Even though they’ve grown from playing Blueberry Hill to the Pageant barely within the span of these last two years, The Head and the Heart returned Vintage Vinyl for their second performance/signing (pictures from the first in-store here). Many late lunches were taken in St. Louis, as a large crowd gathered in the record store to catch a fantastic stripped-down set from members of the Seattle group (Josiah, Charity, Jonathan).
Somehow it’s been 20 years since the release of Rancid‘s first album and the legendary punk band hit the road to celebrate with fans across the country. Along with Tim Timebomb and Friends (Tim Armstrong’s side project) and The Interrupters, Rancid brought out the same high firepower performance and personality that has been keeping the group young after all these years.
Despite an early thunderstorm scare, LouFest came roaring back for its second day with heavy hitting sets featuring The Killers, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Alabama Shakes, Local Natives and a ton more. Once again, thanks to Speakers in Code, I was able to shoot the festival, so after a long delay, here’s shots (including a slew of portraits) from day two.
You Belong Here is the fantastic debut album from the buzz-worthy band Leagues and earlier in the week they kicked off their fall tour with a stop at The Gramophone in St. Louis. The Nashville crew was gracious enough to let me tag along during soundcheck and capture their performance preparation, which is now ready for your viewing after the jump.
A nicely-sized lunchtime crowd gathered at Vintage Vinyl to catch a free show by Dr. Dog, who played a free show and greeted fans prior to their show at Chaifetz Arena opening for the Lumineers. Be sure to check out their new album B-Room and you’ll find more shots from the performance below.
Back in the hey day of summer, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down rolled through KDHX for a fantastic in-studio. With the group returning later this month for a show with The Head & The Heart, it seemed like a great time to revisit the session. Three songs are still available for you to check out on Soundcloud, so enjoy!
The immense Austin ensemble that is Mother Falcon, made their first trip to St. Louis last week with a performance at The Gramophone (with Union Tree Review). The band was kind enough to let me spend the afternoon with them during soundcheck to snap some shots, so check out a series below documenting the process that they go through to create their soaring orchestral sounds.