A sparse audience of sleepy-looking loners and softly chatting couples sat at the high tables on the edges of the main room at the Old Rock House. The local guys of Tone Rodent climbed onstage, each of them either tuning strings or tweaking knobs or putting on a good don't-give-a-shit face.
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.
If Lou Reed had grown up in the Midwest and dug shoegaze and post-punk he might have formed a band like Tone Rodent. At the very least, he would have played its records very loud.
We can call off the search. The Missingmen were found last night accompanying the legendary Mike Watt at the Duck Room to perform his punk rock opera Hyphenated-Man in its entirety. One thing can paper writing service be said for certain: Mike Watt still jams econo, and we still enjoy every second of it.