When St. Louis last saw Chan Marshall, she was performing on a dark stage in Forest Park at LouFest 2011. Though barely visible as the sun went down, she and her expert, frenzied band bent the blues to their will. You couldn't see her, but if you heard her, you recognized it as the most powerful set ... More >>
I was as surprised as anyone when I clicked online and saw the message: there was a new product from an old favorite, now available for download. Given that this was the first such release since 1991, I wanted to check it out immediately. And indeed, I was not disappointed. There was enough of th ... More >>
[UPDATE: The complete lineup is now on page two of this post.] Right now, even as I type this, Weird Al Yankovic is in the midst of a three-hour long live streaming video announcement for this year's Bonnaroo Festival, a four-day event that takes place every year in Manchester, Tennessee. As one wh ... More >>
It's mid-March, which means it's once again time for South by Southwest. A couple of RFT scribes are currently soaking up the atmosphere (read: getting copiously drunk on Shiner Bock), but the rest of us are here in St. Louis, 900 frustrating miles northeast of the action. All we can really do is h ... More >>
Coachella has just announced its 2012 lineup. The festival, which will take place over two weekends in April, will feature the Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg as headliners, and it doesn't exactly drop off from there: Pulp, Cat Power, M83, the Shins, Bon Iver, Noel Gallagher, Feist, Jeff ... More >>
Part One: The Union Electric, Sweet Tooth, King Kong Magnetics, Warm Jets USA Part Two: Glass Teeth, Ryan Spearman, the Breaks and Adult Fur Part Three: Rum Drum Ramblers, Humanoids, Old Lights and Volcanoes Part Four: Bo & the Locomotive, Rockwell Knuckles, Dubb Nubb and Palace Part Five: Sleepy Ki ... More >>
LouFest 2012 is officially off the ground: Presale tickets for the two-day festival in Forest Park are now available. It's $50 for a two-day pass or $70 if you wait until the regular sale. Last year's presale sold out in two weeks. The third LouFest will be on August 25 and 26 on Forest Park's Cen ... More >>
Let It In
Morgan Nusbaum, a former member of the 75s and front woman of the wailing garage outfit Bruiser Queen, will release her first solo album at a show this Friday at Foam. The album, called Let It In was the subject of this week's Homespun review, and Christian Schaeffer notes a departure from Nusbaum's ... More >>
LouFest is a week away. The weather forecast is hot but manageable, though it's not like we much care given how great the lineup is: TV on the Radio, the Roots, Cat Power, Deerhunter, and plenty more. And you can go for free -- we've got a pair of two-day passes looking for a loving home. W ... More >>
Ari Picker is as genuine and unfailingly heartfelt as his music would have you believe. His folk orchestra project Lost in the Trees is winsome and soft, but imbued with wrenching emotion and cathartic release. Picker composes symphonic ballads out of pure necessity, to deal with the tragedi ... More >>
LouFest is just over two weeks, and our excitement is reaching unhealthy levels. You already know the headliners: The Roots, TV On The Radio, The Hold Steady, Deerhunter, !!!, Cat Power, etc. The local lineup is impressive as well: Jon Hardy & the Public, Old Lights and Troubadour Dali lead t ... More >>
wikimedia commonsThe official LouFest after party, to be held on Saturday, August 27th at the Gramophone, will feature DJ sets from the Roots' Questlove and members of Deerhunter. Advance tickets are $17 and on sale now. St. Louis' DJ Needles and 18andCounting will open the party -- doors op ... More >>
Photo by Chris PhelpsSarah Jaffe looks like an elf and sings like a storm. The singer-songwriter comparisons to Cat Power are almost inevitable at this point, but her gender is a factor she remains almost aggressively tied to. The 25-year-old's first guitar cost $10 at a garage sale, and thou ... More >>
LouFest is back. We already told you about this year's steller lineup, which features TV on the Radio, the Roots, Cat Power, Deerhunter, the Hold Steady, and plenty more, including a solid batch of locals. Today, LouFest released its 2011 schedule; you can take a look at that below. You can a ... More >>
Surprise! Happy Tuesday! LouFest just announced the lineup for the 2011 edition of the festival, which takes place in Forest Park on August 27 and 28. Hip-hop hotshots The Roots, indie darlings TV On the Radio, folkie chanteuse Cat Power, neo-shoegazer Deerhunter, bar-band bros the Hold Stead ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, August 21. 2720 Cherokee, 2720 Cherokee Street.
Annie ZaleskiThe goodsOkay, so perhaps "boatload" is a bit of an exaggeration -- but not by much. We have three five-packs of tickets for Wednesday night's Temper Trap/Warpaint show at the Pageant. And we're going to give them to you! Leave your full name (first and last -- those without the ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, March 25. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Stop smirking: The fact that St. Louis snagged a date on the being-routed Lilith Fair is kind of awesome. This year's list of artists playing some (or all) of the dates for the reactivated all-female-artists tour -- nothing's set in stone yet -- is bordering on the incredible: Heart! Cat Power! Lore ... 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 >>
Slide Show We have photos from all three days of the fest. Featuring photos of Cat Power, Kanye West, G. Love and Special Sauce, Blues Traveler, Gnarls Barkley, Mark Ronson, Rhymefest, CSS, Electric Touch, Gogol Bordello, Jeff Tweedy, Louis XIV, the Raconteurs, Girl Talk, Perry Farrell, Spank Rock, ... More >>
Juno: Music From the Motion Picture
8:30 p.m. Monday, July 23. Lemp Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.
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