The latest in the long-running series of KDHX benefits and artist tributes, Back to Rockville: A Tribute to R.E.M. and 88.1 KDHX Benefit brought 10 bands and a few hundred music lovers out to Off Broadway on Friday to celebrate the songs of one of the most influential bands of the past 30 years.
Everybody's favorite rock duo, the Black keys, took the stage to a storm of applause. Guitarist Dan Auerbach approached the mic and gave everyone a short and sweet apology for running late. Then Patrick Carney got right to the point and started wailing on his drums.
"Get my [guitar] strings out of the toliet!" Welcome to a recording session for the new Pretty Little Empire record at Native Sound studios.
Internationally celebrated and bigger than ever, Record Store Day 2012 went off as a smashing success at St. Louis-area independent music retailers.
The Mountain Goats showed that the cliff they're climbing is a high one. They played to a semi-private audience at the Gargoyle last night. The show was free for Washington University students, and only 75 tickets were available to the public. Their vigorous set grew bumps on the arms of the crowded audience.
Omaha-based indie-rock band Cursive came through St. Louis on Friday night and put on a high energy show at Off Broadway.