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Concert Review: Nick Waterhouse at The Record Bar in Kansas City, MO 6/11/17

The time machine complex in music is perplexing. Sometimes bands sound ahead of their time(especially in retrospect) and sometimes it feels like a band’s sound was plucked right out of a previous decade. The latter is the case for California’s … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Handpicked with Under The Big Oak Tree

WHO’S PLAYING?  Under The Big Oak Tree (and guests) (St. Joseph, MO) WHAT TO EXPECT?  Billed as “Winter Greens” this is another very unique concert that will feature songs related to the winter and the holiday season. The event will be part of … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Lucero / The Architects at The Granada in Lawrence, KS 9/13/16

Weekday shows can be tough, especially if you live out of town. When two bands you like hook up for a show you’ve got to answer the call though. Not even the inability to see the center line of the … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Murder By Death / Tim Barry at The Granada in Lawrence, KS 3/31/16

Murder By Death was dubbed “the most genuine, hard working band out there” by opening act Tim Barry at The Granada in Lawrence, Kansas. Their 80 minute set later that night would do nothing to dispute the claim. They have a … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Freight Train Rabbit Killer at Muny Inn, St. Joseph, MO 3/25/16

Audiences just want something unique. Every live concert they see they don’t want to yawn my way through a set and unfortunately this happens far too often. Countless bands represent what they do on their releases perfectly adequately but fail to add anything … Continue reading

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Concert Review: The Architects at The Rendezvous in St. Joseph, MO 3/11/16

There’s one thing you need to understand when a seasoned band like The Architects makes the trek from Kansas City to play: They know what they are doing. This is apparent in every song they play. They simply take the … Continue reading

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Concert Review: The Coterie at Cafe Acoustic 7/16/15 in St. Joseph, MO

Volume doesn’t scare those who aren’t faint of heart. Every acoustic singer probably has the urge to plug in and rock every now and then. A great example is The Coterie led by chief singer/songwriter Matthew Coman and the band … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Johnny Hickman / Ed Anderson at The Rye Room in Lincoln, NE 3/11/13

Who would’ve thought that snow 640 miles west in Colorado, and 140 miles north, in Nebraska, could effect my concert plans so drastically? The agenda was worked out perfectly, the Grammy nominated Alabama Shakes were in Kansas City on Sunday … Continue reading

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Classic Concert Review: Cracker at Knickerbockers in Lincoln, NE on 11/1/05

It’s natural to feel your favorite band put on one of the best shows you’ve ever seen. For me the Cracker Acoustic Duo show from November 2005 ranks #2 all time on my personal list. (only behind Drive-By Truckers / … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Drive-By Truckers / Lucero in Omaha 9/16/14

A heavyweight bill was a can’t miss. With two of the most consistant bands that you will see take the stage pairing together there was no doubt that the Slowdown in Omaha was the place to be for the Drive-By … Continue reading

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