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.
Will's like a crazy, young stripper. Always, like, wreckin' cars, and like, overdosing, and like, you have to rush him to the hospital.
Phantom Limb's songs provoke a sense of solitude and a serious strain of thoughtfulness.
A spooky moon shone down on us the night Fiction Is Fun, from Denver, filled the still air of downtown St. Louis. The band boasts a sound that makes you want to grab a pint, throw your arm around the nearest person and sing your heart out with them.
Last weekend was St. Louis' hottest two day indie music festival, Loufest. Loufest 2011 featured TV On The Radio, Deerhunter, Questlove, Cat Power, The Hold Steady, the Low Anthem, Lost in the Trees, Ume, and many more bands.
On a blistering hot afternoon in mid-July, we chatted with Ian Fisher after shooting this One Take video on the vast expanse of the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater's parking lot, in the midst of some haunting Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow soundchecks.
The Head and the Heart came straight to St. Louis after Bonnaroo and put on an unforgettable, heartfelt show.