The Velvet Underground only sold 30,000 copies of its first album during its initial release. Brian Eno once said that all 30,000 of the people who bought that original pressing started a band. That quote is often misapplied to Velvet Underground's primary songwriter Lou Reed. But Reed has proven the misapplication correct, influencing many an artist during his post-VU career.
Occurring on the last day of summer, the second night of the seventh installment of An Under Cover Weekend bid farewell to another season and another year of cover acts as well as marking the retirement of local ringers Via Dove from the event.
With three part harmonies floating lazily along the sweet breeze created by its four members, Pretty Little Empire creates music that somehow becomes more than just the sum of its parts.
Returning to St. Louis after spending time living in San Francisco and Brooklyn, the Cree Rider Family Band tells tales of life and love over a blend of alt country, roots and Americana.
William Tyler is one of few guitarists who have mastered their instrument in a way that transcends mere sound.
"Thirty years of sludge" may sound like the villain of a cleaning product infomercial, but it is actually a testament to just how long the Melvins have been making music.
Give a man a guitar and he will play you a song. Give Hayes Carll a guitar and he will bare his soul in a raw and honest way that few musicians can match.