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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Face to Face: Interview with Danny Thompson
Jul20

Face to Face: Interview with Danny Thompson

Danny Thompson, drummer of Face to Face, gave By the Barricade a glimpse of his world both behind the drum kit and behind the beard. Much more than a full time drummer for the legendary punk band, Danny spends his free time in diverse business ventures, interests and hobbies.  Not only is he gearing up for a weekend of Southern California Face to Face shows, he is also concentrating on business.  What better way to learn about this...

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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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Haster Introduces New Drummer
Jun08

Haster Introduces New Drummer

Orange County based Haster brings on a new drummer, Andres Vega from Mexico.  Check out what is new with Haster and upcoming plans for the band in the interview with Andres and Haster guitarist, David Heida that follows: Andres, when the guys contacted you, what was your first impression of the band, what drew you to trying out? Andres: When I first met the guys I could feel this strong personality presence, which was amazing. I...

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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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