On Saturday night St. Louisians turned out en mass to pay tribute to the legendary American singer and songwriter Woody Guthrie.
The Gramophone played host to a benefit for Tenth Life Cat Rescue on Sunday, May 6. The day-long Hepcat Carnival drew young and old alike to enjoy music and games.
Start your chainsaws, St. Louis! KDHX is gearing up for Art Attack 3, a unique art competition and destructo-auction unlike any other, featuring 32 of St. Louis' best artists, and benefiting 88.1 KDHX.
In late 2006, legendary (I don't use the word lightly) guitarist Tom Hall had his 1931 National guitar (also known as an extension of his body and soul) stolen outside a Soulard bar. The Iron Barley restaurant held a benefit and collected enough money to replace the instrument, and ever since Hall and a constellation of fellow veteran musicians have been paying it forward with annual benefits for good, music-related causes.
It was a hot and sweaty electro party last Thursday at the Firebird. The KDHX Countdown to Tron: Legacy party hosted by Kate from Beep Beep Boop Boop was a smash with local DJ talents Kate, Johnny Orr and DJ Coreyography, classic arcade games, glowing body art, a Ducati and the epic bit-crushed symphony of Daft Punk’s film score.
An assortment of local bands played tribute to Uncle Tupelo in front of a sold-out crowd at Off Broadway. The crowd rocked, swayed and sang along to songs that they knew and loved. It proved to be another affirmation of how much this city loves local music and the radio station that supports it.
As you may recall, this past September KDHX presented September Gurls & Boys: A Tribute to Alex Chilton and Big Star at Off Broadway. Over 200 people jammed into the club to sing along to 12 bands from St. Louis (and Edward Burch from Austin) performing some of the best rock songs in the English language.
All photos by Sara Finke. See more photos from this KDHX benefit at her Flickr stream.