Taking rock 'n' roll back to its roots, St. Louis-based Victims of Circumstance shift from blues to rockabilly, hitting each stop along the way.
Mixing jazz, blues and a big shot of old style rock 'n' roll into a fierce cocktail, JD McPherson pushes time backward with his swinging analog grooves.
Whitehorse may be a new band, but its passionate take on gospel, country and early rock 'n' roll has already hit its stride.
When it comes to heartbreaking, shot-shooting, two-stepping, smooth-shuffling country music, Trigger 5's aim is true.
The ghost of Hank Williams haunts many a country singer and songwriter. In Wayne "the Train" Hancock's case, the ghost has a found a true, kindred spirit.
"Earplugs at the bar," said the guy working the door. I couldn't hear him, because Magic City opened with a set so blisteringly loud you could hear it a block away. Fans of Primus, check them out.
The latest and loudest addition to the St. Louis rockabilly scene, the Rat Rod Kings play rockabilly with a straight-ahead, no-frills rock & roll attitude.
It is physically impossible to be sad or bummed out when listening to Kelly Willis. Her voice, so gracefully soft, smooth and simply lovely, radiates an energy that immediately puts the soul at ease.
There's a strangely deviant undertone to Those Darlins' new release Screws Get Loose. This might be attributable to the bad girl (and boy) stage persona they've worked to create; nonetheless it seems to carry over onto the album somehow.