Most local musicians don't aim to have their songs on Dance Moms and other reality shows. Sometimes they're just lucky that way. Actually, a bit more than luck brought indie-pop band Scarlet Tanager together with the Lifetime television program in 2013. As we note in this week's feature story, the ... More >>
For many kids with guitar-shaped stars in their eyes, cutting an album deal is what it means to be a successful musician. Those ten cherry-picked songs backed by a major label signify "making it" -- something that will launch them into superstardom, world tours and giant piles of money. And once upo ... More >>
Funnyman Demetri Martin performed at the Pageant last night, delivering wry one-liners and artfully humorous observations to a packed house of fans. Unfortunately, the comedian was nowhere to be found before the show, at a scheduled book signing set to take place at Subterranean Books.
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
image viaThe novelty of chillwave subsided long ago, but Neon Indian's hypnagogic ennui is still compelling two years after the nascent rise and fall of the much-maligned genre. Catch their St. Louis debut on June 8 at The Firebird. Apop Records *Taboo, February 23 2720 Cherokee *Bawn in th ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaNicole Peterson, this week's Last Collector StandingNicole Peterson has worked in many facets of the music industry, including retail at Slackers CD's and Games and (currently) at Suite 100 at the Pageant handling merchandise and ticket sales. After looking through her modest reco ... More >>
Always a man of few words, the delightfully deadpan and surprisingly philosophical Steven Wright has in the last few years shied from acting to focus on his live show, his music, and his painting. Not out-there enough? The master of the absurd one-liner and quirky uncle of alt-comedy's next big tran ... More >>
Pageant *Yonder Mountain String Band, Friday, May 8, Saturday, May 9 *Demetri Martin, Saturday, May 16 *Mint Condition, Saturday, May 30 *The Avett Brothers, Thursday, June 25Blueberry Hill *Howie Day, May 1*Meiko/Cory Chisel, May 14*Cracker, Friday, May 15*Meat Puppets, May 28