There is nothing quite like the emotion that pours out of a singer-songwriter when she's plying her trade. Carrie Rodriguez filled the room with love of her songs and her audience Wednesday night at the Old Rock House.
The Great White North is one of the last places you might think of when speaking of country-tinged music, but musicians like Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans are well-versed in the sounds of the American South.
Forming the Grassy Knoll Boys in 2009 when he struck out on his solo career, Kansas native Chuck Mead utilizes western swing and rockabilly sounds to spin more yarns than a knitting circle.
Much like a good set of earplugs in a loud environment, Seattle-based band STAG combines catchy hooks and honeyed harmonies to create something that you'll look forward to sticking in your ears.
Opening the show on Saturday night at Plush was Los Angeles-based Détective, a band consisting of former Guided by Voices bassist James Greer on vocals and guitar, Guylaine Vivarat who covered the low end and contributed vocals and Chris Dunn behind the kit.
Closing out this year's installment of An Under Cover Weekend in the usual grand style, five St. Louis bands -- Arthur and the Librarian, Last to Show First to Go, Palace, Dots Not Feathers and Via Dove -- raised the bar and left the crowd anticipating next year's party at the Firebird.