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Shiny Penny 07/06/2018

Shiny Penny July 6th, 2018 Courthouse Square Kokomo, Indiana

Shiny Penny made a triumphant return to their hometown as part of the First Friday Kokomo series at the Courthouse Square in downtown Kokomo last week. Despite sweltering heat, fans crowded into a narrow alley just off the square for Shiny Penny’s kick-ass show. The concert, […]

The Used, Red Sun Rising, The Fever 333: May 24th, 2018

The Used, Red Sun Rising, The Fever 333 The Canyon Tour 2018 May 24th, 2018 Sokol Auditorium Omaha, Nebraska

Since my first live show in 1995, and if my setlist.fm tracker is correct, I’ve seen just under 1,200 performances from almost 500 different artists. Shows like tonight, where I’ve never seen any of the bands […]

Asking Alexandria: May 14th, 2018

Bless the Fall, Asking Alexandria, Black Veil Brides The Resurrection Tour May 14th, 2018 Sokol Auditorium Omaha, Nebraska

Touring in support of their self-titled 5th studio album, and the return of vocalist Danny Worsnop, the band would be hitting the road with Bless the Fall and Black Veil Brides. It’s been a few years since […]

KIWR Summer Concert Series 05/11/2018

KIWR 89.7 The River’s Summer Concert Series Bad Wolves, Starset, Shonedown, Five Finger Death Punch May 11th, 2018 Westfair Amphitheater Council Bluffs, Iowa

Rule #1 for seeing a concert at Westfair Amphitheater? Leave early. Traffic can be vulgar. What rule did I not follow? Almost an hour and a half in traffic waiting to park […]

Lights Out America: 3TEETH, Ho99o9, Street Sects, Razorwire Halo 04/21/18

3TEETH, Ho99o9, Street Sects, Razorwire Halo Lights Out America April 21st, 2018 The Riot Room Kansas City, Missouri

Not even a three hour drive would prevent us from catching 3Teeth’s Lights Out America tour. It was no surprise that the tour bypassed Omaha, given that the band’s following was greater in the Kansas City area. […]

AmeriKKKant North American Tour 04/05/2018

AmeriKKKant North American Tour Ministry Chelsea Wolfe The God Bombs April 5th, 2018 Bourbon Theater Lincoln, Nebraska

Here’s a funny story before I break into the show review. While we were standing in line, several of us noticed Burton C. Ward, Fear Factory founder and current auxiliary member of Ministry, and a young girl asked […]

BONES, Plack Blague; March 28th, 2018

Bones Plack Blague The Rye Room/The Bourbon Theater Lincoln, Nebraska March 28th, 2018

It’s ok if you’ve never heard of BONES before. Though they’ve been around for a few years, having started off in England, they just recently made their mark in the U.S. after a run with Highly Suspect. That tour lead directly to […]

The Graveyard Shift Tour 03/15/2018

The Graveyard Shift Tour March 15th, 2018 Bourbon Theater Lincoln, Nebraska Motionless In White Every Time I Die Ice Nine Kills Likes Moths to Flames


As the Graveyard Shift Tour passed through Lincoln, Nebraska, the Bourbon Theater was anything but dead on a chilly March evening. The heaviest tour currently crossing The U.S. and […]

Unstoppable Screams Tour 03/09/2018

Unstoppable Screams Red, Lacey Sturm, Righteous Vendetta, Messer March 9th, 2018 Bourbon Theater Lincoln, Nebraska

With RED and Lacey Sturm each having such an intense fanbase, expectations were running high for the Lincoln, Nebraska stop of the Unstoppable Screams tour. It was no surprise that the line had already wrapped around the block almost an […]

Immersion: Part 1; Starset, Palisades, Grabbitz, Year of the Locust 02/20/2018

Starset, Palisades, Grabbitz, Year of the Locust Immersion: Part 1 February 20th, 2018 The Bourbon Theater Lincoln, Nebraska

Starset’s current headlining tour, appropriately titled Immersion: Part 1, truly is an all-encompassing experience. Along for the duration of the tour are Palisades, Grabbitz, and Year of the Locust. Starset’s VIP Experience included a four-song acoustic set, […]

Mac Sabbath 02/12/2018

Mac Sabbath The Waiting Room Lounge Omaha, Nebraska February 12th, 2018

Setlist: Killer Klowns (Intro to “Killer Klowns” featured at the end of a scary clown news coverage intro) Black Sandwich Organic Funeral Chicken for the Slaves GMO Blind (live premier) Supersize In Dreams (The band danced as Ronald Osbourne lip synced the lyrics into […]

Breaking Benjamin, Bullet For My Valentine, Avenged Sevenfold 02/08/2018

Bullet For My Valentine, Breaking Benjamin, Avenged Sevenfold February 8th, 2018 Pinnacle Bank Arena Lincoln, Nebraska The Stage Tour 2018

Breaking Benjamin has had such an incredible impact on my life. It’s often easy to forget how much of an inspiration Ben Burnley is to me and so many other fans. A bitterly cold February […]

Evanescence: Synthesis Live 12/11/2017

Evanescence Synthesis Live 2017 Kansas City Music Hall Kansas City, Missouri December 11th, 2017

It had been just over 5 years since the last time I’d seen Evanescence in concert, and so much had changed. Tonight’s show would be part of the Synthesis Live tour, a performance unlike any that we’ve seen before. The band […]

Davey Suicide 12/7/2017

Davey Suicide December 7th, 2017 Lookout Lunge Omaha, Nebraska Made From Fire Tour

A Perfect Circle, The Beta Machine 11/25/2017

A Perfect Circle, The Beta Machine November 25th, 2017 Fall Tour 2017 Saint Paul, Minnesota Xcel Energy Center

It had been nearly fourteen years to the day since the last time I’ve seen A Perfect Circle on stage, and over 6 since the band had rocked a crowd in the Twin Cities. With signs hanging […]