The Bad Plus
Jazz at the Bistro
7:30 p.m., January 6, 2012
Last time The Bad Plus rolled through Jazz At The Bistro, the trio played with the fire of a group intent on proving itself. This time around, pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson and drummer David King appeared comfortable and rela ... More >>
Photo by Kiernan MaletskyFlogging Molly
The sun has dipped behind the stands; Kanrocksas One is into the home stretch. Flogging Molly gave the stage security a workout, hauling crowd surfer after crowd surfer over the barrier.
The crowd for the second stage was, as it has ... More >>
Todd OwyoungFlogging Molly at the Pageant in 2010When the world ends, I'd like to be dancing, stomping and singing in the pit at a Flogging Molly concert. One could do worse.
Last night at the sold-out Pageant, the Irish-punk band rallied the masses with a versatility that glimmered through ... More >>
Tonight, Flogging Molly is playing a sold-out show at the Pageant. (Look for a review and photos tomorrow.) Before vocalist Dave King was in FM, however, he cut his teeth in a string of metal bands. The most notable of these was Fastway, which was formed by ex-Motorhead guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke ... More >>
Cameron WittigThe Bad PlusPerhaps best known previously for their sometimes radical re-imaginings of rock and pop songs, The Bad Plus appear to have entered a new phase with last year's release of Never Stop, their first CD of all original compositions. Their St. Louis performance Wednesday n ... More >>
The St. Patrick's Day season is officially upon us: Beloved Irish punks Flogging Molly performed at the Pageant last night. And even vocalist Dave King's sore throat (which rendered him rather hoarse) and problems with Matt Hensley's accordion couldn't dampen the enthusiasm of the band or the sold-o ... More >>
I am too beyond tired to write anything coherent about the show, but rest assured that St. Patrick's Day came early to St. Louis, thanks to Flogging Molly. The always-reliable Irish-punk band didn't disappoint, with a 90-minute set full of equal parts boozy pub pogos and pensive folk ruminations. An ... More >>
The audience present for the 8:30 p.m. Bad Plus set last evening leaned more toward curious observers than diehard fans. It was difficult to suspect the sort of crowd that would take interest in the piano, bass, and drum trio, and even harder to guess what aspect of the group appealed to whom. Some ... More >>