Concert Reviews

Miami enjoyed the silence of Depeche Mode timeless pop anthems

The singular genius of Depeche Mode’s music might be the way their songs inspire a gut-wrenching personal response. As a band, they proved beyond any doubt that music derided as simple synth pop is able to have the same impact as classical music or more sophisticated rock. Still packing arenas after a career spanning 37 years, they embarked on a ...

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Yes featuring Anderson, Rabin, and Wakeman Awaken Kansas City

    The purple, sequined robe that Rick Wakeman was wearing would have been one of the more prog rock things the Kaufman Center has seen, but he had Jon Anderson, and Trevor Rabin in tow, performing an evening of Yes tunes. Previously touring largely overseas as ARW, after their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and ...

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Raiding the Rock Vault: Now in Residency at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is known as a party destination, and one of the wildest places in town is the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. And why not? Rock and roll is the biggest on-going party. It seems only appropriate that Raiding the Rock Vault, the show that tells the story of classic rock, would find its home here. After first opening ...

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Poison the Parish Tour featuring Seether, Letters from the Fire, and Big Story

Seether Letters from the Fire Big Story   Howdy-ho from the pit! We’re back again, this time to recount the Poison the Parish tour featuring Seether, Letters from the Fire, and Big Story. The Uptown Theater hosted this grouping of hard rock acts on Tuesday, August 8th Every day when I drive home, I pass the Uptown Theater. Usually when ...

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Gods of Metal Slay Kansas City

  Slayer https://www.slayer.net/   Lamb of God http://www.lamb-of-god.com/ Behemoth http://behemoth.pl/ The unholy trinity of Lamb of God, Behemoth, and Slayer landed on Kansas City last Tuesday. The three acts defiled the city airwaves with a show heavy on nostalgia, but in the best way possible. All three bands are legends among the metal community, and rightfully so, as they continue ...

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Dragonforce unleashes a bombastic set of metal anthems under the Fort Lauderdale skies

If you know about UK power metal heroes Dragonforce, you are aware what they are known for: blistering fast guitars, catchy choruses, and soaring vocals. Their ludicrous fretboard acrobatics were a particular trademark at the height of their popularity, and even when the guitar instrumentation on their last couple of albums has been a bit more restrained, they are always ...

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Indigo Girls – Bristol Bierkeller – 25th July, 2017

I must confess to not knowing too much about Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, the pair that make up American Folk/Rock duo Indigo Girls, before this UK tour was announced. Growing up as a child, I was heavily influenced by my brother and his musical collection, which mainly consisted of hard rock and metal from bands such as Guns n ...

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Ann Wilson Presents Heart-felt Tribute to Her Influences, and Hits

People born between May 21st and June 20th are categorized as Geminis based on Astrology. Some people really buy into the notion that when you were born tells a lot about you based on the position of the sun and planets. I don’t exactly subscribe to that school of thought, but it is said that Geminis are often artistic people, ...

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25th Anniversary of Rockfest in Kansas City

Ah, Rockfest. For the past 25 years, Kansas City’s rock station, 98.9 The Rock, has put together what has become North America’s largest one day music festival. While most people would agree that the 25th anniversary is worth celebrating, and a look back on the past 25 years is wholly appropriate. That Rockfest brought in many acts that have played ...

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May Metal Mayhem at the Midland – Opeth, Gojira, and Devin Townsend Project

  Another weekend and another loud rock show to report. This time, it was the likes of Devin Townsend Project, Gojira, and Opeth, who brought more metal than a scrapyard to the Arvest Bank Theater at the Midland in Kansas City. First to the stage was Devin Townsend Project. This project is the brain-child of Devin Townsend of Strapping Young ...

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