It's one of the perks of this gig that, sometimes, Record Store Day comes a little bit early. The Vinyl Fairy has been making stops at my doorstep and leaving advances of this weekend's local wax offerings, which are every bit as exciting as, oh, the 1,000-quantity Todd Rundgren picture discs (or wh ... More >>
Spring has sprung (supposedly)! Celebrate by checking out the spry variety of shows going on this week. There's plenty to see, including an assortment of traveling acts such as Useless Eaters, Night Birds, Deerhoof and Hot 8 Brass Band. Get hopped up on all that leftover Easter candy and see what re ... More >>
17. Twenty-Five Percent of the Girl Talk Crowd
Girl Talk only makes sense -- and I do mean only -- if you are dancing. Otherwise it's just your very pop-savvy friend's iTunes playlist on schizophrenic overdrive. So kudos to those bumping various body parts and whipping around beach balls -- there w ... More >>
The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is two weeks away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Throughout May, we've been making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year, introducing the nominees from one or more o ... More >>
Paper Dolls - Lo-Fi Session from Trent Hover on Vimeo.Paper Dolls perform in a Lo-Fi St. Louis Session.
After four-plus years and one EP, chamber-pop quartet Paper Dolls is calling it quits. "The project has been very close to my heart, and it's bittersweet to see it end," keyboardist/singer Jenn ... More >>
Middle Class Fashion, featuring endless pop founts Jenn Malzone and Brian McClelland, will release its debut full-length, Girl Talk, this Saturday at Foam Coffee & Beer (3359 Jefferson Avenue, 314-772-2100).
The album is the subject of this week's Homespun review by Christian Schaeffer. Rea ... More >>
Photo by Ben MuddMiddle Class Fashion plays the sort of unhindered pop music you don't find a ton of in St. Louis. It's so buoyant as to be theatrical at times, but it never sounds frivolous. The band's got plenty of pedigree, with Jenn Malzone on vocals and keys, Brad Vaughn on guitar and B ... More >>