Yojimbo is an experimental grimy-groove funk-jazz band that grinds out driving rhythms behind psychedelic petri dish-grown melodies.
A celebrated name in the world of experimental, freeform and improvisational style, Marco Benevento's musical progression has integrated wide-ranging elements of structure and melody to create a sound that impresses all aficionados.
Mike Keneally has been called sideman to the stars, having played with a host of top performers. Yet he delivers quite a punch on his own as the leader of Beer for Dolphins, the Mistakes and the Mike Keneally Band.
Oklahoma isn't usually associated with the word "jazz," but Tulsa natives Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey whirl like dervishes, creating experimental music from wisps of jazz, blues, funk, rock and all styles in between.
Remember cassette tapes? St. Louis electronic artist Mikey Wehling does, and he puts them to funky, lo-tech but hi-fi use.
When it comes to conscious, authentic reggae, Zion and the Lion Roots Band are as heavy as it gets. The Saint Louis-based collaborators made their way into the Smoking Lounge for an uplifting, acoustic live session.