The Old Rock House seemed calm towards the beginning of the night, with just enough people to fill the outer booths of the lower level. As the night went on, however, the venue slowly filled up for the two bands that brought their indie New York sounds to St. Louis.
"Beautiful" isn't a word you often hear applied to the twelve-tone music of the Second Viennese School, but I can't think of a better one to describe the performance of Alban Berg's 1935 "Violin Concerto" by soloist James Ehnes and the symphony under David Robertson Friday morning.
Alvin Youngblood Hart wrapped his hand around the neck of his guitar as though there wasn't a better thing to hold on to. He played the blues, and that's all there was to it.
I often get my pre-show cocktails wrong. Mescaline, for example, was not the right choice for "West Side Story" at the Fox. Although, I must say the all-iguana Jets vs. Sharks rumble was pretty cool. But a tall beer and a whiskey back was perfect for a night with Texas songwriting raconteur Robert Earl Keen at Off Broadway on Thursday night.
If you're not familiar with Imagine Dragons, then you probably don't listen to commercial radio or have a 16-year-old child.
Its origins shrouded in the mists of time and centered within the region of Andalusia, flamenco music and dance has nevertheless enthralled audiences the world over throughout its history.
First, let us get the obvious out the way: I love Kentucky Knife Fight and I'm not the only one. The St. Louis band receives plenty of press from local media and beyond, so why do we need another Kentucky Knife Fight concert review?