Category Archives: VOT Editorial

VOT Cover Story – Deco Auto

It’s difficult to capture your audience as a band sometimes. This often has little to do with musical talent or how good a band’s songs are. Kansas City’s Deco Auto is a good example of a band that doesn’t have … Continue reading

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VOT Cover Story: Phil Vandel

A successful artist has record sales, radio play and a big house with a hot tub, right? Success isn’t always measured in dollars and cents though and all of those things directly trace back to money. Phil Vandel is one … Continue reading

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VOT Cover Story: Zale Bledsoe (Update)

Zale Bledsoe may be the person most featured in Tuning Fork magazine since our first issue back in July of 2013. This is with good reason as he thrives within the St. Joseph music scene and continues to move toward … Continue reading

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Vocals On Top Cover Story: Kilmaat

Here is the cover story from September 2014’s Tuning Fork Magazine, lightly edited and re-purposed for Vocals On Top. “Metal is the feeling of being an outsider, but still being part of something huge.” comedian and hardcore metal head Brian … Continue reading

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The 7 People You Don’t Want To Be at Concert

I go to a lot of concerts, probably too many. They aren’t all good and many times they aren’t even ruined by the band, it’s the audience that ruins it. These people don’t know they are ruining the show for … Continue reading

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Smoking Ban Passes in Low Turnout for Early Election

In a surprisingly low turnout, St. Joseph, Missouri’s smoking ban passed by a landslide. The vote, originally scheduled for April 8th, was moved up a week in a City Council meeting on March 25th. Originally the bill had a 60 … Continue reading

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VOT Editorial: The Case for Scruffy & The Janitors’ “Pino” by Matthew Coman

The Case for “Pino” By Matthew Coman   Matthew Coman is a pretty fine singer/songwriter from St. Joseph, Missouri, he occasionally gets tricked into writing something for Vocals On Top and we are always happy to host his thoughts here. … Continue reading

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