The Rolling Stones Show Review

Someone else took this picture who had way better seats than me

Venue: Arrowhead Stadium

Location: Kansas City, Kansas

Date: 06/27/15

Inebriation Level: Too Full On Soul Food To Get Drunk

Number one on my list of shows was The Rolling Stones. I mean, we know Keith Richards will somehow live to be 100 with a careful mix of hard drugs and booze, but the rest of the guys are, well, old. I had to catch them while they’re still touring. Maybe I’ll look back at this 10 years from now, when they’re still rocking stadiums, and laugh at the immediacy of having to see them. But this time around, The Stones was a must.

The last time they toured in 2013, they skipped my fair city of Denver, CO for bigger markets. I wrote them an open letter imploring them to come out to the Mile High City, but alas, it was ignored. This time around, they skipped my fair city for smaller markets. So through the plains of Kansas it would be to finally see The Rolling Stones.

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Show #49: Down On The Street

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I don’t know why, but randomly this week I decided there are a lot of street songs out there. Songs about streets, with the word “street” in the title, or just mentioning “street” with no real connection. It sounded random and pointless, so naturally I put a playlist together. After test jamming out to the playlist, I decided as random and pointless as it was, it was still pretty awesome. These street songs lend to some pretty epic jamming, so give this bad mamajama a listen for yourself.

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Show #48: Old Dudes Party Too

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The new Pearl Jam album got me thinking about old dudes and how sometimes they keep partying into their elder years. Look at the Stones. They look like they should be in nursing homes…yet they party harder than all those young whipper snappers out there. These aren’t necessarily comeback albums, just recent (within the last decade) releases coming from bands that emerged many years before. Some are awesome and some are just an excuse to go out and party. Man,  you just can’t tame these old dudes (example: Keith Richards).

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Show #45: The 27 Club

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In honor of Nirvana’s In Utero hitting the 20 year mark, I spent the week focusing on the members of the 27 club. As I listed the top ten musicians that died at age 27, I thought it was prime time to jam to their tunes yesterday. So here you have in all its glory a collection of fine musicians that left us far too young. 

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Remembering The 27 Club

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Being in a club is usually pretty cool. It’s like that exclusive thing, and once you’re in, you’ve got it going on. Have you ever rolled up to a place, then the bouncer looks at a list and lets you in? Me neither.

The 27 Club, however, is a pretty crappy club to be a part of. It’s the collection of many amazing musicians that have all died at the age of 27. Being that I turn 27 today, I got to thinking about 10 musicians that left us way too damn early.

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Show #30: The American Invasion

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The 30th show already? No clever theme related to that fine number, mainly because I’m not very clever. Still, we had a solid show with some epic artists, as we tackled The British Invasion. It was a weird phenomenon where British artists covered American artists, yet somehow these British artists still took America by storm. The white kids in the great US and A had no idea that the songs they were hearing from these bands “invading” the states were actually written and played by artists right in their own backyard. Of course many of these bands went on to reach legendary status like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Who, they all came from one place: American music. USA! USA! 

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An Open Letter To The Rolling Stones

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Dear Band Members of the Rolling Stones,

Mick, how are you? Keith, how is your health? Charlie, I hope you’re well. Or do you go by Charles as I know many of you British folk do? Ronnie, how’s the hip? Again, is it Ronald, or maybe Mr. Wood? Bill, why aren’t you in the band, slacker?

It has come to my attention that you all will be touring the vast Planet Earth. Being that I broadcast a radio show to the same planet, I figured we at least have that in common. I also found five bucks in my coat pocket the other day, so I suppose we’re all pretty rich too.

Since I live in Denver, Colorado, I couldn’t help but notice that your scheduled tour of the vast Earth isn’t planning a stop in my fair city. I believe that should change, and here’s why:

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Show #23: Dry Dock

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We jammed to a new series once again with “Mixed Brew,” my attempt at delivering the ultimate in variety (since I do broadcast on a freeform radio station after all). Here’s how it works: I crack a brew (this week a tasty Dry Dock Brewing Co can), start with the Jam of the Week (The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed) and see where it goes from there. The playlist ended up being pretty solid, just like my brew, which works out pretty well. If you ever wondered how iTunes shuffles your tunes, it’s a robot inside the computer drinking a beer. Fact.

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Jam of the Week: The Rolling Stones

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Jam of the Week

Artist: The Rolling Stones

Album: Let It Bleed

Genre: British Invasion

Date: 1969

Sound: Um, Legendary

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Show #16: Rockin’ Riffs (Part 2)

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I know I’m a week late, but I finally have the show posting from last week. The ol’ radio station had some difficulty getting me the streaming and download links for some reasons. When in doubt, blame someone else. Also, it’s good to blame technology. These are words of wisdom, so write them down. We’ll only be behind on the show postings for one week, as I’ll be taking Wednesday the 20th off for Spring Break. Wooooo, Spring Break, partaaay! 

More riffs because they’re cool. Loud guitar badassery (new favorite word) is what makes a killer Rock song. I’ve got some of mine, some of yours, and what I deem to be the best riff of all time. It’s getting loud around TRR headquarters (my computer). 

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