Alarm Will Sound paints electronica with all the colors of an orchestra. By arranging the works of composers like Steve Reich, Tyondai Braxton and John Orfe, the ensemble provides a live exploration of classical sound. Alarm Will Sound is a big band, twenty strong, with an emphasis on rhythmic drive ... 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 >>
Last week, Kieran Hebden from Four Tet announced a new single entitled "The Track I've Been Playing That People Keep Asking About and That Joy Used in His RA Mix and Daphni Played on Boiler Room." It's an okay track with an awful title, but you have to give Hebden props for taking the plunge. Here a ... More >>
7 p.m. Saturday, August 11. Pop's Nightclub, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
This week's picks feature three rather large (as in a lot of bands) festival-type shows -- four if you count the 90s-fest happening at Verizon on Tuesday. On Friday, STL is the Movement 3 will go down at the Firebird; rappers Tef Poe, A-Game, Vega, Step or Get Left, Domino Effect, and ATG will perfo ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, December 6. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Sandy CarsonAt this year's LouFest, Austin-based trio Ume performed a riotous set punctuated by the band's massive, impressionistic rock and lead singer Lauren Larson's fiery stage presence. Previously barely known to most fans in attendance, the band is now playing one of the fall concert se ... More >>
Guided By VoicesThe weather was perfect and apparently -- horrifically -- it is mom-jean-short-season. It was a day for eccentric acts, the line-up carefully curated to force superfans into buying Friday tickets. The will call line stretched around the block and then some. 4:32 pm:tUnE-yArDs ... More >>
Sometimes the Iternets can put on one helluva flesh-and-blood show. Pitchfork Music Festival is run by the music blog of the same name, which just announced it's expanding to Paris this fall with an overseas version of the festival to be curated by (Everybody Loves) Bon Iver. The American b ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, May 9. Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street
9 p.m. Wednesday, November 7. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
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