As the warped mind behind "Afternoon Delight," every Friday noon-2 p.m. Central on KDHX, Jeff Hess surveys an eclectic musical landscape, touching on everything from classic rock to outsider music.
The cabaret scene in St. Louis continues to expand, and this Thursday marks the cabaret debut of Emilie Nevins-Carter, a singer whose sister, Dionna Raedeke, has already made quite a name for herself in town.
Rick Comello began collecting music as a child, frequenting Vintage Vinyl and other local wax emporiums. Eventually branching out into the world of progressive rock and fusion, Comello now shares obscure entries from his ever-enlarging collection on "C-Sides," from 1-3 a.m. Central every Tuesday on KDHX.
Artist and gallerist Julie Malone has an upcoming solo exhibition, "June," at SOHA Gallery, the first exhibit of her own work at her own gallery. The show opens on Friday, June 13, from 6-10 p.m., with an artist talk and closing reception on Thursday, June 19 at 7 p.m., so there is only a short window to see her work at SOHA.
Chad Eivins is a prolific experimental filmmaker, creating video installations for numerous St. Louis bands as well providing an archive of performances under the Chizmo.tv moniker.
Considering the career of songwriter Steve Wynn, the term "prolific" becomes something of an understatement. Wynn first made waves in the early '80s as the leader of the Dream Syndicate, a much-loved group that brought to mind the noisier leanings of the Velvet Underground mixed with classic garage rock.
A long-distance call comes in across the digital airwaves emanating from the West Coast: "Hi, this is Chuck." His voice is easily recognizable, the same voice as heard on songs like "Sonny Liston's Blues," "Willie Mays Is up at Bat" and "Doubter Out of Jesus (All Over You)." The man behind the voice is Chuck Prophet, a musician with a career that spans the days of jamming econo in the Paisley Underground with Green on Red, working in the surreal world known as Nashville and essentially altering the rock 'n' roll landscape for some four decades.
Cody ChesnuTT hasn’t had a typical music career. His debut, self-recorded double album "The Headphone Masterpiece" came out in 2002 and received a lot of love and recognition, both from rock critics and neo-soul and hip-hop listeners. But aside from an EP and a few single tracks, he didn’t put out a new album until 2012.
I walk into the Gramophone in the Grove neighborhood of St. Louis at around 7:30 p.m. to find the members of Acoustics Anonymous in the middle of sound check.