At first glance, Jungle seems like an appropriate title for Middle Class Fashion's new CD. On the band's two previous records - a self-titled EP and 2012's Girl Talk - lead singer/pianist/songwriter Jenn Malzone proved to be an expert at evoking tangled, awkward situations. So Jungle is supposed to ... More >>
Earlier this month, Spin announced that it is moving most of its album reviews to Twitter. Music writing is getting shorter, not longer, and yet the 33 1/3 Series, which has the gall to publish entire books on albums that aren't even current, soldiers on. There are 85 installments in print n ... More >>
7 p.m. Saturday, January 21. BB's Jazz Blues and Soups, 700 South Broadway.
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Marsha Ambrosius' Late Nights, Early Mornings*Marsha Ambrosius, Late Nights, Early Mornings SoundSavvy.com reviewed the former Floetry songstress' latest, s ... More >>
Frank Xavier WeyerichCaptain Beefheart and Tom "Papa" RayOn Friday, Don Van Vliet, a.k.a. Captain Beefheart, died at the age of 69. Tributes and remembrances have been pouring in since Friday, from a reprint of a 1980 Lester Bangs story on the man to a moving LA Times piece by ex-RFT staffer ... More >>
(Via Pitchfork) This is a sad way to start the weekend: Rolling Stone confirmed that the legendary avant-garde musician Don Van Vliet, a.k.a. Captain Beefheart, has died. He was 69. Beefheart's 1969 LP Trout Mask Replica is considered a pillar of experimental music, one that's cited time and ... More >>
LA's Warpaint play tonight at the Luminary Center for the Arts. From left, Theresa Wayman, Jenny Lee Lindberg, Stella Mogzawa, Emily Kokal(front).The Los Angeles four-piece Warpaint crafts haunting dreampsych with iridescent harmonies and filmy reverb, but don't label them as an all-girl band ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, December 17. Mangia Italiano, 3145 South Grand Boulevard.
8:30 p.m. Monday, July 6. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
9 p.m. Monday, December 18. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
9 p.m. Saturday, September 9. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).
We fatwa Magnet, chat up Ken Bethea and wonder what exactly is going on with Todd Rundgren's Web site
We chat with Eddie Money, get all Punjabi on you and fatwa all over Robert Downey Jr.
Monday, October 18; the Blue Note
Saturday, December 14; Pageant
Memphis to Manchester
A devoted fanboy produces an homage to one of St. Louis' most beloved bands
Friday, June 28; Pageant
Whether it's race or religion, Chocolate Genius tells it like it is
Thirty years later, Harry Belafonte finds closure in a once-lost project
Husband-and-wife team Puerto Muerto produce a strange and beautiful brainchild
Frank Black is pissed about a lot of things, especially brainless rockers who just want to meet chicks and asinine questions about his old band, the Pixies
For two decades, Henry Rollins has harnessed his anger through his art
The Look and the Feel of Sexicolor isn't breaking any new ground, but it's a delight nonetheless
Saturday, Jan. 29; American Theater
SLSO artistic adviser Tim Page has come a long way since his film debut at age 12
Four new releases don't tell all of the Captain Beefheart story
Gary Lucas has performed with Captain Beefheart, Jeff Buckley, John Zorn and Allen Ginsberg. Now he's visiting St. Louis to perform alongside the silent film The Golem.