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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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Nightwish, Sabaton, and Delain roll into Iowa

Perhaps it was a sign of things to come, or perhaps they brought it with them, but the rain fell heavily as the line snaked around the 7 Flags Event Center in Clive, Iowa, as hundreds of metal fans from ...

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Nikki Sixx’s “Sixx: A.M.” and Apolcalyptica Roll into Kansas City

Two hours before showtime, the line to see Apocalyptica, and Sixx A.M. at the Midland Theater, downtown Kansas City, wrapped around the building, and down the block. The message was clear: Kansas City was ready to rock; Apocalyptica and Sixx ...

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Sleeping With Sirens, Pierce The Veil and Issues – Rock City, Nottingham

Photos and review by Carrie-Anne Pollard. Standing around surrounded by black clad teenagers, tonight’s line up could almost be seen as a triple headliner. No awkward unknown support band trying to hype up a disinterested crowd, all three bands have ...

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Hellyeah brings heavy metal to Kansas City

Fat Tuesday is traditionally spent going to parades, and eating up, in preparation for the Catholic season of Lent. Which might explain the small crowd that came to see Hellyeah at the Midland Theater, in Kansas City, on Tuesday night. ...

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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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Butcher Babies at The Midland

The Butcher Babies have been making a name for themselves over the past few years, and rolled into Kansas City on Wednesday night, playing a short, 40 minute set for a crowd that seemed mostly into the music. I say mostly ...

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