Who knew that three Jewish sisters from Los Angeles could perform one of the best rock sets of 2018? Uh, I did. It's 2018, get over it. (I really considered not making that my intro sentence, but I'm basically writing this for myself, so screw it.) Danielle, Este, and Alana Haim strutted through Kansas City's … Continue reading HAIM Delivers a Little of Their Love to Kansas City
There are places and times to best experience music, music heard in its' prime environment and ambiance. For example, it's a well known fact that AC/DC is optimally listened to while driving 45 mph down a vacant road, dirt preferred. Beach House is best heard at, you guessed it, a cabin in Colorado in the … Continue reading To Begin Summer Concert Season, Modest Mouse scurry through Starlight
When was the last time you looked out at a crowd of people at a concert and didn't see one phone out? Not one person Snapchatting, nobody taking zoomed-in photos in between peoples' heads. Not a single person checking the Boston Celtics score during the slow songs. Jack White played a killer set at Providence … Continue reading If you can’t Snapchat Jack White, did you really see him?
When taking photos of a rock show, it's easy to be distracted by the band. These are the guys that are on stage, shrouded in fog and lights, slinging the expensive equipment, creating the sound. But there's a moment, when you turn around, and take a look at the real rockstars: the fans. The folks … Continue reading Drive By Truckers Cruise Through Kansas City
There's a tried and true expression that has found it's way around many aspects of our lives. It comes from the great 1989 film Field of Dreams. It goes: "if you build it, they will come." This sentiment can extend to music venues, restaurants and rock bands. If you rock hard enough, and well enough, a crowd … Continue reading Greta Van Fleet Stun A Sold Out Crowd
List season, baby! This is what I've all been waiting for all year. I've listened to so much music this year, it's actually kind of fucked up. But I did it all for this. This list. This brief summary of the 50 best songs of 2017. Let's burn this mother down and start fresh in … Continue reading Top 50 Songs of 2017
So, 2016 was a burning shit and hair-filled diaper on a runaway trainwreck exploding on an Indian burial ground. So let’s look back at what didn’t suck, the music. Here’s the 50 best albums of the year. Let’s hope 2017 will have way less dead rockstars and Nazis. That was my introduction paragraph to last … Continue reading The 25 Best Albums of 2017
The neo-Soul revival, which includes artists such as Leon Bridges, Gary Clark Jr., Jacob Banks, and more, touched down in Lawrence, KS last night when Benjamin Booker played his guitar at the Bottleneck. Booker, a young and quickly ascending musician from Virginia Beach, VA played to a semi-packed, dimly lit room and astonished everyone in … Continue reading Benjamin Booker Soulfully Slays Lawrence, KS