A good tribute show occurs on a narrow road bordered by nostalgia and cover-band schlock. The road gets slippery when the band being honored was a batch of local boys done good. For the second Uncle Tupelo tribute show in just over three years, eight St. Louis bands kept it on the road while having a hell of a lot of fun.
I don't know why I hadn't realized before, but Ween and Halloween go together better than their morphemes.
The band Ween made a career of poking at genres from every angle, stretching parody into marvelously-real, uplifting art.
Fans of Woody Guthrie gathered all around the world on July 14, 2012 to celebrate his legacy. St. Louis proved it has "one big soul," standing tall among the global events as surely one of the best.
On Saturday night St. Louisians turned out en mass to pay tribute to the legendary American singer and songwriter Woody Guthrie.
So many musical strains come together in the songs of Cree Rider – honky tonk, cajun, blues and, of course, rock 'n' roll – it's easy to get lost in the sound. But his stories are always sure guides.