Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Deadboy & the Elephantmen 

9 p.m. Friday, September 29. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)

Deadboy & the Elephantmen may be on Fat Possum records, but don't let that fool you: There's nothing gut-bucket-bluesy about this guitar-and-drums duo. In fact, despite such a simple set-up, the band defies easy categorization: too raw for rock & roll, too fuzzed-out for blues, too urgent for swamp-boogie. Guitarist Dax Riggs (of the late metal band Acid Bath) sings in a low-slung, quasi-gothic register, somewhere between Nick Cave's gravitas and Britt Daniel's howl. Tessie Brunet keeps things anchored on the drums while providing sweet, ethereal harmony vocals. The pair are responsible for the sounds on this year's We Are Night Sky, but on this tour expect bassist Alex Bergeron to round out the band's tunes.

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Speaking of...

Latest in Critics' Picks

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 23, 2020

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

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation