Entering the Firebird for an early show, I found the place mostly empty except for the four bands playing that evening, but that didn't stop them from each letting loose stellar sets of post-punk rock.
St. Louis' own Rum Drum Ramblers -- featuring Joey Glynn on bass and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Koenig, both of Pokey LaFarge's South City Three -- appeared early Tuesday night before a mostly-empty Old Rock House.
Greg Laswell, the melancholy troubadour responsible for an impressive slew of songs featured on cable TV shows such as "One Tree Hill" and "True Blood," rolled into the Old Rock House with a six-piece band that featured players from openers Elizabeth and the Catapult.
Horse Feathers set up for a second Show Me Shows video shoot in the City Museum's second-floor ballroom, with its regal windows and gauzy drapes, delicate like the music of Justin Ringle and his band.
Nashville's hot new item, Humming House, harnesses Americana and throwback folk-pop to reinvent tradition.
Horse Feathers' frontman Justin Ringle pours lilt and swagger into every dark corner of the band's ornate music.
Fans of the Indianapolis-based, sonically-morphing Margot and the Nuclear So and So's crowded into the Firebird eager to hear in what direction frontman and guitarist Richard Edwards might take his brainchild.