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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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250 word album review: Nick Waterhouse – Never Twice

The book is out on Nick Waterhouse and now he is settling in to a career of perfecting his sound. That distinct sound is taken straight out of 50s and while Waterhouse isn’t the only artist tracking songs like this, … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Hurray For The Riff Raff – The Navigator

Hurray For The Riff Raff gained a ton of attention with the album “Small Town Heroes” in 2014 and now they (she) is taking a shot at an even larger audience. On “The Navigator” the sound is clean and more … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Justin Townes Earle – Kids in the Street

Justin Townes Earle is finally back. After a very disappointing foray into the albums “Single Mothers” and “Absent Fathers” he returns to the artist that had been so interesting over the last decade. This album is the third part of … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound

Jason Isbell has watched his career simply skyrocket since that day he split from the Drive-By Truckers. Now he finds himself with more success than that band all together. He is making great sounding records in big studios, is a … Continue reading

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