Five years ago this week Eels released "Hombre Loco" a distortion-heavy treatise on desire where band mastermind Mark Oliver Everett -- he goes by E. -- frantically declared, "All I can do is feel feel feel" on "Lilac Breeze."
A Facebook conversation about Eels' mastermind Mark Oliver Everett nailed the conundrum of the musician's career, spanning nearly 30 years with some of the most innovative and interesting music that formed the core of '90s alternative and indie rock in relative quiet:
Amos Lee is a hard man to put a label on. Right down to his name (it's a stage name), his genre -- an eclectic mix of rock, R&B, country and folk -- and his songs -- equal parts funky and soulful, serious and playful.
The Carolina Chocolate Drops came to St. Louis and put on a stellar show that was equal parts performance and music history lesson.
The Magnetic Fields have amassed an army of loyal followers, and each one of us appreciates them for a different aspect of their eclectic catalogue.
You didn't have to be the luckiest guy on the lower east side to win these tickets -- you just had to tell us what you would name a fictional 70th Magnetic Fields song.
The acoustically-sound Sheldon Concert Hall might just be the perfect space for the sonic warmth and cutting lyrics of the Magnetic Fields. And when Stephin Merritt and Co. decend upon the hall next Wednesday, November 14 as part of the KDHX sponsored Sheldon Sessions, we want you to be there. We'll even throw in an autographed album from the band!