian Pink Floyd Show took to the stage. With a two hour show, not including a ...

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Yes 2014 World Tour – Kansas City

Having just finished a tour, and cruise, in 2013, Yes wasted no time in hitting the road again, and was back in Kansas City, playing at the same theater they were 18 months ago. Many people in attendance were at ...

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Night of the Proms – Kansas City

What do you get when you cross Kenny Loggins, John Miles, Michael McDonald, Nile Rogers & Chic, John Miles, the Pointer Sisters, and soprano Natalie Choquette with classical music orchestra, Il Novecento? America’s first iteration of Night of the Proms. Having ...

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Patriarch Reunion Show – Uptown Theater – Kansas City

Though known mostly for the band which shares its name, Kansas has a long tradition of birthing great music, thanks in large part to its thriving Jazz community, Kansas has produced several bands, which never reached the iconic status they ...

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El Monstero – Uptown Theater – Kansas City

Happy New Year! It’s been almost one year since Photos from the Pit has been launched, and it’s been quite a ride. I’ve almost gone full circle now. This time last year, I shot El Monstero at the Uptown Theater, ...

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Raiding the Rock Vault – LVH – Las Vegas, NV

Update: As of 11/2/2014, Raiding the Rock Vault has a new home at the Tropicana, right on the Las Vegas strip. Playing at the historic LVH, the same theater in which Elvis performed when he was working Las Vegas, is another ...

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Marshall Tucker Band – Crossroads KC

For a few weeks every summer, the Crossroads Arts District in Kansas City comes alive with live music, in a concert venue in the backyard of one of the city’s best “diners drive-ins and dives” – Grinders. Owned and operated ...

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