After four years together, Black Crowes front man Chris Robinson's "second act" may actually have become stronger than his first.
As thousands of fans descended upon the Scottrade Center to see reigning queen of pop Taylor Swift Tuesday night, across town at the Pageant, a different kind of diva took the stage. While ZZ Ward may not yet possess Swift-level global fame, the 29-year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist certainly possesses the talent and charm to get her there.
Just before the Marquise Knox Blues Revue closed out the Fifteenth Old Webster Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, Webster Groves Mayor Gerri Welch shared a few impressive statistics.
Led by keyboardist Dan Hastie and guitarist Sergio Rios, Orgone represents everything good with music -- from wildly funky lyrics, to tightly coiled musicianship, to authentic grooves and equal spotlight for each member, including powerhouse vocalist Adryon de León, the group carried us to another planet with their brand of soul, funk and afro-disco.
With the new track "Long Way Back Down," Aussie musician Lucas James creates a kind of modern-rock version of rhythm & blues, not far from the likes of the Black Keys, but with a honking, strutting drive all its own.
Jessica Lee Wilkes makes an impressive debut as she swings and strolls through a classic New Orleans R&B sound on the irresistible "Love Like Crazy."
Louisville's Forecastle Festival is an annual summer musical event that draws tens of thousands of fans.