The 8th annual Grove Fest took over the Grove neighborhood in central St. Louis on Saturday, bringing an eclectic mix of entertainment that drew folks of all stripes.
4 a.m. is the time for that defining phone call: the phone call that you can only make to a true friend. That phone call that is about something inside of you that has died, or that has come to life. That call you make when you feel you have driven off someone you love, or have been driven off. Or when you need to make bail.
My first time seeing Sigur Rós play came in Golden Gate Park, squeezed into a festival crowd of maybe 15,000 as rain slowly pushed its way through the San Francisco fog and over captivated faces.
Bassnectar is known, even relied upon, for his thunderously loud sets and dramatically bright light shows. I had a hard time falling asleep after the Pageant concert because my body was so alert and attentive. That's what happens when you're exposed to such highly-concentrated sound and lights for two hours.
Once upon a time, Bruce Willis' famous line in "Die Hard" was changed for a TV broadcast to "Yippee ki yay, mother falcon!" Somewhere in the creative wilds of Austin, Texas a group of musicians adopted this inventive TV edit as its name and Mother Falcon was born.