In this week's print edition, we make the case that the St. Louis music scene is more than just alive and kicking -- it's absolutely thriving. Local acts are grinding out shows and creating brilliant tunes that music lovers around the world would dig. For just one timely example, check out "Christma ... More >>
Michael Azerrad is one of the most respected and acclaimed music journalists in the business. Known for books like Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana (the only essential Nirvana book in the great big sea of Nirvana books) and the definitive Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American In ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, May 11. Duck Room at Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
This week's Most Triumphant Beard of the Week award goes unequivocally to Map's and Atlases' Dave Davison, whose facial hair would be worthy of IFC's cut-throat Whisker Wars competitions -- if that show is still a thing, anyway (I sure hope so, but doubt it). Jack Passion would be proud. Maps and At ... More >>
It's April and the smell of vinyl is in the air. Record Store Day is this weekend, that annual celebration of those places where the things you illegally download live. This equates to a wealth of exclusive releases and reissues, some of which are made in such small quantities they are practically o ... 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 >>
When David Anderson isn't busy leading local psych-folk quartet Tenement Ruth his his wife Melissa, he can be found on stages and in studios around town as an in-demand session player, and he's lent his fiery lead work to bands like Magnolia Summer, Grace Basement, Old Lights and others. But in the ... More >>
tUnE-yArDs, left, by Jason Stoff. St. VIncent, right, by Kiernan MaletskyThe annual apocalypse is nigh, wherein critics celebrate the end of the year with a debaucherous amount of self-important analysis on the previous twelve months in music. I am among the many to rank my favorite records, ... More >>
So smooth.Nobody saw this coming - 2011 may go down as the Year of the Saxophone. The instrument infiltrated many of the year's most creative albums, often showing up unannounced to push an already awesome song into unforeseen greatness. As the world begins looking back at the past twelve mon ... More >>
St. Vincent | Cate Le Bon Old Rock House October 6, 2011 St. Vincent songs do not politely proceed from verse to chorus. They circle, predatory and lithe. Annie Clark's astral voice folds pleasant-sounding words into sinister sentiments, and her guitar whips like a fat coil of cut live wire shower ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, October 6. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
Henry Hargreaves|Anthem MagazineOn Tuesday, on the occasion of the release of St. Vincent's third fantastic solo album, Strange Mercy, we offered the chance to win a pair of tickets to her upcoming show at Old Rock House. The terms? Find the photo where Annie Clark's eyes appear the largest. ... More >>
Tina TyrellSt. Vincent's Strange Mercy came out today (though it has been streaming for a while now, through NPR's First Listen and other outlets). To celebrate, we're giving away a pair of tickets to her October 6th show at Old Rock House. Go to our Facebook page for details. St. Vincent i ... More >>
Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent, is coming to St. Louis. She'll play the Old Rock House on October 6th -- tickets are $16 and not on sale yet. St. Vincent will release its third LP, Strange Mercy, on September 13th on 4AD. Her previous effort, 2009's Actor, saw Clark continue an impressive ... More >>
Anyone who showed up early at Radiohead's set a few years ago experienced the face-melting Australian nomadic rock band Liars. Although the cavernous Verizon Wireless Amphitheater swallowed the group's post-punk throttling, fans will have a chance to experience annihilation up close on July 22: The ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, March 4. The Billiken Club, 20 North Grand Boulevard, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University.
Photo: Egan O'KeefeSt. Vincent last night at the Firebird. See more photos from last night's show. A few songs into her hour-plus set, St. Vincent's Annie Clark told the crowd that she was "flummoxed by your enthusiasm." For once, it didn't seem like an instance of rock-star faux-modesty -- her w ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 1. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Making her first appearance in St. Louis since wowing the crowd opening for John Vanderslice a few years ago: St. Vincent! The artist known as Annie Clark just confirmed a show at the Firebird on Thursday, October 1. Ticket info TBA. Her new album, Actor, is a clash of the beautiful and macabre. See ... More >>