Saturday, June 03, 2017

THE TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! ROCKFEST IRRELEVANT AFTER MOVE TO LAME LEFT TURN KANSAS SPEEDWAY!!!



Tonight's annual hard rock festival deserves just a bit of consideration given the implications for the ongoing Kansas Vs. KCMO biz poaching war and the uncertain consequences for biz that skips across town to enjoy tax breaks.

Reality . . .

THE ROCK FEST MOVE TO THE KANSAS SPEEDWAY RENDERS THE LIVE MUSIC CELEBRATION COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT AND OFF THE LOCAL MUSIC SCENE RADAR!!!



Supporting facts . . .

- We love Johnny Dare. Don't get it twisted but the Internets and satellite radio has created a new reality for DJs and the King of Kansas City hard rock music. His audience is smaller, older and far less connected to other local music than in days past. Also, he was joking about how he wasn't going to show up to back this event. Reality: Promotion has been lackluster at best.

- Hard rock isn't supposed to be generic and safe. Life is struggle and the music in the middle of a field amid high security might be a smart option but also keeps these locals away from any semblance of real life outside of their bubble. For most biz, that might be a benefit but (like it or not) music is art and related to the effort to connect and unite listeners.

- Hard rock as a genre has declined since its glory days in the 90s and early 2000s. Check the Rockfest line-up. Most of the singers are over 40. Sammy Hagar ranks high on the list of artists at Rockfest - He will celebrate his 70th birthday next year. We respect ALL ARTISTS NO MATTER THEIR AGE but it has also been awhile since he had a hit.

Tonight we see a great deal of hype and propaganda for the show courtesy of hack music reporters and photogs using fish-eye lenses but the numbers claiming 50k fans are suspect just like all of the data coming out of Kansas.

The larger life lesson is that Kansas City Proper remains a cultural oasis in the Midwest with an art scene that is unparalleled by any other municipality in the four state area. Moving away from the epicenter of KCMO is a bad decision for a festival in the biz of "cool" and cutting edge branding. Corporate radio execs should have known better and there is no denying the industry of Downtown Kansas City hype shapes the local discourse.

Still, while there are more important controversies around the world, we celebrate the legacy of Rock Fest tonight and remember its better days.



As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.

25 Comments:

Anonymous said...

but it could have a better future as a baby sitting event.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Sammy!

Aggie Stackhaus said...

I win.

Anonymous said...

It's been pretty lame for a few years now. It wouldn't really be missed if it went away completely

Anonymous said...

I will miss all the little teenage age sluts showing their titties. I get sick of seeing nothing but fat slob liberal bitches downtown.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on the little teen sluts. The fat liberal bitches are lesbians anyway. Probably not by choice.

Anonymous said...

It's about keeping the swimming pool heated. Even the guy's in Metallica know that.

Anonymous said...

Hilarious. You bitch when it was at Liberty Memorial and now you bitch that it's not.

Anonymous said...

Since you can't even spell Sammy H's last name correctly your opinion is worthless.

Anonymous said...

Better bands , not washed out drugged up has been marginal music , would attract lots more people ! And yes , hot young babes flashing the titties rocks , no hairy LIBERAL Democrat Snowflake HOMOSEXUALLY ABOUNDS TRANNY BITCHES here ¡!

Retro ROCKER said...

I CAN'T DRIVE 55

Anonymous said...

Johnny Dare needs to get over the fact that how great and powerful he thinks that he is . Also , he needs to quit dumping on our President Trump , alot of listeners are VETS , real American human beings and Patriots , save all your LIBERAL Democrat Snowflake HOMOSEXUALLY ABOUNDS bullshit for your dope smoking weed butt Boyz , BITCH !!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Tony and thought the writeup was really good- on target. Rock&roll and metal aren't supposed to be safe.Fuck kansas. Goodbye rockfest.

Anonymous said...

Punctuation parter,you are correct. Jonny dare does need to keep his flapper shut 9n the prep and all things political fkt that matter.

Save that shit for the Artists,JD,which you ain't.

Anonymous said...

Although I don't fully understand what the "exclamation point" guy's endgame is...I find that I can't turn away from his posts.

Anonymous said...

It's like Altamonte in 69 out there. The state wants to crack down on as many possession and DUI cases they can harvest.

Jonsie said...

Agree, going to kansas is just going to get more concertgoers busted.

Anonymous said...

Three lock box be bop bop baaaaam

Anonymous said...

Well drugs are illegal.

Anonymous said...

I want Wilson Phillips. Those fat old bitches can rock.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone commented on the situation in the bathrooms at Rockfest yet? There were several older white men in MAGA shirts hanging around the stalls. I saw a couple of the go into a stall with a couple of greasy dudes. There was a lot of foot tapping going on.

Anonymous said...

It needs Ted Nugent.

Anonymous said...

Having this at Liberty Memorial was like having it at a cemetery. The memorial is a national monument to World War I. Having it at the speedway made sense. It's not about the location, it's about the music.

Anonymous said...

I did see several old white dudes hanging out in the men's room in Trump shirts. What was up with that?

Britt said...

To me it's not about if the event is held in Kansas or if it's in Missouri. The event's success is the talent and Godsmack as a headliner Cooooome on!