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Ellie Goulding Delirium World Tour, Auckland, New Zealand

It may be towards the end of a long year of touring for Ellie Goulding but tonight’s show, the second and final one in New Zealand, felt fresh. The Delirium tour draws on the album of the same name, and a few old (and new) favourites besides. Ellie’s ability to both write and perform great pop songs was evidently clear. ...

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Pentatonix World Tour 2016 – Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand – 11 September 2016

This was the first time Pentatonix have visited New Zealand, and demand for tickets was so high that the show was moved to Vector Arena to meet the demand. And so it was that nearly 5,000 people got to see the global phenomenon that is Pentatonix – the two-time-Grammy-winning-a capella phenomenon. The audience were in fine voice, and there was a lovely atmosphere. ...

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Reverend Horton Heat Delivers Rockabilly Sermon to Kansas City

Last Sunday night in Kansas City – while the Royals and Sporting Kansas City may have lost, those in attendance for Nashville Pussy and Reverend Horton Heat certainly won. In addition to the fun atmosphere of Knuckleheads Saloon, we were fortunate enough to have nearly perfect weather. What a night for some loud and fast rockabilly! This was our first time ...

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Australian Bee Gees Bring Saturday Night Fever to Kansas

The intimate Yardley Hall got a little visit from the disco era on Saturday night, for what was surely an early Valentine’s Day for many people. Taking a break from their residency at the Excalibur in Las Vegas, The Australian Bee Gees brought their show on a mini tour to select cities in America, as part of a partnership with ...

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Kraftwerk Brings their 3D Spectacle to Kansas City

In today’s day and age, technology plays a huge role in almost everyone’s everyday life. Most of us rely on technology to achieve simple everyday tasks. The evolution of technology has allowed us to get to this point, and it’s hard to imagine a world without our reliance on technology. The music industry has taken advantage of society’s advancement in ...

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Streetlight Manifesto and Friends Light up the Granada Theater

Seven men took the Granada in Lawrence by storm last night. The venue that originated as a silent film theater was transformed into a hurricane of sound and furious energy. Thirteen years after its forming in 2002, Streetlight Manifesto still delivers exactly what their loyal fans desire: high-octane, yet beautifully, well-written music. The liveliness was absolutely palpable as they took the ...

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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 as arena rock and pyrotechnics, a performance by Trans-Siberian Orchestra is what Handel’s Messiah would become, if The Who and KISS were ...

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Snot at the Aftershock

Known as one of the preeminent hardcore punk bands of the 90’s, Snot was a force to be reckoned with, until the untimely death of its lead singer, Lynn Strait, in 1998. With Carl Bensley fronting,  Snot took the stage, just outside Kansas City, like a hurricane, and showed the packed house, that they were still a force to be reckoned with. Currently ...

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Night of the Proms – Kansas City

What do you get when you cross Kenny Loggins, John Miles, Michael McDonald, Nile Rogers & Chic, John Miles, the Pointer Sisters, and soprano Natalie Choquette with classical music orchestra, Il Novecento? America’s first iteration of Night of the Proms. Having played in Europe for the past 30 years, Night of the Proms has gained an international reputation as a musical event of ...

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Frank Turner and the John Butler Trio – Crossroads

Normally, when multiple acts are on the bill, the opening act suffers a little from lack of audience.  This was not the case with Frank Turner, who has a sizable cult following, and can easily fill the Crossroads, and most other venues, alone; you’ll notice a shot of the audience below. That was taken during the middle of his set, ...

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