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Van Halen: Running with the Devil in Kansas City

“That mistake was brought to you by Budweiser.” Were Dave’s words after working through ‘In a Simple Rhyme,’ off their 1980 album, “Women and Children First.” It’s true that David Lee Roth can’t sing like he did when he was ...

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Steve Priest’s “The Sweet” Entertains at Sunset Music Fest

In glam rock, whoever has the most outrageous costumes win, and during sunset of the psychedelic era, the United Kingdom had no shortage of musicians trying to push the limits, like David Bowie, Slade, and of course, Sweet. Originally founded ...

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Lou Gramm Brings the Hits of Foreigner to Old Shawnee Days

Summertime and carnivals go together like classic rock and Foreigner; tonight Shawnee Kansas, just outside of Kansas City, had both. Still drying out from the week before, and still muddy after Rockfest, things continued on in the suburbs at Old ...

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Black Star Riders at the Granada

The boys are back in town! Well…almost. Black Star Riders, the latest line-up of Thin Lizzy, performed an intimate show to a crowd of a hundred or so appreciable fans on Sunday night. Though the gathering was small, the frenetic ...

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John Mellencamp “Plain Spoken” in Kansas City

It was a cold night in Kansas City, but things were plenty hot inside the Midland. Maybe it was John Mellencamp, maybe love was in the air (it WAS February 14th), or maybe someone turned the thermostat up a little ...

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Uli Jon Roth – Guitar Virtuoso

Known for his work in Scorpions, before departing amicably, Uli Jon Roth is currently headlining the North American Xtreme Guitar Tour, with super group Black Knights Rising as support. With support from Jon West on vocals, Kofi Baker (son of Ginger Baker) on ...

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Black Knights Rising

Before taking the stage at The Scene in Independence, Missouri (just outside of Kansas City), Black Knights Rising was introduced as “the world’s greatest supergroup,” and it certainly was no exaggeration. With Tim “Ripper” Owens, most famous for his time in Judas ...

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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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