Three fantastic bands brought a capacity crowd to Off Broadway on Saturday night.
The Bob Band is a an old pair of boots, an empty bottle of whiskey and a note from a spurned lover, wrapped up into one dishevelled, twangy package.
With the end of St. Louis band Team Tomato, singer and songwriter Brian Weigert took a step back -- and then a substantial step forward with the mature, radio-ready rock 'n' roll of Picture Day. The new single "Madoline" frames that sound handsomely.
The "late" set at Jazz at the Bistro starts at 9:30 p.m., about the time other jazz clubs are getting ready to open.
On a dreary February night, Stephen Baier moves through Shock City Studios. Dots Not Feathers' central songwriter has to be reminded to slow down: His brisk shuffle hurtles him back towards the studio where Ryan Myers, Jessica Haley, Katie Brookings, Nick Blackburn and Chris Dickey await his return.
The members of the young, local band Old Salt Union were kind enough to sit down with me before their show with Acoustics Anonymous on February 14 at the Old Rock House to talk about their friendship, their new CD and their desire to open for the Deftones.
Ponce de Leon may not have found the fountain of youth, but hardcore-thrash crossover band Dirty Rotten Imbeciles proved that spending 30 years in the thrash zone is the next best thing.