Bring Me The Horizon, Underoath, and Beartooth Review
Apr14

Bring Me The Horizon, Underoath, and Beartooth Review

The sold out American Nightmare Tour on March 28th was one for the books. Bring Me The Horizon, Underoath, and Beartooth took hundreds of people by storm. This night was a special treat with three bands that all seemed to work together so, incredibly well. Beartooth kicked the night off with a bang. The rockers kicked the night off with “Aggressive”, the first song on their latest album. Even from the outside of the venue, Beartooth...

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The End Is Here Tour Review + Photos
Mar27

The End Is Here Tour Review + Photos

On February 3rd, the The End Is Here Tour packed hundreds of St. Louis music fans into The Pageant for Falling In Reverse, Motionless In White, Issues, Dangerkids, and Dead Girl Academy. The show kicked off early with Dead Girl’s Academy. With no music formally released, few people knew what to expect from the six song set. The band’s vocalist Michael Vampire bombarded the night with much enthusiasm and proved that they’re going to be...

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Pierce The Veil Destroy Lawrence, KS
Oct10

Pierce The Veil Destroy Lawrence, KS

Pierce The Veil rocked Kansas with Neck Deep, and I Prevail on September 27th during their Made To Destroy Tour. Since the release of Misadventures, Pierce The Veil has taken the alternative scene by storm. By The Barricade caught the San Diego natives on tour with Movements and I The Mighty back in June when they played the album in full, and the rockers haven’t slowed down since. Their show in Kansas City was no exception. I Prevail...

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The Amity Affliction Review + Photos KS
Sep29

The Amity Affliction Review + Photos KS

The Amity Affliction have embarked on a world tour to celebrate the release of their most recent album This Could Be Heartbreak. Joining them on the North American leg are Deadships, Trophy Eyes, Hundredth, and Being As An Ocean. In short, there’s nothing that could have made this show lineup than it already was. The bands stop in Lawrence on September 11th was packed to capacity, even after more tickets to be released before the...

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Bayside storms Lawrence, KS
Sep22

Bayside storms Lawrence, KS

On September 16th, Bayside’s North American Tour made a stop in Lawrence, Kansas with The Menzingers, and Sorority Noise. It’s not often to come across a concert with a full bill of bands that everyone is excited to see, but this show was different. Even upon entering the venue, it was obvious that this would be one for the books. Sorority Noise got the ball rolling, drawing a crowd that was nothing short of rowdy and all-inclusive,...

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Warped Tour 2016 Kansas Review + Photos
Aug20

Warped Tour 2016 Kansas Review + Photos

Typically, a Warped Tour date is one to simultaneously dread and look forward to. Sitting in the sun for an entire day and being shoved around in a massive group with a bunch of other sweaty individuals may not be everyone’s cup of tea but the entire Warped Tour experience is exciting, and there’s a reason that the tour is affectionately referred to as “The Best Day Ever”. The tour’s 2016 lineup, was packed with fantastic bands from...

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Pierce The Veil’s Misadventures in Lawrence, KS
Jun17

Pierce The Veil’s Misadventures in Lawrence, KS

Pierce The Veil dropped their newest album Misadventures at the beginning of May, a breath of fresh air for fans after a four year wait. Just like the album itself, the Misadventures Tour with I The Mighty and Movements was highly anticipated as evidenced by the large crowd wrapped around the block behind the Granada Theater in Lawrence, Kansas for the June 8 show. Movements’ short set left this writer wishing they had had more time...

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Motion City Soundtrack Says Goodbye to KS
Jun03

Motion City Soundtrack Says Goodbye to KS

There’s something bittersweet that comes with seeing bands part ways. Motion City Soundtrack’s So Long, Farewell Tour brought together fans sharing a common connection and a hunger for nostalgic glory. The band’s Lawrence, Kansas stop on May 21 provided the packed house with a final reminder of just how good Motion City Soundtrack really is. Atlanta-based band Microwave opened the show, proving they are worthy of more than just one...

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We Came As Romans Storm Lawrence, KS
Jun01

We Came As Romans Storm Lawrence, KS

A day off mid tour usually means a lot of recuperating before the next show, but not for the artists on the Bands VS. Food Tour. We Came As Romans, Miss May I, and For Today took over the Granada Theater in Lawrence, Kansas on May 16th during the tour’s trek to Memphis. Those who attended the spontaneous intimate side show were definitely grateful. The show’s turnout really relied on the word of mouth, due to minimal advertisement....

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Issues on April Fools Day
Apr07

Issues on April Fools Day

The Monster Outbreak Tour made a stop at The Ready Room in St. Louis, MO on April first, but it was obvious upon arriving to the venue that this show was no joke. With three hours before doors, fans were lined up all the way down the sidewalk on either side of the venue. The VIP line was surprising in itself, composed of what seemed to be at least half of the evening’s attendees. When the doors finally opened, the venue was packed in...

