This week Hands and Feet releases an album, and plenty of touring artists make way through the Lou. Check out the Black Lips at the Ready Room, Die Antwoord at the Pageant, Lee Fields & the Expressions at 2720 Cherokee and much more. Read on for this week's picks from our critics.
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 >>
It's fitting that a film about a dystopian free-for-all would include music from the Arcade Fire. This is the group, after all, that composed several songs on Funeral about a world overrun by snow and power outages. But the song that appears in the movie is not from Funeral. It's an original song ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
9 p.m. Friday, August 26. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Monday, March 21. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Chikita Violenta's Tre3s*Chikita Violenta, Tre3s Spin says of Tre3s, "This Mexican quartet's third release suggests a largely untapped indie-rock revenue st ... More >>
Kholood EidFans at the Pageant during November's Iron and Wine showHot off the presses, just got word that a local venue has received a big honor from industry tour-tracker Pollstar: For the year 2010, the Pageant was ranked No. 4 in the world in concert-ticket sales for club venues, with ove ... 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 >>
(Photos coming soon!) As soon as he strode onto the low-lit Pageant stage, it was clear that Sam Beam was a changed man. Not only had the Iron & Wine leader trimmed his famed beard and flowing locks to a respectable length, the singer and guitarist was downright chatty even before he played the fir ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, November 13. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
We won't insult you by describing Bob Dylan. He's at Chaifetz Arena October 21. That is all you need to know. Chaifetz Arena *Bob Dylan, October 21 The Firebird *Kinch, October 25 *Kinetix, October 29 *Mayer Hawthorne and the County, October 12 *Sons of Black Mass, October 23
Beard-rock innovator Sam Beam (a.k.a. Iron & Wine) is playing at the Pageant on Saturday, November 13. Tickets are $22 and are on sale this Friday at 5 p.m. I&W is releasing a new album, Kiss Each Other Clean, early next year. (Really, let the beard jokes continue apace.)
Nathaniel Rateliff hails from Bay, Missouri. As Roy Kasten said in this week's preview, "The sound of small-town quietude and sly complexities percolating below a placid surface still defines the Denver songwriter's mostly spare, acoustic concept. With his ripe and worn baritone, pick-and-scratch gu ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, July 20. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Todd ReothEric Earley started Blitzen Trapper with just a guitar, his Portland basement studio and an insatiable desire to create. After its 2007 breakthrough, Wild Mountain Nation, the band jumped into a life of vans, planes, festivals, and opening slots for Wilco, Fleet Foxes and Iron & Win ... More >>
Who says the record store is dead? Not us here in St. Louis, where both Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records sold a lot of tunes. Below, please find the top selling albums from both stores, including a separate top vinyl list from VV. Enjoy! Vintage Vinyl: Top CDs 1. Murphy Lee - You See Me 2. ... More >>
Every Monday, A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Apop Records 1. Faust -- C'est Com...Com...Complique 2. Voivod -- Infini 3. ... More >>
Every Monday A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Vintage Vinyl 1. K-JON---I Get Around 2. MAXWELL---BLACKsummers'night* 3. MICHAE ... More >>
Morning, Noon & Night
Twangfest 13 starts tonight at the Pageant with Amy Lavere, Hot Club of Cowtown and Alejandro Escovedo, but the Twangfest eBay Auction, an annual charity event for KDHX Community Media, has been rolling for a week, with many items ending this afternoon. Lots of cool and rare music stuff. Check it ou ... More >>
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category.Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic F ... More >>
9 p.m. Sunday, November 9. The Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, Universtiy City.
Iron & Wine played to a crowded house at The Pageant on Friday night. Roy Kasten has the review. Lauren Winchester has a photo slide show of the show and concert goers. Graffiti from Down Under Also on Friday, "10,320 Miles from Melbourne," an art show consisting of graffiti-inspired pieces fro ... More >>
Ten reasons Ween's better than your favorite band.
B-Sides talks to the Comas about their latest release and downloads Iron & Wine's "The Boy With a Coin"
B-Sides analyzes the state of the Irish-punk scene, talks jazz and shoes with Jamie Cullum and shows you where to download some primo tunes this week
The Brave and the Bold (Overcoat Recordings)
Grayson Capps discusses New Orleans as it is now, Willy Wonka talks to D4L about their "Laffy Taffy," and we pair wines with some tasty new releases
Iron and Wine and Calexico meet each other halfway and the results are gorgeous
Doug Martsch runs the biggest little band on Earth
White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the years best pop-rock records.
In a scandal-ridden election year, the years top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (Walt Disney Records) | Garden State (Epic)
Our Endless Numbered Days (Sub Pop)
Iron & Wine and Fruit Bats are leading the new folk revolution
Week of October 22, 2003