On Monday, I read the following sentence on a popular music website about the new Cloud Nothings album: "The band continues to make powerfully utilitarian music for people who don't seek out this type of music just to be told what to think." I read it over and over again until my eyes rolled back in ... More >>
Here's something you don't get to say too often: It's a shame when Paul McCartney turns up. Before McCartney arrives, rasping, puppy-eyed, and eager to have a go at the hot new grunge sound of 1993, Dave Grohl's Sound City is an exciting, sometime illuminating documentary about how a squad of techni ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Friday, November 9. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
It's Monday, it's shitty outside, and I'm tired. My brain is mush, creativity is lacking, and there's an unknown chirp occurring somewhere in the vicinity of my desk (seemingly overhead somehow, but it is not a smoke detector) that is driving me to distraction. I've played out the coming hours in my ... 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 >>
Wikimedia CommonsKim Gordon and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth have separated after 27 years of marriage and now the future of the band is unknown. Their record label released this statement last Friday: Musicians Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, married in 1984, are announcing they have separa ... More >>
As the Blind Eyes is an-all male trio, there was some question as to who was going to play the all-important role of Stevie Nicks in its Fleetwood Mac cover set. The solution to this quandary was as simple as it was brilliant: Get every noteworthy female vocalist from St. Louis' indie-rock scene to ... More >>
In June, power-pop darlings Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs released the second volume in their covers series. Under the Covers, Vol. 2 focuses on the '70s -- which means the album spans prog (Yes' "I've Seen All Good People"), sappy folk (Carly Simon's "You're So Vain"), power-pop (the Raspberries ... More >>
Fleetwood Mac ended its concert Tuesday night with "Silver Springs," a Rumours-era b-side that has become a fan favorite. In the song's chorus, Stevie Nicks unloads what may be her best lyrical quatrain: Time cast its spell on you, but you won't forget meI know I could have loved you but you would n ... More >>
7 p.m. Tuesday, May 5. The Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
Co-leading a band is a tricky proposition: How can there be two lead singers? Who gets to stand center-stage? Who does the band introductions? This problem is increased when one of the leaders is in an immensely popular band and the other is a well-kept secret of indie kids and public radio DJs. Som ... More >>
Lindsey Buckingham has big, big love for Fleetwood Mac and for his solo work.
The Halo Bar (in the Pageant), 6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161
Wheels Within Wheels (Buddha/BMG)
With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not a pejorative
Tuesday, Aug. 28; Riverport Amphitheatre