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    October 10, 2012

    Muse, Method Man, Garfunkel and Oates and More in This Week's New Show Announcements

    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 >>

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    August 22, 2012

    Matisyahu, Psychedelic Furs, Teenage Bottlerocket and More in This Week's New Show Announcements

    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 >>

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    May 24, 2012

    Helmet & The Toadies, Steel Panther, Gaslight Anthem and More in This Week's New Show Announcements

    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 >>

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    March 19, 2012

    The Veggielante Visits Cicero's

    The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to proselytize ab ... More >>

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    January 24, 2012

    Cicero's Mourns Owner Alice Jacobs

    Alice Jacobs, owner and operator with her husband, Shawn, of Delmar Loop institution Cicero's (6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-862-0009), passed away on Sunday, January 22, at the age of 65. She had three children. Two of them, Chad Jacobs and Trisha Jacobs, work at Cicero's, while son ... More >>

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    January 24, 2012

    RIP, Cicero's Owner Alice Jacobs

    Alice Jacobs, who owned and operated Cicero's (6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-862-0009) with her husband Shawn, passed away this past Sunday, our sister blog Gut Check reports. She was 65. Two of her children, Chad and Trisha, work at the restaurant. A third, Derek, lives in Kansas Ci ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    Mike Cracchiolo and Kenny Snarzyk's favorite Cicero's Shows

    In this week's music feature, RFT reported on Cicero's surprising decision to fire booking agent Mike Cracchiolo and publicist Kenny Snarzyk after less than nine months of employment. They were understandably disappointed, but not all of our conversation focused on the story's negatives. Cracchiolo ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    XV, Ana Sia Lead This Week's Show Announcements

    The Throne is to Otis Redding as Kansas chief XV is to Dion and the Belmonts--no one is mad about the reminder to revisit. Vizzy brings his backpack rap to Cicero's on February 2. New Orleans brassy ball busters Bonerama return to the Old Rock House on February 12. Plenty of DJs, dubheads and EDM w ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Firebird Talent Buyer Takes Over Booking for Cicero's

    Effective immediately, Firebird talent buyer Mike Cracchiolo will be booking the University City venue staple Cicero's. The latter's previous booker, Laura Hamlett, left for another job. "Since [Firebird co-buyer] Bert McClimans and I were already doing certain shows in the room as outside promoter ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Cicero's Is Looking for a Music Venue Manager

    ​Cicero's is one of the more beloved music rooms in the city, and has been since it was located where Blueberry Hill's Duck Room now exists. Yesterday, the venue alerted me to the fact that it's in the market for a Music Booking/Publicity Manager. It's rare that a job like this pops up in job ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Illphonics Playing at Wakarusa

    Image via​Last week at Cicero's, the Illphonics triumphed over three bands and won a chance to perform at the music festival Wakarusa, which takes place from June 2-5 in Ozark, Arkansas. The show was the St. Louis stop of the "Waka Winter Classic," a competition in over twenty cities which use ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    Show Announcements: Week of February 3

    image viaAustin's The Black Angels.​ Apop Records *The Body, March 9 El Lenador *Arson For Candy, March 9 Cicero's *Secret Cities, March 5 *Lee MacDougal, March 11

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    January 14, 2011

    Video: Family Affair, "Rotation"

    Judging by all the quality music that's surfaced in recent weeks, Cicero's is the place to be tonight if you dig local hip-hop. On the bill is Tef Poe -- who shared thoughts about his new album, War Machine, and his 2011 plans with A to Z earlier this week -- the Chalk Boyz, Whiteout and Family Affa ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    Tonight: The ACBs vs. Punch Brothers vs. Jill Andrews

    Who says December is sparse for shows? Not St. Louis -- not tonight! ACBs/The Breaks/The Noise FM/The Blind Eyes/Russell Bliss @ Cicero's It's a Midwest pop rumble at Cicero's, when KC power-pop experts the ACBs and Chicago, er, noisemakers the Noise FM join locals the Blind Eyes, the Breaks and Ru ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    The Firebird Is Going Non-Smoking as of October 1

    Yesterday, the Firebird announced that as of October 1, it's going non-smoking. As they put it, it's "not exactly breaking news" -- which is true, considering most shows I've been to there in recent weeks have asked smokers to go outside, and local music venues such as the Old Rock House and the Pag ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Show Announcements: Week of July 15

    Nappy Roots bring their country-fried hip hop to Cicero's on August 26.​ 2720 Cherokee *Dumpstaphunk, July 17 *Ill Gates, July 22 *Ott, July 15 *The Widdler, July 31 Antarctica *Junk Culture, July 16 *YellowFever, July 22 Apop Records *Cacaw, July 23

