It was a hell of a weekend for music lovers of St. Louis. On Friday James Murphy came to town and induced a feral dance party at 110 BPM, while Pokey LaFarge and Dave Alvin drew hundreds of roots-music fans to Casa Loma and Off Broadway; on Saturday a riptide of the best local bands churned their audiences in and out of the current along Washington Avenue for the Riverfront Times Music Showcase, while Son Volt performed at the Pageant; and on Sunday night Darwin Deez graced us with its weightless, magical presence at the Demo.
Another Record Store Day is in the books, and what a day it was.
Bo and the Locomotive are standing beneath a neighbor's blossoming tree, playing a new song behind their Dogtown home.
Before Paste Magazine told the nation so, it wasn't presumptuous to say Bo and the Locomotive is one of the best reasons to get excited about St. Louis music.