Nature has no conscience; that's where art comes in. The land and lives of southeast Asia have been ravaged and will never be restored, no matter how many telethons, Oprah pleas or rock-concert benefits. But the latter have become a part of the pop tradition now, as familiar as reverb and groupies, and only the most self-absorbed punk would scoff at the good intentions. As financial gestures go, a fundraising concert at the Schlafly Tap Room will never approximate the Concert for Bangladesh, but the participants and sponsors have contributed just as much heart and far less ego to the event. The lineup covers a healthy cross section of the St. Louis scene, from the atmospheric indie rock of organizer Rebecca... More >>>