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250 word album review: Lucero – Among The Ghosts

  Lucero returns with more of what makes Lucero great. Honest, heartfelt lyrics bedded in whiskey soaked guitar licks with Ben Nichols signature rasp. The band doesn’t do anything here they’ve never done before but they are doing it as … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Elias Black – Reclamation

  Elias Black’s “Reclamation” is a muscley industrial rock album that keeps hooks in mind but still keeps things heavy. The vocals are clear and on top of a mix of guitars and a thumping rhythm section, the singing is … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Stone Blind – Devils, Liars & Fools

Stone Blind pays tribute to heavy low-end rock with their debut album. This bare bones band makes a lot of noise with limited instrumentation by making the most of them. The low-end of bass and drums power the songs while … Continue reading

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250 word album review: The Hold Steady – The Stove & The Toaster

  The opening line “Let’s just say they owe me a favor…” is probably about as good as Springsteen’s “They blew up the chicken man in Philly last night…” The line leads to a typically twisted Craig Finn penned tale … Continue reading

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Courtney Barnett at The Truman in Kansas City 7/18/18

WHO’S PLAYING?  Courtney Barnett (Melbourne, Australia) & Vagabon (New York) WHAT TO EXPECT?  Jagged new rock and roll by the queen of slacker rock. Courtney Barnett currently has the future of rock and roll on her shoulders. at one time Nirvana … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Smash Fashion – Rompus Pompous

These aging rockers still know how to have a good time. This album is sheer fun, never takes itself too seriously and maintains its high energy throughout. The thunderous radio-ready leadoff track “Can’t Take You Anywhere” shows Smash Fashion’s knack … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Jenny Lewis to The Truman in Kansas City 7/10/18

WHO’S PLAYING?  Jenny Lewis (of Rilo Kiley) (Los Angeles, CA) & The Cactus Blossoms (Minneapolis, MN) WHAT TO EXPECT?  Heart melting pop perfection and sweet rootsy country Jenny Lewis is a lot of things, sure she has been in movies and … Continue reading

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