Dropping the needle on a Nick Waterhouse record not only fills the room with sound, it also turns it into a working time machine, bound for Memphis circa 1959.
Seeing a lone bird soaring overhead on a gloomy day may cause sentimental thoughts regarding the glory of owning wings to sink slowly into the pavement. Similarly, a sense of defeatism battling thoughts of grandeur shines through the music of the Raveonettes.
Thursday night at Off Broadway brought out an interesting mix of music.
An alien landing in Sauget on Wednesday night would have been surprised to learn three things about the rock show taking place at Pop's.
Once called "perhaps the best unsigned artist in the business" by the New Yorker, singer-songwriter Eleni Mandell's label debut, "I Can See the Future," was released this year and once again shows off her stylistic range and lyrical intimacy.