By Michael Corcoran "The album is dying in front of our very eyes," Variety columnist and music business know-it-all Bob Lefsetz wrote recently based on weak LP sales, including Katy Perry's Prism, which sold only about 220,000 copies in its first week. "If your plan is to increase your audience, ... 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 >>
Wikimedia CommonsKim Gordon and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth have separated after 27 years of marriage and now the future of the band is unknown. Their record label released this statement last Friday: Musicians Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, married in 1984, are announcing they have separa ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, October 30. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Ugh. Monday has reared its ugly head once more. And sadly, it looks to be a soaking wet week. (Again.) Hopefully our weekend coverage will brighten your day a bit. Here's the recap.Old School Tattoo ExpoPhoto: Jason StoffThis tattoo needs more... Cowbell! See more photos from the Old School Tattoo E ... More >>
In the middle of his song "Spit It Out," Brendan Benson declared "for every bubble you blow, I'm gonna pop it." The line offered a pretty good insight into the singer-songwriter's methods. For all his unstoppable power-pop moves and clear-eyed, harmony-enhanced bubblegum tunes, a bittersweet current ... More >>
Friday, November 13 *Brendan Benson/Cory Chisel, Blueberry Hill's Duck Room *Boys Like Girls/Cobra Starship/Versa Emerge, etc., the Pageant -- SOLD OUT *So Many Dynamos/The Lake/Cold Bear Scout, Off Broadway *Person L/John Nolan (Straylight Run)/Brian Bonz, Firebird *Peter Bjorn and John/El Perro d ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, November 13. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
The Pageant *David Cook, Tuesday, November 10 *Cavo/Brookroyal/Autovein, Friday, November 27 *Mama's Pride, Saturday, December 5 *The Anvil Experience, Friday, January 29 Scottrade Center *Star Wars: In Concert, Thursday, December 10 Kranzberg Arts Center *Maude Maggart, Wednesday, October 21 *Steve ... More >>
Ah yes, I hear that Brendan Benson -- the Raconteurs member who has quite a fantastic string of power-pop/'70s rock-leaning solo releases under his name, including this year's My Old Familiar Friend -- will be at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room on Friday, November 13. The show goes on sale this Friday; t ... 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: Apop Records 1. Faust -- C'est Com...Com...Complique 2. Voivod -- Infini 3. ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, June 12. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard
(Even if they're not even aware of it.)
CD Baby's weird and wacky Missouri musicians, "Yo! RFT Raps" talks to inBox magazine's svengali, and the Raconteurs star in this week's Download
Keep your theories to yourself -- Brendan Benson is just a singer in a rock & roll band
Friday, October 22; the Pageant