Imagine my surprise when, last fall, at a late-night gig after Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, I discovered that the falsetto-voiced singer of a new favorite band, Black Moth Super Rainbow, was a male, not a female. To be fair, Thomas Fec (who also goes by the moniker "Tobacco"), the band's brainchild, ... More >>
You'd think that having jobs like our's would grant us innate superpowers to recall the goings-ons of any particular day at the blink of an eye, but the reality of it is that staring at the dozens and dozens of new shows that roll in weekly can become somewhat disorienting (luckily, this here concer ... More >>
Ghostface Killah ofthe Wu Tang Clan plays 2720 Cherokee on April 27. John Lee Hooker Jr., the Grammy nominated son of the legendary bluesman, will stop at Broadway Oyster Bar on May 19. The enigmatic and experimental Black Moth Super Rainbow will be performing at The Firebird on May 15. More show f ... 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 >>
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 >>
The Black Keys headlined the first day of Coachella. Black Sabbath is about to play Lollapalooza. Local metal phenom Black Fast just wowed a crowd at Euclid Records for Record Store Day. These are all reminders that black is the official color of rock & roll. Here are the six best "Black ______" ban ... More >>
Black Moth Super Rainbow | Marshmallow Ghosts | Dosh Off Broadway September 12, 2011 Sometimes it's hard to remember that these people making these sounds are just people. Get them in front of you, mostly maskless, wearing their every day human faces and clothes made out of fabric and threa ... More >>
For a guy who makes some of weird sounding shit, Tom Fec is a pretty normal dude. He exercises. He dreams of giving up, getting fat and going bald. He loves the '80s, but not in a lame, ironic way. But Fec crafts day-glo hallucinogenic pop with Black Moth Super Rainbow, and drops bass like a ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, September 12. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
St. Louis is nonstop this weekend, with a handful of intriguing touring shows (Tobacco and Ted Leo spring to mind) sharing time with some great local events (Cinco De Mayo and a pair of cool open houses). Tef Poe and Rockwell Knuckles are duking it out at the Gramophone, Charlie Wilson's sere ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, May 6. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
image viaTobacco is the solo project of Tom Fec, frontman of Pennsylvania's preeminent psychotropic daymares Black Moth Super Rainbow. Tobacco follows the BSMR formula of analog electronics and vocoded vocals, but adds a thick coat of grime and hip hop sensibility to his beats. At Off Broadway May 6 ... More >>
Deepak Mantena, soon to be better known as Junk Culture, is the sample-happy, electronic virtuoso signed to Girl Talk's Illegal Art label. Mantena takes his name from a 1984 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark album -- and the Portland-by-way-of-Idaho-and-Mississippi artist just picked up a tour with ... More >>
Every Monday, A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Vintage Vinyl 1. WILCO: Wilco (The Album) 2. MICHAEL JACKSON: Thriller 3. MICHA ... More >>