David MullisCaleb Travers' new EP, Ain't No Jukebox, gets an official release this Friday at Off Broadway. Describing the effort in this week's Homespun column, Christian Schaeffer says, "Travers has created a stripped-down but melodically rich document. The strings give a classical, stately ... More >>
Just when you thought that St. Louis' love for cover nights and tribute bands couldn't swell our collective hearts any further, a promising new venture in classic-rock recreation hits Off Broadway tonight. Street Fighting Band is a new local tribute to the Rolling Stones, and the band is made ... More >>
Courtesy of Funky Butt Brass BandFresh off winning "Best Jam/Funk Group" in the 2011 Riverfront Times Music Awards, the Funky Butt Brass Band is set to celebrate the release of its second full-length at 10:00 p.m. this Friday, July 15 at the Broadway Oyster Bar.
Titled You Can Trust The Fun ... More >>
Photos courtesy of the FeedLocal piano-driven rock trio the Feed has been coming out of a long hibernation over the past few months. But if you were among the sold-out Off Broadway crowd that saw them rip up "Obviously 5 Believers" and "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry" at the ... More >>
myspace.com/prairierehabOn Friday, August 13, at the Schlafly Tap Room, Morgan Nusbaum (The 75s/Bruiser Queen), Tenement Ruth and Prairie Rehab are playing a free show. The latter is the new group formed by the members of the Linemen, sans singer Kevin Butterfield. Prairie Rehab's sound is ce ... More >>
To celebrate the reissue of the Rolling Stones' revered album, Exile on Main St., a hodge-podge band of local musicians calling themselves Torn & Frayed convened to pay tribute to the dirty, swaggering, heroin-fueled, Southern-fried boogie of the '70s Stones. To call it a "supergroup" may be ... More >>
In this week's Homespun column, I took a few listens to Reconsider, the sophomore effort from local country quartet the Linemen. Here's an excerpt:
"...if the band's debut was a showcase for [lead singer/guitarist Kevin] Butterfield's talents, Reconsider is more of a band album. Bassist Greg Lamb a ... More >>
Roy Kasten has details about the Linemen's new CD over on the KDHX blog. His recent post says:Working mostly in Scott Swartz's basement studio, the band is set to release its second album, Reconsider, on February 21, with a party that evening at Off Broadway.
The album features 10 originals and one ... More >>
(Words by Andrew Scavotto; photos by Annie Zaleski)
After devoting a significant amount of time to exploring local music in 2008, moreso than in years past, I've decided to end the year by blogging about my favorite moments. This isn't necessarily a list of my favorite shows -- rather, it's a list ... More >>