Taking a break from the unrelenting heat, Atlanta-based rockers Ponderosa soak up the air-conditioning while rocking out in the Magnolia Avenue studios.
The night began with local act 3 Kings taking a trip through the land of funk and blues with a few surprise stops along the journey.
The night at 2720 Cherokee began with local dance-rock duo (it!) who brought a dual drum groove machine to the stage, immediately busting into a song about themselves and their ability to move the masses' asses.
Creating an album that is equal parts eulogy and tribute, the Black Swans reassembled to release their first album without co-founder Noel Sayre.
Whether you are a Sunday driver or have a need for speed, there is nothing like a good tune to keep you moving down the highway -- especially in the summer.
"A wall of sound built from the best bricks of Brit pop, shoegaze and psychedelic rock" is how songwriter and guitarist David Collett describes Aquitaine, a new four-piece rock juggernaut based in St. Louis.
At the Old Rock House on Friday night, instead of an opening act, we were treated to almost two hours of Squidbillies, the dark, absurdist "Adult Swim" cartoon in which Unknown Hinson voices Early Cuyler, an Appalachian Mud Squid with a low IQ, an alcohol problem and a penchant for trucker caps with trashy phrases on them.
Sometimes we slap labels on musicians to help identify their sound. Occasionally we come across a unique blend of styles that can only be labeled as "damn good." Patrick Sweany is one of those artists.
Converging on the Firebird from the outer fringes of hip hop, Buck 65 and Busdriver, along with Robb Steele and Jason and the Beast, gave us proof that underground hip hop is still like the Wild West, full of pioneers and prospectors mining gold.