What did people say about Woodstock? If you can remember it all you weren't actually there? Same goes for a Gogol Bordello show. If you somehow avoided the Eastern dance infection and the temptation to imbibe against paeans like "Alcohol" you must have left the raucous ruckus of the Pageant for the semi-weekly Missouri tornado.
You were free on April Fools and you missed the Cave Singers at the Old Rock House? Joke's on you. Along with Bleeding Rainbow, the band pushed out some potent tunes to a crowd of all different shapes, sizes and hair styles on the last cold day of spring.
"What Hides Inside" may only be the title to the new Jump Starts record but it aptly describes the current scene in St. Louis.
"Smells like autumn, smells like leaves," goes one song on Ugly Casanova's "Sharpen Your Teeth." "You don't know that you'll rust and not belong so much, and then get left alone."
PUJOL surfed the amber waves of grain into St. Louis on July 9 to dispatch bizzaro-speed incantations into the microphones of Mystery Train.
Someone told me the last time Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros were here they spent most of their set making fun of St. Louis for not being a real city. Luckily for them, the zeros were nowhere to be found Monday night at Plush.
The ChalkBoyz hail from St. Louis and will be opening for Yelawolf and a gaggle of other acts on Monday, June 4 at Plush. The goofy rappers checked in for a few minutes to try and get you to stop taking pictures of yourself in the bathroom. Mosey over to their website to download "Chalk Dirty to Me" for free.
Cincinnati-based band Wussy will be playing Twangfest 16 at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room on Thursday, June 7. Formed in the early 2000s by Chuck Cleaver (formerly of Ass Ponys) and Lisa Walker, the band plays witty and catchy indie rock, most recently demonstrated on the albums "Strawberry" and "Funeral Dress II."