Live Photos & Reviews

Photos and reviews of live events around Kansas City and Lawrence.

Decapitated at the Riot Room in Kansas City, MO

Decapitated at the Riot Room

All photos of Decapitated come from the band’s May 21 show at the Riot Room in Kansas City, MO.

Dillinger Escape Plan Granada Lawrence Jackson May

The Dillinger Escape Plan at the Granada

The Dillinger Escape Plan by Jackson May Playing to a good-sized crowd on a comfortable Sunday night, the Dillinger Escape Plan brought their inimitable live show to the Granada in Lawrence and left ruins in their wake. Dillinger is the largest mathcore band ever, dwarfing Botch, Converge, and Cave In, some of the genre’s originators. […]

Scammers Brick Kansas City

Scammers at the Brick

Thursday night’s show started with Phil Diamond, aka Scammers, firing up his backing track before proclaiming that he’d “be back after taking his drugs.” At first I dismissed his comment as a joke, only to question the sincerity of his statement moments later when he emerged from the restroom with another young gentleman. Upon taking […]

Kvelertak Granada Kansas 2013

Kvelertak at the Granada

Although the three main bands playing the Granada were from three different countries, they all had a type of music that could be traced back to a common ancestor. Black Tusk (from America), Cancer Bats (from Canada), and Kvelertak (from Norway) all worship the groove that is inherently found in metal, punk, and good old-fashioned […]

Suffocation at the Riot Room in Kansas City

Suffocation at the Riot Room

It’s been a while since a pure death metal show has come through Kansas City, but this past Monday night the Riot Room was alive with a near-capacity crowd celebrating 25 years of life (and lots of death) with the legendary New York death metal masters Suffocation. The band, fronted by enigmatic vocalist Frank Mullen, […]

Divine Fits Middle of the Map Fest 2013

Photos: Divine Fits at Middle of the Map Fest

Divine Fits performing at Middle of the Map Fest’s Outdoor Stage, April 6, 2013.

Futurebirds Middle of the Map Fest 2013

Photos: Futurebirds at Middle of the Map Fest

Futurebirds performing at Middle of the Map Fest’s Outdoor Stage, April 6, 2013.

Soft Reeds Middle of the Map Fest 2013

Photos: Soft Reeds at Middle of the Map Fest

Soft Reeds performing at Middle of the Map Fest’s Outdoor Stage, April 6, 2013.

Roman Numerals Middle of the Map Fest 2013

Photos: Roman Numerals at Middle of the Map Fest

Roman Numerals performing at Middle of the Map Fest’s Outdoor Stage, April 6, 2013.

Radkey Middle of the Map Fest 2013

Photos: Radkey at Middle of the Map Fest

Radkey performing at Middle of the Map Fest’s Outdoor Stage, April 6, 2013.

Beautiful Bodies Middle of the Map Fest 2013

Photos: Beautiful Bodies at Middle of the Map Fest

Beautiful Bodies performing at Middle of the Map Fest’s Outdoor Stage, April 6, 2013.

Altos at recordBar

Photos: Altos & Thee Water MoccaSins at recordBar

Altos and Thee Water MoccaSins from the bands’ April 4 Middle of the Map Fest show at recordBar.

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