Samuel Fickie opened with a set of introspective tunes full of romantic import. His tone was lovelorn with sparkling bits of darkened humor complete with elements of local St. Louis insight twisted atop.
Chris Hansen has been involved in the music business his entire professional life, and he loves it.
"Wake Up," the B-side to new single "A Day Longer" by Cassie Morgan, begins as a quiet statement that builds to a full-blown declaration. The sound is dreamlike, but the singer is wide awake to a world of sound.
Sun shines fierce on Kansas City's Country Club Plaza. The business district bustles with affluent types and prom-goers.
While the album's title, "Everything's Fine, America," may be ironic, the music of Last to Show First to Go is anything but.