Probably time to start looking into a permanent camping spot in the parking lot of the Firebird (2706 Olive Street, 314-535-0353). Today the venue announced, among other things, an April 7 show featuring White Denim. Tickets are $10 and on sale now.
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Black Angels in April. Photo by Jon GitchoffAustin's heaviest purveyors of psych return to Old Rock House this weekend -- the band played a sold-out show there in April, and provoked our reviewer to say, "Drugs are well and good, but this, this was a high to die for."
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A few months ago, Austin metal gods the Sword had to cancel their entire tour after the sudden departure of drummer Trivett Wingo. Now that the band's secured a new drummer, Kevin Fender, all systems are go for the rescheduled tour -- which has now added a date in St. Louis at the Firebird on Decemb ... More >>
Twenty-one-year-old Sherrell Johnson was driving through north St. Louis with friends early yesterday morning when a man in another vehicle forced the car she was in to stop at the corner of Hebert and 23rd (below). There the man forced Austin and her companions out of their vehicle by gunpoint.
Pop music fans have a few choices tonight. At the Gramophone, catch Heypenny, a group from Nashville that takes after the weirdo-pop acts in the city (a.k.a. the Features, De Novo Dahl) and British askew-rockers such as XTC. Singer-songwriter Dan Dyer opens.At Off Broadway, kick up your dancing ... More >>
Photo: Jennifer SilverbergMickey Carroll's story came in at the fourth most-read last week.The blog posts come fast and furious, most of the time, here on Daily RFT, so if you missed the big ones from last week (May 4-10), here are the top ten most-read posts, courtesy of your friends at Google Anal ... More >>
The Beauty Bar is a name of a venue in other cities -- Austin and Las Vegas, for starters -- and now a "punk rock hair salon" in St. Louis. The grand opening is tomorrow, and will feature beer, BBQ, burlesque and tunes from Strawfoot. (I tried to continue the "B" alliteration, and just couldn't. Bum ... More >>
Roy KastenOtis GibbsSaturday afternoon at SXSW 2009 started early this year, with the second of the 10th annual Twangfest and KDHX parties at Jovita's (disclosure: I'm a KDHX programmer and Twangfest volunteer), and Nashville-based songwriter Otis Gibbs, whose protest sing-a-longs, earthy folk and b ... More >>
Going into SXSW this year, I was curious to see how the economic meltdown was going to affect the festival. I had heard that fewer labels were having showcases, and fewer journalists and label employees were attending. More people I know personally went down to Austin on their own dime, with no plan ... More >>
So, this year's model of SXSW snuck up on me: Two weeks from now, I'll be in Austin running around in eighty different directions, music surrounding me from the second I step off the plane. Accordingly, I'm a bit behind as to who from St. Louis is going this year. So far, my list includes:Official s ... More >>