Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Monday, 30 April 2012 10:50

Concert photos: Back to Rockville: A Tribute to R.E.M. and 88.1 KDHX Benefit at Off Broadway, Friday, April 27

Finn's Motel Finn's Motel Ben Mudd
Written by KDHX

The latest in the long-running series of KDHX benefits and artist tributes, Back to Rockville: A Tribute to R.E.M. and 88.1 KDHX Benefit brought 10 bands and a few hundred music lovers out to Off Broadway on Friday to celebrate the songs of one of the most influential bands of the past 30 years.

Over four and a half hours, musicians from all corners of the St. Louis music community passionately recounted their favorite tunes from R.E.M.'s massive catalog. The songs performed spanned the band's entire career, from the very beginning -- "Radio Free Europe," their first single, performed by Via Dove -- to the very end -- "Alligator_Aviator_Autopilot_Antimatter," from the second half of their swan song "Collapse Into Now," performed by Super Maroon. The evening ended with the full cast of musicians on stage singing the event's namesake, "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville," with a full-throated crowd singing along.

We want to extend a warm thank you to everyone that came out to show their support for 88.1 KDHX and rock out with us. In particular, we want to thank Off Broadway for hosting the event, and the dozens of musicians that donated their time, talent and passion to put together an unforgettable night of music.

All photos by Kate McDaniel and Ben Mudd.

Upcoming Concerts

88.1 KDHX Shows

m-guitar.jpg

KDHX Recommends

February
Sunday
14

Letter to Memphis Album Release

Letter to Memphis formed in 2011 when vocalist Devon Cahill and guitarist Gene Starks came together to create clever, honest, and relatable songs in the hopes of getting hearts beating, toes tapping, and wheels spinning. With time...


February
Thursday
18

Folk Song Sing-A-Long

Folk Song Sing-A-Long Presented in partnership with the Folk School of KDHX, weekly meetings will discuss and sing different periods of folk music.  Presented by St. Louis OASIS.


February
Saturday
20

Anna & Elizabeth, Dori Freeman

A collaboration between Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth Laprelle, the pair’s growing acclaim springs from a shared quartet of talents: Both are historians, storytellers, visual artists, and gifted, intuitive musicians—in...


SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook