Category Archives: Guest Writers

Mosh Poets- A Talk with poets Jay Claywell & Lory Lacy

“Mosh Poets” Thursday March 9th at The Café Acoustic Concert Hall By Danny R. Phillips Author’s note: I wrote this while listening to the MC5 I first met the poet Jay Claywell within the confines of what would become our … Continue reading

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Critic vs. Critic #3: Top 5 debut albums

  We at Vocals On Top are lucky enough to have contributions from time to time and they are welcomed and very valued. For the third edition of Critic vs. Critic Danny R. Phillips takes on newbie music journalist TJ … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Musicfest at No Place on 8/9/14

By Danny R. Phillips It is a rare and beautiful thing when the musicians of St. Joseph come together for a night of music and good times.  It is even more of a joy when those musicians come together to … Continue reading

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Critic Vs. Critic #2: Top 5 1990s albums

Hey, remember the 90s? Professional rock critic Danny R. Phillips and I do, here is what we thought were the top 5 records from that particular decade.   Danny R. Phillips list: My life of late is nothing short of … Continue reading

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Far and Wide: A discussion about the impact of fathers on musicians

By Dylan Michael Bentley In recognition of Father’s Day 2014, Vocals on Top granted me the honor of interviewing some highly skilled musicians and songwriters about their fathers. Each interviewee generously answered the same six questions about the role their … Continue reading

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250 Word Guest Album Review: Edward David Anderson – Lies & Wishes

By Dylan Michael Bentley “The object of art is not to make salable products. It is to save one’s self, and to be a part of saving us all.”  – Mary Gauthier Few, if any, contemporary musicians’ body of work … Continue reading

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Critic vs. Critic #1: Best Five Underappreciated Nirvana Songs

This will be the first installment of Critic vs. Critic here at Vocals On Top. The premise is to take one topic and have two music guys come up with their own lists blindly and debate the topic. It will … Continue reading

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