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Concert Review: Craig Finn and John K. Samson at The Record Bar in Kansas City, MO 10/17/17

Seeing Craig Finn jolt to the side and point up in the air to emphasize his point is nothing unusual. His hand gestures are immediately noticeable and to be honest a little abrasive at first. The normally calm Finn may … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Court: Nick Waterhouse – Never Twice

Artist: Nick Waterhouse Album: Never Twice (2016) Purchased at: Live concert at Record Bar (Kansas City, MO) for $20 Nick Waterhouse doesn’t belong here. He is transported straight out of the late 50s or early 60s R&B scene and it … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Craig Finn and John K. Samson at The Record Bar

WHO’S PLAYING?  Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers (of the Hold Steady) and John K. Samson (of The Weakerthans) WHAT TO EXPECT? A showing of as much poetry as music. It will be in the form of music but both … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Court: Queens of the Stone Age – Villains

Artist: Queens of the Stone Age Album: Villains (2017) Purchased at: Entertainmart (St. Joseph, MO) for $25 It’s hard to beat Queens of the Stone Age at this point. They are hard rock enough to satisfy the urge to headbang … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Radkey & Scruffy & The Janitors at The Rendezvous 8/5/17

  This was a big show for St. Joseph. Sure, it always is when Radkey comes back to play in their hometown but this one was a little bigger. Scruffy & The Janitors signed on to open the show making … Continue reading

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COMING SOON: Cracker in Kansas City 8/9/17

WHO’S PLAYING?  Cracker with a special opening set by Ashley Raines & The New West Revue WHAT TO EXPECT?  To see one of the finest relics from the 1990s alternative movement that is not only still going but likely making … Continue reading

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SHAMELESS: 5 Songs I’ll Never Be Ashamed to Say I Like

As a male in my mid 30s there can be a lot of shame associated with liking certain songs. Nobody wants to be the guy busting at the seams when Cher’s “Believe” comes on the radio (that’s not me) but … Continue reading

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