It's been seven years since Jon Hardy & the Public released a new full-length album. "Restless City" isn't just a long time in coming; it's the record the band was born to make.
The stroll to downtown St. Louis' City Museum consists of cracked and cobbled stones that prove themselves ankle-twisters after several libations. Their unsteady ground further rumbled under foot as an unseen siren's wail emanated from the building the path surrounds.
From the Greek, "phenomena" means, "to show, shine, appear, to be manifest (or manifest itself)" -- an occurrence that is a given, a force of nature that becomes the object of a person's attention.
St. Louis blue-collared rocker Jon Hardy fell out of a tree a little under a year ago this month. This month also marks Hardy and his band the Public's return to the stage since the accident.