Humble recipients of the Riverfront Time's 2009 "Best Experimental/Eclectic Band" award, Bikini Acid dropped by the Magnolia Avenue Studios for an exclusive in-studio performance and with them came minimalist musings and Kraut-rock improv aplenty.
With fuzzy-sounding guitar distortion and intricate vocal harmonies, Centro-matic epitomizes the reasons one should not "Mess with Texas." Singer Will Johnson brought his solo version of the band's sound to the KDHX studios.
Hailing from the musical mecca of Athens, Ga., DubConscious is all smooth grooves and vibrant beats. With an eclectic mix of dub and reggae, the band threw down in the KDHX studios.
Liquid and lilting, Sea Wolf drifts through cello-strung chambers, Byrdsy folk rock and tense, dimly-lit pop. The LA band paid a visit to KDHX for a live session.
What happens when you mix traditional Slavic, bolero, Greek and mariachi folk music with punk rock? DeVotchKa happens. The Denver natives stopped by for an exclusive in-studio performance.
With funk-fueled guitar licks and upbeat grooves, Messy Jiverson jammed hard during an exclusive in-studio performance.
With diverse beats provided by DJ MAHF and the clever lyrical patterns of Mathias, Kama and Black Patrick, Saint Louis's own Earthworms tunneled their way into KDHX studios.
What do you get when you fuse traditional Balkan folk music with contemporary urban beats? The sonic synergy of Which Way East?. The New York band headed west of the Mississippi and into the Magnolia Avenue Studios for a live set.
Jarring and noisy yet intelligible and concise, STNNNG (pronounced, Stunning), Minneapolis's answer to Jesus Lizard, packs a potent punch with manic vocals and unrelenting dual guitar assaults.
Sloughing through a swamp of sound, Britches -- a 3-piece noise outfit from St. Louis -- offers the sonic equivalent of being unable to wake up from a really dark nightmare.