A choice cut from the new album by Dolly Varden, "Saskatchewan to Chicago" offers a master class on the art of transforming tradition into something fully contemporary, fully beautiful but still fully folk.
"Southern Colorado Song" finds Wooden Wand (aka James Jackson Toth of Lexington, Ky.) turning up the amps to a dirty and dreamy 11.
"Beta Love" by Ra Ra Riot somehow blends sky-high crooning, synthed-out strings, popped-out synths, bubbling bass and absolutely party-ready beats. It's an indie dance-pop lover's single come true.
"Younger Days," the latest track from North Carolina's Mount Moriah (Heather McEntire, Jenks Miller and Casey Toll), sparkles with a hard-to-pin-down, twangy yet very pop sweetness.
88.1 KDHX is known for broadcasting some of the most eclectic and excellent music programming of any radio station in the world. Likewise our website, KDHX.org, is an amazing source of music reviews, interviews and other features. Our volunteer music writers make that content happen.
We've often said that a great music scene needs a great radio station to thrive. The same could be said for brick and mortar record stores. Our friends at Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records prove that every day.
Each year hundreds of musicians perform live in the intimate confines of the Magnolia Avenue Studios of 88.1 KDHX.
The musicians of St. Louis don't just love performing; they love seeing others perform. And the year 2012 offered hundreds of opportunities to do just that.
Off Broadway hosted Steam-Powered Soul: A Tribute to John Hartford and KDHX Benefit on Saturday night. The event featured a seated early show and a standing late show, both of which brought capacity crowds.
If you stop to look around at a major concert or event in St. Louis, you'll likely see one of KDHX's many volunteer photographers, angling for the perfect shot.