Joanna Newsom

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    The Six Most Factually Inaccurate Lyrics In Songs

    Songs exist in a general realm of fiction, even when they are theoretically true. Still, every once in a while a lyric comes along that makes you tilt your head and say "Wait a second..." Here are the six most factually inaccurate lyrics in songs. Let us know your favorites in the comments, and plea ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2012


    10 p.m. Thursday, October 11. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From October 8 to 14

    Before we get into it: I am sure you are all already aware that White Rabbits is playing in town this week. And I am sure you've all seen this ubiquitous press photo, wherein all the members of the band are sprawled lazily on the floor, haphazardly surrounded by their hopelessly-tangled instrument c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Six Most Cringe-Inducing Genres

    Genres can be handy organizational tools. Without them, we would have to resort to long-winded explanations of every artists or unwarranted comparisons to similar acts. But as genres become more specific, they often become more ridiculous. Here are the six most cringe-inducing genres. Feel free to l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Hail the Women of St. Vincent and tUnE-yArDs, Creators of Some of 2011's Best Music

    tUnE-yArDs, left, by Jason Stoff. St. VIncent, right, by Kiernan Maletsky​The annual apocalypse is nigh, wherein critics celebrate the end of the year with a debaucherous amount of self-important analysis on the previous twelve months in music. I am among the many to rank my favorite records, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Borders' Liquidation Sale: CDs Are Now Only Slightly Overpriced!

    Kelsey Whipple​There's good news and bad news here: Depending on how you feel about the literature giant, the July 18 news that Borders is closing its doors and liquidating all of its merchandise comes with heavy hearts and lighter wallets. Well, we have more news for you: It has been one mont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Last Collector Standing: Kate Eddens on Working at Thrill Jockey and Vintage Vinyl, and Her Musical Education (and Evolution)

    Jon Scorfina​As major record labels have struggled to adjust to the new digital landscape, independent labels have thrived by sticking to the tried and true demand for vinyl. We caught up with Kate Eddens, a former employee of both Thrill Jockey records and Vintage Vinyl, at her south city hom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    The Ten Best Things To Do This Weekend in St. Louis: February 18 to 20

    ​Leaving the house = still awesome. Some recommended critic's picks are right over here. Other beaucoup weekend events (such as Motörhead) are previewed elsewhere. And below, ten more good bets for the weekend. All Weekend: Crankfest @ Cranky Yellow Info about this all-ages art and music ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    New Album Release Highlights: Tuesday, June 22

    (New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) The Constellations' Southern Gothic​*Chemical Brothers, Further The Brothers' seventh album is an elaborate audio/visual project, with "interactive" videos a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    5 Questions: Music of the Hour Co-Founders Berrek Thompson and Justin Price

    Berrek Thompson and Justin Price, the founders of Music of The Hour. Their new website launches today. ​ ​ There's a new blog on the block launching today in St. Louis. Meet Music of the Hour, a brand-spankin' new music website founded by Berrek Thompson and Justin Price. MOTH aims to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of March 29

    ​* denotes a band coming to town; signifies a local band Euclid Records 1. Broken Bells - Broken Bells 2. Jimi Hendrix - Valleys Of Neptune 3. She & Him - Vol 2. 4. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach 5. Johnny Cash - Ain't No Grave 6. Rogue Wave - Permalight 7. Fright ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of March 15-21

    Euclid Records 1. Jimi Hendrix - Valleys Of Neptune 2. Johnny Cash - Ain't No Grave 3. White Stripes - Under Great White Northern Lights 4. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach 5. John Hiatt - The Open Road 6. Graham Parker - Imaginary Television 7. Drive By Truckers - The Bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of March 8

    Vintage Vinyl 1. BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB---Beat The Devil's Tattoo* 2. TITUS ANDRONICUS---Monitor 3. FLOGGING MOLLY---Live At The Greek Theatre 4. LUDACRIS---Battle Of The Sexes 5. GORILLAZ---Plastic Beach 6. MURPHY LEE---You See Me 7. SADE---Soldier Of Love 8. BROKEN BELLS---Broken Bells 9. JIM ... More >>

  • Music

    December 30, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Homespun: Sheila Shahpari, What Is Real

    In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews Sheila Shahpari's album, What Is Real. He had this to say:What Is Real never settles on one style, a few elements guide most of these songs: forceful acoustic guitars, exploratory piano-playing, intuitive tempo changes and, most of all, Shahpari's st ... More >>

  • Music

    September 9, 2009

    Homespun: Sheila Shahpari

    What Is Real

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2007
  • Music

    January 17, 2007

    Salt of the Earth

    8 p.m. Saturday, January 20. The Focal Point (2720 Sutton Avenue, Maplewood).

  • News

    December 27, 2006

    2006: The Year in Music

    Week of December 28, 2006

  • Music

    November 1, 2006

    Joanna Newsom

    9 p.m. Tuesday, November 7. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).

  • Music

    June 1, 2005


    Sunday, June 5; World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park (part of New Belgium Brewery's Tour de Fat)

  • Yearend

    December 22, 2004

    Americana Pie

    Grab a slice of 2004s best roots music while its still hot.