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Best Coast

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    These Bracelets and Headbands Let You Sneak Weed Into Festivals

    The toughest thing about festivals like LouFest is figuring out how to sneak your drugs inside while wearing as little clothing as possible. Is there really a good way to do it without sticking something up your butt? See also: Doing Drugs This Weekend? Here's How to Not Get Caught

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Does Sugar Ray Actually Suck?

    By Art Tavana Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast writes sunny indie-pop that traditionally has drawn from bands like Fleetwood Mac and the Beach Boys. Right now, however, she's feeling inspiration from a more unlikely source. "As cool as I want everybody to think I am, I don't care: I think Sugar Ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    SXSW 2014: Thursday, Friday and Saturday Recap with Blondie, Cody ChesnuTT, the Strypes and More

    It's Sunday in Austin, I'm on South Congress at Jo's Coffee Shop, trying to write as the 5000th (at least) performance of the week takes place on yet another parking lot made into a venue. There's much to say about my final three days at SXSW 2014 (read about the first two days here), and only so ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    Premiere: The Glass Cavalry Releases New Music Video for "Black Disaster"

    In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in in the Blank. When a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Mike Cracchiolo Discusses the Ready Room, His New 800-Capacity Venue for the Grove

    Heads up, music fans! As reported by Next STL last week, the Ready Room (4191 Manchester Avenue) will bring an 8,000-square-foot music venue to the Grove, projected to open in spring 2014. The concept comes from the Firebird's owner/talent buyer Mike Cracchiolo, who spent a brief stint booking at Ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Whole Foods Now Selling Vinyl at Select Stores

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    Twitter Litter: Inspirational Bieber, Questlove's Cronuts and Ghostbusters

    Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. Musicians are weird. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Twitter Litter: A Diaper Full of Musicians' Royal Baby Thoughts

    Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. Did you know that mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Best Coast, Dr. Dog, MC Chris, Vintage Trouble and More in This Week's Show Announcements

    Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    The Five Biggest Sellouts at SXSW

    SXSW is not a music festival so much as it is an experiment in excess. If Coachella is a glass of water that keeps getting bigger until it more resembles a kiddie pool, then SXSW is a flood with a neglected cup somewhere in the middle. The natural result is rampant crowds and ever more rampant lame ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Kanrocksas Early Bird Tickets on Sale at 10 a.m. Today

    Kanrocksas (a festival at the NASCAR Speedway just west of Kansas City, so named for...never mind) debuted big in 2011, going toe-to-toe with Lollapalooza and featuring many of the same names (including Eminem, Muse and A Perfect Circle). They took the year off in 2012 due to renovations to the Spee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Girl Power: Best Coast, Bruiser Queen and Sleepy Kitty: Review and Photos

    Best Coast|Bruiser Queen|Sleepy Kitty The Firebird May 30, 2012 Best Coast is vocalist and guitarist Bethany Cosentino and multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno. Prior's to this month's second full-length, The Only Place, Cosentino was pleased to write songs about her cat, and churn out fuzzy gems like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Chill Out, Everybody: Best Coast at the Firebird: Review and Setlist

    Best Coast | Bruiser Queen | Sleepy Kitty May 30, 2012 The Firebird "Why would you live anywhere else?" It was a rhetorical question. Bethany Cosentino can mean a lot more in her California obsessions than one might think, but that doesn't mean she wants answers. But here are a few anyway: Cheap ren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From May 29 to June 3

    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 >>

  • Music

    May 24, 2012

    Best Coast

    9 p.m. Wednesday, May 30. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    The Moral Dilema of Reverb

    Some believe that all recorded music is a lie. There is truth to this extreme opinion - there is a massive difference between experiencing music as it is created and listening to a document after the fact. This is why so many artists fall into the category of "better live." Negotiating this differen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    The End of SXSW 2012: Too Much Portland to Count and a Little St. Louis

    Friday, March 16, 2012 2:15 p.m. By mid-afternoon the South Congress strip had become a not-quite-debauched Mardi Gras parade of young and old, hip and unhip, crunchy and coiffed, and dogs, lots of dogs, all taking in the food trucks, boutiques, vintage apparel encampments and day parties, lots of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    The Kanrocksas Music Festival Won't Be Happening in 2012

    The Kanrocksas Music Festival, assembled last year in rapid fashion with a lineup of surprisingly big names (Eminem, the Black Keys, the Flaming Lips...), will be taking what would have been its sophomore year off. The Kansas Speedway, which hosts the festival, is undergoing a major construction p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Who's the Surprisingly Knowledgable Music Fan on Jeopardy's Writing Staff?

    Now that Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt is apparently back from Samoa, one of the music world's biggest mysteries is over. This means we can turn our attention to other matters. Such as this: Just who is sneaking all the indie-rock questions into Jeopardy!? In the past month, Jeopardy! contestan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Fashion Week Music: The Highlights, The Appearances And The Odd Soundtracks

    Richard GuatyAnna Wintour eyeballing Nicki's tights. Oh, to peek inside the mind of the Vogue editrix in chief in this moment.​Thank science Fashion Week is over. Isn't it just torture? If there's something worse than not being in New York City for the circus that is Mercedes Benz Fashion Week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2011

    Black Angels and Best Coast at Kanrocksas

    Photo by Kiernan Maletsky​The Black Angels | Best Coast Ad Astra | Stagesaurus Rex Welcome to Day Two, where I regret to inform you the heat absolutely must be the first thing mentioned. People cower in the thin lines of shade, in the few places there is shade to be had, or stand on the bri ... More >>

  • Music

    April 7, 2011

    The Raveonettes

    9 p.m. Friday, April 8. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Music

    September 8, 2010

    Wavves

    9 p.m. Saturday, September 11. The Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University, 20 North Grand Boulevard.

  • Music

    September 8, 2010
  • Music

    July 28, 2010

    Happy Birthday

    8 p.m. Monday, August 2. Off Broadway,

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