Woody Guthrie had his own views on copyright law, which he often expressed on his lyric pages with a clear and humorous addendum.
After years of serving as a workhorse opening act, Nashville's the Features finally made a headlining appearance in St. Louis to a small but enthusiastic crowd at the Firebird in a concise steamroller of a set.
For night two, Twangfest moved to the Duck Room -- a rightful home, since the basement that was once Cicero's birthed so many punk-influenced country bands whose legacies were loud and clear last night.
With her enormous vocal prowess and personality, how has Kelly Hogan spent the past decade in the background?
Vocalist Kelly Hogan is best known for her work singing behind other artists. Namely, Neko Case. This summer she's stepping out of the shadows for the first time since her last solo album in 2001. It was worth the wait.
Novelty acts have a limited shelf life, so Southern Culture on the Skids should have become irrelevant long ago. As the band approaches their 30th anniversary, the audiences are smaller and grayer, but no less enthusiastic. Probably because the band hasn't lost its enthusiasm, either.
Longtime St. Louis favorites Quintron and Miss Pussycat are making their way up the Mississippi from their home in New Orleans this Friday. The band brings its mix of homemade electronic instruments and puppet craft in support of "Sucre Du Sauvage," an album recorded as an art exhibit last year at the New Orleans Museum of Art.
It's been a big spring for Brothers Lazaroff. They stormed South by Southwest, armed with genre-bending remixes of Austin pal Elizabeth McQueen's retro jazz before returning to St. Louis to release their new album, "Science Won."