Showing posts from July, 2017

kc book of souls tour

Offered an opportunity to see a band I had not listened to much of in years, I decided to head on down to the Sprint Center in Kansas City to have a look and listen. Iron Maiden put on a great show, played solid and tight.  Many thanks to the ticket donor!  She had only recently moved out of town for another gig, and sent them on over.  The seat was in a good location.  The sound was not quite as good as could have been, but decent enough. The opening act, Ghost was interesting.  In all honesty, I arrived late for that round, and only caught their last song.  Their performance was well rehearsed, very theatrical and dramatic.  The music tended in that direction too, and seemed to have quite a lot of support in the crowd. The night was hellishly hot inside the arena, and promised to get worse.  When the lights went on between acts, you could see the cloud of steam hanging in the air. Leaving the doors open to the hot night air did not help in the least.  The bands suffer


... a monthly column presenting five random topics of interest associated with the underlying themes of the site ... music . dance . life . art . culture ...  An early morning haze falls over the woods of southeast Missouri in the photograph topping the column this month, t aken at  Vibalicious 4 .  Held at a local campground near the banks of the Meremac River, it was undoubtedly one of the better ways to spend a warm July night . Access more from photos from a variety of events recently restored to the site from the menu on the right, or the "story archive" tab from any device. music You don't think about full much when Summer is in full swing, but you might want to make plans now for the return of Sun City Music Festival .  Labor Day Weekend (September 2-3rd) in Austin. The event promises "a long weekend full of live music, laughter, and unforgettable fun," with a lineup featuring Marshmello, Above & Beyond, a spec