Michael Deni's efforts to galvanize the woozy Off Broadway crowd coalesced into a flagrant one-two punch. He bopped around the stage with straight shoulders and buoyant legs, eventually plunging into the crowd who finally shook itself out of the Thursday night stupor that left them boring and polite the first couple songs in.
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.
Whether or not "My Daddy Rocks Me" is the first popular song to mention both "rock" and "roll" in a non-religious context, the tune remains a pre-War jazz and blues classic. Tom Hall and Alice Spencer, veterans of the Geyer Street Sheiks, and now regularly performing together as T&A, capture both the rock and the roll and a whole lot more in this swinging version.
The veteran musicians of the Feed fully embrace their collective, inner glam-rocker on the new cut "Rexy." In a career of making smart, catchy rock music, this might be the St. Louis band's catchiest and smartest.
Reggae music can be somewhat polarizing – people tend to either really love it or really don't. For those who do – myself included – Bob Marley is generally regarded as the Godfather of reggae, and certainly the most widely known and celebrated reggae artist outside of Jamaica. Marley's songs have endured the test of time and continue to resonate with audiences around the world.
This weekend doesn't offer many shows that pique my interest, but the few that do are quite appealing.
Like the heroin-fueled fantasies of William S. Burroughs, Timber Timbre's songs are dark sojourns into dangerous wilds where murder and violence creep just beneath the verdant musical undergrowth and a troubled, moody psyche stalks his prey in a lonesome hunt.