We're a good six months away from the time that this publication collates local bands by genre and asks for readers' votes to crown a winner, but let's go ahead and pencil Demon Lover in as a Best Pop Group nominee. No other local band takes on popular music's breadth and breaks it down into inchoat ... More >>
St. Louis is nothing if not prolific in 2013. Last week's show announcements boasted an impressive seven releases-to-be across the board. This week, add three more sets of brand new local tracks to your music collection. DinoFight!, Les Gruff and the Billy Goat, and Mikey Wehling and the Reverbs all ... More >>
"It's Not Forever" / "Sean"
(Lefse Records)"Blocking out the Sun" / "MC5 U in My Dreams"
Tower Groove Records
In this week's Homespun column we looked at two split EPs featuring local artists: The first is a collaboration between St. Louis' Parisian and the now New York-based Phaseone. The second pairs two beloved locals, Old Lights and Demon Lover. Check out our reviews.
The Mayan Calendar says 2012 is the end: This Friday, December 21, specifically. and John Cusack likely won't be around to save our sorry asses. While some folks may be hoarding dish soap and cashing in on fear of the Mayan apocalypse, St. Louis musicians are having none of that. We asked local pe ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, November 30. The Heavy Anchor, 5226 Gravois Avenue.
The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is a month away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Over the next month, we'll be making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year. Each weekday between now and the showcase ... More >>
N. Nomurai | Demonlover Smash Bar February 15, 2012 N. Nomurai was assembled close to the entry way, with Eric Hall seated atop a small drum riser and his cohorts planted in a triangle. Jim Winkeler (of the Conformists) shook the walls of Washington Avenue's Smash Bar with his thousand-pound bas ... More >>
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer profiles Theodore, whose latest album, Hold You Like a Lover, was released via Moon Jaw Records this week. Schaeffer caught the band at a house party: To understand Theodore is to see the band in action. For this song, J.J. Hamon replaces his guitar with a ... More >>