Steve Reidell, one half of Chicago-based production/mash-up duo The Hood Internet, performed a DJ set at the Firebird in St. Louis, Missouri on May 15th, 2013 while on tour with Black Moth Super Rainbow.
Philadelphia’s experimental-folk-pop-electronica gods known as Black Moth Super Rainbow survived a van break-in to perform at The Firebird in St. Louis on May 15th, 2013 with Oscillator Bug and Hood Internet.
Few individuals in hip-hop strike a profile like Detroit’s Danny Brown. His 2011 release XXX still holds as one of the best rap albums in recent memory. With his next record Old due in August, this tour would likely be the last time to see a set heavy on those cuts. At Old Rock House [...]
Ghostface Killah, quite possibly the greatest rapper alive, made an overdue appearance in St. Louis on April 27th, 2013 with Adrian Younge’s Venice Dawn as his live band. Long time Wu Tang affiliate Killah Priest assisted Ghostface and Adrian Younge’s Venice Dawn in recreating Ghostface’s newest album Twelve Reasons To Die for the near capacity [...]
Ghostface Killah AKA Tony Starks AKA Frank Stoney did it big at 2720 Cherokee in St. Louis on April 27th, 2013. It was wild. More photos soon.
Record Store Day has become something like the music nerd’s favorite day of the year. Labels and bands put out special/limited releases and reissues and it’s typically a day of celebrating the quirkiness and importance of the record store, with bands and DJ doing live sets and local breweries offering free beer. While our world [...]
LA’s IO Echo returned to The Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on April 9th, 2013 on the last leg of Garbage’s year-long world tour. The lighting may have been non-existent but Ioanna Gika and her cohorts sounded huge.
Nashville psyche-grunge duo JEFF the Brotherhood surprised St. Louis by playing their first tour show as a four piece at Off Broadway on March 27th, 2013. Skeptics, myself included, ending up having little to worry about.
Hoodie Allen had no problem being the center of attention at the Pageant in St. Louis on March 13, 2013. The sold-out crowd was, at times, restless during Aer and Jared Evan’s set but all of that anxious energy melted away once the man himself stepped on staged. He brought with him tons of great [...]
Husband and wife duo Shivering Timbers are, perhaps, one of the more pleasant bands to appear on my radar in some time. Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys produced their 2010 debut album, We All Started In The Same Place, and the recently released Sing Sing builds on the former in just about every way. [...]
Indie rapper Hoodie Allen stopped by The Pageant this past Wednesday to perform in front of a sold-out crowd. The energetic performer brought some nasty lights. Full photo set soon.
Pennsylvania-based instrumental psyche-prog duo Blues Control, touring behind their new record Valley Tangents, did their thing at Blank Space in St. Louis on March 09th, 2013.
Shivering Timbers, the husband and wife duo (with a little help from their daughter) from Ohio, played a graceful set at Off Broadway on March 6th, 2013. Write up and photos coming soon.
Missouri born, Chicago-based songwriter Angel Olsen showed herself to be a fine musician to tour with Water Liars when she performed at Off Broadway in Saint Louis, Missouri on February 7th, 2013. Typically, solo musicians aren’t this much fun to shoot.
Fresh off their appearance on Jimmy Fallon last Friday, Nashville indie rockers Night Beds stirred things up at Off Broadway in Saint Louis, Missouri on February 11th, 2013. Winston Yellen and his musical cohorts just may end up being one of the bands to watch this year.
Justin Kinkel-Schuster and Andrew Bryant’s trashy folk-blues outfit Water Liars have been on the lips of St. Louis since their inception. Justin’s former band Theodore were one of the few indie acts to survive the “dark age” of the St. Louis music scene that existed somewhere between 2006 and 2009 when cherished venues like Mississippi [...]
Oxford, Mississippi duo Water Liars paid a visit to Off Broadway last night with Angel Olsen. The boys lived up to the buzz. More photos and whatnot soon.
When Ex-Cult hit the stage at the Hi-Tone in Memphis the crowd really started to move. It wasn’t the craziness that occurred during Ty Segall’s set but it was no doubt a sign of things to come. This was Ex-Cult’s last show at the soon closing Hi-Tone, arguably one of the most well known small [...]
Ty Segall has become one of the most prolific young musicians on the scene, having released more material in the last two years than most blog darlings do in their whole career. No Joke. Pondering this as I waited in line at the Hi-Tone in Memphis, it crossed my mind that you could be a [...]
I got in from Memphis early this morning after seeing Ty Segall at the soon closing Hi Tone. It was a wild, sweaty good time. Full photo set and more soon.
The Used have been going strong for over 10 years and had no problem showing their might at The Pageant in St. Louis on January 22nd, 2013 while headlining the Take Action Tour.
2012 has come and gone and with it a lot of great shows. I had the opportunity to shoot a good portion of the best shows that came through St. Louis, reconnecting with a lot of folks and racking up some great photos in the process. Here are some of my favorites.