The Maine Bring Modern Nostalgia to Lawrence, KS
Dec03

The Maine Bring Modern Nostalgia to Lawrence, KS

On Halloween eve The Maine, Dreamers, and Night Riots took over the college town of Lawrence, Kansas. The Modern Nostalgia tour proved to be one of the best tours to cross through the Midwest in 2017. The Maine used this tour as an opportunity to play their last two albums, American Candy and Lovely Little Lonely in full creating an awesome and one of a kind experience. Night Riots took the stage with captivating energy and started...

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I The Mighty Rock Merriam, KS
Oct30

I The Mighty Rock Merriam, KS

On October 27th, I The Mighty, Good Tiger, and Hail The Sun blew through Merriam, KS. Every band on the bill knew just how to get the crowd riled up. The night started with Good Tiger and a fleet of excited fans. The audience was hooked despite their short set. Some of the songs that evening included “Aspirations”, “Where Are The Birds”, and their latest single “Blueshift”. Crowd participation for Good Tiger alone proved I The...

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Taking Back Sunday Storms Kansas City
Oct16

Taking Back Sunday Storms Kansas City

If you spend a Friday night in Kansas City during the summer, there’s nothing like taking yourself down to the Power & Light District for some good food, a fun atmosphere, and live music at KC Live! On September 15th Taking Back Sunday rolled through town. With them came Potty Mouth, a pop punk band that sure does know what it means to have a good time on stage. Potty Mouth took the stage with a fierceness that proved that they...

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Vans Warped Tour 2017 Review + Photos
Sep06

Vans Warped Tour 2017 Review + Photos

Every summer the Vans Warped Tour is a chance to gather with people from all across the scene to share their love of music. Warped Tour has always been a premier avenue to discover new music. The sheer volume of eclectic acts community is what keeps this writer coming back year after year. This year’s lineup was an experience not to be missed. Warped Tour’s stop in Bonner Springs, KS on July 27th in kicked off to an exciting start....

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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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