Oh, St. Louis, our collective wish just came true -- Outkast will headline LouFest 2014, scheduled for September 6 and 7 in Forest Park! Did you fully take that in? OUTKAST! Not only will the 'Kast put on a memorable show, but its inclusion also proves that we're obviously psychic (evidence here an ... 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 >>
Yo La Tengo is coming to the Pageant on Thursday, January 31, and we have a pair of tickets right here at RFT Music headquarters! The band will be joined on stage by New Orleans Americana sextet Calexico. Die-hard music nerds and record store clerks all over town can barely contain their excitement. ... More >>
This week's list is a bonus-deluxe-super edition, with TEN shows instead of the usual nine, on account of this Tuesday getting twice its usual attention. There's good reason: Tuesday night features separate appearances by both ska legend the Skatalites and nihilistic post-punk pioneer Swans. They're ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, April 21. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
9 p.m. Friday, April 13. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
The LouFest 2012 Lineup is here: the Flaming Lips and Girl Talk get top billing and there's plenty of depth. Dinosaur Jr. and Cotton Mather for you reunion fans. King Tuff, Little Barrie and THEESatisfaction for those looking for new sounds. Cults and Hacienda will act as a musical speedramp to get ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 18. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
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 >>
8:45 p.m. Thursday, October 27. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
9 p.m. Thursday, June 23. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
8 p.m. Monday, June 6. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
8 p.m. Thursday, May 19. The Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Place.
8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Todd OwyoungArcade Fire/The National Scottrade Center Thursday, April 21 "We're still getting used to this arena-rock thing," Win Butler said last night. "But shit, a room's a room. Let's go!" With that, he and the indie rock juggernaut he fronts launched into "No Cars Go," seven of its eigh ... More >>
Anton CorbijnArcade Fire plays its first headlining show in St. Louis this Thursday at the Scottrade Center. The National will open -- both bands are renowned for their live shows. Arcade Fire, in particular, has always seemed too big for whatever venue it's playing, so it will be interestin ... More >>
Cameron WittigIt's hard to imagine vocals so beautiful and delicate could come out of a man resembling the Brawny Paper Towel guy. But the vocals of Sean Carey (a.k.a. S. Carey) slowly hummed to life and melted over the audience who came out to Off Broadway Monday night. Carey made one final ... More >>
For the second year in a row, Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three will be playing the prestigious Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island. Pokey and co. will be performing on Saturday, July 30, the same day that the Decemberists headline. (Other acts performing that day include Gillian Welch, Gogol ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, March 15. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
9 p.m. Thursday, December 30. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
9 p.m. Friday, October 22. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
* = 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 >>
8 p.m. Friday, October 1. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Jon GitchoffZooey Deschanel of She & Him. More photos from day two are up.A tip of the hat goes to the LouFest organizers for choosing She & Him to close out the two-day festival. It's almost as if they knew the sun would descend and bring in the perfect summer breeze to compliment M. Ward an ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, August 31. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
9 p.m. Saturday, August 21. 2720 Cherokee, 2720 Cherokee Street.
9 p.m. Saturday, August 21. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
* = coming to town, = local Euclid Records 1. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs 2. Black Crowes - Croweology* 3. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More 4. Black Keys - Brothers 5. Wolf Parade - Expo 86* 6. Jack Johnson - To The Sea 7. Tom Petty - Mojo 8. Devo - Something For Everybody 9. Sher ... More >>
Sigur Ros vocalist Jónsi is embarking on a solo tour this fall -- and according to his website, he's playing the Pageant on November 2. Ticket info is TBA. Sigur Ros' Pageant shows were always gorgeous and affecting; Jónsi's show is sure to be much of the same. (H/T to Jon Gitchoff for news.)
8:30 p.m. Friday, July 9. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
* = coming to town, = local Euclid Records 1. Black Keys - Brothers* 2. Jack Johnson - To The Sea 3. National - High Violet* 4. Jayhawks - Bunkhouse Album 5. Band Of Horses - Infinite Arms 6. Bettye LaVette - Interpretations:British Rock Songbook 7. Roky Erick ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Culturebully.comAgainst Me!'s latest release, White Crosses*Against Me!, White Crosses Pick up Against Me!'s latest release to prepare for its upcoming free ... More >>
Pamela LittkyOwl City's Adam YoungThere was not a computer to be found on the stage at Owl City's Pageant performance last night. That may come as a surprise to those who think of the band's singer and mastermind Adam Young as a "laptop artist," one who creates his music without much input fr ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, April 26. The Gargoyle, 6465 Forsyth Boulevard, in the Mallinckrodt Center on the campus of Washington University.
Last night's Arctic Monkeys show proved the kids still have spirit. This post-punk band from northern England debuted in 2006 with the fastest-selling album in British music history, while band members were still 19 and 20 years old. Four years and two more albums later, the band is cleaned up but s ... More >>
Hating on South By Southwest is too easy. Just look around: Shit-faced lawyers waxing bizness gobbledygook to shit-faced salesmen of exercise bikes, members of psych-metal bands (probably called Red Octopus or Purple Cobra) barely remaining vertical for all their unbathed rock studiousness, the endl ... More >>
Stop smirking: The fact that St. Louis snagged a date on the being-routed Lilith Fair is kind of awesome. This year's list of artists playing some (or all) of the dates for the reactivated all-female-artists tour -- nothing's set in stone yet -- is bordering on the incredible: Heart! Cat Power! Lore ... More >>
Electronic musician Raglani has been keeping busy in non-performance ways lately: He's been uploading video after video of vintage St. Louis performance videos to a Vimeo account. The result is a treasure trove of experimental, noise, punk and indie videos: The collection features acts such as Hair ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, January 23. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
9 p.m. Monday, November 2. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Sunday, June 14. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
On sale this weekend: Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Pageant on Tuesday, June 2. The trio's latest, It's Blitz!, is out now. Here's the rad video for "Zero," a song I love. Yeah Yeah Yeahs |MTV Music
Over the weekend, wolves were at Wash U and comic art received the gallery treatment. Wolf Parade at the Gargoyle Slide Show
(On a recent U.S. tour, I asked Gentleman Auction House's Steve Kozel to keep a daily diary of the band's goings-on. All this week, we'll be posting what happened, leading up to the band's CD release show for Alphabet Graveyard on Saturday night at the Bluebird. -- Annie Zaleski) Venue: Private Bir ... More >>