Off Broadway: Old Lights and Kentucky Knife Fight. They are, in my humble opinion, two of the best musical offerings coming out of Saint Louis. I took some (albeit, quite amateur) video of the show to give you a taste of what I'm talking about.
Old Lights kicked off the night, mostly playing songs from the 2009 album, Every Night Begins the Same. The current line-up of David Beeman, Beth Bombara, Kit Hamon, John Joern, and Benjamin Riley definitely has its shit together. This music makes for such a welcome break during a monotonously grim winter, particularly the tropical "If You Come Over Tonight." You might wanna buy two copies of the record because it's really easy to wear the first one out.
Old Lights - "Furthest From the Tree" [buy Every Night Begins the Same]
Old Lights - "The Rail (Drug Version)" [buy Every Night Begins the Same]
Fresh off a nine city tour, Kentucky Knife Fight sounded particularly fantastic on Saturday, and the crowd clearly enjoyed itself during the set; you gotta love grown men dancing with unbridled enthusiasm next to the stage. Jason Holler's vocals were gruff and raw (I mean that in the best way possible), and Curt Brewer and Nate Jones obviously had a hell of a good time putting on a guitar show. However, I gotta say, I love James Baker on drums. He's always a boppin' and a shakin' back behind the kit. Fun, fun stuff, guys and dolls.
Kentucky Knife Fight - "I Can't Stand This" [buy We're All Nameless Here]
Kentucky Knife Fight - "Dream So Sweet" [buy We're All Nameless Here]