Published by Bernard on 11 Oct 2018

Hopeless Noise Tour (the Rino. October 10, 2018)

RoamBarbecue, blues, and jazz are some Kansas City staples. While here on business, I definitely got my share of barbecue and blues. But it was the Hopeless Noise Tour that brought me out to the Rino for a fun night with some other out-of-towners.

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Published by Bernard on 01 Oct 2018

Tigers Jaw (Chain Reaction. September 27, 2018)

Tigers Jaw

Tigers Jaw’s tour celebrating their 10 year anniversary of their self-titled album is proof that although much can change over time, strong influences will always be relevant. Speaking of change, sometime between this show and the Belmont show I went to a few weeks ago, Chain Reaction started selling alcohol! (Gasp and follow the jump for photos)

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Published by Bernard on 05 Sep 2018

Belmont (Chain Reaction. September 4, 2018)

Belmont

I’ve been attending a lot of big arena shows lately, so it was nice to break that up with a trip to the famed Chain Reaction to watch some tour-grinding bands show their love for performing even though they’re so far from home.

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Published by Bernard on 21 Aug 2018

Western Standard Time (Long Beach. August 20, 2018)

Western Standard Time

There’s a reason the phrase “summer time in the LBC” brings a smile to anyone’s face. The vibe on a warm summer night is something that has to be experienced to be understood. With an invitation from the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association, Western Standard Time brought their big-band brand of ska to provide the soundtrack for the very diverse crowd of music lovers.

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Published by Bernard on 17 May 2018

Taken (Chain Reaction. May 12, 2018)

Taken

Taken gave everyone at the record release show $1,000!*

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