Blitzen Trapper is coming to town next Wednesday, September 18, and we have two tickets to give away! The Portland, Oregon-based experimental country/folk band will perform at the Old Rock House (1200 South Seventh Street, 314-588-0505).
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 >>
An open letter to the attendees of the Dave Matthews Band Concert (July 11, 2012): I am sorry. On behalf of those who you would surely deem "music snobs", I am sorry that our actions or lack thereof may have contributed to you braving a scorching St. Louis summer night for yet another Dave Matthew ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, June 13. Off Broadway. 3509 Lemp Avenue.
The Monday after Independence Day weekend is one most brutal. After a full weekend of barbecue and beer and illegal fireworks, going to work seems all the more objectionable. I'm too damned hungover on Freedom to be productive, personally. My "word of the day" today is "aliquant," which even my spel ... More >>
The most recent incarnation of the Grateful Dead experience, Furthur, makes a stop at the Fox Theater this Sunday. The Dead has a cultural and musical legacy which extends well beyond the obvious boundaries of the Jam Band genre and its free-spirited community. Jam bands are typically viewed ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, July 23. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Todd OwyoungOf Montreal at The Pageant last October. The Luminary Center for the Arts weren't kidding about their "big" announcement yesterday--Of Montreal is the biggest act they've ever booked. The show is July 4th, so while the rest of the nation is celebrating our dubious democracy and t ... More >>
The Firebird is currently having a new air conditioner installed and it's coming not a moment too soon as they announced two sure-to-be packed shows today. Kansas City emo heroes The Get Up Kids will play their first date in St. Louis in some time at the 'Bird on July 15, while Portland folk rockers ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, September 17. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
= local, * = coming to town Rick Ross is the Teflon DonVintage Vinyl 1. Rick Ross -- Teflon Don 2. The Roots -- How I Got Over 3. M.I.A. -- Maya 4. Eminem -- Recovery 5. Curren$y -- Pilot Talk 6. Black Keys -- Brothers 7. Trip Daddys -- Roll On! 8. Kentucky Knife Fight -- We're All Namele ... More >>
Photo: Jon Gitchoff Marty Marquis of Blitzen Trapper last night at Off Broadway. See more photos of Blitzen Trapper last night at Off Broadway."Sweat," remarked Marty Marquis, guitarist for Portland, Oregon's Blitzen Trapper, "does bring us together." Due to the heat, the band took numerous t ... More >>
Todd ReothEric Earley started Blitzen Trapper with just a guitar, his Portland basement studio and an insatiable desire to create. After its 2007 breakthrough, Wild Mountain Nation, the band jumped into a life of vans, planes, festivals, and opening slots for Wilco, Fleet Foxes and Iron & Win ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local act Gaslight Anthem's American SlangVintage Vinyl 1. Drake---Thank Me Later 2. Nas & Damian Marley---Distant Relatives 3. Black Keys---Brothers 4. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers---Mojo* 5. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals---Grace Potter & The Nocturnals 6. Gaslight A ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, June 21. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
* = coming to town, = local act Sleigh Bells' TreatsEuclid Records 1. Black Keys - Brothers 2. Sleigh Bells - Treats 3. Band Of Horses - Infinite Arms 4. Ratatat - LP4 5. Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer Of The Void* 6. Flaming Lips - Dark Side of the Moon 7. LCD Sou ... 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.) Culturebully.comAgainst Me!'s latest release, White Crosses*Against Me!, White Crosses Pick up Against Me!'s latest release to prepare for its upcoming free ... More >>
The Pageant*The New Pornographers/The Dodos June 28*Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros/Dawes, June 14 *Kevin Hart, April 30 Old Rock House*Gregory Alan Isakov, March 27*Honor Society, April 8*The Subdudes, June 26*Marcia Ball, June 20*The Nadas, May 6 *Tommy Castro Band, April 17 &n ... More >>
Who says the record store is dead? Not us here in St. Louis, where both Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records sold a lot of tunes. Below, please find the top selling albums from both stores, including a separate top vinyl list from VV. Enjoy! Vintage Vinyl: Top CDs 1. Murphy Lee - You See Me 2. ... More >>
Every Monday, A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. (Vintage Vinyl will return next week -- they had catastrophic email problems last week.) An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without furt ... More >>
Every Monday, A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. (Vintage Vinyl will be added once it arrives!) An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Euclid Records 1. Bottle Rockets ... More >>
In 2008, independent rock returned to the underground, where it belongs. Given the grand catastrophe that is today's record industry, most major-label executives don't have the time or energy to convince music fans they might like something a little out of the ordinary. They're too busy recycli ... More >>
Artist: Head East Album: Flat As A Pancake From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1975 Label: A&M Records What it sounds like: People from Southern Illinois trying to play southern rock—like Lynyrd Skynyrd meets AC/DC. The kind of thing that’s been reincarnated by the likes of the Drive-By Truc ... More >>