Happy Monday, everybody! We like to think of the start of each week as a new slate. Which shows will you go see? Some options include Canadian Rifle, Lord Huron and Kittypalooza. Read about these recommendations and more after the jump, and make this week a good one.
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 >>
Dana PlonkaLa Sera at Waterloo RecordsAt the end of the final night at South By Southwest 2011, I walked down 6th Street, a scene you can surely picture without my assistance. But I have this press badge to earn, so: By 1 a.m. on Saturday night / Sunday morning, downtown Austin was a zombie m ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiNato Caliph at SXSW a few years agoIt's hard to believe, but the music portion of the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2011. In the last quarter-century, the annual event has evolved to become the gathering place for music-industry darlings, wann ... More >>
Kholood EidMarshall Crenshaw on stage with Bottle Rockets in January 2011The Old Rock House just announced a slew of new shows for this spring. Up first is the return of elfin Norwegian musician Sondre Lerche, who was one of the first artists to perform when the Old Rock House started booking ... More >>
KDHX presents two Twangfest day parties at SXSW every year. In past years, this event has included artists such as Deer Tick, Calexico, Carolina Chocolate Drops and David Bazan playing in a space tinier than Off Broadway. This year's model of the party, which takes place on March 17 and March ... More >>
Chris CarrollFreedy JohnstonWhat becomes of the one-hit wonder? In the case of Freedy Johnston, whose 1994 song "Bad Reputation" was a bittersweet slice of acoustic alternative rock back when that was a viable genre, it appears that you simply keep writing good, catchy, heartfelt songs regard ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsOn February 19, Off Broadway is debuting a series it's dubbing "After Dinner Drinks." The premise is simple: The show will have an early start time, generally be seated and end early. Naturally, the ongoing series will feature artists conducive to such an environment. The ful ... More >>
Bob SchneiderBluebery Hill *Violent Soho, Friday, February 12 *Bob Schneider, Wednesday, March 24 *Stoney Larue and the Arsenal, Friday, March 26 Touhill Performing Arts Center *Branford Marsalis, Friday, February 12 *The Neville Brothers/Dr. John, Friday, February 19 Off Broadway *Freedy Johnsto ... More >>
Freedy JohnstonLate Tuesday, singer-songwriter Freedy Johnston confirmed a St. Louis show at Off Broadway on Thursday, February 11. Tickets are $10 for those over 21, $13 for anyone under, and the show starts at 9 p.m. Johnston hasn't played here in quite a long time, I believe, but he has go ... More >>
Camden Joy turned Cracker's David Lowery into fiction. Too bad he's real -- and really angry.
Billy Bragg brings Woody Guthrie back to vibrant life