As a heavy rain fell on St. Louis, two bands showered fans at the Gramophone with punchy, Memphis-style grooves at a KDHX-welcomed event.
Although based out of Fort Collins, Colorado since 2008, Euforquestra’s roots were planted in Iowa City at a time when the local music scene there was budding with new, notable acts and musicians (e.g. Chicago Afrobeat Project and Diplomats of Solid Sound).
Cleveland based art rockers, mr. Gnome, came to St Louis and turned up the energy at Plush on Wednesday night.
It could have happened in any dimly-lit bar or club over the past 33 years. Mission of Burma, the iconic post-punk power trio from Boston, could have played any number of venues that have come and gone in St. Louis, but they didn't. In that sense, their show at the Firebird last night was indeed historic.
The Firebird was crowded with eager indie music lovers ready to witness two separate duo acts take the stage.