Cleveland based art rockers, mr. Gnome, came to St Louis and turned up the energy at Plush on Wednesday night.
Spacey, surfy and more than a little psychedelic, the sound of Morning Teleportation will take you places most rock bands fear to tread.
If Lou Reed had grown up in the Midwest and dug shoegaze and post-punk he might have formed a band like Tone Rodent. At the very least, he would have played its records very loud.
The lightning and rain was hunching the smokers over when I arrived at the Luminary on Saturday night. Everyone else was jogging or speed walking to get out of the storm.
Jarring and noisy yet intelligible and concise, STNNNG (pronounced, Stunning), Minneapolis's answer to Jesus Lizard, packs a potent punch with manic vocals and unrelenting dual guitar assaults.
Sloughing through a swamp of sound, Britches -- a 3-piece noise outfit from St. Louis -- offers the sonic equivalent of being unable to wake up from a really dark nightmare.
Hailing from New Orleans, La. noise rock champions Caddywhompus intersperse frenetic clangor with immediately likeable pop sensibilities. Drink deeply of the strange concoction by streaming the duo's live set at KDHX.
If you think you know bass 'n' drum, think again. Female Demand obliterates all groove (not to mention lyrics; there aren't any) for a throat-throttling assault that's part speed metal and part art noise.