The clock is counting down to midnight on a Friday night at Lemmon's. After some knob-fiddling and shot/water retrieval from the bar, the band begins its set, as some more friends and fans run back in after finishing their cigarettes outside. The next 25 or so minutes become a blur of head-nodding, ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
Michael Dauphinforgetters' Blake Schwarzenbach, front; drummer Kevin Mahon, backIt was hard to catch, but a couple songs into forgetters' set Friday night at Cicero's, singer/guitarist Blake Schwarzenbach glanced back at the band between songs and stated, "I'm actually feeling really good ton ... More >>
While our music page has plenty of things to do this weekend, a quick note: The fun./Steel Train/Jarrod Gorbel show at the Firebird is sold out. Hope you bought tickets! Now on to some other options: All weekend: *Soulard Oktoberfest Drink. Listen to Brave Combo, Copper Box and Soulard Blues Band. ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Friday, October 8. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Buzz band Sleigh Bells' insouciant noise-tinged pop comes to The Firebird on October 28. Magic 8 Ball says this show will sell out before you can say Crown on the Ground. 2720 Cherokee *Eoto, November 2 *Euforquestra, September 15 *The Floozies, September 4 *Marrakesh Express, October 9 *Sig ... More >>
In the '90s, Blake Schwarzenbach earned a cult following with the influential, beloved punk band Jawbreaker. After the band split, he formed the mellower (but no less aggressive) Jets to Brazil. After that band dissipated, he disappeared from the music world for awhile and surfaced as a college-leve ... More >>
This summer found me getting heavily into 1990s stuff like the Promise Ring and Jawbreaker. The latter's Dear You in particular lived in my car for weeks, and perhaps you might have seen me zooming around the city singing along to "Bad Scene, Everyone's Fault." Anyway, I was beyond stoked to hear th ... More >>