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Author Archives: Josh Chaikin

Slayer and guests Slay Dallas for North American Farewell Tour

As I pulled up to the Toyota Music Factory on a quiet Wednesday night, I could see the fans lined up along the sidewalks and wrapped around the building waiting for the doors to open, so they could get to ...

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Michael Schenker Fest Brings German Rock to KC

  Rock is no stranger to having siblings in the industry. Brothers Eddie and Alex. Sisters Ann and Nancy. And of course, Michael and Rudolf. Though these two did not spend a great deal of time together in the same ...

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Kansas City’s Planet Comicon Returns for 20th Year

  What started with small events in hotel conference rooms has quickly exploded over the years to become mainstay events across the world, celebrating all things geek, and pop culture; I’m talking of course about Comicon. Most people are familiar ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE POSTPONES ALL 2019 PERFORMANCES

  OZZY OSBOURNE will postpone all his 2019 tour dates, inclusive of shows in North America and Europe, as he recovers from an injury sustained while dealing with his recent bout of pneumonia. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST – Currently Recording 2nd Album + Announce New Drummer

US Tour Kicks Off On April 15th At The Whisky A Go Go   Following the release of their successful first album Resurrection, MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST is currently recording their second album, co-produced by Michael Schenker & Michael Voss, which ...

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Legendary Yes Frontman Jon Anderson Announces New Album, 1,000 Hands, and a Spring U.S. Tour

The luminous new album features a stunning array of guest artists including Alan White, Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Jean-Luc Ponty, Ian Anderson, Billy Cobham and Chick Corea LOS ANGELES – For music fans everywhere, a new album by legendary Yes ...

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Beats Antique w/ Axel Thesleff at The Truman – February 7th, 2019

It’s always such a joy to see a show at the Truman; the venue’s size lends itself to big performances, yet also offers a warmer vibe that smaller places have. I could literally watch a drunken lunatic bang pots and ...

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra roars into Kansas City

The holiday season is traditionally a time to be spent with friends and family, with food, drink, and merriment. The spectacle of music and lights that comes this time of year is often a favorite among others. While some bemoan Baby ...

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Decking the B̶a̶l̶l̶s̶ Halls with Steel Panther and Wilson

Christmastime in Kansas City brings many time-honored traditions; the Plaza Lights, ice skating at Crown Center, and 98.9 the Rock’s Twisted Xmas. Decking the halls of the historic Midland Theater was Detroit’s hard rocking Wilson, and rowdy and rambunctious Steel ...

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Kansas City Music Community Comes together for Local Drummer

Support local music is a common mantra for people to say; every national, and international, act was once a local band. Whether a band is trying to jump from the local scene, to the national stage, or are just a ...

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