Even for a band that tours frequently, Electric Six rolls into town quite often. The dance-rocker's show tomorrow (Tuesday, November 6) will be its fifth appearance at the relatively young Firebird, and before that E6 also performed at Fubar and the late Creepy Crawl. I've seen almost all of the ban ... More >>
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 >>
The sheer longevity of The Simpsons would be impressive if it wasn't so frightening. Consider: A person born on the day of the first non-Tracey Ullman Show episode is now 22 years old. And if characters from the show actually aged, Bart Simpson would be three years away from being able to assume the ... More >>
This week, the U.S. finally dealt with one of those pesky civil rights issues we've been putting off for a while. Don't Ask Don't Tell is now a sordid thing of the past, and we want to celebrate the only way we know how. We rounded up our favorite music videos that celebrate men loving men, w ... More >>
Handsome Furs. Now that Wolf Parade is dunzo, Dan Boeckner can focus on Atlas Strategic and Handsome Furs, you'll find the latter duo, Boeckner and wife Alexei Perry, at Off Broadway August 24. Irish crooner Nigel Mooney has two dates at the Missouri Botanical Gardens this month--see him Ju ... More >>
Dance!The current Electric Six show is consistent, bordering on predictable. Long time fans know that the group's set is going to include a handful of songs that never leave the set, but it'll otherwise focus on its latest album. Dick Valentine will rant about his drummer in the middle of "Fu ... More >>
Despite releasing seven albums and amassing a cult of fans through relentless touring -- its appearance at the Firebird this Sunday is their third St. Louis show in twelve months -- Electric Six is still known to most people for two songs: "Danger! High Voltage" and "Gay Bar." So while the ti ... More >>
Evan Swigart/Wikimedia CommonsIt's Halloween weekend! Spooky! Don your best costume and head out to the following events. Don't forget to check our main music page for more concerts going on around town this weekend. Friday: Skate or Die! @ The St. Louis Skatium Rollerskating, live bands and ... More >>
Brooklyn quintet the National will play their first St. Louis show in three years on September 30 with Owen Pallett. BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups *The Randy Oxford Band, July 14 *Harper, June 24 Blueberry Hill--Duck Room *Pernikoff Brothers, July 17 Cicero's *Fierce Bad Rabbit, June 6 *Rai ... More >>
The Black KeysThe Pageant *Gregg Allman, May 26 *The Black Keys, June 10 Off Broadway *Oakhurst, April 11 *Dave Gonzalez and The Stone River Boys, April 15 *Rosie Flores Band/Jon Langford, April 18 *James Brown Tribute, April 30 *Dave Olney and Steve Dawson, May 1 *The Hillbenders, May 8 *Ba ... More >>
Although the club wasn't lucky enough to nab Electric Six for the actual holiday, the Firebird scored big by getting the Detroit sextet to play on New Year's Eve Eve. The group's funky synths and churning hard-rock guitars combine with frontman Dick Valentine's uproarious lyrics and cocky delivery t ... More >>
Among the usual hard-partying social climbers and cocky but insecure sleazebags that populate Electric Six's new album, KILL, is a factory worker who complains of pain and ponders taking a day off, but ultimately decides that he's where he belongs. It's not hard to imagine that Electric Six f ... More >>
9:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 30. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Electric Six!The Pageant *The Unconscious/The Great Crusades, Monday, December 28 *Memories of Elvis, Saturday, January 9 Off Broadway *Afro Zep, Saturday, November 7 *Frontier Ruckus/Theodore, Sunday, November 15 *The Rural Alberta Advantage/Shaky Hands, Wednesday, December 9 *Funky Butt Brass Band ... More >>
7 p.m. Monday, December 3. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Boulevard
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