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Author Archives: Josh Chaikin

Joe Bonamassa Brings the Blues to the Land of Jazz

Kansas City is known for many things: fountains, BBQ, Patrick Mahomes (go Chiefs!), and Jazz. The jazz district is famous through the music community, through film, and song. Bonamassa tipped his hat to the famed 18th and Vine district with ...

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Toto Blesses the Rains Down in Kansas City

Steve Lukather crushing a guitar solo in Kansas CityPhoto by Josh Chaikin We’ve completed one trip around the sun, since Toto last came through on their 40 Trips Around the Sun tour, with no sign of slowing down. With a ...

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Power Metal Returns to Kansas City

Tommy Karevik of Kamlot singing at The Truman in Kansas CityPhoto by Josh Chaikin Hello again metal heads, and rockers. Music lovers and moshers. We’ve once again gone out, drank too much, and stayed out far too late on a ...

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The Growlers and Broncho at the Crossroads – 9/4/2019

The Growlers at Crossroads KC Photo by Josh Chaikin Wow folks – better late then never, eh? This has got to be the very latest I’ve ever submitted a write up. Funny how real life gets in the way of ...

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Deep Purple bids a Joyous Long Goodbye to Kansas City

Ian Gillan and Steve Morse at the Uptown Theater in Kansas CityPhoto by Josh Chaikin In rock, there are a few bands that can truly be called iconic, Deep Purple is certainly deserving of that honor. With a rotating lineup ...

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Breaking Benjamin and Co. Dance with the Devil in KC

Breaking Benjamin at Providence Medical Center Amphitheater Summertime is made for late night, outdoor concerts. Risking heat exhaustion, having too many beers, waiting an hour to get out of the parking lot after the show…it’s all part of the experience. ...

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Mac Sabbath brings Fast Food Metal back to Kansas City

Ronald Osbourne with Grimalice Mac Sabbath. The sort of thing that seems like the brainchild of some tripping college kids, eating fast food, while listening to Iron Man. The idea is funny, but it doesn’t seem like it could in ...

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Reel Big Fish, The Aquabats, and Six Percent get the Uptown Skankin’ on Friday Night

Life sucks, let’s dance! There are a few constants in the Midwest: July is not only hot, but humid and sticky as well. Along with that, you can always count on the indoor venues of the town to cool you ...

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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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