If you've been paying attention to the acoustic singer-songwriter scene in town, you might know that Andy Berkhout has been, in his own quiet way, releasing a prolific number of albums and EPs. The emphasis is on "quiet": His gentle finger picking and close-up vocal performances come across like a s ... More >>
Image via.A plethora of compelling music has come from indie rock's complicated relationship with Christianity: Sufjan Stevens' folk hymns, David Bazan's tormented crises, the Thermals' blasphemous pop punk. These are the polar opposite of today's contemporary Christian rock, with its overt p ... More >>
wikimedia commonsHope you're well rested: It's a hell of a weekend in the 'Lou. David Bazan is at Old Rock House and Twangfest goes for two more nights at the Duck Room. The Blind Eyes and Yowie are both playing big shows on Saturday, and two very different pot enthusiasts headline gigantic ... More >>
Mumford and Sons blew up faster than a barn housing a meth lab, and now the Anglo-folksters are commanding $35 at the door. Don't make the same mistake you made with Florence and the Machine, this show will sell out before you can say hoe-down. At the Pageant June 5. Blueberry Hill *Dread Ze ... More >>
David Bazan will be playing at the Old Rock House on Friday, June 10. (That's the same place he played in March 2010.) Tickets are $12 in advance and the show starts at 8 p.m. The show is 21-plus only, however, says the venue. This show comes a few weeks after Bazan releases a new solo album, Strang ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiNato Caliph at SXSW a few years agoIt's hard to believe, but the music portion of the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2011. In the last quarter-century, the annual event has evolved to become the gathering place for music-industry darlings, wann ... More >>
KDHX presents two Twangfest day parties at SXSW every year. In past years, this event has included artists such as Deer Tick, Calexico, Carolina Chocolate Drops and David Bazan playing in a space tinier than Off Broadway. This year's model of the party, which takes place on March 17 and March ... More >>
(For a review of the Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros show, click here.)Annie ZaleskiDawes hails from Southern California, and vocalist/guitarist Taylor Goldsmith is just barely old enough to buy alcohol. But the quartet's 45-minute set opening for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros rev ... More >>
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer interviewed local duo Sleepy Kitty. He says the band "write[s] effervescent rock songs that touch on layered girl-group harmonies, sound collages, noir country and power pop." Of its debut EP, What I Learned This Summer, Schaeffer says it "features t ... More >>
Steven Ley/KDHXIn the middle of his Old Rock House show last night, David Bazan complimented the beauty of the Arch, which was visible from the windows of the club. He didn't need to curry favor with the packed crowd, however -- the audience was there to soak up the ex-Pedro the Lion singer's ... More >>
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 >>
In this week's paper, Michael Alan Goldberg profiles David Bazan. The ex-Pedro the Lion leader released his first solo album, Curse Your Branches, last year, and is touring with a full band to support it. (Bazan also recently released a new collection, Live at Electrical Audio, which features ten re ... More >>
Asobi SeksuOld Rock House *Fiery Furnaces, Saturday, January 23 *Asobi Seksu, Thursday, February 4 *Janiva Magness, Sunday, February 14 *The Radiators, Thursday, February 18 *Todd Snider, Friday, February 26, Saturday, February 27 *Chris Duarte and Bluestone, Friday, March 12 *David Bazan/Headlig ... More >>
The Old Rock House just announced a couple of shows of note going on sale Wednesday at 5 p.m.: The Fiery Furnaces will be performing on Saturday, January 23. Tickets are $15. And David Bazan, with special guest headlights, is will be at the venue on Sunday, March 14. Tickets for that show are $12 i ... More >>
(Each day until Christmas, A to Z will be posting a Christmas/holiday-themed MP3 in honor of the festive season, in hopes of warding off the seasonal blahs. Check back every day for a new nugget of sonic bliss.) MP3: Pedro the Lion, "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" From the Maybe This Christm ... More >>
Friday, December 5 *David Bazan/Via Audio, Billiken Club *Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Pageant (after-show in Halo Bar w/Rum Drum Ramblers AND a couple of Dap-Kings DJ'ing) *Carrie Underwood, Chaifetz Arena *Mannheim Steamroller, Fox *Anthony Gomes, Cicero's *Rats and People Silent Movie Orchestr ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, December 5. Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University, 20 North Grand Boulevard.
(Each day until Christmas, A to Z will be posting a Christmas/holiday-themed MP3 in honor of the festive season, in hopes of warding off the seasonal blahs. Check back every day for a new nugget of sonic bliss.) MP3: The Long Winters, "Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas (Sometimes)" This son ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, September 11. Billiken Club, 20 North Grand Boulevard.
9 p.m. Thursday, April 19. The Billiken Club at Saint Louis University (20 North Grand Boulevard).
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