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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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Black Label Society packs the Midland

When a band has been around for close to 20 years, they tend to rack up quite a following. Black Label Society, the first “low dough” show of the year (presented by 98.9 The Rock) was affordable enough to bring ...

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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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The Trans-Siberian Orchestra Rocks Kansas City

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra has become a holiday tradition for many around the country, and undoubtedly, throughout the rest of the world. The performance given in Kansas City on December 23rd demonstrated clearly why. Combining classical music with traditional storytelling, as well ...

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Pop Evil – Twisted Christmas

With what has become a tradition in Kansas City, the week before Christmas, Pop Evil, along with Islander, Otherwise, and Nothing More, put on a show that lasted until the early morning. Though they were in Kansas City earlier this year ...

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Nothing More at The Midland

There is much to be said about Nothing More that’s best left to be experienced. I knew I was in for something special when the buzz leading up to 98.9 The Rock’s Twisted Christmas was heavily about Nothing More. Word in the crowd ...

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