The key to playing music is listening to music, being aware of what is out there, taking cues and ideas, and using all those things to build a musical palette.
If Green Day and Captain Kangaroo were to have a love child, it might sound a little like the punky fun of the Boogers making family-friendly rock and roll.
Fleetwood Mac goes indie-pop as the California siblings of the Belle Brigade deliver sunny melodies with a few surprises along the way.
After a long career fronting the Recoys and then the Walkmen, Hamilton Leithauser has gone solo, has a new album and a sound that allows him to be closer, more personal and exhibit a freedom that may have been missing from his earlier work.
Hailing from Hazelwood Missouri, Lions of Hazelwood combine vintage blues and cranked-up rock with an effortless swagger.
Grounded in her expressive voice and piano playing, "Falling Like Fools" by St. Louis musician Lizzie Weber glides upward on a rich string arrangement and vulnerable emotions.
Nikki Lane's newest record, "All or Nothin'," isn't just an album title. It's a statement of character: you either like her or you don't. You take her as she is, or you don't get anything at all.
Eco Elvis is the performing persona of Matt Riggs, a recycling specialist with the Mid-America Regional Planning Council in Kansas City, Missouri.
It's easy to forget that there are lots of ways to be involved in the music industry. Rodney Crowell, though not a household name, is a giant of his craft, and getting your mind around the length and breadth of his career can be daunting.