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    August 26, 2014

    In Defense of Liking Music for No Good Reason

    Why did you like Yeezus? Did you find it anarchic? Did you like how it challenged racial norms in a confrontational, blacked-out way? Did you like its minimalism? Or its maximalism? Did you find the songs to speak to a larger narrative of where Kanye West is artistically and emotionally? Did you app ... More >>

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    July 8, 2013

    Summer Obsessions: Foxygen's Latest Might Be the Best Album So Far This Year

    I have an unusual music source. His name is Baron and he came to the United States in his late teens as a foreign exchange student from Germany. Although his homeland's biggest contribution to American music is probably when Nena floated to number two on the Billboard chart in 1983 with "99 Luftball ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Win Hood Internet Tickets

    Tonight, Chicago good-time master the Hood Internet will be at the Gramophone. Tickets are $15 at the door and the show starts at 10 p.m. Do some weird shots beforehand.

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    April 19, 2012

    The Hood Internet

    8 p.m. Saturday, April 21. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

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    April 17, 2012

    Win Hood Internet Tickets

    Of the many places you could end your Record Store Day, no where promises the caliber of dance party you can expect at the Firebird for the Hood Internet, presented by Knuckle Rumbler. To win tickets: Tell us in the comments below what your favorite fusion food dish is. Because of the mash-ups, you ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From April 16 to 22

    Ok folks, this week is insane -- the number of excellent shows that did not make the cut for this post could easily fill another, if not for the nagging reality that time is finite. We don't want to short-change you though, so here's the runner-up rundown: Crowbar at Fubar on Monday, Cursive at Off ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    EMA, Mayer Hawthorne Lead This Week's Show Announcements

    Erika M. Anderson brings her haunted bedtime stories and knife-twisting tableaus as EMA to the Luminary on March 20, and Deerhunter guitarist Lockett Pundt will do a turn with his solo project, Lotus Plaza, on April 30. Stone-drunk strummers Mountain Sprout head to the Old Rock House on April 1, and ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    LouFest 2012 Dates Announced; Presale Tickets Available Now

    LouFest 2012 is officially off the ground: Presale tickets for the two-day festival in Forest Park are now available. It's $50 for a two-day pass or $70 if you wait until the regular sale. Last year's presale sold out in two weeks. The third LouFest will be on August 25 and 26 on Forest Park's Cen ... More >>

  • Music

    October 27, 2011


    8:45 p.m. Thursday, October 27. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

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    August 19, 2011

    Win A Pair Of Two-Day LouFest Passes! [Update]

    ​LouFest is a week away. The weather forecast is hot but manageable, though it's not like we much care given how great the lineup is: TV on the Radio, the Roots, Cat Power, Deerhunter, and plenty more. And you can go for free -- we've got a pair of two-day passes looking for a loving home. W ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    LouFest Interviews: Lost In The Trees' Ari Picker On Classical Music And More

    ​ Ari Picker is as genuine and unfailingly heartfelt as his music would have you believe. His folk orchestra project Lost in the Trees is winsome and soft, but imbued with wrenching emotion and cathartic release. Picker composes symphonic ballads out of pure necessity, to deal with the tragedi ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Announcing The Official Before LouFest Party

    ​LouFest is just over two weeks, and our excitement is reaching unhealthy levels. You already know the headliners: The Roots, TV On The Radio, The Hold Steady, Deerhunter, !!!, Cat Power, etc. The local lineup is impressive as well: Jon Hardy & the Public, Old Lights and Troubadour Dali lead t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    LouFest 2011: What to Expect, What to See and More

    ​It's no secret we're all aflutter over the return of LouFest, our city's very own large-scale indie music festival. Not only does the to-do feature eighteen bands on two stages over two days, it's set in the green jewel of our city, Forest Park, and attracts national acts in genres from hip h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Questlove And Deerhunter Will DJ The LouFest After Party

    wikimedia commons​The official LouFest after party, to be held on Saturday, August 27th at the Gramophone, will feature DJ sets from the Roots' Questlove and members of Deerhunter. Advance tickets are $17 and on sale now. St. Louis' DJ Needles and 18andCounting will open the party -- doors op ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Pitchfork Music Festival 2011: What to Expect, What to See and More

    ​Sometimes the Iternets can put on one helluva flesh-and-blood show. Pitchfork Music Festival is run by the music blog of the same name, which just announced it's expanding to Paris this fall with an overseas version of the festival to be curated by (Everybody Loves) Bon Iver. The American b ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Bonnaroo 2011: What to Bring, What To Expect, What to See and More

