Calculators tapping, paper rolls flying -- KDHX midyear album spins are in. Here's all of the albums and EPs, national and local, that are getting the most airplay on 88.1 KDHX, released so far this year.
Creating a follow-up to the 2008 masterpiece A Mad and Faithful Telling would be a difficult achievement for any artist, but DeVotchKa seamlessly delivers -- and with gusto. This quartet's roots are in a self-made style of multi-instrumental punk, and clearly, as this album demonstrates, they have continued on that path while evolving along the way.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Jaill at the Studio at Webster Hall
Before starting their set, the singer warned the audience in advance that the band had just eaten falafel and so no one should stand too close to the stage. The set started a little rough, but Jaill had won the crowd over by the end as the energy and songs got better as the set drove along.
When I was a teenager in the '90s going to shows, I thought most local bands were just what you sat through, while waiting for the headliner. Why would I want to pay money to see a band that’s in my own city, who no one has ever heard of? What if I don’t like the band?
The Blind Eyes evolved out of retro garage band the Gentlemen Callers to become one of Saint Louis' most reliable indie rock outfits. The group brings its upbeat, hook-laden pop to the Magnolia Avenue Studios of KDHX as part of the Space Parlour: Live In St. Louis Series.
Syna So Pro loops and layers synths, guitar, bass, violin and vocals into something otherworldly and dreamlike on her debut album Make Two People Happy. Hear her perform live on the Space Parlour as part of the Live in St. Louis Series.
The Sullivan family band, the Red-Headed Strangers, strive to keep traditional country music alive in St. Louis. This eight-piece group showcases vocal harmonies, fine musicianship and camaraderie.