From dress to affect, Miss Jubilee exudes the good-old-American, bluesy, swing jazz that she and her band the Humdingers work to renew in St. Louis.
Humidity. Beer. Hose water splashing over the edge of a galvanized steel swimming pool. Mosquitos. More beer. Cooler doors slamming shut, the oily odor of burning citronella, and as it gets dark, blocks away, the faint wail of police sirens. Beer.
Past and present American experiences are brought together in Neil Young with Crazy Horse's new release, the simply titled "Americana."
What's in a name? For the Spring Standards, a name means a lot. And though they spent hours and days agonizing over their own, they're still not necessarily happy with it.
The Spring Standards are really nice people; altogether too nice. In a way, they're like '50s television characters, eternally optimistic best friends, eternally high school students.
Horse Feathers' frontman Justin Ringle pours lilt and swagger into every dark corner of the band's ornate music.
The music of the Lumineers reflects traditional folk blended with upbeat acoustic rock and a magnetism that's begun to grab the nation's attention.
Bo and the Locomotive are standing beneath a neighbor's blossoming tree, playing a new song behind their Dogtown home.
Before Paste Magazine told the nation so, it wasn't presumptuous to say Bo and the Locomotive is one of the best reasons to get excited about St. Louis music.