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Album at a glance: Art Thieves – Russian Rats

Art Thieves is punk to the core. Their album “Russian Rats” isn’t just for punk purists though, their natural knack for melody and hooks shines through despite the short, blistering songs on the album. The violently aggressive first two tracks, … Continue reading

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VOT New Music Premier: Under The Big Oak Tree shares “The Ark”

In preparation for the summer release of Under The Big Oak Tree’s third album they have shared “The Ark.” Vocals On Top is proud to premier the track for the St. Joseph band. The Simon Fink penned song finds both … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Dreamgirl – Dreamgirl

Dreamgirl blindsided 2018 with the release of their first full length album on New Year’s Day following a couple single releases and the brilliantly titled “Illuminaughty” EP in 2015. The Midwest band’s take on dreampop is as west coast as … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Nick Waterhouse – Never Twice

The book is out on Nick Waterhouse and now he is settling in to a career of perfecting his sound. That distinct sound is taken straight out of 50s and while Waterhouse isn’t the only artist tracking songs like this, … Continue reading

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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

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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

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VOT Cover Story: Under The Big Oak Tree

An artist always challenges themselves, it’s what growing as an artist is all about. Artists that tend to rest on their laurels simply aren’t as productive. Whether it is painting, writing or music this almost always holds true. St. Joseph’s … Continue reading

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