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250 word album review: Til Willis & Erratic Cowboy – Dirtflowers

“Dirtflowers” is the latest release from the incredibly prolific Lawrence, Kansas trio Til Willis & Erratic Cowboy and they continue to push the boundaries of their own music. The music here shares a lot with many bands and songs but … Continue reading

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Concert Scorecard: Mt. Joy at The Madrid in Kansas City, MO

The Vocals On Top concert scorecard is an attempt to quickly and concisely review a live concert. The scoring system is intended to encapsulate not only the performance but the venue, audience and overall value of the show among other … Continue reading

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Concert Scorecard: Chris Stapleton at the Sprint Center in Kanas City

The Vocals On Top concert scorecard is an attempt to quickly and concisely review a live concert. The scoring system is intended to encapsulate not only the performance but the venue, audience and overall value of the show among other … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The Bottle Rockets to Knuckleheads in Kansas City 11/9/19

WHO’S PLAYING?  The Bottle Rockets (St. Louis, MO)   WHAT TO EXPECT?  The Bottle Rockets are the elder statesmen of the alternative country scene. With their first record landing in 1993 they are a strong 25 years and 11 albums … Continue reading

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Concert Review: The Lost Dog Street Band in Lawrence, KS 8/14/19

“We’re the Lost Dog Street Band and it’s a slow Wednesday night but whether we are playing for a hundred people or a thousand people the mission is the same; we’re gonna get emotional.” lead singer Benjamin Tod stated before … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Vandoliers at the Riot Room in Kansas City, MO 6/11/19

The Vandoliers set up their June Kansas City show at The Riot Room’s small but fun outdoor stage three months prior. They visited Kansas City with troubadour Austin Lucas and played Knucklehead’s Saloon, the only problem was that their night … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Vandoliers at The Riot Room in Kansas City 6/11/19

WHO’S PLAYING?  Vandoliers (Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas) WHAT TO EXPECT?  The cutting edge of country music, not the Thomas Rhett crap you hear on the radio but rather the true blood flowing through the veins of America. This band is traveling … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Simon Fink’s “Lullabies Till Dawn” album and book release in Kansas City 6/8/19

WHO’S PLAYING?  Simon Fink (St. Joseph, MO) and The Wires (Kansas City, MO) WHAT TO EXPECT? A carefully choreographed concert featuring music and visuals from an exciting and innovative new project from composer Simon Fink and a small group of calibrators. … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The Yawpers to Record Bar in Kansas City 4/22/19

WHO’S PLAYING?  The Yawpers (Denver, CO) and In The Whale (Greeley, CO) WHAT TO EXPECT? Energy. Lots and lots of energy from two live bands who are known for loose and erratic live shows. Denver, Colorado’s The Yawpers are one of … Continue reading

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250 word album review – Ashley Raines & The New West Revue – Gutter Mansions

Ashley Raines has spent years spinning tales of the downtrodden. On his latest release he uses his semi-rotating cast of the New West Revue to deliver a similar message with a very different sound. His last record “It Could Be … Continue reading

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