Silver Tray is Live in May
Greetings, it’s your good pal Thomas Crone, noting that the Friday afternoon radio show Silver Tray (12 – 2 p.m., CST) is bringing Silver Tray’s rabid, worldwide audience live sets of music throughout May. With five Fridays to play with, the show’s got an interesting range of local performers coming by the KDHX studios weekly. Each performance is slated for the 12:20 – 12:40 time slot, so if you’re catching the show via streaming, after-the-fact, you won’t be waiting long for the live stuff. Hopefully, though, you’ll be able to track the performances live, all throughout May.
Here’s a rundown of the performers:
May 1, We’re Wolf. Caught this group at a local coffeehouse’s open mic night recently, and though the rest of the evening wasn’t special, the brief, two-song performance of the duo We’re Wolf stood out, plainly. Think: lo-fi, indie pop, with engaging harmonies and even some tambourine, which you can sample at their Myspace page.
May 8, Finn’s Motel. At the time these notes are being punched up, Finn’s vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Joe Thebeau was still putting together the specifics of this session, whether it be solo, or with some accompaniment. Either way, expect some new material from this gifted songwriter, who fronts of St. Louis’ under-appreciated rock acts.
May 15, Andrew John. The longtime leader of groups like Stranded Lads and MOSS, Andrew John‘s also spotted in hundreds of solo gigs around town, creating everything from classic rock, to power pop, to kid’s music along the way. He’s releasing a new acoustic-based album later this month, on May 16 at the Shanti, and he’ll preview cuts from it at KDHX.
May 22, String Buzz. Though this acoustic rock duo is relatively new, they’ve made music together before. Drummer Ron L. Isley and guitarist/vocalist Ann Le Anne were mainstays of the classic STL group Plaid Cattle. They’re back on the scene now, have music at their Myspace page, and plan on playing the Iron Barley the weekend of this performance. (EDIT: Due to some unfortunate scheduling difficulties, we’ll now be joined by Birdleg for this afternoon’s performance. Punch up their name at the Vimeo video sharing site and you’ll get a pretty good sense of what’s happening with this energetic live act.)
May 29, .e(r!c hall). The combination of .e and Eric Hall have been making interesting music together lately, merging .e’s electric guitar, vocals and increasing use of electronics, alongside Hall’s ever-growing collection of noisemakers, of all sorts. They’ve recently begun playing some club dates together and we’re lucky to catch them in this new form, live on KDHX.