The Mound City Slickers took their name from St. Louis' pre-Arch epithet, and these contra dance musicians are certainly a throwback to an earlier time.
Sleepy Sun sounds like a trip taken in the warmth of California, rambling through the magic land, where the trees grow for a thousand years, your head full of gorgeous, fuzzy noise.
Mister G, known to his family as Ben Gundersheimer, decided to become fluent in Spanish at an early age as he planned to be a professional baseball player.
Trout Fishing in America, a folk pop duo composed of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet, have been making both adult and family-friendly music for more than 30 years, some of it right here at KDHX.
The Devil Makes Three have released that album which all bands strive to release: one that captures their sound and attitude, in vitro. And they pulled it off again in this live session.
The crowd sang to Rickie Lee Jones before she had a chance to sing to them Friday night at Sheldon Concert Hall, breaking into an impromptu "Happy Birthday" as soon as she took the stage. And, while it seemed to touch her, it seemed to also bring a moment of embarrassment and melancholy.
4 a.m. is the time for that defining phone call: the phone call that you can only make to a true friend. That phone call that is about something inside of you that has died, or that has come to life. That call you make when you feel you have driven off someone you love, or have been driven off. Or when you need to make bail.
Radiation City has grown yet again, proving the adage about numbers and strength, and the result is a pensive pop, full of layered voices, reverb and musical sunshine.
Talk about your do-it-yourself project: No Age not only recorded, but printed, packaged and manufactured their new album themselves.