Once upon a Sunday morning, two friends met at a Soulard bar to play for a few drinks. In time, that meeting turned into Boss Hall, a band like no other in St. Louis.
The Dive Poets are reminiscent of a line in Vladimir Nabokov's 1955 novel "Lolita." The sentence revolves around the pitiful antagonist Humbert Humbert's love for the nymphet Dolores Haze.
If you put your ear to hot cement in the middle of a 100-degree-plus St. Louis afternoon, you may get a glimpse into the sound of Volcanoes erupting.
Imagine yourself in a coffeehouse: nestled in a broken-in chair, sipping your favorite coffee blend and enjoying the lovely vocals of St. Louis folk singer-songwriter, Monica Casey, whose peaceful storytelling brings attention to matters of the heart.
Ryne Watts has was born in the Midwest, and he can't see himself anywhere too far outside of St. Louis. Like him, his band Campfire Club is Midwestern through and through -- all the way down to the roots.
Originally based in Greenville, Ill., where they both attended college, guitarist Matt Stuttler and vocalist/keyboardist Emily Keefauver went from a small, tight-knit music scene full of familiar faces to St. Louis shortly after graduation. The duo wasted no time in establishing Burrowss and recording its first album.
"A wall of sound built from the best bricks of Brit pop, shoegaze and psychedelic rock" is how songwriter and guitarist David Collett describes Aquitaine, a new four-piece rock juggernaut based in St. Louis.
When they're not performing as Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship, a St. Louis electro-pop duo, Corey Goodman and Christopher Eilers read comic books.