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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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Felix Martin – The Scenic Album

Combining a unique fusion of progressive metal and jazz with impactful world and funk influences, FELIX MARTIN is excited to share the news of his upcoming headlining tour throughout North America! Starting onFebruary 5 in Los Angeles, the six week ...

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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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Otherwise at The Midland

Hailing from Las Vegas, the self-ascribed “heavy alternative” band was on the bill for 98.9’s Twisted Christmas, and brought a lot of energy with them. Given the talent that Otherwise was sharing the bill with, it should be no surprise that ...

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Islander in Kansas City

When a band goes on the road, it’s common for there to be multiple supporting acts on the road, too. Sometimes, the supporting acts are on the bill, sometimes they’re unannounced, and other times, just as many people came out ...

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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 ...

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Slipknot – Kansas City – Sprint Center

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Korn – Kansas City – Sprint Center

Though they recently headlined at Rockfest in Kansas City a few months earlier, Korn returned to the city of fountains, with Slipknot, to play for a sizable crowd at the Sprint Center. If anyone in attendance had already seen Korn performing earlier this year, they ...

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