Tommy Halloran is "making a living, not a killing." His newly released debut with his new band Guerilla Swing have excited his fans to see a new chapter unfold for a St. Louis veteran who plays some 300 nights a year.
With any Shovels and Rope show, it's not just about two skilled performers throwing genre rules in the trash with a multi-instrumental onslaught that defies logic. Two people shouldn't be able to make that much robust, fevered noise without backup, but they do.
We're not even two months into 2014 and already the rush of new releases is upon us. What albums are the DJs of KDHX most excited about? These lists will give you a good hint.
Lists are never perfect. The idea is to remind myself what captivated me throughout the year, and to let others know what they might have write my essay for me missed. And then, I try to say a little more to contribute to thinking about the music of 2013. So, here is what I liked the most on the day that I wrote the list.
With a late-night, Latin-jazz groove and a vocal reminscent of a young Leon Redbone, Tommy Halloran's Guerrilla Swing comes into its own on the new track "My Favorite Sin."
The DJs of 88.1 KDHX have picked their "Songs of the Year," and the resulting list -- spanning all manner of sounds and styles, ranging from radio hitmakers to local heroes -- forms a pretty comprehensive (and thoroughly enjoyable) look back at the year in music that was 2013.
As 2013 draws to close, we asked the DJs of 88.1 KDHX to look back on all the records they heard this year and pick their favorite albums. From blues to bluegrass, indie rock to pop, country to folk, reggae to rock 'n' roll, these lists capture the soundtrack of a great year in music.
As KDHX reaches the end of an era and begins broadcasting from the Larry J. Weir Center for Independent Media in Grand Center, we're also reaching the end of 2013.
Young and old trickled into BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups on Sunday night to experience the blues from a young and fresh perspective.