Tag Archives: MO

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: 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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VOT Cover Story: Ashley Raines

Rock stars don’t exist anymore. A musician is a person who works around the clock wearing many hats and must be a businessman, publicist and accountant on top of playing music. There aren’t giant record label deals in the future … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Corner: The Very Best of The Everly Brothers

Artist: The Everyly Brothers Album: The Very Best of (1976) Purchased at: Hunterland Mall (St. Joseph, MO) for $2 The Everly Brothers are one of those bands that you probably know their songs, even if you think you don’t. There’s … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Sterling Witt – Satyagraha

Sterling Witt has a hippie mentality with a taste for grunge. He immerses himself in crunchy guitars reminiscent of the heydays of Bush and Stone Temple Pilots. His message is far closer to the mentality of John Lennon though. The … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Court: Tears For Fears – Songs From The Big Chair

Artist: Tears For Fears Album: Songs From The Big Chair (1985) Purchased at: The Lucky Tiger (St. Joseph, MO) for $7 The 80s had tons and tons of really, really crappy music. The drum sound of 80s songs alone makes … Continue reading

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Smoking Ban Passes in Low Turnout for Early Election

In a surprisingly low turnout, St. Joseph, Missouri’s smoking ban passed by a landslide. The vote, originally scheduled for April 8th, was moved up a week in a City Council meeting on March 25th. Originally the bill had a 60 … Continue reading

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