Lost in the Supermarket: Bruce Hornsby, Juliana Hatfield, The Kooks
Date: Sunday, January 4
Where: Schnucks, Clayton Road
What: A tune by Bruce Hornsby, followed in short succession by Juliana Hatfield's "Shining On" and the Kooks' "Shine On."
Why is this weird? Mr. Hornsby's mom-jeans piano gems are prime grocery store fodder. But Hatfield's latest record, How to Walk Away, is full of melancholy, sophisticated pop gems. Production by Ivy's Andy Chase gives the album a lush, crushed-velvet feel, while appearances by the Psychedelic Furs' Richard Butler and Nada Surf's Matthew Caws add more rainy-day sighs. Plus, pairing her "Shining On" right before U.K. mod-rockers the Kooks' "Shine On" reveals that someone in Schnucks Music Progamming HQ has a sense of humor.