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Self Help Fest 2016 Review + Photos
Mar31

Self Help Fest 2016 Review + Photos

A Day To Remember knows how to throw one hell of a party and Self Help Festival was no exception. According to the festival’s official website, this was the biggest year for the festival, and with a lineup like this year’s, it’s no surprise. With a turn out of 17,000 people, the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA was so packed that it seemed the venue was bursting at the seams. The show started off on the right foot with Japan’s...

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Double Dose of the AP Tour 2016
Mar27

Double Dose of the AP Tour 2016

On March 8th and 9th, this year’s AP Tour hit Nashville, Tennessee and Atlanta, Georgia with one of the most impressive lineups that the tour has seen in a while. Featuring pop punk power houses Knuckle Puck, State Champs, and Neck Deep, the AP Tour also welcomed the Canadian band Like Pacific, who are a more recent addition to the Pure Noise Records family. This tour seemed to celebrate the amazing year that has come for all of the...

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That’s The Spirit Tour Review + Photos
Oct28

That’s The Spirit Tour Review + Photos

One of the few joys of living smack-dab in the middle of the United States is that the lines for shows on school night don’t typically start to get intimidatingly long until around 4 o’clock, but on October 19th at the Cotillion Ballroom in Wichita, KS that theory did not apply. Eager fans had been lined up outside at six am to catch Bring Me The Horizon, Issues, and PVRIS. By the time doors opened the line of fans stretched around...

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Warped Tour KS From One Writers Eyes
Aug15

Warped Tour KS From One Writers Eyes

The Vans Warped Tour is known for blistering heat, and July 30th was no exception. With temperatures surpassing ninety degrees by 11am, the Bonner Springs date of Warped Tour in Kansas proved to be another hot one. There are many jokes that go around about the humidity that plagues the Midwest, but when that is combined with an all-day endeavor on top of asphalt, the heat was no laughing matter. Over-shirts had already been removed...

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Onward Etc. Interview
Aug12

Onward Etc. Interview

Whether it be as a solo performer or accompanied by a slew of musicians Rosco Wustewald of Onward Etc. knows how to put on a great show! His revolving cast of talented musicians makes every Onward Etc show unexpected. He’s already been apart of festivals like Cochella, Bonoroo, and The Vans Warped Tour. Check out his full interview below! Onward, Etc. is a band that varies in its members. Are there any consistent members now...

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Heartist and Kansas Locals Pack the Aftershock
Jul11

Heartist and Kansas Locals Pack the Aftershock

Wednesday, June 24th packed quite the crowd into the Aftershock in Merriam, Kansas. Talented locals By This Time Tomorrow, A Complete Mess, and Lost In The City reeled in the crowd to support Heartist on one of their final cross country tour dates. By This Time Tomorrow started the night by beckoning the lingering crowd to the middle of the floor. The group was full of plenty of banter back and forth, beginning with the line, “We’re...

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I The Mighty Kansas Review + Photos 7/28
Jul10

I The Mighty Kansas Review + Photos 7/28

Eager fans packed The Jackpot Saloon in Lawrence, Kansas on Sunday on June 28th for the fourth night of I The Mighty’s first headlining tour. From the start of soundcheck, it was obvious that the night featuring openers Too Close To Touch and Hail The Sun the stage was set for a night to be remembered. Too Close To Touch, a Kentucky-born group of five that manages to pack a punch, set the tone for the night. Even with such a short...

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Copeland and Valise Hit Lawrence Kansas
Jun06

Copeland and Valise Hit Lawrence Kansas

Coming off of the Writing The Future tour with Paramore, Copeland embarked on a final handful of tour dates celebrating their newest album Ixora. Copeland had parted ways in 2010 but are back and stronger than ever. The Dallas-based band Valise, whose full-length album Young Bloomer was released in February of this year joined Copeland for these shows. By the Barricade caught the short tour as it came to an end on May 31 in Lawrence...

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Full Circle Tour Review + Photos
May26

Full Circle Tour Review + Photos

“They’re a band, we’re not talking about the book,” is often the start of conversations with Of Mice and Men’s growing fan base. Joining them on the Full Circle Tour are Crown The Empire, winners of Alternative Press’ award last year for Best Breakthrough Band, and Volumes, LA natives with an exciting stage presence. Upon arriving at the Uptown Theater in Missouri on May 21st this writer discovered a line that was already wrapped half...

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American Candy Tour Review + Photos
Apr24

American Candy Tour Review + Photos

The Maine have been producing songs with lyrics that get crowds excited for years now. Sporting a bill that promised energetic sets from Knuckle Puck and Real Friends along with the feel-good music provided by The Technicolors the crowd was ready and anticipating a night of excitement. On Monday, April 20th, the American Candy Tour took the Granada Theatre in Lawrence, Kansas by storm! The most memorable part about the American Candy...

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