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Coming Soon: Handpicked with Under The Big Oak Tree

WHO’S PLAYING?  Under The Big Oak Tree (and guests) (St. Joseph, MO) WHAT TO EXPECT?  Billed as “Autumn Spirits & Spice” this is a very unique, one of a kind concert will feature songs related to the fall. The event will be part … Continue reading

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Vinyl Court: Father John Misty – I Love You Honeybear

Artist: Father John Misty Album: I Love You Honeybear (2015) Purchased at: Hastings (St. Joseph, MO) for $12 This album topped many best of lists in 2015 but I wasn’t ever sure if it was for me. My favorite local … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Lucero / The Architects at The Granada in Lawrence, KS 9/13/16

Weekday shows can be tough, especially if you live out of town. When two bands you like hook up for a show you’ve got to answer the call though. Not even the inability to see the center line of the … Continue reading

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250 Word Classic Album Review: Bob Dylan – Love and Theft

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So it has been exactly 10 years today since Bob Dylan’s “Love and Theft” was released on September 11, 2001. This is obviously a minor footnote on the day’s historical significance but an important…

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Ashley Raines debuts new album “King of Nothin'”

Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Ashley Raines has provided the first signs of his new album “King of Nothin’.” The Kansas City based Raines is releasing the new album after teasing new material with a collection of covers titled “I’ll Fight: A … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Red Kate – unamerican activities

If you don’t like punk there is no need to read further. This is unapologetic punk, harsh and rash, everything a good record from the genre should consist of. The anger of “You Don’t Speak For Me” is intentionally transparent … Continue reading

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250 Word album review: Massy Ferguson – Run It Right Into The Wall

This kind of twang you wouldn’t expect to come out of Seattle. The band’s northwest leanings do explain the heavier guitar driven sound though. With the thick, Jay Farrar sounding vocals it would always be difficult for the group to … Continue reading

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