Songs exist in a general realm of fiction, even when they are theoretically true. Still, every once in a while a lyric comes along that makes you tilt your head and say "Wait a second..." Here are the six most factually inaccurate lyrics in songs. Let us know your favorites in the comments, and plea ... More >>
Of all rock and roll instruments, drums require the most physical ability and coordination. Sometimes musicians get so preoccupied with the technical aspect, they forgot that drums are also these loud things that sound cool when you hit them. Here are the six best sloppy drummers. Let us know your f ... More >>
We all all know how that one saying goes: If you're bored, you're boring! But hey, we're people, not grizzly bears, so there's no reason to be snoring in some sort of hibernation space over the next few days. Our city has a wealth of exciting performances to catch this weekend. Don't sleep on it -- ... More >>
If you are a human with access to the news, you are probably sick of hearing about Ohio, the swing state that will likely determine the shape of today's Presidential election. Luckily, Ohio sounds better out of some musician's mouths than it does coming out of Rush Limbaugh's. Here are the six best ... More >>
Remember when the turntable was considered a legitimate instrument in a rock band? Neither do I. But there are rare instances where DJ scratches are not a dealbreaker in a non hip-hop context. Here are the six best rock songs featuring turntables. Let us know your favorites and we'll REEEEEEEEEEEEMI ... More >>
Last week we counted down the six best songs about cats. In the name of fairness - and as a continuation of the Nitpick Six Animal Series, here are the six best songs about dogs. Let us know your favorite dog tracks in the comments below. 6. Deerhoof - "Kidz Are So Small" Kidz Are So Small by Deerh ... More >>
The Shins was indie-rock royalty, ruling the last decade with a often-brilliant combination of soft-spoken and frenetic music. Yet the band seemed to evaporate after the release of 2007's Wincing the Night Away, leaving fans to either listen to Oh Inverted World for a much-needed nostalgic fix or to ... More >>
The Shins, dormant for the last few years, will return in 2012 with Port of Morrow and a U.S. tour that includes a stop at the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-616) on June 4. Tickets are $32 for general admission or $37 for reserved balcony spots and go on sale Friday at 5 p.m. The Shins, ... More >>
Ed. In this week's print edition, we talk a bit about seven bands we're think will be worth watching in 2012. They're listed here -- please let us know what you're excited about in the comments below. Karate Bikini Though Karate Bikini has been in existence in some fashion for a few years, it has ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, November 12. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
6 p.m. Saturday, December 4. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Jason StoffIsaac Brock of Modest Mouse at the Pitchfork Music Festival, Friday, July 16. More photos coming tomorrow.The Scottrade Center may have hosted a bigger light show last night, but everyone left the Pageant satisfied after Modest Mouse performed with fervor and nuance before a sold-o ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, July 17. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Who says the record store is dead? Not us here in St. Louis, where both Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records sold a lot of tunes. Below, please find the top selling albums from both stores, including a separate top vinyl list from VV. Enjoy! Vintage Vinyl: Top CDs 1. Murphy Lee - You See Me 2. ... More >>
(Like last year, A to Z will post a holiday-related MP3 every day of December, leading up to Christmas. If you have any requests, suggestions or files to share, email me.) This year, Leadville released Time Kills, its debut album. (Read our review here.) Last week, the band passed along "Lump of C ... More >>
Brand New means business during its shows. The goal of its live experience is to exorcise demons, to provoke thought and, above all, produce catharsis. Looking for a night of frivolous entertainment? Go see another show instead. These Long Islanders are kicking out the post-hardcore, post-grunge, po ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, September 29. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Every Monday, A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. (Vintage Vinyl will return next week -- they had catastrophic email problems last week.) An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without furt ... More >>
Every Monday, A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. (Vintage Vinyl will be added once it arrives!) An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Euclid Records 1. Bottle Rockets ... More >>
Every Monday, A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Apop Records 1. Faust -- C'est Com...Com...Complique 2. Voivod -- Infini 3. ... More >>
Every Monday A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Euclid Records 1. Bottle Rockets: Lean Forward* 2. Wilco: Wilco The Album* 3. ... More >>
Every Monday A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Vintage Vinyl 1. K-JON---I Get Around 2. MAXWELL---BLACKsummers'night* 3. MICHAE ... More >>
Beth Bombara & the Robotic Foundation
7 p.m. Saturday, January 31. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
8:30 p.m. Thursday, January 8. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
9 p.m. Saturday, January 3. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
9 p.m. Tuesday, September 16. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue
7 p.m. Tuesday, July 1. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard
9 p.m. Tuesday, March 25. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Boulevard.
We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank (Epic)
Shapes and Sizes (Asthmatic Kitty)
9 p.m. Tuesday, June 20. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue)
Peregrine (The Militia Group)
Loneliness Keeps Company (self-released)
Ten albums that make it easy to avoid fretting about your old-fashioned, Rockist ways
Apologies to the Queen Mary (Sub Pop)
White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the years best pop-rock records.
Good News for People Who Love Bad News (Epic)
These Sub Pop recording artists may hail from Albuquerque, but musically they're all over the map
Talking to Isaac Brock, big cheese of Modest Mouse
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