Each month, this site features numerous photography pieces based on the work of KDHX's intrepid volunteer photographers. These photos are some of their best.
At the end of the third night of Twangfest, I was surprised the building was still in one piece. Luckily for the Duck Room, the structure is made from the same hard substances that has kept so many St. Louis buildings standing for so many years -- brick, old stone and concrete.
The energy in the Duck Room Friday night was barely containable. The room nearly exploded due to some crowd surfing, off-stage singing, a double encore, and other shenanigans.
From folklore to barnstormer jams, Ha Ha Tonka play music true to the woodsy Ozark parkland that shares its name.
The year 2011 doesn't end with one giant stand-out album, but a pool of admirable work. A list of 20 favorites would have been so much easier. This list was dictated by my mood during one week in December. Ask me in a month, and it could be different.
Call the sound of Ha Ha Tonka folky indie rock; call it Southern rock; call it Ozark-steeped-blues-rock. What the labels don't convey is the band's sense of raw power and four-part harmonies. On Friday night, Ha Ha Tonka broke out the harmony and more.
A freight train barrels out of the drum kit. Spanning the distance between mandolin and bass guitar, this rhythmic drive sustains Ha Ha Tonka's delicate harmonies.
According to a pretty good authority, a Fleetwood Mac reunion is just around the corner.