Brett Dennen and Foy Vance: BFFs take the Stage
The Blue Note can’t handle this bromance
These musicians compliment each other with their different takes on their folk music; plus, their bromance is adorable.
Mid by Midwest
Missouri bands get weird in Austin at the SXSW festival
“It’s like a spring break for bands,” says Brian Roberts, frontman for the Kansas City-based rock group Ha Ha Tonka.
Inside tracks: The Bridge owner Wes Wingate
Columbia venue owner has a list of artists he’d love to book
Take a look at 10 songs that speak to Wingate, all of which are by musicians he would love to book at The Bridge.
The Fray's, Helios: Track-by-track review
A track-by-track review
(Web Exclusive) Denver’s chief purveyors of piano-based pop music stretch out a bit on their fourth release, Helios.
Dierks Bentley's 7 things
Country's bad boy reflects on his life during the making of his seventh studio album, Riser
Here are seven things you need to know about Bentley and his seventh studio album, Riser.
In the garage: Please Feed the Animals
The Columbia group gets grungy going back to basics
The grimy charm of the apartment mirrors the music produced within. Please Feed the Animals’ music is primal and stripped.
I Want Your Six: Willy Braun
Reckless Kelly's frontman answers our questions
Musician Willy Braun and his band of brothers (one bound by blood, the rest by music) steps up to the mic this Friday at The Blue Note. Find out his answers on everything from his dream collaboration to tour necessities.
Album review: The Jezabels The Brink
The Jezabels combine somber lyrics with toe-tapping tempos
We’ve all been sucked into the Top-40 songs about never getting back together, makin’ it rain and wrecking balls. So sometimes it can be hard to go outside of your musical comfort zone. But The Brink will get all you proud pop lovers singing about life as it really is, even the tough stuff.
Man Man returns returns
This band from Philly is back in Columbia after six years
Man Man is a band all about gatherings, especially joyful ones. On-the-fly covers, singers wearing dresses and endless encores are what make every show an unpredictable and exuberant experience. That experience is coming to Mojo's tonight.
Eclectic performers spice up jazz joint
Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen has music on the menu
Get your music fix while satisfying your Cajun cravings at Jazz. If the food isn't spicy enough, the music definitely is.
Song lyrics and titles are common tattoos seen in Columbia
Here are song lyrics and titles from Columbia's tattoo artists that they say have the ink-inclined locals among us rushing to the nearest parlor.
Behind the scenes at Columbia music venues
A glimpse into the daily routines of Missourians working at Roxy's, Mojo's and Whiskey Wild
As patrons, we walk into a music venue, get our dance and drink on, and then we leave. To debunk the stereotypes of gruff bouncer, nerdy technician and absent owner, Maura Hohman went to Roxy’s, Mojo’s and Whiskey Wild to attend concerts with someone behind the scenes.
One man caravan
The Wandering Madman
Fro, The Wandering Madman, travels the country sharing his music via live performances in his box truck and his website.
Arctic Monkeys sell out The Blue Note
The British band focuses on lyrics and vocals on its new album AM
The Arctic Monkeys created a tidal wave across the pond when it released its first album, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, in 2006. Fast-forward to 2013, several songs off the band’s newest album, AM have spent months on the U.S. Billboard 200, and several venues on their American tour are sold out.
Grammy award-winning MU grad revamps album art for the digital age
Matt Taylor has worked with Thirty Seconds to Mars, My Chemical Romance and Red Hot Chili Peppers
Matt Taylor’s work is more than an image in a case. The box sets and special packaging that he creates are accompanied by keepsakes such as elaborate books, 7-inch colored vinyl records, masks, laser guns and zoetropes.
The Bottle Rockets have landed
Missouri natives return to their launch pad
The native Festus four-piece brings its alt-country rock back to Columbia in its 20th year.
Country star Thomas Rhett performs at the Blue Note
This country legacy never intended to become a musician
Thomas Rhett performed at The Blue Note during the summer and had a great show, so the venue pursued bringing him back when students were around
Chuck Inglish debuts solo work
Rapper takes new endeavor on tour
Inglish, a rapper from Detroit, is taking a break from his friend and The Cool Kids performing partner, Sir Michael Rocks, to pave his own way through the music scene.
See This: James Adams
Woodcrest's worship director cites Metallica as an influence
Don’t think Metallica and Christian music go together? Local musician James Adams has found a way to prove they can and mixes the two styles on his solo debut, Waiting Here.
See This: Iris DeMent
Folk singer's new album was years in the making
Iris DeMent’s personality is as unconfined as her music — her songs mix genres including folk-inspired country and gospel ballads to match her free-spirited character. She didn’t even anticipate the release of her upcoming album, Sing the Delta.