Tag Archives: Saint Joseph

250 word album review: Stone Blind – Devils, Liars & Fools

Stone Blind pays tribute to heavy low-end rock with their debut album. This bare bones band makes a lot of noise with limited instrumentation by making the most of them. The low-end of bass and drums power the songs while … Continue reading

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VOT New Music Premiere: Stone Blind – Jackknife Messiah

Stone Blind has shared the first glimpse at their new album “Devils, Liars & Fools.” The St. Joseph three piece has been playing live shows debuting new music for a while now and are getting ready for their first release of … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Hurt Russell – Down // Cruisin’ For A Bruisin’

Hurt Russell’s first real coming out party is this two song digital EP. It’s about 7 minutes of sludge-phyche that really defines a band that is in actuallity pretty hard to define with words. “Down” is a slow burning song … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Scruffy & The Janitors – Modeling Is Hard

Scruffy & The Janitors wanted this one to be a gut punch; they succeeded. Clocking in at 14 songs and over 45 minutes they wanted to make sure no one got left asking “is this it?” The important thing is … 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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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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Top 5 St. Joseph Albums of 2015

1 Missouri Homegrown – Stray Dogs of Rock and Roll This is the record Missouri Homegrown was supposed to make. It doesn’t back down and has a swagger all its own. Anthems like “High In Missouri” and “Hey All You … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Dreamgirl – Illuminaughty

Dreamgirl pushes forward with more synth-pop madness that was previewed last year for their first officially released EP, the brilliantly titled “Illuminaughty.” The attitude of this six-piece St. Joseph band is plucked straight out of Laural Canyon instead of landlocked … Continue reading

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VOT Posters – The GasTown Lamps and The Empty Pockets at Cafe Acoustic

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250 Word Local Album Review: Dylan Russell – Keep Me In Mind

Dylan Russell’s debut album is pure new country. Overflowing with pop hooks and acoustic strums with all the familiar lyrical territory. Russell covers love found, love lost and everything in-between in a variety of ways. The album is built around a … Continue reading

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