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My Favorite Cracker Album: Gentlemans Blues – by Krista Norstog Leonard

My Favorite Cracker Album: Gentlemans Blues – by Krista Norstog Leonard THE BITTERSWEET GENTLEMAN’S BLUES Cracker: Gentleman’s Blues / August 1998 / 17 songs / 72 minutes / Virgin Full disclosure: Gentleman’s Blues is my favorite Cracker album. I call … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Musicfest at No Place on 8/9/14

By Danny R. Phillips It is a rare and beautiful thing when the musicians of St. Joseph come together for a night of music and good times.  It is even more of a joy when those musicians come together to … Continue reading

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250 Word Guest Album Review: Edward David Anderson – Lies & Wishes

By Dylan Michael Bentley “The object of art is not to make salable products. It is to save one’s self, and to be a part of saving us all.”  – Mary Gauthier Few, if any, contemporary musicians’ body of work … Continue reading

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Critic vs. Critic #1: Best Five Underappreciated Nirvana Songs

This will be the first installment of Critic vs. Critic here at Vocals On Top. The premise is to take one topic and have two music guys come up with their own lists blindly and debate the topic. It will … Continue reading

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Matthew Coman’s Top 10 albums of 2013

Matthew Coman is a St. Joseph, Missouri singer/songwriter that, despite being very young, has already compiled 3 albums and 3 EPs for his discography that can be found at http://matthewcoman.bandcamp.com/. He is an avid music nerd, loves vinyl records and is … Continue reading

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Guest 250 Word Album Review: Terminal Union – Making Arrangements

Guest review by Dylan Michael Bentley The brainchild of two gifted songwriters, this Cincinnatian 4-piece Americana outfit’s debut full-length doesn’t break new ground, but refreshingly cultivates and effectively draws from well-worn genre roots. Ian Mathieu and David Faul split writing … Continue reading

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Guest Column: Record Store Day Is Every Day For Me

By Danny R. Phillips For the neo-hippie contingent, April 20th is a borderline religious holiday; for someone like me however, 4/20 this year held a much more important distinction then being a day of getting high and killing a bag or … Continue reading

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