This week, check out our critics' recommendations, including Desaparecidos, M. Doughty and Death Angel. Read about these performers and more after the jump, and stay tuned to our weekend best bets post for more shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
8:30 p.m. Friday, October 19. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Please pardon my lack of enthusiasm today; I'm still mourning that crushing playoff-ending defeat our city's beloved Redbirds faced on Friday -- damn those victorious Nationals. Also, Dewey Defeats Truman! Oh, ESPN. There's good shows this week: Smashing Pumpkins plays the Chaifetz on Thursday -- i ... More >>
Cursive | Cymbals Eat Guitars | Conduits April 20, 2012 Off Broadway You don't expect a mosh pit to erupt at a concert headlined by a Saddle Creek Records band, but if it's a Cursive show, you should. Though one of the first groups signed to the Omaha-based record label, Cursive helped define and y ... More >>
6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
Chrissy WilmesBright Eyes/Dawes The Pageant June 6, 2011 It's not every day (or every year, or every decade, even) that Bright Eyes stops in St. Louis. The last tour date (in November of 2005) was moved to Columbia, MO after Conor Oberst realized that the scheduled venue, the Pageant, had a ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, June 6. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Wikimedia CommonsCee Lo Green Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center Wednesday, April 20 Rare thing that it is, a Cee Lo Green show in St. Louis should be a party to wreck all parties. But location is everything, and occasion is a close second. Last night's finale to Mirthday, the annual ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, February 27. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Image viaGather 'round A to Z, children. Old Lady Zaleski has a story to tell you. Back in fall 2005, Bright Eyes had a show scheduled at the Pageant. The gig was on sale, people were weeping with delight and tickets were flying out the door. But then, suddenly, a dark cloud fell over the cit ... More >>
Those sneaky birds at Coachella announced their 2011 lineup about twenty minutes ago. Despite the off-hour, that hasn't stopped the Internet from being all aflutter at the announcement. The headliners of the event this year are Arcade Fire, Kanye West and Kings of Leon; The Strokes, Animal Collectiv ... More >>
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category.Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic F ... More >>
Better than Some, Worse than Others
6:30 p.m. Thursday, January 24. Creepy Crawl,3524 Washington Boulevard.
A Very Bert Dax Christmas, Vol. 6
(Bert Dax Cavalcade of Stars)
Four Winds EP (Saddle Creek)
The complete low-down on this year's nominated acts
Slumber Party's Aliccia B.B. goes it alone, while B-Sides gives good Download and makes a mix of anti-patriotic songs
2005's best and brightest albums
The Buggles were so, so wrong
Motion Sickness (Team Love)
A handy guide to local shows happening this week
We fatwa Magnet, chat up Ken Bethea and wonder what exactly is going on with Todd Rundgren's Web site
Saturday, February 26; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Trials and Error (Secret Canadian)
Lua/Take it Easy: Love Nothing (Saddle Creek)
Kerry may have given up on Missouri, but musicians haven't
Wet from Birth (Saddle Creek)
We strike out with the ladies, music-geek style, check out John Kerry's Behind the Music and hunt for Weird Al trivia
Sunday, January 19; Hi-Pointe
Maybe This Christmas (Nettwerk America)
Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil Keep Your Ear to the Ground (Saddle Creek Records)
Thursday, July 29; Side Door