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Tim Finn Listens to Los Lobos Native Sons

Tim Finn Listens to Los Lobos Native Sons

Posted by Timothy Finn (For over 20 years Tim was the Music Editor for the Kansas City Star and currently contributes to In Kansas City magazine and 90.9 the Bridge.) on 7th Sep 2021

LOS LOBOS || Native SonsThis collection of covers is a heartfelt tribute to their native East Los Angeles/Southern Cal. Most of these songs
Tim Finn Listens to Jem Records Celebrates Brian Wilson

Tim Finn Listens to Jem Records Celebrates Brian Wilson

Posted by Timothy Finn (For over 20 years Tim was the Music Editor for the Kansas City Star and currently contributes to In Kansas City magazine and 90.9 the Bridge.) on 25th Aug 2021

VARIOUS ARTISTS || Jem Records Celebrates Brian WilsonThe value of any tribute album is directly proportional to the wealth of the honoree
Tim Finn Listens to The Soft Bulletin Companion Flaming Lips

Tim Finn Listens to The Soft Bulletin Companion Flaming Lips

Posted by Timothy Finn (For over 20 years Tim was the Music Editor for the Kansas City Star and currently contributes to In Kansas City magazine and 90.9 the Bridge.) on 25th Aug 2021

THE SOFT BULLETIN COMPANION || Flaming LipsThis re-release of a media-only promotional CD is a 2021 Record Store Day offering and an essen
Tim Finn Listens to Leon Bridges Gold-Diggers Sound

Tim Finn Listens to Leon Bridges Gold-Diggers Sound

Posted by Timothy Finn (For over 20 years Tim was the Music Editor for the Kansas City Star and currently contributes to In Kansas City magazine and 90.9 the Bridge.) on 25th Aug 2021

LEON BRIDGES || Gold-Diggers SoundOn his first two albums, Bridges established himself as a singer well-versed and -equipped in the ways
Tim Finn Listens to Son Volt Electro Melodier

Tim Finn Listens to Son Volt Electro Melodier

Posted by Timothy Finn (For over 20 years Tim was the Music Editor for the Kansas City Star and currently contributes to In Kansas City magazine and 90.9 the Bridge.) on 25th Aug 2021

Son Volt || Electro MelodierThe blessing of a perfect debut album can become a chronic curse. See: “Trace,” the inaugural recording by So