Shades is the haunted and haunting debut record from Vera Sola, the nom-de-musique of Danielle Aykroyd. She performed every note and utterance on Shades, recording at St. Louis' Native Sound studio. On this episode Vera Sola performs the songs "Small Minds," "Black Rhino Enterprises," and "The Cage." Recorded at KDHX in St. Louis, Missouri on September 30, 2018. Engineered by Andy Coco.
Collector's Edition digs into the vaults this week and uncovers a high-energy interview between KDHX host, Chris Sanley, and Shaun Fleming of the band, Diane Coffee. The exchange was originally recorded in January of this year, but it provides some much-needed color as we roll into fall. The band performs three songs: "Mayflower," "As You," and "Get By." Recorded January 20, 2018 at KDHX in St. Louis, Missouri. Engineered by Jon Valley, KE Luther and Andy Coco.
With a hauntingly beautiful voice, Shelley Short has provided harmonies for many well-known bands over her fifteen-year career. Currently on tour with Neko Case, she spoke to guest host, KE Luther, about feminism and what it means to play behind a musical legend. Short and her band played the songs "Death," "Muddy River," and "September." Recorded on July 7, 2018 at KDHX in St. Louis, Missouri. Engineered by KE Luther and Jon Valley.
In this episode, Chris Sanley, host of KDHX's The Future is Now, interviews feminist icon, Ani DiFranco, about motherhood, her upcoming memoir and the rise of the #metoo movement. This piece originally aired live from The Stage.
After more than 10 years as a member of bands like Frontier Ruckus and Failed Flowers, Anna Burch made her solo debut with this year's Quit The Curse. The album channels smart, jangly indie-pop while cataloging the in and outs of romantic entanglements. Burch and her band play the songs "Quit the Curse," "2 Cool 2 Care" and "Asking 4 a Friend." Recorded on June 20, 2018 at KDHX in St. Louis, Missouri. Engineered by KE Luther and Andy Coco.
In a special episode, John Wendland, host of "Memphis to Manchester," interviews members of Calexico.
The Nashville-based singer and songwriter Tristen Gaspadarek continues to mine the space between pop and folk on her 2017 LP Sneaker Waves. For this session, Tristen and her husband/guitar player Buddy Hughen played at KDHX's venue The Stage in front of a live audience. Songs performed are "Negotiating," "Glass Jar" and "Psychic Vampire." Recorded live at KDHX's The Stage on December 11. 2017. Engineered by Jon Valley.
Tamara Lindeman has recorded as the Weather Station for four albums running, but 2017's self-titled release felt a little more like a statement of purpose, a re-assertion of her identity under that moniker. On this episode, Lindeman plays three new songs solo and talks through the new songs as well as her evolution as a songwriter, guitarist and arranger. Songs performed are "You & I (On the Other Side of the World)," "Impossible" and "Free." Engineered by Jon Valley. Recorded on February 14, 2018 at KDHX in St. Louis, Missouri.
Will Johnson (Centro-matic, South San Gabriel) and Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster (Water Liars, Theodore) team up as Marie/Lepanto, marrying their mutual loves of keen, scalpel-sharp songwriting and sometimes-moody, sometimes-rangy guitar atmospherics. They joined us in the KDHX studio on the eve of their first-ever live performance as this duo, and we talk about the forces that brought them together and how highway road signs can offer direction in more ways than one. Songs performed are "Patient, Patient Man," "Clean Gift," and "Simple Scenes." Engineered by Jon Valley. Recorded on February 7, 2018 at KDHX in St. Louis