Archive for the ‘rock’ Category


Sunday, September 9th, 2012

The Spits live show

Recommended shows in the coming months, mostly of the rock and roll variety.  GET YOUR MOSH ON

Sat 9/15 – Two Gallants @ Plush – Sometimes rockin' folk music

Wed 9/26 – White Mystery, Sleepy and the Bedtimes, The Brainstems @ CBGB – AWESOME loud, fast garage rock brother/sister duo from Chicago with KWUR DJs present and past's band The Brainstems, presented by Acid Kat Zine. GO!

Thurs 9/27 – Moon Duo @ The Firebird – Drone-y, noisy psych rock 

Fri 9/28 – Pokey LaFarge an the South City Three @ Off Broadway – Local, old-timey folk that is loved by all.  If you haven't seen Pokey's live show it is not to be missed!

Sat 9/29 – Guided By Voices @ Plush – Late 80s – 90s lo-fi rock and a KWUR favorite. Robert Pollard's still got it! 

Sun 9/30 – R. Stevie Moore (with KWUR local faves Little Big Bangs) @ Off Broadway

Sat 10/6 – Bunnygrunt @ Schlafly Tap Room – '90s twee, good and local

Tue 10/23 – Swans @ The Firebird – Abrasive, noisy, industrial post-punkers from the '80s/'90s just released a new album that rocks.

Sun 10/28 – Primus @ Peabody Opera House – IS THIS REAL?! Weirdo 80s rockers at the Opera House? 

Mon 10/29 – AC Newman @ The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill – Solo project of The New Pornographers frontman which is way more rockin and piano-heavy.

Thu 11/1 – OFF! and The Spits @ Fubar – New band of Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks) with Lo-fi garage punk vets the Spits. Mosh your brains out!

Fri 11/2 – The Fresh and Onlys @ The Firebird – More garage rock if you can't get enough

Mon 11/5 – Why? @ The Luminary

Fri 11/16 – Future Islands @ Off Broadway – I LOVE THIS BAND! Electronic, new wavey band from Dan Deacon's Wham City cast of characters known for awesome, intense live shows. 

Tue 11/20 – Japandroids @ Firebird – Rock duo with a great live show

see you there, twerps.



Album Review: Kentucky Knife Fight’s "We’re All Nameless Here"

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Kentucky Knife Fight has been running their garage blues rock all over St. Louis for several years now, and I think it’s almost time for the revolution. With the release of their second LP We’re All Nameless Here, KKF shows themselves to be the rock n’ roll force that it deserves to be. Neither on their new album nor in their live show do KKF mess around. They get straight to the music with amped-up rockers and slow burning blues.

The whole band revolves around Jason Holler’s gravelly voice that frequently stretches to its tremulous limits. Holler keys in to the rest of the Knife Fight, providing an incredibly dynamic sound. Besides ripping guitar solos, the music has nice accents from occasional banjo and blues harp, which thankfully takes cues more from Mick Jagger than John Popper.

Besides the blues garage rock that sometimes teeters on the edge of punk, this new album also features some grooving, slower numbers. KKF even touches on gypsy romps on “Always a Bride, Never a Bribe” with the help of the Monads’ Matt Shivelbine on fiddle.

Steady Bloggin’

Friday, May 7th, 2010

What do you get when you combine the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, and Pink Floyd? Why, the Pretty Things! Okay! According to wikipedia (you know, the Truth), this British Invasion band “made it” in the UK, but sadly never in the Land of the Double-Down. Until now!
The medley at the beginning: (“Good Mr. Square” at 1.49 is the shit.)