Editor's Note: Coachella Music Festival split into two weekends for 2013. Read on for the best of Weekend One, from writers at our sister paper, the LA Weekly.Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor ... More >>
Last week, I received a surprising call from the North Pole. Apparently Santa Claus has become a fan of my column and wanted some musical selections to play in his sleigh on the big night. "Anything but 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus', I was told. "Mrs. Claus always looks askance at him when they ... More >>
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 >>
You may know that the Coachella festival begins this weekend, in which Indio, California is overtaken with every type of person from hippies to people who like watching bands outside and camping yet deny being hippies. The impressive lineup has a few notably similar acts who may not be rivals but st ... More >>
Sharon Van Etten's journey through the music world included relentless touring, respites on friends' couches and kinship with indie-rock royalty. And now, the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter's journey is making a stop in St. Louis. Fresh off the release of her third studio album Tramp, Van Et ... More >>
Friday, March 16, 2012 2:15 p.m. By mid-afternoon the South Congress strip had become a not-quite-debauched Mardi Gras parade of young and old, hip and unhip, crunchy and coiffed, and dogs, lots of dogs, all taking in the food trucks, boutiques, vintage apparel encampments and day parties, lots of ... More >>
7 p.m. Saturday, January 21. Pop's Nightclub, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
8 p.m. Sunday, December 18. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
Photo by Jason StoffBon Iver The Pageant September 11, 2011 Let's take some responsibility for the Bon Iver emerges from a cabin mythmaking. It does not belong in the vacuum we have assigned it -- Justin Vernon is considerably more complicated and less exciting than that. And while he may h ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, September 11. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Refreshing! Finally, we seem to be on the other side of this week's bout of soul-shredding heat. Summer's all well and good, but the Beach Boys weren't singing about an endless summer where it feels like 115 degrees. Their summers were a good 30 degrees cooler than what we've been experiencin ... More >>
Update: And it's sold out. If you would like to see Bon Iver at the Pageant in September, you should act quickly. The Pageant's Advertising and Marketing Director, Jesse Raya, says he thinks they'll be sold out by the end of the day today or tomorrow morning and that there's only "a handful ... More >>
Each Tuesday, record store clerks unpack boxes of albums and re-stock shelves with this week's newest music releases. There's a whole bunch of good stuff, so we've gathered a few notable albums as a starting. This batch includes parody craftsman Weird Al Yankovic, Grammy-winning singer Jill S ... More >>
Woodsy folkster/hook man Justin Vernon (a.k.a. Bon Iver) is coming to the Pageant on September 11th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, the 24th, at 5 p.m. It's $32.50 for general admission and $35 for reserved balcony seats. You can buy them through the box office or Ticketmaster, as per usual. ... More >>
Cameron WittigIt's hard to imagine vocals so beautiful and delicate could come out of a man resembling the Brawny Paper Towel guy. But the vocals of Sean Carey (a.k.a. S. Carey) slowly hummed to life and melted over the audience who came out to Off Broadway Monday night. Carey made one final ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWhile the Snowpocalypse largely missed the St. Louis metro area, the aftermath of the sleet-storm lingers, in the form of frigid temperatures, bitter wind chills and icy roads and pavement. This is the perfect time of year for hot tea, wool blankets -- and cold, cold music. T ... More >>
Keith KlenowskiThe National. Bryce Dessner is on the far right.Tonight, the National returns to St. Louis for the first time since a (very-sold-out) show at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room in June 2007. Owen Pallett - who we interviewed yesterday - is opening. The National is touring behind High V ... More >>
Darin BackPeter Wolf CrierPeter Wolf Crier's music is an exercise in subtlety: Brian Moen's textured drum patterns, lofty back-up vocals and hints of piano, strings and vibes bolster Peter Pisano's gritty, finger-plucked folk introspections. The collaboration started when the latter recruited ... More >>
The members of Megafaun have better beards than you. That's just a fact of life, something to accept that's as true and solid as death and taxes. But the hirstute band doesn't let its facial hair get in the way of fantastic musicianship. Since forming after the split of DeYarmond Edison (the band th ... More >>
Sheesh, as if having the Ting-Tings in town on April 3 isn't enough, two other cool shows have just been announced for the same date. Earlier this week, the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center announced that Megafaun (a folkish group with ties to Bon Iver -- the band members played with Justin Vernon in t ... More >>
(Tuesdays can be a trying day here in Club Land at the RFT. It's deadline day for the show/concert listings, and this fact hangs over my head just like all of those foreboding elementary school (and high school and college) homework assignments that I would inevitably put off to the l ... More >>