The Heavy Anchor treated south-side St. Louis to an eclectic set of music on Saturday, hosting four bands on a long, loud summer night.
Pop music is so many things to so many people. To the Rosebuds, featuring the core of Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp, it means working with Justin Vernon as producer for a sound as bright as the late summer sun, jangling your guitars till they sing along with you on the big, irresistible chorus of "Blue Eyes."
The Rural Alberta Advantage returns with a new album this fall, and first single, "Terrified," finds the Toronto-based band pushing the limits of its folk-inflected rock and reaching exciting, fresh rock terrain.
July is here, and now that the fireworks have faded away, we celebrate a full half year of independent music by taking a look at some of the best releases of 2014 thus far. The DJs of KDHX have picked their 10 favorites from the first six months of the year, with plenty of surprises in store.
Laying the fuzz bass on thick, Eric Elbogen, aka Say Hi, aims straight for your poisoned little heart with the minimalist, futuristic thumper "Such a Drag."
Elliott Smith's influence over contemporary rock and folk music endures, but finding fresh ways of covering the late songwriter don't come easy. Edmonton, Alberta band the Provincial Archive manages to do just that on this imaginatively arranged take on Smith's "Son of Sam."
Celebrating 10 years as one of indie rock's most consistently enjoyable and subtly adventurous bands, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah returned this spring with the album "Only Run," featuring the track "As Always," a showcase for leader Alec Ounsworth's grand powers of arrangement.
Troubadours of alternative country, the Old 97's stomped back into St. Louis on Wednesday with a set that showcased the band as rowdy and sincere.