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Monday, 22 December 2014 08:10

88.1 KDHX top local spins of 2014

There's never a shortage of great local artists, and we play many of them here and often. This list totals up all of the most played St. Louis releases from 2014.

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On the new album "Sugar Sugar Whomp Whomp," St. Louis' favorite funk-jazz brass band broadens its palette to spread hip-hop, Latin, rock, country and gospel tones across its always colorful style. The title track, featuring a nice guest spot by Dave Grelle of the Feed on organ, is classic Funky Butt Brass Band: plenty of jazz chops, buckets of soul and truckloads of funk.

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If the size and enthusiasm of the crowd at the first Summer Gras festival at Old Rock House was any indication, this will become a popular annual event. Billed as a "celebration of the music and food of New Orleans," Summer Gras lived up to its name with a variety of New Orleans-based and NOLA-inspired local bands split between the indoor venue and a large outdoor stage.

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The stroll to downtown St. Louis' City Museum consists of cracked and cobbled stones that prove themselves ankle-twisters after several libations. Their unsteady ground further rumbled under foot as an unseen siren's wail emanated from the building the path surrounds.

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The ninth annual Midwest Mayhem -- KDHX's thank-you party for donors that contribute during its spring drive -- washed over the City Museum on Thursday night.

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New Year's Eve is tricky. Expectations are high, and more often than not, the evening never quite seems to live up to them. Seeing a couple of bands that you know will rock your socks off seems about the best you can do. The line outside the Old Rock House as the doors opened on Tuesday night proved that to be a popular idea.

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The 8th annual Midwest Mayhem -- KDHX's annual member thank-you party -- took place at the City Museum on Thursday, May 9.

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On Friday night, St. Louis got primed for Mardi Gras, courtesy of a throw-down from New Orleans' Big Sam's Funky Nation and St. Louis' Funky Butt Brass Band.

Published in Reviews
Thursday, 07 February 2013 15:25

Charting the Music: Melody Den, 'Storylines'

From the Funky Butt horns to the Brothers Lazaroff, Melody Den weaves together veteran St. Louis musicians and other local heroes in a genre-crossing, collaborative effort called "Storylines."

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Funky Butt Brass Band hosted their fourth annual Holiday Brasstravaganza at Off Broadway on Saturday night. Members of the band were dressed in sock monkey pajamas and the stage was decked out with lights and trees.

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Karate Bikini - A Simpler Sugar

Wed November 26
Karate Bikini is an eight piece ensemble who's members hail from St. Louis and the metro area. They are a large band with a large sound. Their latest album A Simpler Sugar is full of upbeat pop songs,…