Every year for An Under Cover Weekend, Mike Tomko and Mike Cracchiolo throw together two nights of exceptional local bands that pay tribute to their favorite nationally known acts at the Firebird. Well, "throw together" isn't quite right, considering that the event takes more than eight months of pl ... More >>
Via Dove eschewed the traditional album release format for its latest EP -- no vinyl, no tape, not even a CD-R (mercifully). Instead, the band has gone full digital, embracing the ether and releasing its Fugue State through Bandcamp. Record Store Day patrons received free download cards for the EP w ... More >>
Update: Animal Empty will be performing as PJ Harvey. We'll keep this post current as the rest of the bands are announced. Original post follows... Just a little over a month stands between us and the sixth annual An Under Cover Weekend at the Firebird (2706 Olive Street). The bands doing the cove ... More >>
This just in: Vinyl is BACK! Now in its fifth year, Record Store Day has made its international mark, recognized by labels, bands, and collectors worldwide. Celebrating the cultural impact of the independent record store, RSD offers everything from live performances to special discounts to limited e ... More >>
Here again is every newly announced show for the week! We have offerings from the big-arena rock show variety all the way down to the hole-in-the-wall club type; music fans of all shape and size are bound to see something worth getting excited about. 311 will be bringing Slightly Stoopid and the Agg ... More >>
LouFest is a week away. The weather forecast is hot but manageable, though it's not like we much care given how great the lineup is: TV on the Radio, the Roots, Cat Power, Deerhunter, and plenty more. And you can go for free -- we've got a pair of two-day passes looking for a loving home. W ... More >>
Behind the scenes of the Breaks' AUCW photo shoot. Photo by Bryan SutterIt's back: The event when some of St. Louis' best bands take on an alter-ego for the night. An Under Cover Weekend will take place on September 9th and 10th at the Firebird, but wait: There's more. This year, there will b ... More >>
The fifth Indie Rock Ice Cream Social is upon us: Tomorrow night at the Firebird, $10 gets you the brand new Bear Hive, the Breaks (one of our favorite up-and-coming St. Louis bands), the gold soundz of DJ Chris Bay and Chicago's J.C. Brooks & the Uptown Sound. And ice cream, of course, cour ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Photo courtesy of JC Brooks & the Uptown SoundWe have just received the details on this year's Indie Rock Ice Cream Social, a yearly summertime party fueled by sugar and music. Chicago's JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, which played a well-received set at last year's Twangfest, leads a bill rou ... More >>
David M. Hagerty memorial page/FacebookAsk people what they remember most about Dave Hagerty, and chances are they won't mention his genre-bending guitar playing or the bizarre obsessions he sang about in his band, Fattback. What friends recall is Hagerty's smile - a genuine, kind-eyed grin t ... More >>
Abby Schwarz posing with ClownvisThis week the Internet social review site Yelp formally announced that they've hired Abby Schwarz as their new community manager for St. Louis. Abby has been an active Yelp user since 2008 and applied for the job on a whim. If you've never used Yelp b ... More >>
Tonight at the Firebird, catch what's being dubbed the SnoCones and Lasers Mega Monday Dance Party. (Frickin' lasers, I tell you.) What does it all mean? Says event organizer Mike Tomko:Acts will be set up around the room and will alternate sets round-robin style. Lasers will be scanning the room al ... More >>
Earlier this month, a mysterious message appeared on the Bluebird's MySpace page: "Last Bluebird Show Ever" -- followed by a note that says, "Closed for Remodel." Because the town needs another club closed like it needs a hole in the head, I got in touch with proprietor Mike Cracchiolo to get t ... More >>
Concert posters the old-fashioned way.
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9 p.m. Friday, January 5. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
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