Rock meets reggae and ska in the music of Aaron Kamm and the One Drops, a St. Louis-area band that echoes the early work of the Police.
John Henry is a rock & roller at heart, steeped in the blues and allied with country. But he's as at home with an acoustic guitar and his ragged songs as he is with his rugged band, the Engine, on stage.
The current project of songwriter, singer, guitarist and jack-of-many-trades David Beeman, Old Lights aims for the scraped-up romanticism of American Music Club or the sunny folk pop of Fruit Bats and hits the elusive targets squarely. Hear the band's debut KDHX performance on the Space Parlour.
T-Bone, aka Thom Pallozola, is a fixture on the St. Louis music scene. Along with playing guitar with the band Racketbox, he experiments with various stringed instruments, including the ukulele, and designs custom guitar amps.
The Drastics may hail from Chicago, but the band's sound, full of reggae hooks and expert dub, can evoke beaches, breezes and the hot vibe of an island dance hall.
If the members of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and the Black Angels hooked up to make a record then it might sound something like Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor. Dark, moody, spacey psych-rock is what this Detroit band brings to the table, and to KDHX during an exclusive live session.
The '80s are back with a funky vengeance, and Minus the Bear seems synth-bent on leading the charge with this year's OMNI.
The mandolin has never been the same after Sam Bush, originator of "newgrass" and an icon to hundreds of acoustic-oriented musicians to follow his lead. "The King of Telluride" and his guitarist Stephen Mougin paid a visit to the KDHX studios for a live performance.
The style of Maps & Atlases assimilates itself into multiple applications: The complex, mathematical beats prove suitable for serious listening, while the pop-oriented flair provides the means to move along with it. The Chicago band turned in a rare acoustic session in the KDHX studios.
Kate Miller-Heidke's catalog is filled with smart pop songs full of wit, playfulness, and all kinds of things to ponder. Since 2004 she's released a trio of EPs and two full-length albums and is currently touring to support Curiouser, her US debut. She came by the KDHX studios for a session on Train of Thought during her first tour of the U.S. after enjoying success in her native Australia.