Jeremy & Claire Weiss PhotographyO'Fallon's annual Heritage & Freedom Fest is making a serious bid to be a Fair St. Louis competitor this year, in particular because of its July 4 headliner: quirk-pop heroes OK Go. Tonic is also on that day's bill. Other artists performing throughout the thre ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsAs the old saying goes, no news is good news. However, no local news makes for a rather-boring music section - or music blog, as the case may be. If you aren't a regular visitor to this here music blog, definitely become one: We compile breaking news, show reviews and local t ... More >>
Jon GitchoffAre the Drive-By Truckers on this list? After looking over the (very helpful) comments to my blogpost asking for the year's best concerts, I started perusing our show review archives. I got as far back as July before the archives ended -- which meant that in the past six months al ... More >>
Via Fork in the Road, the food blog of our sister paper Village Voice, comes the latest music video from those innovative fellas in OK Go (the treadmill video, the one with the dogs, etc.), which features stop-motion animation made with toasted white bread. Pretty cool, even with the sound off.
A few weeks ago, the Canadian band Hollerado released a new video for its song "Americanarama." For the unfamiliar, the band compares to OK Go in several ways: power-pop hooks, clever songwriting, DIY practices and next-level video concepts. "Americanarama" is a one-take clip dubbed the "Human 8-bit ... More >>
The Vans Warped tour returns to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on Monday, July 5. Like every year, the tour has its fair share of bands that appeal mostly to "the kids" -- Hey Monday, Never Shout Never, the Cab, etc. But this year's model features plenty of acts with actual musical c ... More >>
One of these days, OK Go isn't going to be able to top itself when it comes to video concepts. That day is not today, however. The quartet premiered the video for "End Love" early this afternoon, and it's a typically quirky, visually engaging romp. Fun facts, though: "End Love" was executive-produce ... More >>
It's that time of week again -- you're hopefully left with at least a few hours of free time where you can decide to do whatever you feel like: No time-sucking birthday lunches, Saturday morning soccer games or shift-covering for your slacker of a coworker. ("How has he not been fired yet?" you may ... More >>
When I interviewed OK Go frontman Damian Kulash, he said that he thinks rock & roll is not the just beats, chords, melodies and lyrics of a song, but also the inaudible actions that accompany the tune's performance. In other words, Kulash feels Elvis' swinging hips are as important to rock & roll as ... More >>
Friday, April 16 *Ben Folds/Matt Pond PA, Chaifetz Arena *Flobots, Webster University *Mint Condition, The Pageant *Cheer-Accident/Conformists/Spelling Bee, Schlafly Tap Room *The Sparkle Rainbow Sunshine Jamboree Benefit, featuring Fattback, Red Headed Strangers, Peck of Dirt, Theodore, Magic City, ... More >>
Picture GroupOK Go is at the Old Rock House on SundayIt's not even half-over yet, but 2010 has already been a monumental year for OK Go. In January, the quartet released Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky, its first album of original material since 2005's Oh No. A marked departure from their earli ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, April 18. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
A few weeks ago, OK Go released a video for its new song, "This Too Shall Pass." The clip's premise involves a Rube Goldberg machine -- the complex (and often whimsical) cause-and-effect contraptions where one movement affects every other movement, and at the end this series of events causes someth ... More >>
My spies tell me that OK Go will be performing at the Old Rock House on Sunday, April 18. Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 day of show, and it's all-ages (but there's a $2 surcharge for minors). On sale Wednesday, March 3, at 5 p.m. The LA-via-Chicago band's latest album, Of the Blue Colour of the Sk ... More >>
Your guide to St. Louis music from now till Labor Day.
9 p.m. Tuesday, November 28. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
Friday, November 11; Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)