Tag Archives: Centro-Matic

Concert Review: Pedro The Lion and Marie/Lepanto at The Record Bar in Kansas City, MO 2/9/18

Pedro The Lion means business. The David Bazan led project was brought out of hiatus unsurprisingly but the outlook of the band is not so much as expected. The band has a whole new ambition it seems. The power trio … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Marie/Lepanto – Tenkiller

Marie/Lepanto was really a logical thing to happen. Songwriter extraordinaires Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster (Water Liars) and Will Johnson (Centro matic) joined forces and in retrospect it almost made too much sense not to do. They have similar songwriting styles, similar … Continue reading

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Vocals On Top’s Top 10 Albums of 2017

This list is my favorite part of this website, every year I toil through reviews and my iTunes and record collection to select my very favorite albums of the year and it is always a blast. Eight years running I’ve … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Will Johnson – Hatteras Night, A Good Luck Charm

Will Johnson dissolved his group Centro-matic and his main focus is now on solo records. He made solo albums before the band came to its amicable end but now they are his primary vehicle for putting out music. It is … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Centro-matic – Take Pride In Your Long Odds

Will Johnson’s lyrics are the key to Centro-matic. Even with this being true the sonics of the band fight this song by song by trying to obscure the lyrics. The four-piece band consistently comes up with interesting textures for each … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Overseas – Overseas

Overseas reminds me of Vic Chesnutt. Not in the fact that the supergroup sounds like Chesnutt a whole lot but the main members of Overseas (Will Johnson and David Bazan) were once in another supergroup together; with Chesuntt and Mark … Continue reading

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Vocals On Top’s Top 5 Concerts of 2012

In 2012 I went to more concerts than I ever have before. I attended over 65 shows and saw over 120 artists perform live. I have my favorite shows for various reasons and you can read about many of those … Continue reading

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