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August 29, 2009 at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City, MO. by John Kindred Staff Writer The parody metal band Steel Panther return to Kansas City was to a sold-out concert at the majestic Midland Theatre in the Power and Light District. Sponsored by the local radio station, 98.9 the Rock, [...]
August 12, 2009 at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, MO. by John Kindred Staff Writer The latest super-group incarnate stop in Kansas City put the limelight on four veteran rockers. Chickenfoot features the legendary Sammy Hagar alongside former Van Halen bandmate Michael Anthony, guitar wizard [...]
July 17, 2009 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ. by Steve Trager Staff Writer The annual summer caravan simply known as The Vans Warped Tour recently has celebrated 15 years as one the longest running festivals with more than eight hours of endless performances on multiple stages [...]
July 24 & 25, 2009 W.H. Lyon Fairgorunds, Sioux Falls, SD. by Derric Miller Staff Writer Friday’s Lineup 4:00 pm JUKEBOX ZEROES 5:00 pm GOODBYE THRILL 6:00 pm TALON 7:00 pm ESCAPE 8:00 pm FAR CRY 9:00 pm DRAW THE LINE 10:00 pm HEAD EAST 11:15 pm APRIL WINE Saturday’s Lineup 10:00 am [...]
June 16, 2009 The Riot Room, Kansas City, Mo. by John Kindred Staff Writer Orange Sky opened the evening with a blistering set of music that comprises a multitude of musical elements from hard rock, soft rock, punk and reggae which is ground into a metallic presentation. The band is led by lead [...]
May 30, 2009 Liberty Memorial, Kansas City, Mo. by John Kindred Staff Writer Main Stage 9:30 p.m. – KoRn 8:00 p.m. – Buckcherry 6:30 p.m. – Shinedown 5:00 p.m. – Corey Taylor & the JBKB 3:50 p.m. – Theory of a Deadman 2:40 p.m. – Saving Abel 1:30 p.m. [...]
Biography Joe Mis A big “Yo!” to all from Brooklyn, N.Y.! I was Brooklyn born and raised – and still live in one of the most interesting and vibrant places in New York City. In my real life, I am the all around “computer guy” for a small higher education institution [...]
by Kathy Kindred Staff Writer Green Day It’s been five years since pop-punk band Green Day aroused from its sleep a slacker generation to a political bad dream with the angst-ridden punk rock opera, American Idiot, which follows the journey of the fictitious “Jesus of Suburbia.” Green Day [...]
Biography Kathy Kindred If you don’t know already, I’m John’s wife, and I co-own Hardrock Haven. I also serve as the Editor in Chief and the PR Manager for HRH. On occasion, I also write CD/DVD/Concert reviews and shoot concert photos. I absolutely love music. I believe music soothes and [...]
Biography John Kindred First thing first, thanks for taking the time and stopping by and checking out the site. Hopefully we are providing you, the reader, with a balanced perspective on the “genre” of rock, which for us includes classic rock, hard rock, metal of the progressive, power [...]
Biography Justin Gaines So what is a clean-cut corporate type doing writing about hard rock and heavy metal anyway? I’ve never been in a band, and never even had long hair. Still, the one constant in my life since I first heard Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” at the tender age of 11 has [...]
Biography Deb Rao First of all I have to start off by saying I have a strong passion for 80’s music. You just can’t beat the melody, lyrics, and overall vibe that transpired from one of the most exciting genres in music. I started out in the music business as a singer-songwriter and [...]
Biography Derric Miller Hey ya’ll! I hail from South Dakota, born and raised, and I’m still there. I’m a guy who has published horror and nonfiction in the mainstream markets, and co-authored two history books. But what got me into metal? That’d be Dokken’s Tooth and [...]
Biography Alissa Ordabai Alissa Ordabai is a freelance music journalist living in working in London, UK. She prepared for her career by studying art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art, and later doing a post-graduate course in music and sound technology at the Liverpool Institute for [...]
Biography Chris A. Chris A is a writer, photographer, guitar player, businessman and retired USAF Security Police Master Sergeant. Chris served 20 years in the USAF on assignments that took him from the corn fields of Indiana to the halls of the Pentagon. A rock ‘n’ roll and metal fan [...]
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