Do you know why Lance Berkman was, empirically speaking, the single most badass Cardinal of the past decade? (Yes, empirically. It's been scientifically proven.) No, it wasn't the awesome soundbites he routinely handed out, or the wicked sense of humor. On-field exploits? Ha! Don't make me laugh. ... More >>
Hey, Earth. Not sure if you heard, but the 2012 Olympics are happening right now in London. Music is an important part of the overall festivities, although most selections heard during the ceremonies and coverage are catchall motivational songs or hype-up tracks. Okay, a few national anthems too. We ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, May 9. El Leñador, 3124 Cherokee Street.
Earlier this month, Spin announced that it is moving most of its album reviews to Twitter. Music writing is getting shorter, not longer, and yet the 33 1/3 Series, which has the gall to publish entire books on albums that aren't even current, soldiers on. There are 85 installments in print n ... 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 >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Antony and the Johnsons' Swanlights*Antony And The Johnsons, Swanlights NPR said of Antony's latest release, "If Hegarty's first few albums find him searchi ... More >>
Image viaBelle and Sebastian write about loveThe process of acquiring music is not what it used to be. Although many collectors still purchase music the old fashioned way (say, by digging through rows of records and CDs at record stores) artists and labels have been forced to get more creativ ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, October 1. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
George Clinton brings the funk on Saturday.So, chances are you're going to LouFest this weekend. (Have you read our coverage yet? Go! Do it!) But if you aren't, there's plenty to do this weekend. Read on: 1. St. Louis Bluesweek Festival; steps of the Peabody Opera House The inaugural St. Lou ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below. Post delayed a day due to server issues!) Apocalyptica 7th Symphony*Apocalyptica, 7th Symphony Stream Apocalyptica's seventh album, which features guest voca ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, December 1. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Morrissey turned 50 last Friday, and to celebrate the milestone, noted MP3 blog The Music Slut curated an online collection of Smiths/Morrissey cover songs called TMS Hearts Moz. The list of contributors reads like a who's-who of future Pitchfork darlings -- the biggest name on there is Pattern is M ... More >>
9 p.m. Monday, March 30. The Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University, 20 North Grand Boulevard.
10 p.m. Monday, January 5. CBGB, 3163 South Grand Boulevard.
Juno: Music From the Motion Picture
My Time to Die
9 p.m. Friday, December 28. Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
The Pubes: Peat Sounds (Roadhouse Tunes)
7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
8 p.m. Saturday, April 14. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
St. Louis bands make a fine showing at Austin's annual indie-rock spring break.
Plus, a sidebar detailing some of the label's essential releases.
A local music fan starts Broke & Hungry Records, Matador Records gets its videogame on and the debut of "Yo! RFT Raps"
Bunnygrunt returns — on a tribute to UK cult figures the June Brides
The Life Pursuit (Matador)
Friday, August 19; Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
The Glasgow School (Domino)
Tuesday, July 19; the Gearbox (1551 South Seventh Street)
Push Barman to Open Old Wounds (Matador)
We ban rock cliches, fatwa Eric Clapton and read up on music nerds
Biggest Bluest Hi-Fi (Merge)
A brother and sister discuss a brother and sister, plus we take a look at Twangfest
Thursday, March 18; the Gargoyle at Washington University
Saturday, January 24; Rocket Bar
Aztec Discipline (Overcoat Recordings)
Belle & Sebastian are Critical Darlin's
Tuesday, October 29; Creepy Crawl
Trash cans in front of Vintage Vinyl
We Love the City (Too Pure/Beggars Banquet)
Cousteau (Palm Pictures)
Thursday, March 16; Firehouse