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    June 11, 2010

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: Friday, June 11 to Sunday, June 13

    blogs.dallasobserver.comThe Brian Jonestown Massacre will be at Off Broadway Friday, June 11 at 8 p.m.​Friday, June 11 *Harry Connick Jr, The Fox Theatre *Maze featuring Frankie Beverly/Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Chaifetz Arena *Break These Walls/Make Me Break Me/Between The Rivers/Granite Clou ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Show Announcements: Week of June 10

    Let's guess what J. Biebs is thinking here: "It's so tough being a teeny tiny heartthrob. Y'all just don't understand, yo! I'm angsty!"...Maybe. He's probably just thinking about recess though.​ Blueberry Hill Duck Room *Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, July 29 Cicero's *Oceans Over Airplanes ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: Friday, May 21 to Sunday, May 23

    Samantha Crain, a local favorite from Oklahoma, plays at Lemmons tonight.​ Friday, May 21 *Bullet for My Valentine/Chiodos/Airbourne, The Pageant -- SOLD OUT *Alberta Cross, Blueberry Hill's Duck Room *Samantha Crain, Lemmons *The Classic Crime, Fubar *Jack Callahan Spring Tour Final Show/Ben ... More >>

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    May 7, 2010

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: Friday, May 7 to Sunday, May 9

    Jannica HoneyFrightened Rabbit plays a sold-out show tonight at the Old Rock House. Read Roy Kasten's interview here.​Friday, May 7 *Frightened Rabbit/Maps and Atlases, Old Rock House - SOLD OUT *Neil Hamburger, Firebird *Leslie and the Badgers/Ferraby Lionheart, Blueberry Hill's Duck Room *Bo ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: Friday, April 23 to Sunday, April 25

    Friday, April 23 *Thrice/Manchester Orchestra, The Pageant Cancelled due to illness. *Steve Martin, Roberts Orpheum Theater (sold out!) *Magnolia Summer/Jerkwater Junction/Adam Reichmann, Off Broadway *Nickelback/Breaking Benjamin/Shinedown/Sick Puppies, Scottrade Center (sold out!) *Hester Prynne, ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: Friday, April 16 to Sunday, April 18

    Friday, April 16 *Ben Folds/Matt Pond PA, Chaifetz Arena *Flobots, Webster University *Mint Condition, The Pageant *Cheer-Accident/Conformists/Spelling Bee, Schlafly Tap Room *The Sparkle Rainbow Sunshine Jamboree Benefit, featuring Fattback, Red Headed Strangers, Peck of Dirt, Theodore, Magic City, ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    Show Announcements: Week of April 14

    Off Broadway*Bob Log III, July 31*Disappears/Art Majors, May 6*Jimmy "Duck Holmes" and Terry "Harmonica" Bean, June 13*Sleepy Sun, June 16*The Sugar Free Allstars, July 25*Via Audio, June 26Lev KupermanBrooklyn-based indie pop group Via Audio blows into town on June 26 in support of their sophomore ... More >>

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    March 23, 2010

    Want to See Draft Beer Available "To Go"? Call Your State Rep!

    image creditPlease, enjoy your growler responsibly. ​Everybody loves fresh draft beer. (Especially those of us who prefer to spell it draught beer. For some reason, it just looks more refreshing that way. Anyhoo.) Brewpubs realize that everyone loves fresh draft beer. Many brewpubs don't bottl ... More >>

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    March 12, 2010

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: Friday, March 12 to Sunday, March 14

    Friday, March 12 *North Mississippi All-Stars/Hill Country Revue, The Pageant *Chris Duarte and Bluestone, Old Rock House *The Gordons, The Focal Point *Dear Vincent (CD release)/Natural Selection/Chariots, Off Broadway *Last to Go First to Show(CD release), The Gramophone *This is Energy/hereaftert ... More >>

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    March 10, 2010

    Hear a New Sleepy Kitty Song, Catch Them Tonight with Imperial China at Cicero's

    ​Tonight at Cicero's, Sleepy Kitty will be hosting an out-of-town pal. Imperial China hails from Washington, DC -- and carries on that city's grand tradition of spiky, rhythmically complex post-punk. (To me, they resemble Public Image Limited's early stuff.) As for Sleepy Kitty, the duo of Eva ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: Friday, February 19 to Sunday, February 21