    ​Bonnaroo is next weekend already, and Wakarusa starts tomorrow. Summer Festival season is in full swing, and it's getting hard to keep track of all the offerings. In the next several weeks, we'll bring you guides to some of the best and biggest festivals within a day's drive of St. Louis. We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    LouFest 2011 Schedule Announced, Tickets On Sale Now

    ​LouFest is back. We already told you about this year's steller lineup, which features TV on the Radio, the Roots, Cat Power, Deerhunter, the Hold Steady, and plenty more, including a solid batch of locals. Today, LouFest released its 2011 schedule; you can take a look at that below. You can a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    LouFest 2011 Lineup: The Roots, TV On the Radio, Cat Power and the Hold Steady Are Highlights

    ​Surprise! Happy Tuesday! LouFest just announced the lineup for the 2011 edition of the festival, which takes place in Forest Park on August 27 and 28. Hip-hop hotshots The Roots, indie darlings TV On the Radio, folkie chanteuse Cat Power, neo-shoegazer Deerhunter, bar-band bros the Hold Stead ... More >>

  • Music

    February 24, 2011


    9 p.m. Monday, February 28. The Billiken Club, 20 North Grand Boulevard in the Busch Student Center at Saint Louis University.

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    December 16, 2010
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    October 19, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of October 11

    * = coming to town, = local ​Euclid Records 1 Belle & Sebastian - Write About Love 2. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest 3. Of Montreal - False Priest* 4. John Legend/Roots Wake Up! 5. Neil Young - Le Noise 6. Old 97's - The Grand Theatre 7. Eric Clapton - Clapton 8. Fistful Of Mercy - As I Cal ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of September 27

    * = coming to town, = local ​ Vintage Vinyl 1. ICE CUBE---I Am The West 2. GUCCI MANE---The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted 3. TREY SONGZ---Passion, Pain & Pleasure 4. BAD RELIGION---Dissent Of Man 5. JOHN LEGEND & THE ROOTS---Wake Up!

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    January 15, 2010

    Top Sellers At Area Record Stores for 2009

    Who says the record store is dead? Not us here in St. Louis, where both Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records sold a lot of tunes. Below, please find the top selling albums from both stores, including a separate top vinyl list from VV. Enjoy! Vintage Vinyl: Top CDs ​1. Murphy Lee - You See Me 2. ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    We Fun: Atlanta, GA Inside Out Screening at Wash U

    On October 23 at 8 p.m., KWUR is sponsoring a free screening of We Fun: Atlanta, GA Inside Out. The documentary focuses on the modern music scene there, including Black Lips, Deerhunter and Mastodon (who's at the Pageant tonight). Fun will be playing at Brown Hall 100 on the campus of Wash U. (It's ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    PLAY:stl Music Festival Takes Place September 17-19, Features Atlas Sound, Owen, The Antlers, Samantha Crain, more!

    ​ For the third year running, the PLAY:stl Music Festival and Conference will descend on the Delmar Loop for three days of live music and industry panels. (Think of it as a smaller, more manageable South By Southwest or CMJ Conference.) About 90 acts, both national and local, are scheduled o ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008

    Top 10 Indie Rock Albums of 2008

    In 2008, independent rock returned to the underground, where it belongs. Given the grand catastrophe that is today's record industry, most major-label executives don't have the time or energy to convince music fans they might like something a little out of the ordinary. They're too busy recycli ... More >>

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    December 1, 2008

    Hello? Is It Me You're Looking For?: Best of Craigslist Missed Connections, November 24-30

    (Welcome to Hello? Is It Me You're Looking For? Each Monday, we'll scour the local Missed Connections section of Craigslist, in search of the best posts. Here are some that caught our eye this week.)God bless the U.S.A.: 3rd Qt at RAMS GAME.....SOILDER :) - m4m U have to be the best looking Soilder ... More >>

  • Music

    June 25, 2008


    Web of Light
    (KVIST Records)

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    March 26, 2008

    Atlas Sound

    Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See but Cannot Feel

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    May 30, 2007

    The Re-Entroducer

    Oliver Wang’s shares his soul-sides.

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    April 18, 2007

    The Ponys/Deerhunter

    9 p.m. Saturday, April 21. The Billiken Club at Saint Louis University (20 North Grand Boulevard).