Published by Bernard on 04 Nov 2018

The Menzingers (the Regent. November 3, 2018)

The MenzingersTime seems to be flying this year. It wasn’t too long ago that the Menzingers were in town supporting Frank Turner’s headliner. But with their short set during that tour, the calendar bringing around their own headlining tour was a much-welcomed turnaround.

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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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