Music » Critics' Picks

Local Motion: The Aquatic Record

Friday, February 10, 8 p.m. at the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (3301 Lemp Avenue)


According to his Maplehood Rekkids hand-scrawled biography, Aquatic Record majordomo Brian Potts likes "beards, ramen and Six Feet Under." It's unclear exactly how these items influence his new CD, When Sitting Silent Gets Too Quiet (except for, uh, the facial hair), but Quiet is actually anything but. Potts' voice vaguely resembles Colin Meloy's pipes (minus the nasal twang), but the album's strident acoustic guitars, stitched-patchwork instrumentation and joyous add-ons (cherubic female vocals, moody piano, handclaps) create charmingly lo-fi indie-rock atmospheres that aren't found very often in St. Louis clubs.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.