Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Dark Dark Dark/Mayday Orchestra/Pokey LaFarge 

10 p.m. Monday, January 5. CBGB, 3163 South Grand Boulevard.

Dark Dark Dark has built-in dimension, thanks to the fact that both Nona Marie Invie and her male bandmates handle vocal duties. The quartet capitalizes on this dichotomy by cultivating rich, multi-tonal reverberations. A combination of rickety strings and tiptoeing accordion results in compositions that sound like a more solemn Belle & Sebastian crafting the soundtrack to a bittersweet French film. The band's pensive dirges slide easily into deep atmospheric swells that roll from somber to exhilarating. Two locals open the show: Pokey LaFarge and the Mayday Orchestra. LaFarge's dynamic showmanship makes him a solid addition to any lineup, and the Mayday Orchestra will be the perfect complement to Dark Dark Dark. The new musical collective was born of two recently (and regrettably) terminated bands, Bad Folk and Rats and People. Expect great things.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Latest in Critics' Picks

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 16, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation