In December of 2013, KDHX DJ Jason Robinson placed "Major Arcana," the explosive debut album from Speedy Ortiz, on a year-end top 10 list titled the "Household Names, and Some That Will Be Edition." Two years later, that prophecy is coming true. Last month, the Boston-based experimental rockers released their sophomore album, "Foil Deer," launching the five members into a swarm of critical praise and national attention.
Opera Theatre of St. Louis opens its 2015 festival season with Rossini's popular comic opera "The Barber of Seville" on Saturday, May 23. The production, which will run through June 27, will alternate with three other operas on the main stage of the Loretto-Hilton Center on the Webster University campus.
Violinists aren’t usually thought of as rock stars, but Sarah Neufeld is breaking that mold, proving Gilda Radner right that there really should be more violins on television.
Kyp Malone, guitarist for TV on the Radio, calls me from the steps of his Brooklyn apartment in New York. Sirens are going off in the background. It sounds like the beginning of a song he might write.
Growing up in the Dakotas didn't offer many outlets for entertainment. But for East Side Slim the summer was when he could get his musical fix. AM radio stations would provide the music that would later propel him into a career of DJing.
When he is not in the ER taking care of his patients, you can catch Jeffrey "Dr. Jeff" Hallazgo on "The Big Bang!" every Wednesday afternoon 4-7 p.m. Central on KDHX. The veteran DJ plays a vast array of '60s and '70s tracks that you've likely heard, and some you likely haven't.
Grammy award-winning artist Sean Watkins began his ascent into the music industry at the tender age of 12 in the group Nickel Creek. Along with his sister Sara and bandmate Chris Thile, they had humble beginnings playing in a pizza parlor every Saturday night in Carlsbad, California. After playing together for a while they were asked to play in a local festival and have been bringing their eclectic mix of folk and bluegrass music to the masses ever since.
Randle Chowning brings a familiar voice and lasting body of songs to Focal Point on Friday, March 27, but in many respects the veteran singer, songwriter and founding member of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils is re-introducing himself to St. Louis. And he will do it house-concert style, solo on acoustic guitar.
Since buying his first album at the age of five, Jim Bruce has loved music. From blues and jazz to rock, it all finds a way onto his show "Higher Ground," from 2-4 p.m. Central every Tuesday on KDHX.
You’d think you could tell what kind of music Daniel Romano makes just from listening to it. You’d be wrong.