Arcade Fire are nothing if not unseriously serious. When they announced their Reflektor tour last year, the band also told fans that formalwear or costumes would be necessary to get into their shows. After the upset that mandate caused, Arcade Fire noted that their dress code request isn't actually ... More >>
Perhaps one of the greatest joys of this here job is seeing what bands come up with for press photos. They range from strange and deranged to just plain silly (as shown above in string form). In case you missed it last year, my predecessor and now music editor Daniel Hill compiled a list of the 15 m ... 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 >>
Time constraints occasionally preclude us from being able to preview every single great show in town. There's only so many hours in the week, and we have to keep the trains running on time in addition to writing up these recommendational blurbs. That said, a couple of shows early this week warrant y ... More >>
Ari Picker is as genuine and unfailingly heartfelt as his music would have you believe. His folk orchestra project Lost in the Trees is winsome and soft, but imbued with wrenching emotion and cathartic release. Picker composes symphonic ballads out of pure necessity, to deal with the tragedi ... More >>
Todd OwyoungArcade Fire/The National Scottrade Center Thursday, April 21 "We're still getting used to this arena-rock thing," Win Butler said last night. "But shit, a room's a room. Let's go!" With that, he and the indie rock juggernaut he fronts launched into "No Cars Go," seven of its eigh ... More >>
Jason StoffThe National at the Pageant. Click here for more pics from The National.The National was in chatty mood at the Pageant, or perhaps baritone intoner Matt Berninger and brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner were just trying to fill the awkward silences between the acts of their rock opera ve ... More >>
Keith KlenowskiThe National. Bryce Dessner is on the far right.Tonight, the National returns to St. Louis for the first time since a (very-sold-out) show at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room in June 2007. Owen Pallett - who we interviewed yesterday - is opening. The National is touring behind High V ... More >>
David WaldmanOwen Pallett, performing live.In conversation, composer/violinist/songwriter Owen Pallett is outspoken. This might surprise those familiar with his music - from the serene orchestration on his acclaimed 2010 record, Heartland, and his previous work under the Final Fantasy moniker ... More >>
Brooklyn quintet the National will play their first St. Louis show in three years on September 30 with Owen Pallett. BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups *The Randy Oxford Band, July 14 *Harper, June 24 Blueberry Hill--Duck Room *Pernikoff Brothers, July 17 Cicero's *Fierce Bad Rabbit, June 6 *Rai ... More >>
Remember how we told you that our magic 8-ball saw a National show in the city's future? That dang thing was right: The show is Thursday, September 30, at the Pageant. Owen Pallett (the man formerly known as Final Fantasy) is opening. Tickets are $25 and are on sale Friday at 5 p.m. Here's what you ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 22. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).