Monthly Archives: February 2014

Album To Check Out: Death Vessel – Island Intervals

Band names are deceiving. Take the name Death Vessel. If you didn’t know anything about the band, you would think Death Vessel is a hardcore heavy metal band. But no, not even close. Death Vessel is the project of Joel … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Beck – Morning Phase

The artist known as Beck doesn’t need much introduction. One of the more prominent artist of the alt-movement of the 90s, you should at least be familiar by his breakthrough underdog anthem Loser and by his landmark record Odelay. With … Continue reading

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Concert Gallery: Hurray For The Riff Raff @ Vintage Vinyl

Monday evening brought the talented Alynda Lee Sagarra and the rest of her New Orleans band, Hurray For The Riff Raff for a free acoustic in-store show at St Louis’s local record store, Vintage Vinyl. Hurray For The Riff Raff … Continue reading

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Concert Gallery: Houndmouth @ Plush

Last Saturday night brought the Louisville band Houndmouth to Plush here in St Louis for a rowdy fun night of music and merry-making. The young, winsome four-piece composed of guitarist Matt Myers, keyboardist Katie Toupin, bassist Zak Appleby, and drummer … Continue reading

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Concert Gallery: San Fermin @ Off Broadway

Last Friday night brought the New York-based orchestral chamber-art group San Fermin to Off Broadway here in St Louis. I was a big fan of their highly underrated 2013 self-titled debut record, itself a meticulous 17-song suite written and composed … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: St Vincent – St Vincent

Annie Clark has always been an oddball of sorts. Though technically classified as a singer-songwriter, Annie Clark creates music that is more quirky and artful under her St Vincent moniker. The songs’ lyrics are mostly about domestic banality and dry … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Lost In The Trees – Past Life

I had the chance to check out North Carolina band Lost in the Trees the past couple of years. I saw them for the first time, way back in 2009 when the band just self-released their debut record All Alone … Continue reading

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