[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 >>
Euclid Records -- one of several excellent purveyors of music in this town and our 2012 winner for Best Record Store -- has just released its top 50 sellers of 2012. It's an interesting list for several reasons. It bears almost no resemblance to Billboard's list, of course. But it also speaks to the ... More >>
Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending November 25, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books and Subterranean Books. This week's bestseller list proves that Cardinals baseball a ... More >>
Today is May Day, also known as "International Worker's Day." To celebrate, kick your feet up and read our list of the six best songs about work. Feel free to let us know what your favorite working class songs are in our comments, just make sure the boss isn't looking. 6. Dolly Parton - "9 to 5" 9 ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, September 23. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
New wave heaven hits the Pageant on Friday, when Psychedelic Furs share a bill with Tom Tom Club. And we want to send you to the show for free! Go to our Facebook page for contest details. Robin Wheeler and Christian Schaeffer previewed the show in this week's print edition; they're take ... More >>
Bastille Day is upon us, when all the world celebrates Louis XIV crossing the Delaware or something. We're not clear on the details, and on that front we join countless English-speaking pop and rock stars who took similarly haphazard forays into the Language of Love. In honor of the Frog's b ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, January 24. Cranky Yellow, 2847 Cherokee Street.
The movie Do It Again.The annual St. Louis International Film Festival (that's SLIFF for short) began last night and runs through November 21. As it does every year, SLIFF features a generous selection of music-related documentaries. Here's the rundown. For the RFT's full coverage of the film ... More >>
This Saturday, the Pageant celebrates its tenth birthday with a concert by Chuck Berry. $35 general admission tickets are still available; balcony seats are sold out. The show starts at 8 p.m. with a set from Shooting With Annie. In the venue's lengthy history (a PDF listing its shows is a whoppi ... More >>
* means coming to town, means a local release Euclid Records 1. Roky Erickson/Okkervil River - True Love Cast Out All Evil 2. MGMT - Congratulations 3. Jeff Beck - Emotion Commotion 4. Shelby Lynne - Tears, Lies, & Alibis 5. Jesse Malin & The St. Marks Social ... More >>
A * means the band is coming to town, a indicates locals. Vintage Vinyl 1. ERYKAH BADU---New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh 2. USHER---Raymond V. Raymond 3. DR.DOG---Shame Shame 4. MONICA---Still Standing 5. SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS---I Learned The Hard Way 6. SHE & HIM---Volume ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, October 18. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
The Knee Plays
9 p.m. Thursday, May 31. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
The Fall Precaution (self-released)
8:30 p.m. Friday, October 20. Atomic Cowboy (4140 Manchester Road).
Monday, May 2; Creepy Crawl (612 North Tucker Boulevard)
The Cosmic Game (ESL Music)
Please Describe Yourself (V2)
Saturday, July 17; Gateway Arch Stage, St. Louis Riverfront
We chat with Stephin Merritt and Dayna Kurtz, explore the folly of !!! and talk band battles with Thee Lordly Serpents
Circus Flora goes West
In which stellastarr* melds with the universe
Once in a Lifetime (Sire)
Gigantic nearly deifies They Might Be Giants -- and why not?
Rosanne Cash is the friend who will say, or sing, what you can't
Brett Ratner tarts up Red Dragon
Tanto Tempo (Ziriguiboom/Six Degrees Records)
Wednesday, April 19; Duck Room
Eco de Sombras (Luaka Bop)
Directed by Stephen Frears
The Talking Heads' David Byrne once again reinvents himself, this time as an ambassador of Latin American music
Everything Is Possible! (Luaka Bop)