This week, choose from a variety of touring bands to check out all over town: Nervosas performs at Melt, Low takes the stage at Off Broadway, Peelander-Z invades the Demo and more. Note: Though not in our critics' picks this week, Three 6 Mafia also performs in St. Louis this week. More info on this ... More >>
After spending eight years touring and recording with one of the best -- if not the best -- rock & roll units around, Drive-By Truckers' Shonna Tucker decided to step down as the band's bass player in 2011 to go home and chill out for a while. After touring relentlessly, recording DBT albums almost ... More >>
Wow -- where to begin? Here, we wrote a quick guide for you. Step one: Eat some barbecue. Step two: See a show or two. Step three: Repeat. This extended weekend's offerings are slightly overwhelming. In addition to these ten picks, plenty of other events covered in the past week present themselves a ... More >>
Next weekend looks pretty awesome, though anything does when an extended weekend awaits most of us thanks to Memorial Day. Keep that extra sleep time in mind while slogging through the work week and affording yourself some time to enjoy visits from acts like Andrew W.K., Soundgarden and El Ten Eleve ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, November 15. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
For whatever reason, the best Americana bands are often the fruits of two distinct musical voices -- Tweedy and Farrar are still the gold standard in this town and beyond, but the shared songbooks of Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley (Drive-By Truckers) and Gary Louris and Mark Olson (Jayhawks) turned ... More >>
The Vondrukes, winner of the RFT's Best Country Band (Alternative) in 2011, just released a full length called Runaway, Goodbye Love. The album is the subject of this week's Homespun column, and in it Christian Schaeffer applauds the band's overall feel: "Fans of good-natured alt-country can ... More >>
Todd OwyoungPatterson Hood was very excited about the Cardinals' World Series victory. Woe is anyone who planned a show in St. Louis this past Friday (ahem). With the city (understandably) otherwise and nearly unanimously occupied with our World Champions, even double bills that would usuall ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, October 28. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Like snorting Adderall off a Hello Kitty doll, Melt-Banana's terse noisy punk will eat yr brain. Japanese anti-heroes Melt-Banana embark on a U.S. tour this fall, and guess where they're gonna be? Cicero's. Guess where they're not gonna to be? New York City. Bah, that rules. If we're keeping ... More >>
Danny ClinchAthens, Georgia's Drive-By Truckers will bring its big-ass Southern Rock to the Pageant on October 28th. Tickets start at $22 and go on sale August 5th at 5 p.m. The Truckers released ninth album Go-Go Boots earlier this year. The band's hit a sort of consistent hum of late -- ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, March 23. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Beans' End It All*Beans, End It All Spin gave End It All a 7 out of 10 review: "Beans always poses as an abstractionist, freaking motormouth cadences with a se ... More >>
Jon GitchoffAre the Drive-By Truckers on this list? After looking over the (very helpful) comments to my blogpost asking for the year's best concerts, I started perusing our show review archives. I got as far back as July before the archives ended -- which meant that in the past six months al ... More >>
recordstoreday.comApril's annual Record Store Day has been such a rousing success, a semi-sequel is happening on Black Friday. Indie record stores all around the country will have exclusives, special releases, deluxe editions and other rare, limited-run goodies for sale. Vintage Vinyl and Euc ... More >>
Jon Gitchoff Drive-By Truckers at the Pageant October 2: They killed it. There are very few certainties in life, but there's one thing you can always count on: If Athens, Georgia's Drive-By Truckers are in town, you have the opportunity to see one of the best rock n'roll shows money can ... More >>
Diana BenantiMmm, smells like free tickets. In honor of it being Friday, the first of October and nearly the end of the blessed work week, we've got freebies for music fans this weekend. Tonight, "Cooler than Me" singer and pop phenom Mike Posner plays the Pageant and we've got six free tickets ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, October 2. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
9 p.m. Tuesday, September 28. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
9 p.m. Saturday, September 4. Laclede's Landing Main Stage, North First Street and Lucas Avenue.
Todd OwyoungDrive-By Truckers opening for Tom Petty. More photos here.Ask and ye shall receive: Drive-By Truckers were so good on Sunday night opening for Tom Petty in St. Louis, I tweeted that I wished the band would announce a Pageant show soon. Well, it just did this morning, for Saturday, ... More >>
Todd OwyoungTom Petty, last night at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. View more photos here.A Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers summer tour is as American as baseball, apple pie and fireworks. Last night at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, the band once again proved why, by turning in a predi ... More >>
As always, the asterisk (*) after an album indicates that the artist is coming to town. A plus-sign ( ) indicates local. Euclid Records 1. She & Him - Vol 2. 2. Johnny Cash - Ain't No Grave 3. Goldfrapp - Headfirst 4. Jimi Hendrix - Valleys Of Neptune 5. Carolina Chocolate Drops - Genuine ... More >>
Euclid Records 1. Jimi Hendrix - Valleys Of Neptune 2. Johnny Cash - Ain't No Grave 3. White Stripes - Under Great White Northern Lights 4. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach 5. John Hiatt - The Open Road 6. Graham Parker - Imaginary Television 7. Drive By Truckers - The Bi ... More >>
9:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 18. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
8 p.m. Friday, September 25. The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard.
Every Monday, A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. (Vintage Vinyl will return next week -- they had catastrophic email problems last week.) An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without furt ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, August 1. Lemmons, 5800 Gravois Avenue.
8 p.m. Saturday, March 28. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
9:30 p.m. Saturday, December 27. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Artist: Head East Album: Flat As A Pancake From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1975 Label: A&M Records What it sounds like: People from Southern Illinois trying to play southern rock—like Lynyrd Skynyrd meets AC/DC. The kind of thing that’s been reincarnated by the likes of the Drive-By Truc ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, February 29. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard
9 p.m. Thursday, October 11. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Sirens of the Ditch (New West)
In the Frostbidden Years (Saucy Jack Recordings)
6 p.m. Friday, June 15. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
8 p.m. Thursday, January 25. VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights).
Drive-By Truckers: As Southern as they wanna be.
Tuesday, June 27. UMB Bank Pavilion (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights)
7 p.m. Friday, June 23. UMB Bank Pavilion (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights)
A Blessing and a Curse (New West)
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