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Album at a glance: Toward Space – Gently With A Chainsaw

Toward Space is a loose and erratic band that specializes in bluesy romps that stay energetic and unpredictable. The playful sound of this bare bones rock band is closest to punk but you can clearly her the blues backbone on … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Smoking Popes – Into The Agony

The Smoking Popes have been around forever and the fact that the word “agony” is in the title of this album couldn’t be more appropriate, not because the record is bad, quite the contrary, the album is amazing. The 10 … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Art Thieves – Russian Rats

Art Thieves is punk to the core. Their album “Russian Rats” isn’t just for punk purists though, their natural knack for melody and hooks shines through despite the short, blistering songs on the album. The violently aggressive first two tracks, … Continue reading

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250 word album review: The Allovers -Yer Guises

“Yer Guises” is nothing but simple fun. If you’re looking for deep content you probably won’t find it unless you dig really deep. At the surface level The Allovers just take a crunchy guitar lick, play is for two minutes … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Toward Space – The Bomb That Fell

Toward Space’s latest EP “The Bomb That Fell” is very informal. It’s unapologetic and raw. The seven lo-fi songs aren’t all cut from the same cloth either, each one sees the band spread their wings in a different direction. On … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Radkey & Scruffy & The Janitors at The Rendezvous 8/5/17

  This was a big show for St. Joseph. Sure, it always is when Radkey comes back to play in their hometown but this one was a little bigger. Scruffy & The Janitors signed on to open the show making … Continue reading

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Up Front with Danny R. Phillips: Ben Constable

By Danny R. Phillips Ben Constable is many things. A dedicated father, punk rocker, troubadour, friend, singer/songwriter, Giver of bad band names. Over the years that I have known Ben, we have spent many an hour over Jameson and PBR; … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Red Kate – unamerican activities

If you don’t like punk there is no need to read further. This is unapologetic punk, harsh and rash, everything a good record from the genre should consist of. The anger of “You Don’t Speak For Me” is intentionally transparent … 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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The Vinyl Corner – Cellophane Ceiling – The Beauty of it All

Artist: Cellophane Ceiling Album: The Beauty of it All (1987) Purchased at: Hastings (St. Joseph, MO) for $1.49 Cellophane Ceiling is an Omaha band from the 1980s I had never heard of. Their LP cover strongly resembled the Dead Kennedy’s … Continue reading

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