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.
Among the legends of bluegrass, there are few living with accomplishments that equal Dr. Ralph Stanley.
The summer has come to a close. The days are shorter, the autumn breeze blows colder and the long wait for opening night at Jazz at the Bistro has finally ended. To kick off Jazz St. Louis's 19th season, the highly influential Yellowjackets have returned to this intimate setting to dole out four nights of modern jazz and fusion.