Whole Foods stores on the West Coast are in the midst of a strange transition to vinyl retailers, making one wonder if this is the start of a national trend. This story originally appeared on LA Weekly's music blog, West Coast Sound. "Pile on that kale salad," sings Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes from t ... More >>
The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is a week and a half away! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in ... More >>
Before we begin, let us clarify that "shitty" and "bad" are not the same. Bad-sounding records aim for a certain result and fall short. Shitty-sounding records result from conscious decisions consciously executed. Here are the six best shitty-sounding records. If your favorite entry is missing from ... More >>
The law of unintended consequences is far-reaching. It's easy to see how it applies to things like medication, the environment, and Prohibition, but it also applies to the advances in the computerization of music over the past decade. The proliferation of the use of streaming services such as Spotif ... More >>
Japandroids' Celebration Rock is my favorite record of 2012 because I'm tired of albums that want to change my life. This is the simplest conclusion I can come to in my search for a deeper reasoning of what Celebration Rock means to me - or, more accurately, what liking Celebration Rock says about m ... More >>
The man in the chicken hat is hoping things get weird inside. He smokes a cigarette, flicks it to the ground, then changes his mind and smokes the rest of it while standing in front of the Tivoli Theatre in Delmar. He's already holding a ticket, but at the advertised 7 p.m. show time, nearly 100 hop ... More >>
While reflecting on the difference between what he thinks his latest album is about and what his audience thinks it's about -- namely, all the surprisingly wrong perceptions -- Alex Scally references the Bible. "It's the tower of Babel and all that," he says. "Humans can't understand each other." B ... More >>
Summer is upon us! The pools are open, the temperatures are high, and my stomach is still recovering from the barrage of barbecue it was assaulted with over the three-day weekend. Another sign of the season is the increasing number of great shows coming to town; summer tours and outdoor festivals ab ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, May 11. Duck Room at Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Thursday, March 15, 2012 1 p.m. SXSW is time machine, not always dialed towards the future. Though the clubs change names every season, the gimmicks get more and more outrageous -- witness the skyscraper-sized vending machine stocked with minivan-sized bags of chemically-enhanced corn chips whose n ... More >>
In the business model of the one hit wonder, the commercially unsuccessful follow-up album is essential to the tag. Had the second album not flopped, the artist would be at least a two-hit wonder. Many folks assume that these artists are only worthy of a single dose of limelight, but some have prove ... More >>
Bonnaroo is next weekend already, and Wakarusa starts tomorrow. Summer Festival season is in full swing, and it's getting hard to keep track of all the offerings. In the next several weeks, we'll bring you guides to some of the best and biggest festivals within a day's drive of St. Louis. We ... More >>
Decemberists. Photo by Jason StoffThe Decemberists/Justin Townes Earle The Pageant April 27, 2011 Last night Colin Meloy of the Decemberists upended his reputation as a proggy prig with a (mostly) straightforward set of hyper-literate country-rock. Like the band's most recent album The King ... More >>
Nolan ConwayVivian Girls with Black Lips Vintage Vinyl/The Firebird Thursday, April 21 Live music patrons of St. Louis, you had a choice last night: You could have gone to see Arcade Fire and The National play Scottrade Center (and if my Twitter feed is any indication, most people I know did ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, March 25. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
image viaMatt and Kim bring their spastic hyperactivity back to St. Louis on June 23 at The Pageant. 2720 Cherokee *MathGames, March 18 *This Must Be The Band, March 11 *Zoogma, March 12 Chaifetz Arena *Charlie Wilson, May 6
image viaS. Carey, classically-trained percussionist for Bon Iver, just finished road testing his debut album, All We Grow, on his first headlining tour with Yann Tiersen. Catch him at Off Broadway April 4. 2720 Cherokee *Great American Taxi, March 4 BB's Jazz Blues and Soups *Bart Walker B ... More >>
We here in St. Louis are lucky to get spillover from a few of the summer festivals. The first of these, Bonnaroo, just announced its 2011 lineup -- and there are some tantalizing wishlist potentials in the list. The biggies are Eminem, Arcade Fire, Widespread Panic, The Black Keys, Buffalo Sp ... More >>
* = local, = coming to town Vintage Vinyl 1. T.I.---No Mercy 2. KANYE WEST---My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 3. CHARLIE WILSON---Just Charlie 4. ERIC BENET---Lost In Time* 5. QUINCY JONES---Q: Soul Bossa Nostra 6. NICKI MINAJ---Pink Friday 7. TEMPTATIONS---Give Love At Christmas 8. ANGEL ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local Vintage Vinyl 1. LIL WAYNE---I Am Not A Human Being 2. ELTON JOHN & LEON RUSSELL---Union 3. SUFJAN STEVENS---Age Of Adz 4. BELLE & SEBASTIAN---Write About Love 5. KINGS OF LEON---Come Around Sundown 6. JOHN LEGEND & THE ROOTS---Wake Up! 7. AVETT BROTHERS---Vol. 3 ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local Euclid Records 1 Belle & Sebastian - Write About Love 2. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest 3. Of Montreal - False Priest* 4. John Legend/Roots Wake Up! 5. Neil Young - Le Noise 6. Old 97's - The Grand Theatre 7. Eric Clapton - Clapton 8. Fistful Of Mercy - As I Cal ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local Vintage Vinyl 1. ROBERT PLANT---Band Of Joy 2. WEEZER---Hurley 3. ALOHA MI'SHO---Badd 4. GRINDERMAN---Grinderman 2 5. LINKIN PARK---Thousand Suns 6. LUDO---Prepare The Preparations* 7. JJ GREY & MOFRO---Georgia Warhorse* 8. ARCADE FIRE---Suburbs 9. WALKMEN---Li ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local Vintage Vinyl 1. COHEED & CAMBRIA---Year Of The Black Rainbow* 2. THE FORCE---Everybody Wins 3. KEM---Intimacy* 4. BLACK CROWES---Croweology* 5. SLEIGH BELLS---Treats 6. ESPARANZA SPALDING---Chamber Music Society 7. JOHN MELLENCAMP---No Better Than This 8. METRI ... More >>
Robyn GrimesBefore the encore, Adam Turla, singer and guitarist for Murder by Death, predicted fame for the band in another 40 years, at roughly the same rate as Bo Diddley. It's just that sort of humbled reckoning that kept the crowd rowdy and the room toasty at Off Broadway, where the band ... More >>
Hating on South By Southwest is too easy. Just look around: Shit-faced lawyers waxing bizness gobbledygook to shit-faced salesmen of exercise bikes, members of psych-metal bands (probably called Red Octopus or Purple Cobra) barely remaining vertical for all their unbathed rock studiousness, the endl ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 . Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue
9 p.m. Monday, March 17. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
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7 p.m. Friday, December 7. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Boulevard.
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9 p.m. Saturday, March 24. The Billiken Club at Saint Louis University (20 North Grand Boulevard).
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