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Concert Review: Craig Finn and John K. Samson at The Record Bar in Kansas City, MO 10/17/17

Seeing Craig Finn jolt to the side and point up in the air to emphasize his point is nothing unusual. His hand gestures are immediately noticeable and to be honest a little abrasive at first. The normally calm Finn may … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Craig Finn and John K. Samson at The Record Bar

WHO’S PLAYING?  Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers (of the Hold Steady) and John K. Samson (of The Weakerthans) WHAT TO EXPECT? A showing of as much poetry as music. It will be in the form of music but both … Continue reading

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Vocals On Top’s Top 10 albums of 2015

This is my super bowl. The top 10 albums of the year for me represent a seemingly endless amount of hours sitting and listening to vinyl, my phone at work, on the computer while writing and CDs in my car. … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Craig Finn – Faith & The Future

I didn’t want this album to happen. Finn’s first solo record after a career’s worth of work with The Hold Steady was simply mesmerizing. The perfect mix of humor, positivity, negativity and acceptance made “Clear Heart Full Eyes” better than … Continue reading

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Vocals On Top’s Top 10 albums of 2012

I absolutely love doing year end lists. I get excited even in the early months of the year thinking about it. Here at VocalsOnTop.com this will be my 3rd Top 10 albums of the year list. Here is my list … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Craig Finn – Clear Heart, Full Eyes

  Craig Finn steps out from the Hold Steady to deliver a well crafted solo album that is good with each repeated listen. The record has a bit of a country twang throughout. It is also distinguishes itself from Hold … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Craig Finn / Mount Mariah at the Record Bar, Kansas City, MO 2/11/12

The Record Bar is one of the chattiest venues in the Kansas City/Lawrence/Omaha/Lincoln area. It seems like the crowd at shows at The Record Bar are there to catch up rather than see a show. I don’t really understand this … Continue reading

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