After 35 years, one of the greatest cult bands of all time, the Church, is wrestling with its identity. Its latest psychedelic and brooding sounds remind us of the angsty albums the band has released in the past, but some still doubt the recently released "Further/Deeper" is from the same band fans have all come to know and love.
Once upon a time in St. Louis, Three Merry Widows spun an elaborate, fairy-tale wonderland of music with their very own Alice front and center. Alice Spencer, Brian Simpson, Sean Garcia and Charles Shipman are reuniting for one night (sans original drummer Matt Albert) to tell their stories and sing their songs once again. Three Merry Widows perform at the Ready Room on Saturday, February 7.
A UK band centered in the duo of Sam Swift-Glasman and Lisa Sara Jenkin, Springh makes grungy but poppy, alternately-tuned but catchy rock music. The B-side "My Head in Clouds" captures the thrill of '90s alt-rock without a trace of rank imitation.
The dream of the '90s is alive in St. Louis. The newly-revived Veruca Salt returned to the Gateway City during its North American reunion tour to relive the time that was and foreshadow good times to come.
While driving home from a tough work day in miserable traffic this afternoon, I was seething, put to the point of explosion. But I maintained composure and saw through the impending fit of rage. After all, I had a ticket to see the Flaming Lips. And that put a huge smile on my face.