Ellen Cook has been hot on the heels of the St. Louis music scene for years. Last fall she released her first full-length album, "Bang Bang Bang," which has done well locally, under her stage name Ellen the Felon.
As ambivalent farewell songs go, "Numb and Blue" by Hayley Reardon (who is based out of Boston and is all of 17) cuts to the beautiful, bittersweet quick.
Veteran, left-of-center Nashville, Tenn. songwriter Amelia White returns with a classic Americana sound and a big, bright hook on the track "Big Blue Sun."
Portland, Ore. songwriter Ryan VanDordrecht says that he aims for "a sound that walks a fine line between polish and unrefined beauty." On the streamlined, harmonica and slide guitar-sparkled "Great American Life" he's achieved just that.
The haze of the cigarette smoke from the night hung in the sunlight peaking through the bar's pane glass windows. The staff had run in circles attempting to prep the bar for the Sunday patronage and touching up whatever happened the night before.
Neko Case left the Boyfriends and Pornographers at the doorstep when she paid a special visit to our studios ahead of her show at the Pageant.
Folk singer-songwriter Aoife O'Donovan, of Crooked Still, has a new solo album, "Fossils," and brought three of those songs to this intimate live set.
4 a.m. is the time for that defining phone call: the phone call that you can only make to a true friend. That phone call that is about something inside of you that has died, or that has come to life. That call you make when you feel you have driven off someone you love, or have been driven off. Or when you need to make bail.