We're back to the time of the year when the leaves turn pretty colors, the temperature starts to fall and 10 local bands descend on the Firebird to pay tribute to their favorite musicians. Now in its eighth year, An Under Cover Weekend is one of those events that needs to be experienced for any local music lover.
With a homegrown, folk-inspired sound that spans across the Atlantic, Ian Fisher and the Present return to their Midwest roots.
Classically-schooled, Sydney-based musicians Melinda Kirwin and Simon Rudston-Brown formed Falls as a couple, but broke up just after recording their debut EP "Hollywood" in 2011.
The new album by Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires follows the dictum of writing about what you know: the heat and heartbreak and history of the American South.
Creating a sound that is often described as boisterous yet melancholy, Brooklyn, New York's Small Black constructs on a rich antiquity of synth pop to produce modern music.
Fresh out of a near-death experience resulting from a 2013 car crash, Timothy Showalter had plenty of material for Strand of Oaks' fourth album, "HEAL."
Beginning as the bedroom recording project of singer-songwriter Bo Jackson, St. Louis indie-rock outfit Bo and the Locomotive quickly evolved into a fully realized group unit. After the release of their self-recorded debut, "On My Way," Jackson and his bandmates headed to Native Sound Studios to craft a hi-fi follow up.
Doug Deming and Dennis Gruenling with the Jewel Tones are made up of a big guitar, with an even bigger sound, and a blistering harp; add in a strong rhythm section, and the various forms of blues and swing are well represented.
Make no mistake: the Baseball Project is anything but a bunch of rookies.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, like Blanche DuBois before them, has depended on the kindness of strangers, catching fire on the Internet, rather than through traditional record company marketing, at a time when that just wasn't done.