Concert Review: P!nk 03/03/18—Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita KS

Not to brag, but I've been to an awful lot of concerts over the years. It'd be hard to put a number on it, but I'd estimate maybe in the 100-150 range. Sure, there are tons of people who have seen more, but 100 is certainly nothing to sneeze at. Over the years, since that … Continue reading Concert Review: P!nk 03/03/18—Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita KS

Concert Review: New Politics/DREAMERS/The Wrecks 02/24/18—The Truman, Kansas City, MO

Energy is an incredibly valuable commodity in live music. Virtually impossible to manufacture, it's either there or it's not, and generally speaking the crowd will gladly let you know which. Most often a crowd is won or lost depending on the energy the band exudes on stage, and Saturday's show at Kansas City's newest venue, … Continue reading Concert Review: New Politics/DREAMERS/The Wrecks 02/24/18—The Truman, Kansas City, MO

Concert Review: Avenged Sevenfold/Breaking Benjamin 02/06/18—Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, KS

Over the course of their almost twenty year career, Avenged Sevenfold has enjoyed a virtual fairy tale existence. Formed in 1999 by high school chums, the band has enjoyed practically nonstop success, despite a near breakup following the death of their original drummer Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan in 2010. Their massive world tour, promoting ambitious … Continue reading Concert Review: Avenged Sevenfold/Breaking Benjamin 02/06/18—Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, KS

Concert Review: The Black Dahlia Murder 08/20/18—The Crown Uptown, Wichita, KS

I’ve been a Wichita resident for eleven years, and a metal fan for considerably longer. Until recently, those two things—being a metal fan and residing in Wichita—rarely intermingled, as live bands playing anything but country or classic rock were few and far between (Steve Miller Band, anyone?). There  was the occasional metal show here and … Continue reading Concert Review: The Black Dahlia Murder 08/20/18—The Crown Uptown, Wichita, KS

Concert Review: Reverend Horton Heat/Fishbone 09/30/17—The Cotillion Ballroom, Wichita, KS

You could make a lot of assumptions about the city of Wichita, KS. You could assume it’s a flyover state hellhole devoid of any culture or art, but you’d be (mostly) wrong. You could assume it’s a city full of hayseeds and rednecks who don’t take kindly to outsiders, but you’d be (mostly) wrong. You … Continue reading Concert Review: Reverend Horton Heat/Fishbone 09/30/17—The Cotillion Ballroom, Wichita, KS