St. Louis commuters and onlookers may have noticed a brand new billboard proudly displayed on top of KDHX’s new building, under construction in Grand Center.
ON AN ON is not just the name of this moody indie trio from Chicago and Minneapolis; it's also its mission statement.
Listening to Joe Pug's records, it's as if he created a haven with a beckoning blend of instruments and adaptive lyrics, and then pressed the record button to share it with us.
The disaffected, heavy-gray alternative rock of English trio Band of Skulls is bracing when piped through speakers at full volume, and it's perhaps even more stunningly beautiful when stripped bare.
Young and ambitious with the chops to match their swollen hearts, Chicago's Santah creates richly textured rock songs with delicate, resonant emotion.
After her band went on hiatus, Greta Morgan moved from Chicago to Los Angeles and back, and returned with sunkissed pop as a new band, Gold Motel.
When this group of veteran players and good friends gets together to make music -- for themselves, for fun -- what comes out is manic, carefree power pop.
Of course three guys who formed a band while students at George Washington University would settle on a name that references both Captain Beefheart and Nabokov. Of course.
Quintessential alternative rockers Nada Surf epitomize that genre with driving drum beats, levitating guitar melodies and unifying bass lines.