Sunday night at the Firebird was a geeks dream come true.
The last time the Rural Alberta Advantage came through town, tornadoes and technical difficulties kept the Canadians' set short. This time they brought a night of perfect weather and some of the greatest tunes that America's hat has ever produced.
We're back to the time of the year when the leaves turn pretty colors, the temperature starts to fall and 10 local bands descend on the Firebird to pay tribute to their favorite musicians. Now in its eighth year, An Under Cover Weekend is one of those events that needs to be experienced for any local music lover.
The dream of the '90s is alive in St. Louis. The newly-revived Veruca Salt returned to the Gateway City during its North American reunion tour to relive the time that was and foreshadow good times to come.
"What's your favorite color?" Jessica Lea Mayfield asked the crowd, who responded with a chorus of polychrome. "If you put all those together," Mayfield smirked, "it looks like shit."