If emo's millennial angst is having something of a comeback (and judging from the rising star of St. Louis' Foxing, it is), then perhaps there is room for a resurgence of emo's more melodic offshoots as well. Local quartet Tidal Volume could lead this charge with a new EP fueled by insistent acousti ... More >>
Jimmy Eat World is coming to the Pageant! The Mesa, Arizona rock band will perform on Thursday, August 1, and we have two tickets up for grabs.
What month is it again? We hate to reduce our small talk to conversations about the weather, but it's still oh-so-glorious outside, and we hope you had the chance to to get naked over the weekend. Continue to take full advantage of springtime in July by catching some shows this week. Read about reco ... More >>
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 >>
Back in July, we ran a feature on St. Louis' favorite melodic, pop-core playboys, the Humanoids. The band was gearing up for the release of its new self-titled album on FreeMusicFirst.org., and about to embark on the highly-regarded punk rock package tour featuring Off With Their Heads, Dead to Me a ... More >>
Kalin Haydon The Gorge is putting out its long-awaited debut, Prehistoric Relapse, tonight at the Firebird. Curren$y brings his Jet Life Tour to the Old Rock House, and that's just the beginning for tonight: Dylan gets a proper birthday tribute at Off Broadway with a gaggle of great locals d ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, May 28. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Beth Bombara at last year's RFT Awards. Photo by Jon GitchoffWho is excited for Jimmy Eat World on Saturday? It's been six and a half years since the pop-punk band made an appearance in St. Louis, and we'll venture that a fair number of the fine readers of A to Z have made out with someone w ... More >>
Photo by Jon ScorfinaIn early January, Rolling Stone reported that vinyl sales had increased fourteen percent over the previous year with around 2.8 million units sold, making 2010 the best year for vinyl in recent memory. DJ Billy Brown is part of a new generation of music fans choosing rec ... More >>
image viaSounds like a sly April Fool's day joke, but it isn't: Juelz Santana is celebrating his birthday at Club Amnesia. Well, not his real birthday, which was February 18, but his publicity-garnering birthday tour that *might* be tied to the release of his long overdue follow-up to 2005's What th ... More >>
Your eyes don't deceive you: Jimmy Eat World is coming to the Pageant on May 28. The influential emo/rock band hasn't been to St. Louis since early 2005; it hasn't played in town in the entire time I've lived here. Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 day of show, and are on sale Friday, March 18, at 5 p ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Adele's 21*Adele, 21 NPR reviewed 21: "The songs on 21 don't offer up much specific detail of the heartache Adele says she's suffering, or even outline the ... More >>
Blackpool Lights -- the project featuring drummer Billy Brimblecom and the Get Up Kids' Jim Suptic -- will be doing one of its first shows in years tonight at the Firebird. The Class of '98 opens. The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $10. Earlier this week, BPL released a stellar new EP, ... More >>
Pace yourself on Friday and Saturday nights, because St. Louis has a surprising amount in store this Sunday. This weekend is chock full of activities both highbrow (wine tasting, abstract art, Oscar Wilde plays) and lowbrow (rock shows, swap meets, amateur photography), so whether you get down in ev ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 22. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
The Vans Warped tour returns to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on Monday, July 5. Like every year, the tour has its fair share of bands that appeal mostly to "the kids" -- Hey Monday, Never Shout Never, the Cab, etc. But this year's model features plenty of acts with actual musical c ... More >>
Does this song even need an introduction? (Did George Michael frost his tips for most of the '80s?) The soft-glow of heartbreak and despair, crooned by Andrew Ridgely and Michael of Wham!, the dynamic '80s pop duo. "Schmaltzy" doesn't begin to describe this song -- but it doesn't matter! MP ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, September 15. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
9 p.m. Tuesday, June 9. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
In my profile of Jason McEntire, I observed him and producer Steven Haigler working with Building Rome on its new album, Nightmare. The band's been around for many years, but has matured greatly beyond its early work, which was heavily indebted to Jimmy Eat World. I caught up with BR vocalist/songwr ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, February 28. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
(Welcome to Lost in the Supermarket, an occasional blog recurring feature in which we discuss unexpected songs we've heard in unexpected places. This doesn't just have to be your local Schucks or Dierbergs, either; any weird pairing you've heard is fair game for the feature. Email the scenario to me ... More >>
Venue: Matinee Location: Akron, Ohio Date: 06.10.08 Other Bands: none Our friend Matt and his roommate both work at Sweetwater, and their days start early over there, so we got out of his hair around 7:30 a.m. and headed Ft. Wayne’s much-lauded Sara’s Family Restaurant (G.W. and Hillary hav ... More >>
Chase This Light (Interscope)
6:30 p.m. Monday, February 12. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois).
9 p.m. Monday, October 30. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
Get a load of the nominees for our annual music awards extravaganza
Tuesday, April 25, at 8 p.m. The Hi-Pointe (1001 McCausland Avenue).
Wednesday, April 5 at 8 p.m. The Hi-Pointe (1001 McCausland Avenue)
New releases we didn't throw out with the old
Ten albums that'll snap and fizz
in your ear buds all winter long
Tuesday, December 20; The Creepy Crawl, (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
Sunday, November 20; Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
Music news you can use
Thursday, December 16; the Pageant
Pitchfork is taking over music criticism by making people laugh -- or pissing them off
Friday, December 12; Mississippi Nights
Maybe This Christmas (Nettwerk America)
Saturday, December 14; Pageant
Saturday, October 5; Mississippi Nights
After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same
Sunday, Sept. 16; Mississippi Nights