Earlier this month, Spin announced that it is moving most of its album reviews to Twitter. Music writing is getting shorter, not longer, and yet the 33 1/3 Series, which has the gall to publish entire books on albums that aren't even current, soldiers on. There are 85 installments in print n ... More >>
Curt Brewer is a familiar face in the local music community: he plays guitar with the raw, bluesy quintet Kentucky Knife Fight, lays down 1920s-inspired jazz licks in Two Swingin' Picks, and sits in as a gun-for-hire for wedding bands, fill-in gigs and the like. This Thursday night, however, he'll b ... More >>
Image via.A plethora of compelling music has come from indie rock's complicated relationship with Christianity: Sufjan Stevens' folk hymns, David Bazan's tormented crises, the Thermals' blasphemous pop punk. These are the polar opposite of today's contemporary Christian rock, with its overt p ... More >>
Roy KastenSTL still loves you SSLYBY Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin | Elsinore The Firebird November 4, 2011 The perfect pop song is out there, forever out there, and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin may never find it, but on some nights getting to share in the search is more tha ... More >>
Photo courtesy of R6 Implant. The good thing about a band calling it quits in St. Louis is that its never really done. R6 Implant is playing a farewell-of-sorts show on Saturday at Cicero's, but this isn't goodbye forever. The bill is shared with the Lion's Daughter, Galaxicon and Iron Hills. ... More >>
Bill StreeterPokey LaFarge and the South CIty Three do a holiday showNovember 10's May Day Orchestra release show at the Sheldon Concert Hall functioned as the inaugural concert in the Sheldon Ballroom Series. In an interview with Michael Dauphin, organizer Ryan Harris explained the aim of th ... More >>
The young, new local quartet The Great Outdoors -- formerly known as Leaking Africa -- is releasing its first EP, Board Up Our Homes, this weekend with a show at the Firebird. Homes is an interesting first release: The songs unfurl themselves in slow motion, driven by piano with faint jazz fi ... More >>
Timothy Norris/LA WeeklyLeonard Cohen at this year's Coachella music festival.At the Fox Theatre on Saturday night, in the middle of "Tower of Song," Leonard Cohen intoned, "I was born with the gift of a golden voice." The audience applauded enthusiastically, even though the line was not strictly ... More >>
Dirty Pond Songs, the debut album from English singer-songwriter Bobby Long, is a quiet album, a collection to put on when you're deep in thought or otherwise thinking about life's weightier matters. It's also an album indebted to many of Long's favorites, which he named in a recent RFT interview. ( ... More >>
I've been trying really, really hard this spring not to get too very excited about Chris Carpenter. All along, I've tried to take the same stance toward him that I eventually had to take regarding Mark Mulder; i.e. I don't expect him to pitch, I don't even really think of him as part of the team, if ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9. Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street.
Nightmares (Dream Makers Music)
7 p.m. Wednesday, June 20. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
9 p.m. Tuesday, January 2. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
9 p.m. Tuesday, November 14. Cicero's (6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City).
The Hi-Pointe closes, but its legacy lives on.
Friday, February 17, 5:30 p.m. at the Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
2005's best and brightest albums
Saturday, October 8; Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue)
Saturday, October 1; Taste of St. Louis (at the Gateway Mall, along Market Street between Ninth and Eleventh streets)
Friday, June 10; Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)
We rank musical deaths, embrace Failure and remember the Old School
Thursday, November 18; Frederick's Music Lounge
Week of October 20, 2004
It's time to put a bullet through the head of the Jeff Buckley zombie
Ministry's Al Jourgensen gets political, Black Heart Procession talks facial hair, and Minnie Driver loves us (yay)!
Music for Pleasure
Forget the office-football draft, dude. Here's a far cooler way to waste your time and your employer's money.
Thursday, June 10; Mississippi Nights
Live at Sin-é (Columbia)
Friday, August 1; American Theatre
Summer at Shatter Creek (Absolutely Kosher)
Rick Springfield knows who's the biggest badass
Soul Rush (Lakeshore)
The name has changed, but the song remains the same
Love Is Here (Capitol)
Cameron Crowe takes Jerry Maguire on a dizzy trip through dreamland
Our intrepid reporter attempts to dig out from under an avalanche of newly released CDs
Saturday, Feb. 17; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room.
Gary Lucas has performed with Captain Beefheart, Jeff Buckley, John Zorn and Allen Ginsberg. Now he's visiting St. Louis to perform alongside the silent film The Golem.