Very little of interest happening Friday, leading to the inevitable -- a Saturday that's ridiculous (even with one less show than anticipated).
"Does anyone know what day of the week it is?" singer Kevin Parker asked the crowd. "That's actually an honest question," he clarified, pointing to his bandmate, laughing. It was a clear indication that his band, Tame Impala, has been moving so fast that time is simply not on their radar.
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The last time St. Vincent performed in St. Louis she supported the Black Keys. She was excellent. Without the heft of a headliner whose energy drooped lower than a basset hound's ears, Annie Clark was able to give the audience a piece of her self.
With their newly released and highly anticipated second album, "Sound and Color," Alabama Shakes have proven they are no one-trick-pony, following up their acclaimed debut, "Boys and Girls" with a new collection of songs that are at once a departure from and a further exploration of the roots rock and throwback soul sound they exploded onto the scene with just a few years ago -- driven by the force of lead singer/guitarist Brittany Howard's vocals, which range from achingly soulful crooning to hardcore belting.
The night's second set started with Johnathan Blake and Jonathan Kreisberg digging their way through the tangle of instruments and lines to find their places at either side of the Hammond organ's dominating presence on stage.