    Friday, February 19 *Pokey LaFarge/The Hot Seats, Off Broadway *Eyedea & Abilities/Dosh/Earthworms, Firebird *Sybris/Bear Hands/Eagle Scout, Old Rock House *Sadat X (Brand Nubian), The Gargoyle *Mount Righteous/Foundry Field Recordings, Antarctica *The Audition/Sparks the Rescue/Dangerous Summer/The ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    Matthew Ryan Coming Back Around in the Spring

    Matthew Ryan, the well-regarded Tennessee singer-songwriter who has a strong following here, will be playing at Cicero's on Monday, April 12. His new album, Dear Lover, is out February 16 in stores, although it's now available online. Here's a new song from Lover:

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    January 22, 2010

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: Friday, January 22 to Sunday, January 24

    Please look here and here for Haiti benefits happening around town this weekend. Friday, January 22 *Corey Smith, The Pageant *Jeff Coffin & the Mu'tet, 2720 Cherokee *Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles, Deluxe (last show at the venue) *Soul Kiss (reunion), Duck Room *Mario Pascal, Lamar Harris a ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    10 Things to Do for $10 This Weekend in St. Louis, January 8-10, 2009

    The first full week of work after the holidays is always a killer. Sure, you come in on Monday morning, buzzed and amped for the week ahead, but by Thursday you're as defeated and tired as Dilbert on quaaludes. Re-energize, then, this weekend with some of these inexpensive entertainment op ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009
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    December 11, 2009

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: Friday, December 11 to Sunday, December 13

    Friday, December 11 *Troubadour Dali (CD release)/Jon Hardy and the Public/Campire Club, Off Broadway *Via Dove/Bear Ceuse/Art Majors, The Firebird *Whisperwall/Makeshift Gentlemen/Matt Rowland Band/Drew Mantia, The Pageant *Aaron Neville Quintet, Lumiere Place *Bill Charlap/Sandy Stewart, Kranzber ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: Friday, December 4 to Sunday, December 6

    Friday, December 4 *The Swell Season/Rachael Yamagata, The Pageant *Naughty By Nature/Kid Capri, The Ambassador *The Hipnecks/Cropdusters, The Gramophone *Pieta Brown/Caleb Travers, Off Broadway (early, 7:30 p.m.) *Crosby, Loggins & Nash Tour: Jay Nash, Crosby Loggins, Caitlin Crosby, Off Broadway ( ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    Thanksgiving Weekend St. Louis Concert Calendar: November 25 to November 29

    Wednesday, November 25 *Local H/Kinch/One Lone Car, The Firebird *The Stag Night All-Stars present "The Last Waltz," Off Broadway *Jon Hardy & The Public/Groupthink, The Gramophone *Dogtown Allstars, Broadway Oyster Bar *Jake's Leg, The Pageant *Bockman, The Library *The Makeshift Gentlemen/Oceania ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Bent Playing the "Cicero's Back to the Basement" Show This Saturday

    Annie ZaleskiBent at Record Store Day at Euclid Records, April 2009​On Saturday, November 28, '90s rockers Bent will be playing their first club show in a decade as part of the "Cicero's Back to the Basement" show at (where else?) Cicero's. Also on the bill is the Adoring Heirs (which includes ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: Friday, November 20 to Sunday, November 22

    Friday, November 20 *Elvis Perkins in Dearland/AA Bondy, The Gargoyle *Japandroids/Surfer Blood, The BIlliken Club *LFMAO/Shwayze/Far East Movement/Paradiso Girls/Space Cowboy, The Pageant *Dex Romweber Duo/Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost/Dirt Daubers, Fox Hole at Atomic Cowboy *Steve Scorfina/Danny Liston ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: Friday, November 13 to Sunday, November 15

    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 >>

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    October 30, 2009

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: October 30 to November 1

    Please see this link for much of the weekend's goings-on -- the post and comments sum up most everything going on -- and below for some extras. Friday, October 30 *Our Lady Peace, The Pageant *Cornmeal/The Bridge, Duck Room Sunday, November 1 *Teenage Bottlerocket/Black Cobras, Cicero's * Forever ... More >>

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    October 9, 2009

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: Friday, October 9 to Sunday, October 11

    Friday, October 9 *They Might Be Giants/Guggenheim Grotto, The Pageant *The Bottle Rockets/Otis Gibbs, Duck Room *Maxwell/Chrisette Michele/Common, Scottrade Center *Devon Allman's Honeytribe, Cicero's *Street Dogs, Pop's *Essince, Vintage Vinyl *Aaron Kamm and the One Drops, Broadway Oyster Bar *A ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: Friday, October 2 to Sunday, October 4

