There are two distinct eras to Jandek, an experimental-music project revolving around a Houston, Texas, musician and songwriter who — though it has never been officially confirmed — most people generally agree is named Sterling Smith. The enigmatic performer arrives in St. Louis on Frid ... More >>
Guitarist/vocalist Adam Watkins and bassist Matty Coonfield have been the anchors in the member-shifting Tone Rodent, a band that swerves from psych to shoegaze to no-wave without losing a thumbprint of foreboding ambiance. The current six-piece lineup locks in nicely on this four-song EP, with Ashl ... More >>
This week's print feature is about local psych / noise-rock outfit Tone Rodent. Tone Rodent has existed in one shape or form since Adam Watkins first formed the project in 1999. Since then the musical endeavor has taken the form of everything from a one-man artistic noise project to a full-fledged s ... More >>
Did we ruin the surprise? As you may have noticed, we were excited to be St. Louis music fans this year. And there is no more substantial document of the sound of this city in 2011 than the music released by its bands and artists. It is not an exaggeration to guess that the releases in the m ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, December 2. El Lenador, 3124 Cherokee Street.
Nick LucchesiJeff Robtoy in his element.Tomorrow night, there are no fewer than four major local shows vying for your weekend attention. Two of them are sad occasions -- Dynabro Griffin Kay's final performance with So Many Dynamos, Glass Teeth's final show as the five-man powerhouse you've co ... More >>
It's almost all about the locals this week, with Spelling Bee kicking off its tour tonight at Pig Slop and a Saturday night on which we really wish we could clone ourselves: Griffin Kay's last show with So Many Dynamos, Jason Torbitzky's last show with Theodore at the Union Electric 7" relea ... More >>
Diana BenantiFucked Up | JEFF the Brotherhood | Bug Chaser July 1, 2011 The Firebird By all accounts, it was the best Fucked Up show in St. Louis in years. The crowd was into it, the band was into it - it was Canada Day, after all - and the Toronto six-piece gave as severe an ass-whooping as ... More >>
Well, this totally sucks: Glass Teeth is breaking up. Keyboardist Mark Early is moving to Atlanta this summer, so the band decided to call it quits. "It was a drag for all of us," said Jeff Robtoy, vocalist and frontman. "And it came completely out of nowhere. We're all kind of a big part o ... More >>
myspace.com/tonerodentHow do you get Public Image Limited/Pigface/Damage Manual member Martin Atkins and Spacemen 3 drummer Rosco to work with you? As Tone Rodent discovered, just ask. The long-running -- and loud -- local shoegaze/noise act recently recorded some new music with both men, who ... More >>
B-Sides takes a Maynard-related road trip, then heads back home with Corbeta Corbata.
We catch up with the Gentleman Callers, find out what Ron Jeremy has to do with school and examine how much James Taylor really sucks