When I asked the members of Middle Class Fashion how involved they felt they were in the St. Louis music scene, most were hesitant to answer. "I guess we're pretty involved," bassist Brian McClelland said apprehensively. "Yeah, I guess so," singer Jenn Malzone added.
Another Midwest Mayhem has come and gone, leaving behind a giant, misshapen, multi-colored ball of memories.
The latest in the long-running series of KDHX benefits and artist tributes, Back to Rockville: A Tribute to R.E.M. and 88.1 KDHX Benefit brought 10 bands and a few hundred music lovers out to Off Broadway on Friday to celebrate the songs of one of the most influential bands of the past 30 years.
St. Louis locals Middle Class Fashion deliver upbeat, piano-driven pop with their first full-length album, "Girl Talk."
KDHX invited an eclectic group of St. Louis musicians to weigh in on their favorite concerts of the year. A formidable task, to be sure.
Deck the halls with boughs of great music this season. 88.1 KDHX presents KDHXmas 2011: A Holiday Sampler -- 12 festive tracks, recorded live at KDHX.
The idea behind An Under Cover Weekend is simple: Local bands transform themselves into their favorite artists to pay tribute to them for 30 minutes. The result of months of hard work culminates in two nights of rock celebration at the Firebird that captures the essence of essay writer rock 'n' roll.
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.
Tight Pants Syndrome named its first full-length CD "Singles," and for good reason. The St. Louis band specializes in short, sharp and surprisingly hooky pop songs, fueled by tight harmonies, danceable rhythms and blasting guitars.