I had the pleasure of attending scores of shows in St. Louis this past year. Here are my top picks for the best shows of 2014.
The Firebird opened its doors a little early for the all-ages show Saturday and the ambitiously punctual crowd filled the floors, eager to welcome a night of northwestern hip-hop. Headlined by Seattle's eternally boy-faced Grieves, the night also featured Fearce Vill, with a few guests of his own, and Vancouver's SonReal. The crowd was young and a little inexperienced at concert courtesy but the music prevailed and created a greatly enjoyable night.
Grieves breathes the heart of soul and mood of the blues into hip-hop with a semi melodic flow over shadowy, minor toned production.
Some people claim that the art of the music video is dead, but I believe it's simply moved from the industry-controlled cable stations to the nearly limitless world of the Internet.