The lilting harmonies and hazy, soft-focus nostalgia of Trotting Bear's sound may at first seem a bit familiar -- after all, thanks to artists like Sam Beam, the genre of subdued folk music has slipped into mainstream consciousness.
The old Laclede Power Co. plant is one of those buildings with an expansive sense of space -- a cathedral-like majesty coupled with the ambiance of an old barn, all timbers and woodwork exposed.
Phantom Limb's songs provoke a sense of solitude and a serious strain of thoughtfulness.
A spooky moon shone down on us the night Fiction Is Fun, from Denver, filled the still air of downtown St. Louis. The band boasts a sound that makes you want to grab a pint, throw your arm around the nearest person and sing your heart out with them.
On a blistering hot afternoon in mid-July, we chatted with Ian Fisher after shooting this One Take video on the vast expanse of the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater's parking lot, in the midst of some haunting Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow soundchecks.