Some artists dazzle you with technique; some with songwriting; some with vision. Nneka is the embodiment of the musical hat trick. Equally powerful as a solo, acoustic performer and as a hip hop and nu-soul provocateur, she has been stunning audiences since the release of her debut album in 2005.
If you had to label Theodore, you might try "freak folk" then maybe "folk rock" then maybe "folk blues," or maybe even "Americana." Labels only take you so far, and the music of Theodore -- eerie and catchy and raging, sometimes all at once -- evades easy categories. Hear just how far they'll take you during a live performance at KDHX.
Say your prayers. St. Louis punk band the Hail Marys are in town and they're ready to smash all false rock 'n' roll idols.
Meet powerhouse nu-jazz and neo-soul vocalist Audra Angelique, a St. Louis transplant who's taken well to her new surroundings, and is making her KDHX debut on the Rhythm Section.
Throughout the '90s, Scott Bondy led alternative rock band Verbena, but with his startling solo debut American Hearts and this year's When the Devil's Loose, he has re-invented himself as A.A. Bondy and found an exemplary folk blues voice.
Quirky and sincere, hooky and jagged, loud and melodic -- the Boorays were a study in successful contrasts, combining a punk energy and power pop sweetness into a style that set them apart on the '90s rock scene in St. Louis.
From a whisper to a murmur, Lou Barlow's songs don't demand attention; they earn it. Though best known for his work with alternative rock heavyweights Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh, Barlow's recent solo recordings liberate his warm voice and subtle, almost classical acoustic guitar work.
Feeling nostalgic for the bands you heard in the basement of a friend's house? Sighing for lukewarm keg beer and a strong urge to dance and shout along with lyrics you've never heard before? Minus the beer, here's the next best thing: a live performance from Drink Up Buttercup on KDHX.
The Bottle Rockets have been making rugged, rootsy and real rock & roll for over 15 years. Playing songs from their 2009 album Lean Forward, the band pulled out all the stops and chops during a live performance in the KDHX studios.