Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings survive and thrive in their blast-to-the-past exposition of soul and funk, "Give The People What They Want."
The smoothest soul and funk outfit in Nashville, Tenn., DeRobert & the Half-Truths returned with the album "I'm Trying" earlier this year. As evidenced by the track "The Dole, Pt. 2," the band is laying down some of the most finely textured and socially conscious music on the soul-revival scene.
At long last, St. Louis shed its Siberia-like temperatures this week and reached 70 degrees by Thursday; the desire to hibernate melted with the snow.
The Creole outlaws known as the New Orleans Suspects jumped across state lines to the Lou for a much needed bit of the South during the bitter cold.