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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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Zakk Wylde Leads Beserkers into the Battle for Canton Hall

As I approached Canton Hall in Deep Ellum that is a great little neighborhood with lots of great attractions and music venues everywhere in Dallas, Texas. As I came closer to the venue you could see people standing in all ...

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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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In Flames, Norma Jean and Light The torch – Rock City, Nottingham – 6.04.19

Tonight Rock City goes back to its roots. With three monstrous metal acts ready to grace the stage – sporting almost 30 years worth of experience between them – it’s set to be a great night. First up are openers ...

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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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John 5 and Company Conquer Dallas

 It was a cold night here in Dallas on March 6, 2019 as I headed toward the Trees Venue to witness John 5 and the creatures invading Dallas, Texas with special guests Jared James Nichols, Dead Girls, Dead Girls Academy, ...

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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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Don Felder Still Rocking Hard After a Long Life in the Fast Lane

  Though temperatures were high in Kansas earlier in the week, things quickly became bitter cold…too “cold for this California boy.” as Don Henley put it, at the start of his near two-hour set, at Yardley Hall, at Johnson County ...

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