Battles (Band)

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Pat Sajak Assassins' Approach Varies, But Its Core Remains the Same

    Bassist Brian Fleschute and drummer Harold Covey are unsung heroes of St. Louis music. The duo is best known for founding the Pat Sajak Assassins, a local group that features a rotating cast of contributing musicians. And that band might best be thought of as five separate bands -- one to correspond ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Alarm Will Sound: "We've got a mission to make St. Louis our second home."

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    The Best Shows in St. Louis This Week: February 25 to March 3

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    The Six Best Songs With Ridiculously Long Titles

    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 >>

  • Music

    August 9, 2012

    Helmet and Toadies

    7 p.m. Saturday, August 11. Pop's Nightclub, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From August 6 to August 12

    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 >>

  • Music

    December 1, 2011

    Zechs Marquise

    8 p.m. Tuesday, December 6. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Play Like You Mean It: An Interview With Ume's Lauren Larson

    Sandy Carson​At 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2011

    Pitchfork 2011: tUnE-yArDs, Guided By Voices And Other Day One Highlights

    Guided By Voices​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Pitchfork Music Festival 2011: What to Expect, What to See and 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 >>

  • Music

    May 7, 2008

    The Hood Internet

    9 p.m. Friday, May 9. Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street

  • Music

    October 31, 2007


    9 p.m. Wednesday, November 7. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Music

    August 9, 2006

    Crazy Calculus!

    B-Sides analyzes the mathematics of Don Caballero's existence, calls out Bon Jovi for cliches and points you to some hot Futureheads action in the Download.