The trifecta may be sex, drugs, and rock & roll, but at some point you have to get from point A to point B. Against its better judgement, rock & roll has gotten behind the wheel while intoxicated several times. We are not endorsing such an activity, but the risk factor of driving while intoxicated h ... More >>
What better time for a "gotcha moment" (to borrow a Palin-ism) than the very beginning of a song? It takes some guts to change a listener's perception of a track before it is fully formed, but it is eternally memorable when executed well. Here is a list of the six best fakeout intros. Feel free to l ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, October 13. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Photo by Jason StoffDeath Cab For Cutie The Pageant October 2, 2011 Ben Gibbard has left us. The melancholic Ben Gibbard we once knew is gone, for all intents and purposes. He's skinny now, having swapped drinking for running, and he's got a new, Jordan Catalano haircut. He's visibly bouncy, ... More >>
Well that was ridiculous. Marc Broussard, who will be performing this evening at Old Rock House, is scheduled to make an appearance tonight at 6 p.m. at Vintage Vinyl. That has long been in the works. And the web team from Broussard's label, Atlantic Records, went to post about the appearance ... More >>
GO GO GOFinal Update: Atlantic's web team accidentally posted the announcement to Death Cab's page instead of Marc Broussard's. Read more here. Update #2 (IMPORTANT): The initial post (and its sixty-plus ecstatic comments) has disappeared from Death Cab's Facebook Page and Twitter feed, whic ... More >>
Brent HolzapfelDeath Cab For Cutie is coming to the Pageant on October 2nd. Tickets go on sale August 5th at 5 p.m -- they're $35 for general admission and $40 for reserved spots on the balcony. Death Cab needs little introduction -- Ben Gibbard's bone-deep delivery has helped ensure the Wa ... More >>
Sean PecknoldBearded folkers Fleet Foxes have just been confirmed for a July 19th appearance at the Pageant. This will be the outfit's first headlining show in St. Louis. Last time Robin Pecknold, Skyler Skjelset and friends were in our fair city was in the fall of 2008, when they opened fo ... More >>
We're all force-fed holiday cheer from Halloween through New Year's, and even if you really, really love Christmas music, hearing the same old standards and modern classics over and over again can begin to fill you with exactly the opposite of holiday cheer. To avoid the monotony of those soft-rocki ... More >>
This one's for Keegan: Courtesy of 5 Score Pachyderm, here's footage of Death Cab for Cutie at the Seattle Mariners' home opener playing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and -- awesomely -- John Fogerty's "Centerfield." (Except when the guitar goes off track. Oops.) Love the customized jerseys!
8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 21. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Tegan and Sara fans know where they'll be on Friday, April 2, 2010. The Pageant, where the Canadian sisters (and their crack band) will be there performing songs from their new album, Sainthood. Tickets are $25 and are on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday. (This is the band's first STL show since May 2008 ... More >>
Jay Farrar and Ben Gibbard are playing four shows in October, to celebrate the release of their Jack Kerouac-inspired collaboration, One Fast Move Or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur. The closest tour date is October 26 in Chicago at Lincoln Hall -- and judging by the band backing the pair, a road trip m ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, June 27. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
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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 >>
(Welcome to Lost in the Supermarket, an occasional blog recurring feature in which we discuss unexpected songs we've heard in unexpected places. This doesn't just have to be your local Schucks or Dierbergs, either; any weird pairing you've heard is fair game for the feature. Email the scenario to me ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, January 3. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
MP3: Death Cab for Cutie, "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" MP3: U2, "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" U2's version of the Darlene Love Christmas classic (which is found on A Christmas Gift for You From Phil Spector) comes from 1987's A Very Special Christmas. Death Cab for Cutie's version is ... More >>
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9 p.m. Sunday, June 8. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Sparks fly as So Many Dynamos generates indie buzz.
8 p.m. Saturday, December 9. Saint Louis University's Billiken Club, Busch Student Center (20 North Grand Boulevard).
8 p.m. Tuesday, August 29. Hi-Pointe (1001 McCausland Avenue).
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8 p.m. Friday, July 7. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)
Wednesday, April 26, at 8 p.m. The Hi-Pointe, 1001 McCausland Avenue.
Death Cab for Cutie weathers their major label transition with grace
Thursday, February 23. 8 p.m. at Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)
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