When Jordan Smith and his friends started playing concerts around Nashville, Tennessee in college, they made their intentions very clear. They would be the most "extreme, obnoxious, visceral, in-your-face" rock band of all time. They called themselves Diarrhea Planet.
Beginning as the bedroom recording project of singer-songwriter Bo Jackson, St. Louis indie-rock outfit Bo and the Locomotive quickly evolved into a fully realized group unit. After the release of their self-recorded debut, "On My Way," Jackson and his bandmates headed to Native Sound Studios to craft a hi-fi follow up.
You know providence is smiling on you when you play the Newport Folk Festival and find one of your heroes in the greenroom waiting to sing "Happy Birthday" for you.
With several tape releases under its belt, Trauma Harness readies the release of its first proper LP, the synth-damaged "Tried My Hardest."
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.