A good tribute show occurs on a narrow road bordered by nostalgia and cover-band schlock. The road gets slippery when the band being honored was a batch of local boys done good. For the second Uncle Tupelo tribute show in just over three years, eight St. Louis bands kept it on the road while having a hell of a lot of fun.
The Dive Poets are often described as an alt-country band, but the sound of "My Papa's Song," the lead track on their long-in-coming new album "Married to Your Ghost," is pure, loud rock 'n' roll, fueled by country and soul, as the best rock 'n' roll so often is.
Oh ye merry music fans, do we have a compilation for you. The second volume of KDHXmas features 17 artists from St. Louis and beyond, all playing brand new and/or familiar songs to make the season bright.
An ensemble of talented local bands led those in attendance at Off Broadway to an onslaught of fun and excitement.
All photos by Ben Mudd.