    Friday, October 2 *Darker My Love/Fractured Army/Troubadour Dali, Firebird *Sea Wolf/Sara Love/Port O'Brien, Billiken Club *Michael Franti & Spearhead/Trevor Hall, The Pageant *Presidents of the United States of America, Taste of St. Louis *Billy Talent/AM Taxi/Poison the Well, Pop's *Steddy P "Styl ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: Friday, August 21 to Sunday, August 23

    Friday, August 21 *Emily Wells, Luminary Center for the Arts *STL Showcase, Mad Art Gallery *The Jovian Chorus (CD release)/Making Movies/Humdrum/Hope and Therapy, Firebird *Dread Zeppelin, Duck Room *Leroy Pierson, BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups *Madahoochi, Old Rock House *Bunnygrunt/Used Kids/Teneme ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: August 7 to August 10

    Friday, August 7 *The Breeders/Times New Viking, Blueberry Hill's Duck Room *Wussy/The Fervor/A BIt Shifty, Off Broadway *Dredg/RX Bandits/As Tall As Lions, Pop's *Ernie Isley and the Jam Band, Alton/Argosy Casino *Wussy, Vintage Vinyl (5 p.m.) *Carney/Leon Lamont, Halo Bar *Jake's Leg, Cicero's *Te ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009

    Sunday! Free! Cicero's! Stendek, Casey Reid, Old Lights and Kentucky Knife Fight

    On Sunday night at Cicero's, see a great night of music without damaging your wallet. Starting at 7:30, enjoy a free show featuring Kentucky Knife Fight (RFT award winners), Old Lights (upstart indie faves), Stendek (veteran of acts such as Celery and ResistAll) and Casey Reid (shadowy bluesy guitar ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009

    Radical Sons, PhaseOne, So Many Dynamos Receive Pitchfork Mentions

    STL's musicians have been all over Pitchfork in the past few weeks. On June 2 the site ran a little news blurb announcing the release of So Many Dynamos' The Loud Wars. (Aside: How about a review too, guys? Flashlights received one...) Last Monday, PhaseOne's remix of Animal Collective's "Daily Rout ... More >>

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    May 22, 2009

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: May 22 to 25, Memorial Day Edition

    Happy Memorial Day! Get off the Internet and go outside. Friday, May 22 *Arizona/Dive Poets/Old Lights/Big Heart Slide, Firebird *Rib America Fest, featuring Healing Sixes/Shooting Star/Night Ranger, Soldier's Memorial Plaza *Educated Guess/Northwoods/Dear Vincent/Goldbugs, Off Broadway *Hot Lixx, ... More >>

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    May 1, 2009

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: May 1 to 3

    As always, chime in if I forgot something. For the record: It's nearly 1 a.m. in the morning when I'm working on this -- something that happens often -- and so if I forget to list a show, it's not out of malice, but because of crushing fatigue. Like I've said before. Friday, May 1*Firedog ... More >>

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    April 29, 2009

    FoodWire: Cicero's Dining Room Goes Non-Smoking

    Delmar Loop institution Cicero's (6691 Delmar Boulevard; Web site) has banned smoking in its dining room before 10 p.m., according to a sign on its front door. Smoking is still allowed in the bar and at concerts.Speaking of smoking bans: The Post-Dispatch has coverage of last night's public hearing ... More >>

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    April 24, 2009

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: April 24 to 26

    Friday, April 24 *Cursive/Gentleman Auction House, Firebird *DragonForce/Cynic, Pop's *Black Joe Lewis (Vintage Vinyl in-store), 3:30 p.m. *Robert Randolph and the Family Band/Black Joe Lewis, Pageant *WASH U's W.I.L.D., featuring the Black Keys, Cool Kids, more *The Cool Kids/Black Spade, Black Lab ... More >>

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    March 10, 2009

    Tomorrow! Sybris at Cicero's

    Tomorrow night at Cicero's, sneaking onto a local bill, is the Chicago quartet Sybris. The band and its 2008 release Into the Trees (Absolutely Kosher) nods to the halcyon days of '90s indie-rock, when a combination of askew fuzz-chords, primitive tempos and warbling female vocals dominated the genr ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: February 20 to 22, Mardi Gras Edition

    It's Mardi Gras this weekend, so be careful, kids. Don't drink and drive.Friday, February 20*Traindodge/Jovian Chorus/Gold Tooth, Firebird*The Parlor Mob, Duck Room*Nato Caliph, Gargoyle*A Bit Shifty, The Wedge*Alvin Jett and Phat Noiz, Beale on Broadway*Big Smith, The Gramophone*Cowboy Mouth, VooDo ... More >>

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