When Lydia Loveless came to national attention in 2011 with Indestructible Machine, her second album and first for Chicago's Bloodshot Records, she seemed like every country-punk dude's dream. Hard-drinking, hard-cursing, and as influenced by Exene Cervenka as Loretta Lynn, Loveless sang like a fall ... More >>
This week, check out Galactic at the Pageant, Noah Gunderson at the Demo, Water Liars at Off Broadway and more to help defrost that tid bit nipply feeling. Check out details on these recommendations and more, and as usual, stayed tuned for Friday for more suggestions on what to see in our weekend be ... More >>
In this week's print edition, Ben Westhoff, music editor of our sister paper the LA Weekly, wrote of the Bottle Rockets and the new reissues of two of the band's albums -- one self-titled, the other The Brooklyn Side. Those re-released records are available today from Bloodshot Records. In the meant ... More >>
There aren't any surveys statistically showcasing St. Louis concertgoers' antipathy toward dancing. But even if lethargy was widespread in the Gateway City, JC Brooks says his band succeeded in shaking complacent people out of a stationary funk.
Bloodshot RecordsThe Bottle Rockets' Acoustic Album Finally Sees the Light of Day Not So Loud: An Acoustic Evening With the Bottle Rockets was a long time in coming -- four years in fact. Recorded over two nights in 2007 at the now defunct Lucas School House, the live album was one of this ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, November 18. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
JC Brooks & the Uptown will be back in St. Louis on Saturday, December 10th at Off Broadway. The Chicago soul revival group was last seen moving asses en masse at this year's Indie Rock Ice Cream Social at the Firebird, and its first full-length on Bloodshot Records, Want More is out on Octo ... More >>
Phantom LimbPhantom Limb's self-titled debut record, written by Justin Kinkel-Schuster, is excellent. But don't take my word for it. Take Kinkel-Schuster's track record as the front man of Theodore instead. And, as anyone who saw the band play at the Crack Fox last night can attest, it is fo ... More >>
Of all of the bands to emerge from alt country's heyday in the mid to late '90s St. Louis-based band the Bottle Rockets has exceeded most in longevity, quality and consistency. After nearly twenty years of creating scorching and intelligent Southern-style country rock the band is still finding ways ... More >>
Yesterday, the Bottle Rockets let it slip on its Facebook page that a live acoustic album, Not So Loud, would be coming this summer via Bloodshot Records.As you can see, it's going to be mainly digital, with limited CDs available. More info as we know it. In addition to that, the band let it ... More >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, September 15. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
Bloodshot RecordsBottle Rockets, Brothers Lazaroff and Dear Vincent are just three of the bands performing at the City Museum next Thursday, May 13, as part of KDHX's Midwest Mayhem. (Full line-up after the jump.) The festivities run from 7 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $15 at the door but fr ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiDex Romweber, July 2008 at Off BroadwayThis one's flying a bit under the radar, unjustly so: The almighty Dex Romweber Duo is performing at the Fox Hole at Atomic Cowboy tomorrow night, making good on drummer Sara Romweber's July 2008 promise that they'd come back. Bob Reuter's A ... More >>
exenecervenka.comCervenkaExene Cervenka, singer of the influential LA-punk band X, who now lives in Missouri, announced on her Web site today that she has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Cervenka, 53, posted this statement on her site:After some months of not feeling 100% healthy, I recently ... More >>
The Bottle Rockets -- turning sweet sixteen and going strong -- are set to release its new album, Lean Forward, on August 11. Bloodshot Records is again releasing the disc, which was produced by Eric "Roscoe" Ambel. Listen to some new tunes here!
Tonight at Off Broadway, Springfield's own Ha Ha Tonka is headlining a bill with Magnolia Summer and John Henry and the Engine. The band's forthcoming album, Novel Sounds of the Nouveau South, was recorded at Sawhorse Studios with Jason McEntire. We had this to say: Ha Ha Tonka's 2007 al ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, May 6. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Opening for Waco Brothers. 9 p.m. Saturday, June 7. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
9 p.m. Tuesday, May 1. Atomic Cowboy (4140 Manchester Avenue).
Twangfest turns ten and throws itself a big ol' shindig
A dispatch from SXSW
Ten of the best from Nashville and elsewhere
Friday, September 3; Frederick's Music Lounge
A new album, a new member and a new focus revive the Bottle Rockets
The Slaughter Rule: Original Soundtrack (Bloodshot Records)
Friday, September 27; Off Broadway
The Bottle Rockets rediscover themselves -- by covering their longtime idol, Doug Sahm
With the new release Satellite Rides, the Old 97's continue their transformation from a country-rock band to a more expansive outfit.
Down to the Promised Land (Bloodshot)
Neko Case's new album, Furnace Room Lullaby, generates real heat
Thursday, March 9; Off Broadway
Danny Black -- singer, guitarist and chief songwriter of rock & roll group the Blacks -- talks about his "energetic band"