Located between Broadway's historic blues' venues and Soulard's brassy drinking establishments, the Old Rock House has hosted a bevy of EDM acts this year, along with its usual slate of rock, R&B and folk musicians.
When I think of my favorite Arcade Fire songs, with "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)" and "Rebellion (Lies)" sitting at the top of the list, I find a common thread links them: compared to other Arcade Fire songs, they're the more danceable, more full cuts. I'm a sucker for synths, and Arcade Fire knows how to use them.
On any given day on 88.1 KDHX, you'll hear a dizzying array of sounds: folk, rock, pop, country, funk, blues, world, bluegrass and beyond. "Live at KDHX, Volume 11" is an aural portrait of the diversity, quality and independence that makes KDHX unique.
On the band's sophomore LP, "The Projection Room," Sleepy Kitty blends its massive pool of influences into a classic indie-rock sound with an artistic edge that only a duo this multi-talented could achieve.
The riveting lyrics and grungy sound make Speedy Ortiz's debut full-length album "Major Arcana" one to be played again and again.