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THE DARKNESS KICKS OFF NORTH AMERICAN LEG OF THEIR EASTER IS CANCELLED HEADLINING WORLD TOUR ON APRIL 13th

Band Will Play New Album “Easter Is Cancelled” In Full Followed By Set of All The Hits and More  LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 14, 2020 – Multi-platinum selling UK rock band THE DARKNESS – frontman Justin Hawkins, guitarist Dan Hawkins, bassist Frankie Poullain and drummer Rufus Taylor – ...

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AWOLNATION RELEASES “CALIFORNIA HALO BLUE” / “DRIVE”

Los Angeles, CA – November 29, 2019:  Following the excitement and enthusiasm surrounding the launch of the fastest growing song at Alternative Radio – “The Best” – the first single off their upcoming album, AWOLNATION has readied even more new ...

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Styx’s Dennis DeYoung Celebrates 40 Years of Grand Illusion

Dennis DeYoung with the famous Mr. Roboto mask at the Hoyt Sherman Place. Photo by Josh Chaikin The historic Hoyt Sherman Place was treated to an evening of classic rock on Friday night, with former Styx front-man, Dennis DeYoung, and ...

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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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