Located between Broadway's historic blues' venues and Soulard's brassy drinking establishments, the Old Rock House has hosted a bevy of EDM acts this year, along with its usual slate of rock, R&B and folk musicians.
The ambiance of Beacon's R&B-tinged compositions harken back to the '90s. Back then "CrazySexyCool" exemplified sex-imbued music without turning carnality into gratuity.
Paramore's "Self-Titled Tour" unveiled itself last night in St. Louis with ample joy and production values. Paramore, no stranger to Top 40 and guilty pleasure playlists, brought to Fox Theatre's opulent, Byzantine interior a slew of tweens, teens and season-ticket holders.
"This song is about being broke," Conor Oberst began. He peered down at the audience, tuned his guitar and finished, "I'm rich as fffuuuccckkk, so it doesn't directly apply to me."
Tame Impala's song "It Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" expresses enough hope and musical beauty that it can assuage the gnarliest of inopportune emotions.
Blitzen Trapper is a band out of Portland, Ore. that, despite its northern home, rattles with the shake of desert sand in a storm.
Rain splattered St. Louis Sunday morning. The sight recalled last year, when LouFest was temporarily halted prior to Son Volt's set as a colossal storm pounded Central Field into a muddy pulp.
The walk up to the LouFest's gates -- austere and reminiscent of the devices used to bottle up manic thoroughbreds before the race -- was dotted with satellite festival-goers with salt and pepper manes and swollen coolers.