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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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Concert Review: The Lost Dog Street Band in Lawrence, KS 8/14/19

“We’re the Lost Dog Street Band and it’s a slow Wednesday night but whether we are playing for a hundred people or a thousand people the mission is the same; we’re gonna get emotional.” lead singer Benjamin Tod stated before … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Pedro The Lion and Marie/Lepanto at The Record Bar in Kansas City, MO 2/9/18

Pedro The Lion means business. The David Bazan led project was brought out of hiatus unsurprisingly but the outlook of the band is not so much as expected. The band has a whole new ambition it seems. The power trio … Continue reading

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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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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: 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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Classic Concert Review: Scott H. Biram / AJ Gaither at The Record Bar in Kansas City, MO

The blues and country music aren’t all that far apart. They can be but their roots each run deep in the ground and tangle. Few current acts tie them together as much as Bloodshot Records’ artist Scott H Biram. He … Continue reading

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