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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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Album Review: Seek Irony – “Tech N’ Roll”

Seek Irony arose out of the burgeoning music scene of Tel Aviv, Israel. The founders of the band, brothers Kfir, and Rom Gov felt that it was time to take things to a whole new level, and move the band ...

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Rocklahoma 2015 Lineup

ROCKLAHOMA TO FEATURE PERFORMANCES FROM LINKIN PARK, TESLA, GODSMACK, SLAYER, VOLBEAT, BREAKING BENJAMIN, PAPA ROACH, HALESTORM, QUEENSRŸCHE AND MANY MORE FOR AMERICA’S BIGGEST MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND PARTY MAY 22-24 IN PRYOR, OKLAHOMA After a record-breaking 2014 with over 60,000 fans in ...

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Featured Artist – Crash Midnight

Today’s featured artist is one that I worked with back in October, Crash Midnight. Their debut album, Lost in the City dropped in November, and it is solid. Hailing from Boston, these guys are headed places. Here is, “Diamond Boulevard.” ...

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Featured Artist: Northern Kings

Welcome to the first of what will, hopefully, become a regular feature for Photos from the Pit, the featured artist. The first installment goes to a group that already has somewhat of a following. It’s not uncommon for musicians to ...

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Rock on the Range 2015

ROCK ON THE RANGE 2015: LINKIN PARK, SLIPKNOT AND JUDAS PRIEST LEAD LINEUP OF OVER 60 BANDS MAY 15, 16 & 17 AT COLUMBUS CREW STADIUM IN OHIO ROSTER OF TOP ROCK BANDS ALSO INCLUDES GODSMACK, MARILYN MANSON, BREAKING BENJAMIN, ...

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Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque

Ah, the Suicide Girls. The name conjures up different images for people…especially those who have spent the early hours of the morning looking deep into the recesses of the Internet. Celebrating over 13 years now, the Suicide Girls provides “alternative” pin-up ...

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