Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 18:51

Theodore 5/18/11 + Video

Theodore 5/18/11 Sara Finke
Written by Roy Kasten
Rate this item
(5 votes)

Related Video

Dim the lights

About this Media...

  • Date Recorded: May 18, 2011
  • Artist / Band: Theodore
  • Hosting Show: Gold Soundz
  • Sound: Jon Valley
  • Video: Ed Kleinberg

Spooky and soulful, arch and enigmatic, the music of Theodore will challenge everything you think you know about Americana.

When Theodore released its hushed, modest and often beautiful debut Songs for the Weary in 2007, the band emerged as a critic's darling on the new folk scene in St. Louis. Justin Kinkel-Schuster wrote songs with a sense of the Dylan, Van Zandt and Hank Williams traditions; the band played them with a collective whisper and sigh.

With the follow-up albums Defeated TN and Hold You Like a Lover, Theodore made ever more ambitious turns, adding jumping honky tonk and noisy psychedelic music to its old time arrangements of banjo, bass, saw, trumpet, drums and guitar, both plucked and plugged in. Now with a new EP, Blood Signs, the band drives the feedback harder and more powerfully, as Kinkel-Schuster's voice becomes a howling, quivering force of his own nature.

For this Live at KDHX session, the band introduces the new song, "Honest Blues" with a creepy, dissonant improvisation and then proceeds to make good on the sincere title. The band also revisits "Across the River," from Hold You Like a Lover, adding a thundering slide-guitar climax, and then turns to another new song, "Abilene," one of Kinkel-Schuster's most precisely heartbreaking lyrics and one of the band's most passionate performances.

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


Search Parties

Tue September 9

88.1 KDHX Shows

m-crowd.jpg

KDHX Recommends

September
Saturday
20

The Thin Dimes at Harvest Sessions 2014

The Thin Dimes at Harvest Sessions 2014 Harvest Sessions welcomes the old-time country blues of the Thin Dimes for this weekend's concert in the park. This free Saturday morning concert series takes place at the Tower Grove Farmers' Market, and runs May through...


September
Saturday
20

Tower of Song: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen and 80th Birthday Party

Tower of Song: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen and 80th Birthday Party Leonard Cohen started out as a poet, and poetry -- ecstatic, spiritual, erotic and political -- suffuses all of his work. When he launched a career as a songwriter and singer in the '60s, only Bob Dylan could match his visionary...


September
Saturday
20

Lee Fields and The Expressions

KDHX welcomes Lee Fields and The Expressions to 2720 Cherokee on Saturday, September 20 at 8pm.   Tickets on sale now at www.ticketweb.com.


Get Answers!

If you have questions or need to contact KDHX, visit our answers portal at answers.kdhx.org.

Upcoming Events HAPPENING

Online Users

2 users and 14347 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook