When it comes to seduction, musical or otherwise, few bands in St. Louis can hold a romantic candle to Ransom Note. The soul-suffused rock band pours its heart out on a new single simply called "Happy Valentine's Day." Share it with someone you dig.
Now here's something we weren't expecting. Making the best of one of the recent snowpocalypses, St. Louis rock duo Bruiser Queen holed up, unplugged and laid down some acoustic takes on songs from its debut release "Swears" (and two songs from an album due out this spring). The acoustic version of "Kiss Me in My Dreams" sounds brand-new: dreamy and alluring but still very much Bruiser Queen.
According to St. Louis musician Beth Bombara, the new video for the song "Long Dark Hallelujah" was designed to "create beautiful images that at times blur the lines of photography with videography."
Ellen Cook has been hot on the heels of the St. Louis music scene for years. Last fall she released her first full-length album, "Bang Bang Bang," which has done well locally, under her stage name Ellen the Felon.
Loving music means supporting those who make it, and there's no better way to do that than to pick up a brand new album at a brick and mortar record store near you.
A good tribute show occurs on a narrow road bordered by nostalgia and cover-band schlock. The road gets slippery when the band being honored was a batch of local boys done good. For the second Uncle Tupelo tribute show in just over three years, eight St. Louis bands kept it on the road while having a hell of a lot of fun.
Once known as Supermoon, St. Louis band Aquitaine returns with the second edition of "American Pulverizer," turning up and filling the sonic skies -- as that original name presaged -- with heavy psych-influenced rock.
At the CD/LP release party for Sleepy Kitty on Friday, Evan Sult summed it up best: "I think we had some kind of mini-festival going on here tonight!"