From broadcasting out of a tower in Arnold, Mo., to the second floor of the Larry J. Weir Center for Independent Media on Washington Avenue, Steve Pick, host of "Sound Salvation," has seen and heard it all.
Katy Goodman, aka La Sera, previews her forthcoming album "Hour of the Dawn" with "Running Wild," a crisp snapshot of the Vivian Girls singer as she (along with guitarist Todd Wisenbaker) races into the hard corkscrew turns of rock 'n' roll.
Eight-piece Ages and Ages evades the sophomore slump with youthful, vibrant soundwaves in its new chamber-pop release, "Divisionary."
Faux Fur's loose and slurry new track "Rough Palms" finds the Calgary, Canada band doing what it does best: making jangly guitar pop with a dark, lo-fi, punk edge.
The brainchild of Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks, the Wanee Music Festival celebrated its 10th Anniversary this year, with ABB headlining two nights. Nearly 30,000 fans flocked to the bucolic Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla. to camp out amongst the stately trees dripping with Spanish moss and enjoy three days of live music with more than 30 bands.
Led by New York City-based songwriter Tim Barr, Silverbird celebrates the wild emotional swings of romantic infuation on "Hollow Heart." The singer may not feel worthy of a love-charmed life, but the band's gleaming, noisy rock surely is.
You may know Dean Wareham from his work with influential bands Galaxie 500 and Luna, but with his first solo work, the songwriter and guitarist enlisted producer Jim James of My Morning Jacket to find a easy-flowing, contemplative sound. New track "The Dancer Disappears" is about as good as psychedelic pop gets.