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BoDeans take Parody

BoDeans at Parody Hall in Kansas City, MO, May 20, 1986. Waukesha, Wisconsin’s BoDeans were touring in support of their debut, Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams. The title is clearly inspired by a line from the Rolling Stones’ “Shattered.”


Loverboy with The Hooters at  Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, MO, March 21, 1986 This was a result of my fleeting Top 40 weakness. These guys were all over the radio, which later in life was something that would abhor in a band completely. But the crowd was […]

THE CARS bring Heartbeat City to KC

The Cars with Wang Chung at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, MO, August 16, 1984 Supporting their debut release Points on the Curve, Wang Chung dropped some notable singles including “Dance Hall Days,” “Wait,” and “To Live and Die in L.A.” They wouldn’t see worldwide acknowledgement for two […]

GENESIS in Kansas City

Genesis at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, MO, January 29, 1984 Still trying to remember who opened. Maybe no one. Anyway, this was a great show. Genesis was enjoying some of their greatest success in support of the new self-titled album, which is one of my faves, as […]