KDHX supporters and Kinks fans packed Off Broadway on March 30 for Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy: A Tribute to the Kinks and KDHX Benefit.
Off Broadway hosted Steam-Powered Soul: A Tribute to John Hartford and KDHX Benefit on Saturday night. The event featured a seated early show and a standing late show, both of which brought capacity crowds.
The latest in the long-running series of KDHX benefits and artist tributes, Back to Rockville: A Tribute to R.E.M. and 88.1 KDHX Benefit brought 10 bands and a few hundred music lovers out to Off Broadway on Friday to celebrate the songs of one of the most influential bands of the past 30 years.
Smiles were the only permanent fixtures onstage as dozens of musicians paid homage to one of the most beloved songwriters of all time during Higher Ground: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder and Benefit for 88.1 KDHX.
“…you’re the one that’s been causing all them riots over in vietnam. immediately turns t a bunch of people an says if elected, he’ll have me electrocuted publicly on the next fourth of july. i look around an all these people he’s talking to are carry blowtorches / needless t say, i split fast go back t the nice quiet country…”(2)
It's not an unknown story in popular music. Band records its best record. Band breaks up. Album disappears.
The story of the Rockhouse Ramblers, once the foremost hard country band in St. Louis, and their "lost album," has a happier ending. Though the band dissolved five years ago, the players have remained friends and performed together in a variety of other settings (notably Colonel Ford and Diesel Island). And yet their swan song, Lies, and Damn Lies, hasn't seen the light of day until now.