In his three-decade career, Marshall Crenshaw hasn't taken traditional routes. He's a Michigan-born singer-songwriter with a penchant for complex chord structures and pub rock-flavored pop while portraying other musicians. In the early years of his career, he played John Lennon in a production of "Beatlemania," then found himself onscreen as Buddy Holly in the 1987 film "La Bamba."
Each month, this site features numerous photography pieces based on the work of the intrepid members of KDHX's pool of volunteer photographers.
On "Not So Loud," the Bottle Rockets completely transform their sound, trading in guitar-heavy, bluesy rock for a stripped-down take on alt-country.
This was the first show of an unusual Midwestern tour, in which the musicians had not met previously and had only practiced together for two days prior to the show, rehearsing on this very stage.
Live at KDHX, Vol. 8 isn’t just a music anthology. It’s a 22-track mixtape, selected with care, sequenced with love, and remixed and mastered to capture all the warmth and intimacy of the Magnolia Avenue Studios. And needless to say, it rocks (and swings and twangs and grooves) with the spirit of independent radio in St. Louis, 88.1 KDHX.