Brett UnderwoodSince 1991, Schlafly Beer has been a beloved institution in St. Louis. Pouring heart and soul into their passion, the brewery creates well-crafted beer much to the applause of microbrew enthusiasts worldwide. From the rolling ease of the classic Pale Ale to the rich, roasted ma ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend, St. Louis music fans! And what a weekend: At least five locals are releasing albums in the next three days (that's the cover of Dubb Nubb's Sunrise Sleepy Eyed pictured here). On the national side, we're especially excited about Lydia Loveless and Kings Go Forth. Loom ... More >>
Chris MuetherSince 1996, The Conformists has been making music that has confounded the brain and put terror into the heart. Full of kinetic odd-timing, a calculated exercise in repetition, and disjointed melody, its music remains challenging and fresh. Sure to make any fan of U.S. Maple or Sh ... More >>
The 2011 RFT Music Showcase is practically here: This Saturday from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Washington Avenue. In our continued attempt to prepare you for the madness of 78 music acts in one day, we will be compiling preview tracks from artists playing the showcase; you can listen below. This wil ... More >>
In an age where bands can succeed or fail on the basis of one MP3, it's refreshing that full-length albums are alive and well in St. Louis. Each year, the Riverfront Times receives dozens of CD, MP3 and, occasionally, vinyl submissions for our local-review column, Homespun, and we do our best ... More >>
Ten things to do, that is, besides what we previewed on the music page, the Earthworms DVD screening and Ryan Bingham Sunday night at the Old Rock House. Friday: 7 Shot Screamers @ Way Out Club Punk-a-billy faves 7SS haven't done a show in a long, long time; this gig features the golden-age ... More >>
(The Conformists, Spelling Bee and Cheer-Accident -- yes, the post-rockers from Chicago -- will be performing at the Schlafly Tap Room on Friday, April 16. More on that tomorrow. In the meantime, check out a studio progress report from the Conformists.) courtesy of the Conformists The Conform ... More >>
The Conformists - who are playing a show at the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center tonight, with Baltimore's Yukon and locals AXO - are working on new music. The quartet's next CD, the follow-up to 2007's Three Hundred, will be a joint release between Chicago's Sickroom Records (which will put out ... More >>
Three Hundred (54°40' or Fight!)
B-Sides talks physical fitness with treadmill gurus OK Go and blows out some smart-ass birthday candles with the Conformists.
New label, new album, same old Conformists
The Arch moves us
Grandpa's Ghost baffles New York listeners.
The Conformists make music that travels way down the brain stem