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katemcdaniel's Photo I'm a music lover and photographer in St. Louis. Follow my blog for lots of photos of concerts and the St. Louis music scene. And here's my Flickr.

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Concert photos: the Civil Wars and White Dress at the Old Rock House, Saturday, April 23

The Civil Wars played to a sold out crowd at Old Rock House last night. The duo, made up of Joy Williams and John Paul White, proved incredibly playful both in their interactions with each other and their songs. They delighted the crowd both with there original work, and the covers they played. White Dress, the project of Arun Rae, opened for the duo. She certainly set an appropriate tone for the evening, singing songs of love, loss, and other lessons she learned living in rural America.

All photos by Kate McDaniel. See more at my Flickr Stream.

Concert photos: Rural Alberta Advantage, Lord Huron and Tall Buildings at the Firebird, Friday, April 22

Fierce thunderstorms and tornado warnings did not deter the crowd that showed up to the Firebird to hear Rural Alberta Advantage. The band was genuinely grateful for the turn out and described St. Louis as warm and welcoming despite the threatening weather. Rural Alberta Advantage certainly did not disappoint the fans that braved the elements to hear them play. Nils Edenloff and his signature voice fronted the band, as Amy Cole added delicate background vocals, and Paul Banwatt did an incredible job filling out the sound on drums. In Tall Buildings and Lord Huron opened the bill with strong sets.

All photos by Kate McDaniel. See more at my Flickr Stream.

Concert photos: The Cave Singers and Pretty Little Empire at the Old Rock House, Monday, April 11

It didn’t feel much like a Monday night at Old Rock House last night as folks packed in close to the stage to catch Seattle folk-rockers the Cave Singers. The energy of the the three-piece band was contagious. Singer Pete Quirk jumped, strutte and growled through the set, while guitarist Derek Fudesco rocked dangerously on his chair, and drummer Marty Lund skillfully held it all together. Local favorites, Pretty Little Empire, got the crowd warmed up, rounding out a fantastic night of music.

All photos by Kate McDaniel. See more at my Flickr stream.

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Concert photos: The Raveonettes and Tamaryn at Firebird, Friday, April 8

Seeing Danish indie rockers the Raveonettes in such an intimate venue at this stage in their career was a special treat for the scores of sweaty fans packed into the Firebird last night. Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo powered through a flawless set drawing heavily from their latest album. The duo, sandwiched between two identical drum kits, mesmerized the crowd with their guitar-driven, moody melodies, air-tight harmonies and hypnotic drum beats. Tamaryn opened the evening.

All photos by Kate McDaniel. See more at my Flickr stream.

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Concert photos: S. Carey (of Bon Iver) at Off Broadway, Monday, April 4

Off Broadway was fortunate to host S. Carey for the band’s final tour stop last night. Sean Carey (of Bon Iver) and the rest of the group offered the crowd soaring, looping melodies balanced beautifully with deep, reedy notes from the bass clarinet and bowed upright. It proved to be a gorgeous way to spend a Monday night.

All photos by Kate McDaniel. See more at my Flickr stream.

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Concert photos: Sebadoh, Richard Buckner with Anders Parker and Colour Revolt at Off Broadway, Saturday, April 2

Colour Revolt opened the evening with a strong set, warming up the crowd at Off Broadway for the acts that followed. Singer-songwriter Richard Buckner followed, accompanied by Anders Parker. The two held their own alongside the other full bands, as Buckner barreled through his songs with little break in between. Sebadoh‘s long-awaited return to St. Louis rounded out the evening. The band was greeted by an enthusiastic crowd, many of whom offered requests for favorites. Despite a broken guitar strap half way through the show, Sebadoh powered through an extensive set that delighted fans start to finish.

All photos by Kate McDaniel. See more at my Flickr stream.

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Concert photos: Murder By Death and the Life and Times at Off Broadway, Wednesday, March 16

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Concert photos: Akron/Family at the Billiken Club, Monday, February 28

Akron/Family offered up its own brand of experimental, folk-twinged rock to the crowd at the Billiken Club. The trio mesmerized the audience with endless loops, layers and 3-part harmonies.

All photos by Kate McDaniel. See more at my Flickr stream.

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