Country music has always mystified me. On the one hand, the songs always seem to focus on alcohol, failed relationships, and poverty - subjects that have spawned fantastic art for years. On the other hand, popular country music has been virtually unlistenable for at least the last twenty years.
According to my new calendar, the word of the day is "volant," and it is defined as "moving lightly" or "nimble." I'm not really sure how to incorporate that into a post recommending shows for this week, but I'll do my damnedest.
Legendary metal monsters Corrosion of Conformity play the Firebird to ... More >>
Sarah Samples and the SheldonJay Farrar soundcheck at the Sheldon
Jay Farrar | Bobby Bare Jr.
The Sheldon Concert Hall
October 21, 2011
The worst thing you can say about any form of popular music, but rock music especially, is that it is polite. Let it be wild and outrageous, energetic and en ... More >>
Decemberists. Photo by Jason StoffThe Decemberists/Justin Townes Earle
April 27, 2011
Last night Colin Meloy of the Decemberists upended his reputation as a proggy prig with a (mostly) straightforward set of hyper-literate country-rock. Like the band's most recent album The King ... More >>
Story time with Uncle Rodney Crowell is a heartwarming way to spend the evening. Once upon a time, in a land called Southeast Texas, there were demonic possessions, grand mal seizures, bottles busted over heads, lies, more lies, alibis, memories of love and lust at Roy Acuff concerts and tornados hu ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaScott Phillips is the national best-selling author of the novels The Ice Harvest and The Walkaway; his newest book is the Western-tinged, black comedy Cottonwood. He's also a vinyl collector who has recurring dreams of shifting through bin after bin of lost music in an imaginary r ... More >>
Berrek Thompson and Justin Price, the founders of Music of The Hour. Their new website launches today.
There's a new blog on the block launching today in St. Louis. Meet Music of the Hour, a brand-spankin' new music website founded by Berrek Thompson and Justin Price. MOTH aims to b ... More >>
Who says the record store is dead? Not us here in St. Louis, where both Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records sold a lot of tunes. Below, please find the top selling albums from both stores, including a separate top vinyl list from VV. Enjoy!
Vintage Vinyl: Top CDs
1. Murphy Lee - You See Me
2. ... More >>
Roy KastenOtis GibbsSaturday afternoon at SXSW 2009 started early this year, with the second of the 10th annual Twangfest and KDHX parties at Jovita's (disclosure: I'm a KDHX programmer and Twangfest volunteer), and Nashville-based songwriter Otis Gibbs, whose protest sing-a-longs, earthy folk and b ... More >>
I've been so busy writing and editing for the print blog, that I haven't had time to properly do up the concert calendar this week. Please help!Friday, March 6*Blind Eyes (CD release)/ACBs/Livers/Frontier Brothers, Firebird*Jimmy Kennedy and the Wrecking Ball/Leadville/Fred Friction, Off Broadway*Ty ... More >>