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Sunday, 23 December 2012 15:50

Best of 2012: Top 15 albums that turned 40

Ever wonder if popular music is better today than it was, say, 40 years ago? Frankly, it isn't. Even with Gangnam style, it's hard to imagine this year producing so many recordings as important as the best of 1972.

Published in Music News

In 1975, in his book Mystery Train, Greil Marcus wrote of Randy Newman: "Newman is afraid of his sensibility, to the degree that he has to get it over to an audience." 36 years later, here he is in the Sheldon Concert Hall, sitting on his piano bench before a great Steinway, which yawned at a full house of devoted fans, many of them around his age -- and Mr. Newman seems only moderately comfortable.

Published in Reviews
Monday, 24 August 2009 03:17

Jon Hardy & the Public 8/24/09

One of St. Louis's most critically acclaimed bands, Jon Hardy & the Public have turned their rock and soul attention to Randy Newman. Hear where they take his songs during a live session on Feel Like Going Home.

Published in Live Performances

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Karate Bikini - A Simpler Sugar

Wed November 26
Karate Bikini is an eight piece ensemble who's members hail from St. Louis and the metro area. They are a large band with a large sound. Their latest album A Simpler Sugar is full of upbeat pop songs,…