The energy in the Duck Room Friday night was barely containable. The room nearly exploded due to some crowd surfing, off-stage singing, a double encore, and other shenanigans.
Best Coast sold out the Firebird on Wednesday night, which gave local opening act Sleepy Kitty an enthusiastic, packed crowd to play to. Brusier Queen, another girl/boy guitar/drum duo, continued rocking the crowd.
Everybody's favorite rock duo, the Black keys, took the stage to a storm of applause. Guitarist Dan Auerbach approached the mic and gave everyone a short and sweet apology for running late. Then Patrick Carney got right to the point and started wailing on his drums.
The Mountain Goats showed that the cliff they're climbing is a high one. They played to a semi-private audience at the Gargoyle last night. The show was free for Washington University students, and only 75 tickets were available to the public. Their vigorous set grew bumps on the arms of the crowded audience.
The Firebird was crowded with eager indie music lovers ready to witness two separate duo acts take the stage.
Chicago native Shawn Rosenblatt, aka Netherfriends, gives a rooftop performance of the song "Bloomington, IN," for Show Me Shows.
In a quaint Creve Coeur home decked out for the holidays, with the smell of fresh baked Christmas cookies and not one but two Christmas trees, David Arthur, of SimplyEsoteric treated us to songs and stories that were as personal as the backdrop, with a timbre as warm and welcoming as the cookies.