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Neulore has defined its sound as "modern folk music from Nashville, Tennessee," and that's modest enough to be appealing, but it doesn't go quite far enough to capture the slightly psychedelic undertones and purely joyous pop overtones of the new single "Shadow of a Man."

Co-written with the San Francisco-based poet klipschutz, "The Left Hand and the Right Hand" tells the story of the Mitchell brothers, porn kings of the seedy side of San Francisco, whose rise to power ultimately ended in fratricide. Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express make that tale unforgettable in this recording from the KDHX studios.

One of the most respected and, in its own way, influential bands on the Americana/rock scene in St. Louis, Magnolia Summer is at its melodic best on the new track "Needles and Pins." The band will join KDHX for Twangfest 18, opening up the final night at Off Broadway on Saturday, June 7, 2014.

The members of Denton, Texas band Centro-matic are the very definition of indie-rock survivors. The nearly 20-year friendship of Will Johnson, Matt Pence, Scott Danbom and Mark Hedman fuels the sound of its new album, "Take Pride in Your Long Odds," and the band has never rocked harder or more imaginatively. KDHX is proud to welcome Centro-matic to Off Broadway in St. Louis on Friday, June 6, 2014 for a headlining show at Twangfest 18.

Shannon McNally originally hails from New York, but her love for the music of the American South, especially Louisiana and New Orleans, runs deep. Her most recent release is a tribute to her friend Bobby Charles, and on this Live at KDHX recording of Charles' "I Don't Want to Know," she lets her smokey voice unfurl around the pure country melody.

Rodney Crowell has had one of the great careers in American music -- and it ain't over yet. With his latest album, "Tarpaper Sky," he reunites with the core members of his classic '80s band, and threads together all of his musical loves: rockabilly, blues, gospel, country and folk. He's also back out on the road again, and on Thursday, June 5, 2014, KDHX will welcome Crowell to Off Broadway in St. Louis for a headlining show at Twangfest 18.

On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, Twangfest 18 kicks off at Plush in St. Louis with a night of soul and funk featuring Cody ChesnuTT, DeRobert & the Half-Truths and St. Louis' own Theresa Payne. Considered one of the most powerful singers on the St. Louis neo-soul scene, Payne recently released the single "Bye Fear," her boldest, most confident recording to date.

Thursday, 29 May 2014 11:50

Song of the Day: 'Gold Star' by Tristen

KDHX is proud to welcome Nashville, Tennessee via Chicago musician Tristen to Twangest 18 on June 6, 2014 at Off Broadway. Her most recent album, "CAVES," finds the songwriter making a convincing turn towards evocative synth-pop, while retaining the lyrical core of her previous work. The exhilarating "Gold Star" deserves a gold star in any contemporary indie-rock songbook.

On the track "Doesn't Shine," San Francisco-based musician Terese Taylor plunges into the post-modern blues river for a lowdown and angst-scorched sound that should win over fans of both the Black Keys and PJ Harvey.

If you're looking for the latest in misty, jangly indie pop, the last place you'd probably look is Instanbul, Turkey, but should you make that trip, the Away Days would be more than worth it. The new track "Your Colour" evokes echoes of the Ocean Blue and the Macabees (Brighton producer Jag Jago, who has worked with the Maccabees, has recorded the band's new album), with plenty of guitar shimmer and melodic clarity to keep your day dreams alive.

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