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250 word album review: Ike Reilly – Crooked Love

In the mid and late 60s there was a certain group of musicians fighting for a sound that is hard to define. It was pure rock and roll but also had a sense of self deprecation and swagger all at … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Ike Reilly – Born On Fire

Ike Reilly is so underrated it makes orphan children cry themselves to sleep. Alright, maybe not but the fact that he isn’t a more well know act if baffling. If you’ve never listened to Reilly before this is as good … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: JIP – Sparks, Flames & Names EP

JIP is a Chicago band and you can tell it with one listen of the Sparks, Flames & Names EP released this year.  It is an unconventional EP because each track features a different guest musician. Normally this could lead to … Continue reading

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Concert Review: The Empty Pockets at Cafe Acoustic in St. Joseph 10/4/12

Some bands are meant for Friday night. Every night is Friday night for The Empty Pockets from Chicago, Illinois. Their high energy fun music just doesn’t seem to fit on a weekday. Nevertheless the band hit the best venue Northwest Missouri … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Tom Waits – Bad As Me

Tom Waits is on another level than everybody else. His “weirdness” allows him to do things other artists can’t even try. Bad As Me features the same scrap-yard clang his last few albums have but is still every bit as … Continue reading

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