The Civil Wars just posted an announcement on Facebook cancelling all upcoming tour dates due to "internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition" -- effectively declaring the end of the band. This is a huge surprise for a duo decidedly on the rise -- fresh off a pair of Grammys and even ... More >>
Earlier tonight, the trophies were doled out in Nashville for the 2012 Americana Music Association Awards and Honors. Winners included the Civil Wars, Gillian Welch and, naturally, Alabama Shakes -- the complete list is below. What struck us about the artists honored was how thoroughly they have b ... More >>
It's fitting that a film about a dystopian free-for-all would include music from the Arcade Fire. This is the group, after all, that composed several songs on Funeral about a world overrun by snow and power outages. But the song that appears in the movie is not from Funeral. It's an original song ... More >>
This was the first week of torrential show announcements for 2012, and we've got a weekend to match. The Civil Wars play a sold-out Pageant on Sunday, Eric Johnson's at Old Rock House and you're forgiven for missing Emperor X at the Billiken Club -- he's playing the Firebird this weekend. On the loc ... More >>
7 and 10 p.m. Thursday, December 15. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Update, 11/21/11: The Civil Wars has officially sold out the Pageant, less than a year after selling out the Old Rock House. Original post follows... Classicist folk band the Civil Wars is coming back to St. Louis. The time off has been good to the duo -- April's show at Old Rock House was a sold ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, August 4. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Photo by Ettie BernekingThe Civil Wars/White Dress Old Rock House Saturday, April 23 With robotic club-thumpers dominating the mainstream, it's refreshing to spend an evening listening to a band that takes crafts its music on the strength of powerful voices and the thrumming of a single gui ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, April 23. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
As we noted earlier, the Civil Wars is releasing an album called Barton Hollow today. The duo's stripped-down, acoustic-based music has very quickly started turning heads, perhaps because of its simplicity and its to-the-quick lyrical darts. The band is playing at the Old Rock House on Saturday, Apr ... More >>
Abraham Lincoln's legacy
James and Ulysses
Week of January 29, 2003