Portland-by-way-of-Alaska's Portugal. the Man is playing the Pageant this Sunday, and we've got an extra pair of tickets to give away!
This week's show recommendations include visits from Mount Moriah, The Mountain Goats, Black Flag, and more. Also, be on the look out for the Skin Graft St. Louis Homecoming and a dual release show featuring Humdrum and the latest Tower Groove Records single. Read on for all that and more!
The creative minds behind KSLU, St. Louis University's campus radio station, shift in tandem with every new semester. Recently-appointed Music Director Jill Cherkas helms new efforts to increase the station's involvement in local music through several avenues. One goal is to revitalize the Billiken ... More >>
Compiling the best songs about birds is tricky. Many great ones are too metaphorical ("Bird On A Wire" by Leonard Cohen, "Freebird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd) and many literal ones are not great ("I'm Like A Bird" by Nelly Furtado). Continuing the Nitpick Six series about animal songs, here are the six best ... More >>
This weekend is the big event: the 2012 RFT Music Showcase! Some eighty-ish bands will descend on Washington Avenue and fill the air with the sweet sounds of St. Louis music. A mere ten bucks buys you a wristband and gets you into all of the shows -- come check out the nominees for this years music ... More >>
Local music fans in the know spent last night at KDHX's massive party at the City Museum, Midwest Mayhem -- I myself had to wash my eyeballs this morning to try and purge them of the things I saw at the skatepark burlesque show. The whole event was huge, weird, fun and extremely exhausting, but ther ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Maps and Atlases is coming to the Firebird this Saturday in support of its most recent album, Beware and Be Grateful. Also, the Firebird will also host Royal Bangs on Friday. More show flyers, below:
This week's Most Triumphant Beard of the Week award goes unequivocally to Map's and Atlases' Dave Davison, whose facial hair would be worthy of IFC's cut-throat Whisker Wars competitions -- if that show is still a thing, anyway (I sure hope so, but doubt it). Jack Passion would be proud. Maps and At ... More >>
Update: Our winner! milwaukee hurt me sound guy ruined 'got it all' help avenge the song Original post follows. Portland-by-way-of-Alaska's Portugal. the Man is playing the Pageant this Sunday, and we've got an extra pair of tickets to give away -- contest time! Inspired by Haiku Lou, St. Louis ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, April 29. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Did everyone survive Record Store Day weekend? Between the deluge of live music and the generous amounts of free beer -- not to mention the throngs of people -- we can understand how one might be tempted to take it easy this week. Please remember, though, that taking it easy is for square nerd loser ... More >>
Submitted for your consideration: Every newly-announced show this week! KDHX's Tribute to R.E.M. on April 27 is sure to be packed -- which is especially good, considering it is a benefit show for the independent radio station. Don Glover, star of NBC's Community brings his rapping alter-ego Childish ... More >>
Scott LayneThese are interesting times for Menomena. Last night's show at The Gargoyle was part of the Portland band's second tour without founding keyboardist Brent Knopf, who left the group in January. This is not an inconsequential loss; Knopf's clear, high voice complemented his ex-bandma ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, March 10. The Gargoyle, 6465 Forsyth Boulevard, in the Mallinckrodt Center on the campus of Washington University.
9 p.m. Tuesday, February 8. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
10:40 p.m. Saturday, September 18. The Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Boulevard.
* = coming to town, = local Robert Randolph and the Family Band will play the Pageant Friday, July 16Vintage Vinyl 1. Big Boi -- Sir Lucious Left Foot. The Son Of Chico Dusty 2. Roots -- How I Got Over 3. Eminem -- Recovery 4. Drake -- Thank Me Later 5. Black Keys -- Brothers 6. Ratatat -- ... More >>
Prior to their first full-length, Perch Patchwork (Barsuk Records), which came out last week, Maps & Atlases had gotten away with a discography of just two EPs in four years. That's because each EP, not to mention each song, is an internal combustion of melodies and percussion fueled by technical an ... More >>
= local, * = coming to town Wolf Parade's latest album, Expo 86 Euclid Records 1. Wolf Parade -- Expo 86 2. Black Keys -- Brothers 3. Rolling Stones -- Exile on Main St. 4. Robert Randolph & the Family Band -- We Walk This Road 5. Band of Horses -- Infinite Arms 6. ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, July 6. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Remember the Jonas Brothers? They were cool back when Justin Bieber was still a zygote (last year). The Ambassador *Chico DeBarge, June 4 *Dana Dane and Kurtis Blow, June 19 Ameristar Casino *Bonne Tyler, September 16 *Damon Wayans, September 9 *Ray Price, May 20 Antarctica *Gospel Gossip, ... More >>
Who's Elena Kagan? Read that, then read this -- here's your weekend in review.Frightened Rabbit at the Old Rock HouseOn Friday night, Scottish rockers Frightened Rabbit played their first-ever show in St. Louis, with openers Maps & Atlases. Roy Kasten has the full concert review here and Jon ... More >>
It was the end of the week of the end of the world (to paraphrase Jon Stewart) and (to paraphrase Michael Stipe) everyone felt fine. More than fine, judging by the smiles, clapping hands and dancing (mostly, sometimes not quite) bodies squeezed (but not jammed) onto the dance floor at th ... More >>
Jannica HoneyFrightened Rabbit plays a sold-out show tonight at the Old Rock House. Read Roy Kasten's interview here.Friday, May 7 *Frightened Rabbit/Maps and Atlases, Old Rock House - SOLD OUT *Neil Hamburger, Firebird *Leslie and the Badgers/Ferraby Lionheart, Blueberry Hill's Duck Room *Bo ... More >>
Ra Ra Riot packed the Billiken Club in March, and now the orchestral indie sweethearts are returning to St. Louis on Sunday, September 20, at the Firebird. (Maps and Atlases and Princeton are also on the bill.) Courtesy of Barsuk Records, I have a pair of tickets to give away to its show! To win, ... More >>
Ignore the missing apostrophe in the band's name: Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band is totally worth checking out at Off Broadway tonight. The band's self-titled debut came out on Secretly Canadian subsidiary Dead Oceans, so you know it has some good old-fashioned '70s stoner-fuzz, but its tunes also don' ... More >>
Here are some of the new shows announced this week at venues around St. Louis! Pops * The AP Tour featuring Family Force 5/The Maine/3OH!3, Wednesday, April 15 Family Arena * Avenged Sevenfold/Buckcherry/Papa Roach/Saving Abel, Tuesday, February 17 Scottrade Center *Billy Joel and Elton John, ... More >>
Morning St. Louis. Here's what you missed over the weekend: "Let Them Eat Art" in Maplewood Gets All Wet. Lyndsay Johnson has a recap of the rainy Let Them Eat Art festival in Maplewood, but the weather didn't stop the going's on. French-style, here is the review. On Friday in Soulard, about 100 ... More >>