Overview: As the Gateway to the West, the promise of leaving St. Louis was built into the prospect of arriving here; her arch functions as an ironic symbol of something to pass through, that which you donâ€™t look at but look beyond. But for those who stay, like the five-piece punk-blues wrecking crew Kentucky Knife Fight, this unswept city itself finds a voice in their sound.
Like the dark side of a postcard, unfamiliar unless you live there, their newest songs are inhabited by the cityâ€™s criminals and carrion â€“ its lonely, displaced, and desperate. Kentucky Knife Fight struggle to illustrate in their music why these characters, poised on the edge of good intentions, often turn to unsavory crimes in their quest for survival. Whispers grow to full out yells, and banjo strums and clean guitar lines explode into intense, heavy outbursts with searing leads and stabbing solos, becoming the sonic equivalent of a crime of passion. Artist Site
From: St. Louis, MO Format: Alternative, Country Plays: 8 Plays Today: 0