(of a song) like an anthem in being rousing or uplifting.
See also: F*cked Up at the Firebird on Friday, July 1, 2011.
The first time I laid eyes on Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder was 20 years ago at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, a venue around the same size as the Fox Theater. I had traveled with my college friends from Columbia to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers on their Blood Sugar Sex Magik tour and Pearl Jam, a then unknown Seattle band was billed as the opener.
The melting pot location between the north and south partly explains the appreciation running deep among local music fans for Southern-style rock. Little Feat -- with its mix of blues, country, rock and Cajun -- is one of several '70s bands that have kept St. Louis entertained for 40 years.
Last night at Off Broadway, if you leaned over to the next person to ask the traditional St. Louis get-to-know-you question -- "Where did you go to high school?" -- the overwhelming response would have been "Collinsville."