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250 word album review: Colter Wall – Songs of the Plains

Colter Wall’s pleasing baritone is so soothing and rich it almost feels like an act. This album is filled with vintage cowboy songs from america’s neighbor to the north and the entire album relies heavily on Wall’s vocals alone, finding … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Toward Space – Gently With A Chainsaw

Toward Space is a loose and erratic band that specializes in bluesy romps that stay energetic and unpredictable. The playful sound of this bare bones rock band is closest to punk but you can clearly her the blues backbone on … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Reverend Horton Heat – Whole New Life

  Reverend Horton Heat has always been about revivals and new beginnings and obviously by the title of their new record (“Whole New Life”) not much is changing. When you dive into the music you’ll find that assumption to be … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: William Elliott Whitmore with Raye Zaragoza at Record Bar in Kansas City 12/13/18

WHO’S PLAYING?  William Elliott Whitmore (Lee County, Iowa) Raye Zaragoza (New York City)   WHAT TO EXPECT? Roots to the core; honesty, compassion and two acoustic songwriters fighting for what they believe. Everyone knows William Elliott Whitmore hails from Lee County, Iowa. In Lee … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Rhett Miller – The Messenger

Rhett Miller wanders from his band the Old 97’s occasionally to record some solo records, “The Messenger” is his fifth to be exact. Many frontmen have solo careers that are essentially stripped down and quieter versions of their band, for … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Reliant Tom – Bad Orange

Reliant Tom’s electronica fueled “Bad Orange” concentrates on grooves and vocal prowess. With a vocalist that sounds like Shirley Manson drowning in “Kid A” inspired instrumentals that album is definitely unique. On the opening song “Bad Orange” the duo kicks … Continue reading

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250 word album review: GospelbeacH – Another Winter Alive

GospelbeacH has really tapped into the Laural Canyon vibes for their album “Another Winter Alive.” The folky psyche-pop approach fits right in line with bands like the Fleet Foxes where bands created soundscapes and concentrated on the mood of a … Continue reading

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COMING SOON: The Smoking Popes with Deco Auto and Hipshot Killer at The Riot Room in Kansas City, MO 12/2/18

WHO’S PLAYING?  Smoking Popes (Memphis, TN) Deco Auto (Kansas City) Hipshot Killer (Kansas City)   WHAT TO EXPECT?  A pop punk slideshow, think the cool parts of the Warped Tour without all the people or 8,000 bands. The Smoking Popes … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Bob Dylan – More Blood, More Tracks

This 5 star album has been waiting to be released for decades. The often bootlegged “More Blood, More Tracks” or “Blood on the Tapes” or “New York Sessions” or whatever name it went by at the time has always been … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The Bottle Rockets at Knuckleheads in Kansas City 11/18/18

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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