The Firebird's capacity limit was stretched as people came from down the road and across the map for a show with a worldwide ticket. Three bands, hailing from Texas, California and France made their stop in St. Louis to share their sounds to the Missouri masses.
A sparse audience of sleepy-looking loners and softly chatting couples sat at the high tables on the edges of the main room at the Old Rock House. The local guys of Tone Rodent climbed onstage, each of them either tuning strings or tweaking knobs or putting on a good don't-give-a-shit face.
The Flaming Lips have been making adventurous, creative and sometimes outright silly rock 'n' roll since the early days of the alternative boom. It would be wrong to say they think outside of the box because I'm not sure they ever acknowledged the box to begin with.
Every early Tuesday morning, from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. Central, valis guides 88.1 KDHX listeners through the netherworlds of psychedelic music on "Trip Inside This House."
Small miracles happen sometimes. Or, in the case of the Black Angels, good things make sense at the right time.
Whether it's chemically, electrically or organically produced -- or induced for that matter -- the heavy rock of Buffalo Killers' "Dig. Sow. Love. Grow." packs a wallop.
Taking a break from the unrelenting heat, Atlanta-based rockers Ponderosa soak up the air-conditioning while rocking out in the Magnolia Avenue studios.