If heaven exists, last night's Florence and the Machine concert painted a picture of what it's like to be welcomed at the pearly gates. The Pageant became a magical place as the UK band graced the sold-out venue with heavenly sounds and eye-candy stage presence.
At 9 p.m., while most St. Louisans were cooling down after a long day in the Show-Me (the Heat) State, many music lovers were just warming up for the She Wants Revenge and Nico Vega concert at the Firebird.
Once upon a time, Reverend Horton Heat's music would have made many Stepford wives lock up their teens from the hip-swivelin' world beyond the high school sock hop.
On tour for Georgia Warhorse, his new album with Mofro, JJ Grey crosses rustic, poetic lyrics with rugged blues moxie, resulting in a style that's a throwback to Memphis soul and backwoods Florida roots.
Some of St. Louis' best bands came out to play at Off Broadway Saturday night to support their favorite music playground: Firebrand Recording. The local recording label hosted its 2nd Annual Firebrand Showcase, featuring the Humanoids, Kentucky Knife Fight and the Blind Eyes. The event was a hit considering the bar’s flowing stream of alcohol and, best of all, the samplings of impressive local music that would please any rock palate.
There is only one explanation as to why a handful of scantily clad, sweaty Abraham Lincolns were dancing at the Firebird: Electric Six was playing a Halloween show. Packed with fans in costumes, the Firebird was filled floor to ceiling with electrifying music and intense dance moves…and that was just the warm up for the Detroit-based band, currently touring behind the album Zodiac.
Danbert Nobacon makes music like a British anarchist fighting with instruments found in the Grand Ole Opry’s basement. With pared down backing and politically driven lyrics, Nobacon's songs have the feel of a tune swap at a punk campfire.
From rumbling vocals to rusty blues tempos, the music of Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band will put hair on your chest -- or maybe make your hair stand on end. While touring behind newly released album The Wages, the Indiana natives stopped by KDHX to spread the gospel of modernized country blues.
Gogol Bordello’s music is a melting pot of intoxicating gypsy rhythms and punk mentality. The mix of culture within the band itself is a genuine display of their mission of community and optimism. Stopping by during the band's tour for Trans-Continental Hustle, singer Eugene Hütz visited Coin-Operated Radio to perform an inspiring solo set.
Like a swirled ice cream cone, Joe Stickley and Sean Canan's music melts together two unique tastes to create one sweet combination. The charming melodies featured during this live session for the Other One sample flavors of both the Irish folk and American roots music used to make the duo's new foot-tapping CD, "Loaded to the Gunwales."