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We all know the well of American folk music is deep, but it's also contoured like a shape-shifting spiral, winding and unwinding in ever-surprising ways. Exhibit A: old-time music innovators Black Prairie.
In the eight years since his last solo release, Will Johnson, leader of Centro-matic, has been far from idle. "Scorpion" is the sound of a prolific songwriter digging deep inside for more.
If you're Bob Dylan, you get to make whatever-the-hell kind of video you want. Behold: "Duquesne Whistle."
Tim Mize, 88.1 KDHX DJ and punk-to-end-all-punks, died this week. A memorial gathering will take place in Carondelet Park in St. Louis on August 25.
Power-pop bands come and go like fuses on a Vox amp turned to 11. They get hot, they get a single, they get a footnote in "Shake Some Action."
Intimation is Karlie Bruce's metier. Her music doesn't prance, preen or make a ruckus to get your attention. Her voice and songs are the only calling cards she needs.
An annual tradition at KDHX, the Hank Williams Special featured some of the area's finest pickers performing in the KDHX studios.
Sad news came across the wires last night: Tim Mize -- a longtime KDHX volunteer and a central figure on the St. Louis punk scene -- has passed away after suffering a brain aneurism and a massive stroke.
Kelly Hogan raises a toast to St. Joe Strummer.
Gospel music has always been central to the fiercely-original blues of Kelly Joe Phelps. "Brother Sinner & the Whale," however, is his most spiritual album yet.