At its core, rock & roll is a simple art form. Though at times, AC Newman piles layers of sounds and effects to gain the aesthetic he's searching for, the three minute pop song still conveys everything he needs. In the last decade-plus, the prolific songwriter has honed his wide array of pop skills ... More >>
Well I'm feeling pretty good about myself today. Over the weekend I managed to get myself kicked out of the Justin Bieber concert at Scottrade Center while working on a review, proving that even in my old age I still got it. In my youth I was actually quite capable of being kicked out of any and all ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, October 29. The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
Kathryn CalderKathryn Calder, a member of indie-rock-mega-supergroup The New Pornographers, will play a December 13 solo show at Cicero's (6691 Delmar Boulevard 314-862-0009).The Canadian songstress is touring the U.S. in support of her second solo album "Bright and Vivid."Calder has been a m ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiNew Pornographers last night at the PageantWhen the RFT recently spoke with New Pornographers frontman Carl Newman, he admitted that Neko Case breaking her ankle before the band's April 2008 appearance in St. Louis affected his mood. "It really pissed me off that she was gone for ... More >>
Jason CrepsThe New Pornographers on ice.In this week's paper, we ran an interview with the New Pornographers' redheaded frontman, Carl Newman. Now, in anticipation for tonight's concert at the Pageant with the Dodos, we offer outtakes from the conversation -- everything from Dan Bejar's geniu ... More >>
Thanks to Heather West for pointing me toward this video from the New Pornographers' Boston show on June 18. In the clip, someone throws a CD at vocalist Carl Newman as he's talking, which causes bandmate Neko Case to leap to his defense. In a very NSFW, aggro way. Rowr! The YouTube caption notes, " ... More >>
Who says the record store is dead? Not us here in St. Louis, where both Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records sold a lot of tunes. Below, please find the top selling albums from both stores, including a separate top vinyl list from VV. Enjoy! Vintage Vinyl: Top CDs 1. Murphy Lee - You See Me 2. ... More >>
A.C. Newman's solo show at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room last night was better than the New Pornographers show last year at the Pageant. There; I said it. The differences between the concerts were small, but important. For starters, Newman and his five-piece band were clearly having a ton of fun - from ... More >>
With all the buzz bands playing in Austin, Texas at South By Southwest, who's left to entertain us here in the Midwest? Post your show in the comments section!Friday, March 20* Kim Massie, The Gramophone* PMtoday/Hereafterhis, Adelaid/Hey Nightmare, Cicero's* The Dirty Blondes, Deluxe* Big Bambou, F ... More >>
A.C. Newman was a sticky post dated for this Monday -- we have posted since then. Please scroll down for newer stuff. Love,The Management
I am still out of town -- yes, I'm still writing FROM THE PAST (mwahaha) -- but there was a lot going on this weekend in the Lou. Where did everyone go? What did everyone see? What good shows happened? Anything notable, gossip- or music-wise? Fill us in via the comments section, y'all. Entertain. In ... More >>
2009 is already shaping up to be a busy year in St. Louis. The Pageant February 25: Flogging Molly March 15: Andrew Bird Blueberry Hill's Duck Room January 27: Todd Snider/Keith Sykes March 22: A.C. Newman/The Broken West MP3: A.C. Newman, "Submarines of Stockholm" More A.C. Newman at Matador's fall ... More >>
Ten albums that make it easy to avoid fretting about your old-fashioned, Rockist ways
The New Pornographers command you to shake your groove thang
Music that made the world safe for the word "alternative" again.
The Slow Wonder (Matador)
The New Pornographers play the sounds of summer. Hawaiian shirts optional.