The Cold War Kids perform partially like a jam band, partially like a punk band. Their chemistry shows and they clearly get along. The band's four members kick, bump and lean into each other and a few times bunched together as a pack onstage, almost like a mid-game team huddle.
"Is it a fucking Tuesday night in St. Louis?!" howled Saint Motel point man A/J Jackson before the band busted into "Daydream/Wetdream/Nightdream." A proper answer was weeded out with a quick glance towards the nearest iPhone. Jackson needed no response, but the question was fair.
I had the pleasure of attending scores of shows in St. Louis this past year. Here are my top picks for the best shows of 2014.
Waylon Albright "Shooter" Jennings, rolled into St. Louis on Saturday night, bringing with him a history of country music bigger than his own stature. Doors opened at 7 p.m. with opening acts setting the stage for Jennings' later performance.