Eco Elvis is the performing persona of Matt Riggs, a recycling specialist with the Mid-America Regional Planning Council in Kansas City, Missouri.
In the beginning of their career, the quirky quartet known as the Monkees had to battle the record labels to write their own music and prove they were a real band. At their concert Thursday at the Fabulous Fox, it was clear that the Monkees were (and are) not only pop entertainers but multi-talented musicians.
Considering the career of songwriter Steve Wynn, the term "prolific" becomes something of an understatement. Wynn first made waves in the early '80s as the leader of the Dream Syndicate, a much-loved group that brought to mind the noisier leanings of the Velvet Underground mixed with classic garage rock.
Co-written with the San Francisco-based poet klipschutz, "The Left Hand and the Right Hand" tells the story of the Mitchell brothers, porn kings of the seedy side of San Francisco, whose rise to power ultimately ended in fratricide. Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express make that tale unforgettable in this recording from the KDHX studios.
The members of Denton, Texas band Centro-matic are the very definition of indie-rock survivors. The nearly 20-year friendship of Will Johnson, Matt Pence, Scott Danbom and Mark Hedman fuels the sound of its new album, "Take Pride in Your Long Odds," and the band has never rocked harder or more imaginatively. KDHX is proud to welcome Centro-matic to Off Broadway in St. Louis on Friday, June 6, 2014 for a headlining show at Twangfest 18.