New releases "Star Power" from Little Big Bangs, "No Place Else" from the Brainstems, and "Intransitive" by Hylidae show how to transcend flyover country.
As a key figure in the evolution of American jazz, multi-instrumentalist and composer Roscoe Mitchell continues to alter the face of avant-garde music.
Every week on "loudQUIETloud," Mondays 11 p.m. - 1 a.m. Central, KDHX DJ Chris Ward seamlessly blends his favorite music with bargain-bin gold.
Beginning as the bedroom recording project of singer-songwriter Bo Jackson, St. Louis indie-rock outfit Bo and the Locomotive quickly evolved into a fully realized group unit. After the release of their self-recorded debut, "On My Way," Jackson and his bandmates headed to Native Sound Studios to craft a hi-fi follow up.
Anchored by front woman Monica Martin's hushed vocals, PHOX employs banjo and multi-layered acoustic guitars to flesh out its intricate arrangements.
With several tape releases under its belt, Trauma Harness readies the release of its first proper LP, the synth-damaged "Tried My Hardest."
Forgoing the garage stomp of past efforts "Howl of the Lonely Crowd" and "Réalistes," Comet Gain embraces introspective folk and indie pop on its seventh LP, "Paperback Ghosts."
As the warped mind behind "Afternoon Delight," every Friday noon-2 p.m. Central on KDHX, Jeff Hess surveys an eclectic musical landscape, touching on everything from classic rock to outsider music.
Vancouver quartet White Lung keeps a frenzied tempo for the entirety of "Deep Fantasy," maintaining raw intensity before reaching an abrupt halt.