Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Friday, 10 June 2011 12:38

Frontier Ruckus 6/10/11 + Video

Frontier Ruckus 6/10/11 Lori Schwilling
Written by Kenji Yoshinobu
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Related Video

Dim the lights

About this Media...

  • Date Recorded: June 10, 2011
  • Artist / Band: Frontier Ruckus
  • Hosting Show: Gold Soundz
  • Sound: Jon Valley
  • Video: Ed Kleinberg

You know a band throws down when it has a dude playing the musical saw. Michigan folk rockers, Frontier Ruckus, brought its melancholy, autumnal sound to the KDHX studios and, yes, the musical saw made an appearance.

The band, visiting St. Louis for an appearance at Twangfest 15, opened the three-song set -- composed of all fresh material -- with a ballad called "Eternity of Dimming." The song showcases Frontier Ruckus' lead singer Matthew Milia's vibrato-heavy voice and an eerie, Casio-tone flute that lends David Winston Jones' banjo picking and Milia's guitar strumming a strange, apocalyptic feel. Milia's voice sounds so delicate that it might fall apart during the second song, "Junk Drawer Sorrow." The aforementioned musical saw, played by Zachary Nichols, adds a ghostly effect, weaving through the song and sounding the spookiest after Milia sings, "Is it possible that the hospital is waiting for all?"

The band closed with "Epiphanies and Revelations," which touts a waltzy bouncy, making it the sunniest of the songs performed. The set is worth repeat listens to catch all of Milia's despondent ruminations, which are written as if he truly confides solely in the listener.

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

Local Artist Spotlight


The Mound City Slickers

Mon August 4

88.1 KDHX Shows

m-grill.jpg

KDHX Recommends

September
Friday
05

Art Outside

Art Outside is not an ordinary fair, but one that features art, music and plenty of food and drink from Schlafly Beer. Hosted at the brewery’s Bottleworks location in Maplewood, Missouri, Art Outside draws approximately 15,000...


September
Saturday
06

T&A (Tom Hall and Alice Spencer) at Harvest Sessions 2014

T&A (Tom Hall and Alice Spencer) at Harvest Sessions 2014 T&A is the acoustic duo of Tom Hall and Alice Spencer, veterans of the legendary Geyer Street Sheiks, and accomplished solo artists in their own right. Harvest Sessions is thrilled to welcome them for two sets of acoustic blues,...


September
Thursday
11

Discovery Series: The Mastersons

KDHX presents The Mastersons as part of the Discovery Series. Series passports can be bought online. shop.kdhx.org/products/discovery-series-passport   Filled with irresistible melodies, buoyant harmonies and stellar...


Online Users

4 users and 11644 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook