On the afternoon of its inaugural show featuring indie-rockers Of Montreal, the Ready Room still wasn't quite ready to fill its 800-capacity space with its first set of guests -- yet. Staff worked diligently to install the vital finishing touches for the stage's debut show, including sets of colorfu ... More >>
This week, the Ready Room makes its big debut in the Grove with Of Montreal. Meanwhile, plenty of other big names take over stages all across town. Check out Earth, Alejandro Escovedo, Oneohtrix Point Never, St. Paul and the Broken Bones and more this week. Get the info on these shows and more after ... More >>
Lunice Fermine Pierre II, known worldwide by his first name, is blazing his way towards the top of the electronic music scene. His first two EP's, 2010's Stacker Upper and 2011's One Hunned, garnered attention for the young Montreal native; 2012's collaboration with friend and fellow LuckyMe labelma ... More >>
Kishi Bashi, the solo endeavor of K Ishibashi (founding member of Jupiter One, touring member of Regina Spektor and Of Montreal) is playing the Firebird on February 16th. Tim Kinsella, who first burst onto the scene with the most influential indie-emo band you've never heard of, Cap'n Jazz, will be ... More >>
Songwriters love riffing on folklore, be it nursery rhymes or Biblical parables. Over the years, heavy metal has developed its own brand of legend, so much so that stylistically disparate musicians have used it as a springboard for creatively disparate songs. Here are the six best non-metal songs ab ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 4. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
K. Ishibashi is no stranger to success -- he's a founding member of Jupiter One, and has toured with of Montreal and Regina Spektor. But his solo project, Kishi Bashi, has a very grassroots feel to it. For instance, Ishibashi funded his debut album 151a through a Kickstarter campaign which promised ... More >>
Todd OwyoungOf Montreal at The Pageant last October. The Luminary Center for the Arts weren't kidding about their "big" announcement yesterday--Of Montreal is the biggest act they've ever booked. The show is July 4th, so while the rest of the nation is celebrating our dubious democracy and t ... More >>
Alexandra ValentiThe Black Angels has reached the point of royalty among today's lysergic rock outfits. In between relentless touring and putting out killer albums and EPs, the Austin five-piece started Austin Psych Fest, now in it's fourth year. For its third full length, 2010's Phosphene Dr ... More >>
Last week LouFest announced the dates of its second festival and immediately started selling discounted two-day passes to brave souls willing to buy without knowing the line-up in advance. No word on when an official announcement will be made about who'll be playing. But in the meantime, it's fun ... More >>
Andrew ZaehJanelle Monae has the voice of an R&B diva, the dancin' feet of a young James Brown and style so unique she puts Lady Gaga to shame. Originally hailing from Kansas City, Kansas -- an article in our sister paper, the Pitch, explains more -- Monae travelled to Atlanta by way of New ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local Vintage Vinyl 1. ICE CUBE---I Am The West 2. GUCCI MANE---The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted 3. TREY SONGZ---Passion, Pain & Pleasure 4. BAD RELIGION---Dissent Of Man 5. JOHN LEGEND & THE ROOTS---Wake Up!
8:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 21. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
New York state officials scramble to fine kangaroo meat sellers before the meat becomes legal in November. (Albany Times Union)A look at what E.coli does to its victims. (The New York Times)How much will it cost to fix the busted school lunch program? (Washington Post)A Montreal chevre wins ... More >>
If any more local band would like to break up -- don't. Please. Just got word via Roy that vintage country crooners the Linemen are breaking up in May. (Kevin Butterfield is moving to Montreal.) Here are the band's last three shows -- listen to some audio here.Off BroadwayFriday, April 17with Rough ... More >>
The clever work above comes from the artist Roadsworth, who paints stencils on the streets of his native Montreal. Click here to see more.While St. Louis has some kick ass street art (hey, didn't somebody just write a feature story about that?), we don't have anything quite like this.
(Each day until Christmas, A to Z will be posting a Christmas/holiday-themed MP3 in honor of the festive season, in hopes of warding off the seasonal blahs. Check back every day for a new nugget of sonic bliss.) In 1997, Of Montreal contributed the following song to a Kindercore Records compilation ... More >>
Wash U's a cappella groups sure love their indie rock. I posted a great Rilo Kiley video last year from Mosaic Whispers, and now one Matt Kitces writes in to say that the Stereotypes -- the all-male a cappella group of which he is a part -- have covered Of Montreal's "Wraith Pinned to the Mist (and ... More >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, November 12. FUBAR.
9 p.m. Tuesday, September 16. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue
Now with new venues! New shows! New beefs!
7 p.m. Thursday, March 8. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
8 p.m. Monday, August 14. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street).
Without Feathers (Vice)
Bang Sugar Bang, Kiss Me Deadly
Bill Haas trumps other Blog o' the Week possibilities, a white supremacy group loses its power (literally), and we wonder if Hotel Rwanda is OK for kids; plus, everybody loves Einar!
An island town will do anything to seduce Dr. Lewis
Week of October 1, 2003
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Directed by Keith Gordon