The following is just a mere selection of the mammoth set of offerings this week. The glory of the South by Southwest festival for St. Louis every year means plenty of passing through from bands that traveled cross-country to get to Austin and back. Additionally, a defrost from winter means a detox ... More >>
Photos by Diana Benanti The Joy Formidable | US Royalty September 21, 2011 The Firebird This is the time to see a band. The Joy Formidable is still pie-eyed and loving it, and there's a new single around every bend. The band is still in love with its luck, and there is no way to not fall in ... More >>
Todd OwyoungPaul Banks of InterpolPaul Banks isn't chatty. He's not big on smiling, or doing that gross thing where a rock star cracks a joke that simultaneously gets the crowd a little moist in the drawers and makes them hate the guy for being so damn winning. And just to be clear, that's no ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWhile the Snowpocalypse largely missed the St. Louis metro area, the aftermath of the sleet-storm lingers, in the form of frigid temperatures, bitter wind chills and icy roads and pavement. This is the perfect time of year for hot tea, wool blankets -- and cold, cold music. T ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, February 1. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
(Like last year, A to Z will post a holiday-related MP3 every day of December, leading up to Christmas. If you have any requests, suggestions or files to share, email me.) As light flurries swirl around outside, it seems fitting to post these two chilly nuggets from the Cocteau Twins. The songs com ... More >>
The important thing to remember about the Killers is that the band hails from Las Vegas, the city where the concept of time falls prey to glitz, fantasy and excess -- and the place that built a replica of great cities such as Paris and New York, thus manufacturing its own reality to fit it ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, December 13. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
And the Glass Handed Kites (Sony)
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