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, and U.F.O., 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 drums, ...

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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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The Secrets of Concert Photography

The title of this article is a little misleading, because there really is no secret. The question people often ask is, “How do you get into concert photography?” In truth, it’s pretty simple. You ask, OK, there’s a little more ...

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Sidewise Interview

One of the hardest working bands in Kansas City, Sidewise has started to make a name for themselves on the national scene, thanks to a tour with Gemini Syndrome, and Sevendust. Sidewise will be appearing on Shiprocked next month. The band ...

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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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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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