Wow, whatta weekend! 4-20 still has us in a daze (didn't get a chance to make it down? Check out slideshows of Record Store Day and InFest2). Congrats everyone on a successful and eventful RSD weekend. Keep that music high going this week with visits from the Besnard Lakes, Bob Dylan, Wax Idols and ... More >>
Euclid Records -- one of several excellent purveyors of music in this town and our 2012 winner for Best Record Store -- has just released its top 50 sellers of 2012. It's an interesting list for several reasons. It bears almost no resemblance to Billboard's list, of course. But it also speaks to the ... More >>
Cardinal fans and Cub fans. Democrats and Republicans. Those who keep up with the Kardashians and those who should be allowed to vote. Country music fans and country music haters. While no end is in sight to the strife between the first three aforementioned warring factions, there may be hope for t ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 4. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
The Forecastle Music Festival, which will take place this weekend in Louisville, Kentucky, boasts more than just a big name lineup -- it will also feature the Sustainable Living Roadshow, art exhibitions, the Kentucky Bourbon Lodge and a poster show. Though let's not kid ourselves: The lineup is wha ... More >>
Ed. The Great Grandfathers' debut will be officially released on June 26. Christian Schaeffer reviewed the album in this week's print edition. Brothers Lucas Severin Prize and Trevor Deiderich Prize got their charmingly antiquated middle names from their great-grandfathers, and that little biograph ... More >>
You may know that the Coachella festival begins this weekend, in which Indio, California is overtaken with every type of person from hippies to people who like watching bands outside and camping yet deny being hippies. The impressive lineup has a few notably similar acts who may not be rivals but st ... More >>
Andrew Bird | Eugene Mirmin The Pageant March 22, 2012 Andrew Bird had a rough day. He didn't offer details or share the wherefore and why. Instead, he performed an impromptu cover of Kermit's ballad about individuality and identity, "It's Not Easy Being Green," at his show last evening at the Page ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, March 22. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Last week we alluded to the fact that this March is a great time to be a music fan in St. Louis....this week we're driving the point home and then some. Unless you are capable of bi-location (or in some cases: tri / quadro), you are going to miss some good shows this week. We have Andrew Bird at the ... More >>
The Coachella 2012 lineup is out, featuring the Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg and roughly half of Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2011 list. But California is far away and three day passes (officially) cost your left eyeball and firstborn child. Fortunately, many of the Coachella highligh ... More >>
Coachella has just announced its 2012 lineup. The festival, which will take place over two weekends in April, will feature the Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg as headliners, and it doesn't exactly drop off from there: Pulp, Cat Power, M83, the Shins, Bon Iver, Noel Gallagher, Feist, Jeff ... More >>
Jeremy CharlesDust Bowl wonders Other Lives. Oklahoma's Other Lives is a fantastic band, which is probably why Radiohead plucked them out of the Great Plains and gave them supporting dates on its 2012 takeover tour. Lush, pastoral, and you're getting a preview at Cicero's a month before Radio ... More >>
Todd OwyoungAndrew Bird at the Pageant in 2009.Andrew Bird, violin loop poet and documentary subject, returns to St. Louis in 2012 for a show on March 22 at the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161). Comedian Eugene Mirman opens. Tickets are $30 and go on sale this Friday, December 9 ... More >>
Black Moth Super Rainbow | Marshmallow Ghosts | Dosh Off Broadway September 12, 2011 Sometimes it's hard to remember that these people making these sounds are just people. Get them in front of you, mostly maskless, wearing their every day human faces and clothes made out of fabric and threa ... More >>
Photo by Chris PhelpsSarah Jaffe looks like an elf and sings like a storm. The singer-songwriter comparisons to Cat Power are almost inevitable at this point, but her gender is a factor she remains almost aggressively tied to. The 25-year-old's first guitar cost $10 at a garage sale, and thou ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, January 14. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
Moan & Shout
8 p.m. Thursday, December 3. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
2008's version of Record Store Day -- an entire day devoted to the glory of, uh, the record store -- was such a booming success, people are celebrating again this year on Saturday, April 18. And like last year, Euclid Records and Vintage Vinyl are participating in the festivities. Details ... More >>
On Sixth Street in Austin, it's Day One of SXSW 2009 (for Day Zero, go here) and the promotional and busking stunts are on: A couple of kids dressed in epidermally fused body suits to hype (sweetly) their outer space band Frontier Brothers, some Transformer mechano-dude on stilts, a posse with a sig ... More >>
Andrew Bird concerts don't follow the normal dynamics of a rock & roll show. The singer, guitarist and violinist takes time to create layers of loops with his battery of effects pedals, and most songs take a minute or so to come into full bloom. What the audience experiences is not so much a con ... More >>
There's a lot going on this weekend, but I have a raging case of the flu so am not really with it. Please help me out in the comments, this is about all I can remember right now. Friday, March 13 *Takeover UK/High Strung, Firebird *Dock Ellis Cooper, Off Broadway *Blondiegrunt, The Wedge *The Orbz/E ... More >>
Bonnaroo just announced its 2009 lineup -- and like Coachella, it looks pretty strong. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are headlining, while Phish is doing two(!) shows. Other notables include Elvis Costello (solo), Wilco, Nine Inch Nails, Al Green, Snoop Dogg, Mars Volta and a bunch more. S ... More >>
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category.Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic F ... 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 >>
The Stage Names (Jagjaguwar)
Sunday, December 3. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).
Wednesday, February 15, at the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
2005's best and brightest albums
Spelled in Bones (Sub Pop)
Friday, June 3; Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue)
A feast of sweet summer sounds awaits you
Wednesday, March 23; Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue
Wednesday, July 28; Off Broadway
Andrew Bird whistles even when he's sad
The Beat and Q95.5 boast ambitious on-air talent
Husband-and-wife team Puerto Muerto produce a strange and beautiful brainchild
Saturday, May 26; Off Broadway.
The Handsome Family explain the dark yet lovely tenor of their work
Cowboy Sally's Twilight Laments for Lost Buckaroos (Bloodshot)
Danny Black -- singer, guitarist and chief songwriter of rock & roll group the Blacks -- talks about his "energetic band"
A look into Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire