At long last, St. Louis shed its Siberia-like temperatures this week and reached 70 degrees by Thursday; the desire to hibernate melted with the snow.
Caroline Smith, a Minneapolis singer-songwriter, will not be pigeon-holed. The self-proclaimed, and unabashed, fan of '90s rhythm and blues, pop and neo-soul makes music influenced by all of them, but in a way that doesn't exactly resemble any particular style, other than her own.
When it comes to seduction, musical or otherwise, few bands in St. Louis can hold a romantic candle to Ransom Note. The soul-suffused rock band pours its heart out on a new single simply called "Happy Valentine's Day." Share it with someone you dig.
We're not even two months into 2014 and already the rush of new releases is upon us. What albums are the DJs of KDHX most excited about? These lists will give you a good hint.
There were so many releases in 2013 and I know I only heard a small fraction of them. In my relatively small overall sampling of 2013 album releases, I found a whole lot to like, and it was difficult to narrow them down to a list of 10.
New Year's Eve is tricky. Expectations are high, and more often than not, the evening never quite seems to live up to them. Seeing a couple of bands that you know will rock your socks off seems about the best you can do. The line outside the Old Rock House as the doors opened on Tuesday night proved that to be a popular idea.
In the great tradition of James Brown's "Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto," the Emotions' "Black Christmas" and Brook Benton's "Soul Santa," Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings express a soulful yuletide spirit from an urban, African-American point of view. "Ain't No Chimneys in the Project" is a contemporary Christmas classic.