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Rocket 88

Rocket 88

For three prime radio hours every week, Darren Snow, the host of ‘Rocket 88,’ introduces listeners to bands that are either right on the cusp of achieving mainstream success or that deserve the spins anyway. In the past, he championed St. Louis artists like Nee, who made polished records that expanded the city’s sound. This year, he chose another female-fronted local group, Middle Class Fashion, for his Top 10 list. With the selection, he reminds listeners that smaller or unsigned acts are as worthy of attention as legends like Elvis Costello and They Might Be Giants. 

 

Leon Bridges / ‘Good Thing’ / Columbia

Elvis Costello & the Imposters / ‘Look Now’ / Concord

Ezra Furman / ‘Transangelic Exodus’ / Bella Union

Lord Huron / ‘Vide Noir’ / Republic

Middle Class Fashion / ‘EGO’ / Middle Class Fashion

Okkervil River / ‘In the Rainbow Rain’ / ATO

Caroline Rose / ‘Loner’ / New West

RVG / ‘A Quality of Mercy’ / Our Golden Friend / Fat Possum

They Might Be Giants / ‘I Like Fun’ / Idlewild

Tracey Thorn / ‘Record’ / Merge

 

Check out Rocket 88 with Darren Snow on Tuesdays from 7 - 10 am.