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Up Front with Danny R. Phillips: The Creeps

The Creeps next show: Friday February 17 @ Café Acoustic Concert Hall By Danny R. Phillips Does punk rock have a true place in St. Joseph’s diverse music scene? St. Joe resident purveyors of punk, The Creeps think there is. … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Wayne Hancock – Slingin’ Rhythm

Wayne Hancock is going to give you a constant record every time out, without a doubt. “Slingin’ Rhythm” is no exception as he hammers out classic honky tonk with a virility that suggests he hasn’t been doing this for two decades … Continue reading

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250 Word album review: Beth Bombara – Map & No Direction

Beth Bombara is a midwest songstress in the vein of Lucinda Williams and with the delivery of Aimee Mann. Her latest release “Map & No Direction” finds her skillfully weaving her way in and out of soul searching numbers while … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Here’s To The Life! – Eternal Means Forever

Here’s To The Life! is among the more prolific artists in the Midwest. This is another EP of strong songs with a little different flavor. Lately Patrick Rivera has started to plug back in and this 4 song EP is … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Wayne “The Train” Hancock at Knucklehead’s In Kansas City 2/12/17

WHO’S PLAYING?  Wayne “The Train” Hancock (Denton, TX) WHAT TO EXPECT?  The purest of country music and the best western swing that money can pay for… Wayne “The Train” Hancock like his name would suggest is relentless. He just released his excellent 9th … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Mike Doughty – The Heart Watches While the Brain Burns

It’s a bit of a mystery exactly why Mike Doughty’s music is so appealing. It just feels very authentic and original, he’s also a good songwriter but what it just might be is the way he sings. Not only is … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Todd Snider – Eastside Bulldog

Todd Snider is one of the most entertaining acts around. He puts on brilliant concerts and puts out great records. Lately he has experimented a little and it has had mixed results though. His two records with his supergroup Hard … Continue reading

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