Category Archives: Uncategorized

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

Posted in 250 word album reviews, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Concert Review: Nick Waterhouse at The Record Bar in Kansas City, MO 6/11/17

The time machine complex in music is perplexing. Sometimes bands sound ahead of their time(especially in retrospect) and sometimes it feels like a band’s sound was plucked right out of a previous decade. The latter is the case for California’s … Continue reading

Posted in Concert Review, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album at a glance: Jeff Caudill – Reset the Sun

On this EP Jeff Caudill shows off his shiny feathers as a songwriter putting his own spin on familiar themes. There’s nostalgia and love littered throughout on this mostly pop record with strong country roots. Caudill’s vocals are reminiscent of … Continue reading

Posted in Album at a glance, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

250 word album review: Cory Branan – Adios

Cory Branan is an outlaw in pedestrian clothes. He shows more versatility than ever before on his new record “Adios” as he navigates through his past trying to figure out how he got where he is now. In the end it’s … Continue reading

Posted in 250 word album reviews, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

250 word album review: Old 97’s – Graveyard Whistling

The Old 97’s are a model of consistency. How does a band achieve this? How about rattling through 11 studio albums over 23 years with the same lineup. For a band that has been around so long they are still … Continue reading

Posted in 250 word album reviews, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

COMING SOON: Cory Branan to The Riot Room in Kansas City, MO 3/23/17

WHO’S PLAYING?  Cory Brenan (Memphis, TN) also featuring Dead Ven and Tommy Donoho of Dollar Fox   WHAT TO EXPECT?  One man commandeering your evening with stories of heartbreak, regret and the occasional triumph. All set to the tune of a guitar. … Continue reading

Posted in Coming Soon, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

250 word album review: Esmé Patterson – We Were Wild

Esmé Patterson takes you a little off guard at first. Her music is mellow but there is plenty of interesting guitar play throughout her album “We Were Wild” and the songs  consistently settle into good rocking grooves. On the album opener “Feel … Continue reading

Posted in 250 word album reviews, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment