This week, check out Alexis Gideon, Bill Callahan and Gateway to the West Fest to start things off. After that, gear up for a crazy weekend including one of the busiest Sundays we've seen in some time. Read on for multiple picks from our critics, and as always, stay tuned to our weekend post for eve ... More >>
Cardinal fans and Cub fans. Democrats and Republicans. Those who keep up with the Kardashians and those who should be allowed to vote. Country music fans and country music haters. While no end is in sight to the strife between the first three aforementioned warring factions, there may be hope for t ... More >>
The Forecastle Music Festival, which will take place this weekend in Louisville, Kentucky, boasts more than just a big name lineup -- it will also feature the Sustainable Living Roadshow, art exhibitions, the Kentucky Bourbon Lodge and a poster show. Though let's not kid ourselves: The lineup is wha ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, June 7, to Saturday, June 9. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Kathryn CalderKathryn Calder, a member of indie-rock-mega-supergroup The New Pornographers, will play a December 13 solo show at Cicero's (6691 Delmar Boulevard 314-862-0009).The Canadian songstress is touring the U.S. in support of her second solo album "Bright and Vivid."Calder has been a m ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, November 18. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Image viaSaturday marked everyone's favorite redhead's 100th birthday. No, not Neko Case. Lucille Ball! We all know Lucy was an innovator in television, comedy and even women's issues: She had the audacity to insist that it was OK for her to be pregnant on television. But she also made fo ... More >>
Fleet Foxes. Photos by Christian SchaefferFleet Foxes | Alela Diane The Pageant July 19, 2011 There were occasional wafts of pot smoke in the air, but Robin Pecknold was in the mood for something a little more over-the-counter. "Are there any Claritin users in the house?" asked the Fleet Fox ... More >>
Guided By VoicesThe weather was perfect and apparently -- horrifically -- it is mom-jean-short-season. It was a day for eccentric acts, the line-up carefully curated to force superfans into buying Friday tickets. The will call line stretched around the block and then some. 4:32 pm:tUnE-yArDs ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, June 29. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
9 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Annie ZaleskiNew Pornographers last night at the PageantWhen the RFT recently spoke with New Pornographers frontman Carl Newman, he admitted that Neko Case breaking her ankle before the band's April 2008 appearance in St. Louis affected his mood. "It really pissed me off that she was gone for ... More >>
Thanks to Heather West for pointing me toward this video from the New Pornographers' Boston show on June 18. In the clip, someone throws a CD at vocalist Carl Newman as he's talking, which causes bandmate Neko Case to leap to his defense. In a very NSFW, aggro way. Rowr! The YouTube caption notes, " ... More >>
Dana SmithAs we stood in the slightly elevated perch of Vintage Vinyl's DJ booth, I asked store co-owner Tom "Papa" Ray if Record Store Day was his version of Christmas morning. He thought about it for a second and said, in his inimitable drawl, "You know, I think I like Record Store Day bett ... More >>
To conclude: Susan Cowsill and the Watson Twins sang "September Gurls," with the remains of Big Star playing loose and beautiful all around them. It shouldn't have happened; most of what happens shouldn't. In life, as with music, we only get so much say. Alex Chilton's passing just days before Big S ... More >>
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 >>
Annie ZaleskiDex Romweber, July 2008 at Off BroadwayThis one's flying a bit under the radar, unjustly so: The almighty Dex Romweber Duo is performing at the Fox Hole at Atomic Cowboy tomorrow night, making good on drummer Sara Romweber's July 2008 promise that they'd come back. Bob Reuter's A ... More >>
Photo: Todd OwyoungNeko Case last night at the Pageant. See more photos from last night's show.Neko Case's show last night at the Pageant wasn't that different from her September 2008 appearance at the same venue. However, the comfortably crowded show was, shall we say, loose. Not musically - ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, November 5. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Neko Case is returning to the Pageant on Thursday, November 5, a little over a year after she premiered plenty of solo songs from Middle Cyclone at the same venue. General admission tickets are $22, balcony seats $25, and are on sale this Friday at 5.
Bonnaroo just announced its 2009 lineup -- and like Coachella, it looks pretty strong. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are headlining, while Phish is doing two(!) shows. Other notables include Elvis Costello (solo), Wilco, Nine Inch Nails, Al Green, Snoop Dogg, Mars Volta and a bunch more. S ... More >>
(Via Idolator) Neko Case posted a new tune on her MySpace page yesterday. Called "People Got a Lotta Nerve," it's from the upcoming, March 3-released Middle Cyclone. I'd venture to say it's the poppiest thing she's done solo. It's also far more upbeat than any of the tunes she played at her Septembe ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, September 24. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
:30 p.m. Thursday, October 18. Lucas School House, 1220 Allen Avenue.
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Week of December 28, 2006
Ten albums that make it easy to avoid fretting about your old-fashioned, Rockist ways
The New Pornographers command you to shake your groove thang
A simpleton's guide to Twangfest
Wednesday, March 23; Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue
The Tigers Have Spoken (Anti)
Touch My Heart: A Tribute to Johnny Paycheck (Sugar Hill Records)
We talk with the honey-voiced songstress Neko Case
The New Pornographers play the sounds of summer. Hawaiian shirts optional.
The Slaughter Rule: Original Soundtrack (Bloodshot Records)
Friday, February 7; Off Broadway
Down to the Promised Land (Bloodshot)
Neko Case's new album, Furnace Room Lullaby, generates real heat