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Concert Scorecard: Mt. Joy at The Madrid in Kansas City, MO

The Vocals On Top concert scorecard is an attempt to quickly and concisely review a live concert. The scoring system is intended to encapsulate not only the performance but the venue, audience and overall value of the show among other … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The Bottle Rockets to Knuckleheads in Kansas City 11/9/19

WHO’S PLAYING?  The Bottle Rockets (St. Louis, MO)   WHAT TO EXPECT?  The Bottle Rockets are the elder statesmen of the alternative country scene. With their first record landing in 1993 they are a strong 25 years and 11 albums … Continue reading

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COMING SOON: The Smoking Popes with Deco Auto and Hipshot Killer at The Riot Room in Kansas City, MO 12/2/18

WHO’S PLAYING?  Smoking Popes (Memphis, TN) Deco Auto (Kansas City) Hipshot Killer (Kansas City)   WHAT TO EXPECT?  A pop punk slideshow, think the cool parts of the Warped Tour without all the people or 8,000 bands. The Smoking Popes … 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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Coming Soon: Wayne “The Train” Hancock at Knucklehead’s In Kansas City 2/12/17

WHO’S PLAYING?  Wayne “The Train” Hancock (Denton, TX) WHAT TO EXPECT?  The purest of country music and the best western swing that money can pay for… Wayne “The Train” Hancock like his name would suggest is relentless. He just released his excellent 9th … 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: Andy Grooms at Magoon’s in St. Joseph, MO 1/10/13

Andy Grooms was a bit of a mystery to me going into this night. Having caught just a small portion of his performance at The Lucky Tiger a couple months ago, I knew of him and his music but not much else. He … Continue reading

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