Thursday, September 18, 2014

Photos | Iron & Wine + Jesca Hoop at The Pageant in St. Louis

All photos by Tim Bottchen

Iron & Wine played a solo acoustic, request-heavy show at The Pageant in St. Louis last night. The two-hour set opened with "Passing Afternoon" and closed with "The Trapeze Swinger." Jesca Hoop opened the show.

Enjoy these shots from Tim Bottchen, and please visit his site here.

Jam of the Day | CJ Boyd - Peradora

via Bandcamp

Nomadic bass-wizard CJ Boyd has been on "InfiniTour" since March of 2008, traveling the world, playing thousands of shows by himself and with numerous bands, including Desert Center, Kurva Choir, and Rhonya. "Peradora" is the premiere (and longest) track from Boyd's forthcoming solo album, Precariat, and a stunning testament to his mastery of subsonic atmospherics and texture. Dulcet layers of upright and electric bass weave themselves into a flowing tapestry of low-end aestheticism, waxing and waning, constantly moving, much like Boyd himself.

Precariat is out 10/14 on Joyful Noise Recordings (LP) and Tiny Amp Records (Tape) and is available for preorder here

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Jam of the Day | Meg Myers - Go

Photo by Jason Gonulsen

What a bitter disaster
Leave me alone
Leave me alone

Go is a strong word, but Meg Myers takes its meaning to a subversive level. She can scream it, or she can just say it firmly -- the song ends suddenly with her doing the latter. Both invoke the darkness that led her to use it.

You can WIN TICKETS to see Meg Myers in St. Louis on Sunday by clicking here. Her new EP, Make a Shadow, is now available.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Album Review | Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams

"How long do I have here with you?" sings Ryan Adams on "Shadows," a dark, tortured gem that could have fit on Love Is Hell, right after "Please Do Not Let Me Go." This might not be an album filled with "slow, adult shit," but I assure you, we haven't exactly exploded into a honeymoon phase, either. Rather, these songs reveal an artist who is doing whatever the hell he wants, warts and all.

I'm fairly certain Adams ditched giving fucks about ratings a long time ago. And, yes, I could go on and on how "Stay With Me" sounds like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, but really, does any of that matter? I'd like to piss on comparisons 99 percent of the time.

What's real to me is when Adams sings "I wish I could call you, I wish you were still around" during "My Wrecking Ball." Because we're in that car with him, the tank is empty, we've rolled the windows down, we feel the wind. The destination is unclear, but the feeling is absolutely clear: I wish you were here with me.

Thanks for coming back, Ryan Adams.

Win Tickets to 105.7 The Point's Big Summer Show with Bastille, Capital Cities, Switchfoot, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Ok Go, Bear Hands, Royal Blood, and Meg Myers at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Sunday, September 21

105.7 The Point is bringing their Big Summer Show to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Sunday, and the lineup is impressive:

Capital Cities
J. Roddy Walston & The Business
Ok Go
Bear Hands
Royal Blood
Meg Myers

We have FIVE PAIRS of tickets to give away to this big show, but before we get to the details on how to enter, let's have a listen to some of the artists/bands.

Love what you're hearing? Good. Here's how to enter to win a pair of tickets.

1. Simply copy and paste this into a tweetI entered to win 2 tix to @1057thePoint's Big Summer Show w/@bastilledan @megmyers @switchfoot & more on 9/21 on @speakersincode.

2. Leave us a message on our Facebook page. (Leaving a comment on our original post is fine.)

3. Send an email to: with the subject: "BIG SUMMER SHOW Tickets."

4. LIKE and COMMENT on the photo on our Instagram.

The contest will run through Friday, September 19th at NOON CST, and we'll randomly pick and contact the winner shortly after (if you enter through FB, we'll announce your name on our FB page). Good luck!