LouFest pre-sale tickets will be available today through the event's fancy, newly-launched official website. These early-release tickets will be $50 for the full weekend, as opposed to the $75 tickets to be released in May, or the $95 full-price tickets that will be available when those sell out.
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 >>
LouFest 2012: Orange Stage
Saturday, August 25
The Dinosaur Jr diehards moved in as soon as the Son Volt crowd moved out. Claiming rib-bruising spots against the metal crowd-control fence, they stood patiently -- prepared to wait out Phantogram's electro-beeps blazing in the distance fr ... More >>
You can actually comfortably go outside today! The temperatures are supposed to be in the 80s. It's been so damn oppressively damn hot this whole damn summer that this respite, however brief, is newsworthy on even a music blog. My massively overtaxed air conditioner is assuredly on its last leg, but ... More >>
"What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area."
-- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive
You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>
Every Tuesday, record store shelves are re-stocked with the new album releases of the week. There's more releases than we can share with you, but here are a few highlights to get you started. This week brings a reissue from alt-legends Sebadoh, Canadian synth fiends Junior, soon-to-be visitin ... More >>
Lou Barlow has been to St. Louis several times in recent years, both as a solo artist and as part of Dinosaur Jr. Of course, Barlow's biggest claim to fame is the band Sebadoh, which was a pillar of the lo-fi rock underground in the '90s. That band reunited and did shows in 2007, the first ti ... 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 >>
Brooklyn quintet the National will play their first St. Louis show in three years on September 30 with Owen Pallett.
BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups
*The Randy Oxford Band, July 14
*Harper, June 24
Blueberry Hill--Duck Room
*Pernikoff Brothers, July 17
*Fierce Bad Rabbit, June 6
*Rai ... More >>
(Lou Barlow at the Pageant in October, by Jason Stoff. More photos here.) Among the many show announcements today, Off Broadway slipped a few notable ones into the mix. First, on Sunday, August 22, Lou Barlow (who was great opening for and playing with Dinosaur Jr last year, as well as a funny inter ... More >>
*Lou Barlow had some nice things to say about St. Louis and his KDHX session on a tour blog on Paste Magazine's website. Check it out! (H/T to 5 Score Pachyderm) He opened for Dinosaur Jr.*The blog Turntabling.net went on a pilgrimage to record stores around the country in recent weeks. They stopped ... More >>
The signs on the doors of the Pageant box office and entrances said it all: "Earplugs are available for purchase at the bar and soda areas." The occasion? Dinosaur Jr. was in town last night, and the band is notorious for being loud. How loud? Well, friends who saw the trio's show in Columbia a few ... More >>
The Shaky Hands
The Shaky Hands
Where: The Firebird
With: The Mhurs
Sounds Like: "If Mott the Hoople and Dr. Dog had a baby, it would be called Tom the Poodle, and it would sound like the Shaky Hands. The Portland band's no-frills, all-boogie presentation reclaims the spirit of the blues-jamm ... More >>
Eric Fermin Perez
Lou Barlow has indie cred out the ass. As the bass player for Dinosaur Jr (which is playing at the Pageant on Wednesday, October 14), Barlow (alongside guitarist J Mascis and drummer Murph) has been at the forefront of the "alternative" scene since the early '80s.
And if p ... More >>