Indie Rock and Indie Pop

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Review: An Under Cover Weekend 7 Delivers Two Nights of Memorable Music

    Here we are again. The weekend has succeeded in melting into Monday, and An Under Cover Weekend is embedded in lore until next September. The annual event, which draws sold-out crowds to the Firebird each year has left us until next September. An Under Cover Weekend 7 showcased the technical prowess ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Sigur Rós, Nine Inch Nails, Rancid, Hanni El Khatib and More in This Week's Show Announcements

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Win Tickets to Yo La Tengo and Calexico at the Pageant

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From October 22 to 28

    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 >>

  • Music

    April 19, 2012

    The Hood Internet

    8 p.m. Saturday, April 21. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Music

    April 12, 2012

    Caroline Smith

    9 p.m. Friday, April 13. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    LouFest Lineup 2012: The Flaming Lips, Girl Talk, Dinosaur Jr., Cotton Mather and More

    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 >>

  • Music

    January 12, 2012


    8:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 18. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Music

    January 12, 2012

    The Lawrence Arms

    8 p.m. Thursday, January 12. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    LouFest 2012 Dates Announced; Presale Tickets Available Now

    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 >>

  • Music

    October 27, 2011

    Eleanor Friedberger

    8 p.m. Friday, October 28. The Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Place.

  • Music

    September 8, 2011

    Tokyo Police Club

    8 p.m. Monday, September 12. The Gargoyle, 6445 Forsythe Boulevard.

  • Music

    September 8, 2011

    Bon Iver

    8 p.m. Sunday, September 11. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Music

    September 1, 2011

    The Potomac Accord

    9 p.m. Saturday, September 3. The Heavy Anchor. 5226 Gravois Avenue.

  • Music

    August 25, 2011

    Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion

    9 p.m. Friday, August 26. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.

  • Music

    July 28, 2011


    8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Music

    July 7, 2011

    311/Sublime with Rome

    6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.

  • Music

    June 23, 2011

    Chris Mills

    9 p.m. Thursday, June 23. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Music

    June 2, 2011

    Bright Eyes

    8 p.m. Monday, June 6. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Music

    May 19, 2011

    Cold Cave

    8 p.m. Thursday, May 19. The Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Place.

  • Music

    April 28, 2011

    William Fitzsimmons

    8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Arcade Fire and the National at the Scottrade Center, 4/21/11: Review

    Todd Owyoung​Arcade 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 >>

  • Music

    April 21, 2011


    8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Review: S. Carey at Off Broadway, Monday, April 4

    Cameron Wittig​It'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 >>

  • Music

    December 30, 2010


    9 p.m. Thursday, December 30. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    LouFest Returns in 2011, Pre-Sale Tickets On Sale Now!

    ​Mark your calendars for August 27 and 28, 2011: LouFest will be returning to Forest Park in St. Louis. In a statement released this morning, organizer Brian Cohen says: "We are excited to have year two now under way. In our first year I think we exceeded expectations. We're hoping to do th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    The Firebird Celebrates Its Second Birthday in February

    In February, the Firebird is celebrating its second birthday -- with shows! .bbpBox9305933544955904 {background:url( #EBEBEB;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{background:#fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:#000;font ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of October 11

    * = 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 >>

  • Music

    September 29, 2010

    The Ponys

    8 p.m. Friday, October 1. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    LouFest, Day Two: She & Him, A Review and Setlist

    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 >>

  • Music

    August 25, 2010

    Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin/telekinesis

    9 p.m. Tuesday, August 31. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Music

    August 18, 2010

    Wye Oak

    7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 22. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Music

    August 18, 2010

    Chicago Afrobeat Project

    9 p.m. Saturday, August 21. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Music

    August 11, 2010

    We Are Scientists

    7:30 p.m. Friday, August 13. Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Jónsi of Sigur Ros Playing the Pageant in November

    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.)

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Vampire Weekend and Beach House are Playing in St. the Chaifetz Arena!

    Annie ZaleskiVampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig at the Pageant, September 2008​Well -- talk about an upgrade: The indie-pop band everybody has an opinion about, Vampire Weekend, just announced a show at the Chaifetz Arena on Sunday, October 3. Beach House and the Very Best are opening. Says the Cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of May 31-June 6

    * = 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    New Album Release Highlights: Tuesday, June 8

    (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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Review Setlist: Owl City Sweetens Up the Pageant, May 5, 2010

    Pamela LittkyOwl City's Adam Young​There 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 >>

  • Music

    April 21, 2010

    Yeasayer/Sleigh Bells

    8 p.m. Monday, April 26. The Gargoyle, 6465 Forsyth Boulevard, in the Mallinckrodt Center on the campus of Washington University.

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    St. Louis Is Getting a Lilith Fair Date

    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 >>

  • Music

    January 20, 2010

    Owl City/Lights

    8 p.m. Saturday, January 23. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Music

    October 28, 2009


    9 p.m. Monday, November 2. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Music

    October 14, 2009


    9 p.m. Saturday, October 17. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Music

    June 10, 2009

    Jenny Lewis

    8 p.m. Sunday, June 14. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

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