Here again is every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos of artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new shows, so you can do some digging of ... More >>
This week, choose from a variety of touring bands to check out all over town: Nervosas performs at Melt, Low takes the stage at Off Broadway, Peelander-Z invades the Demo and more. Note: Though not in our critics' picks this week, Three 6 Mafia also performs in St. Louis this week. More info on this ... More >>
For whatever reason, the best Americana bands are often the fruits of two distinct musical voices -- Tweedy and Farrar are still the gold standard in this town and beyond, but the shared songbooks of Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley (Drive-By Truckers) and Gary Louris and Mark Olson (Jayhawks) turned ... More >>
The Vondrukes, winner of the RFT's Best Country Band (Alternative) in 2011, just released a full length called Runaway, Goodbye Love. The album is the subject of this week's Homespun column, and in it Christian Schaeffer applauds the band's overall feel: "Fans of good-natured alt-country can ... More >>
Todd OwyoungPatterson Hood was very excited about the Cardinals' World Series victory. Woe is anyone who planned a show in St. Louis this past Friday (ahem). With the city (understandably) otherwise and nearly unanimously occupied with our World Champions, even double bills that would usuall ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Beans' End It All*Beans, End It All Spin gave End It All a 7 out of 10 review: "Beans always poses as an abstractionist, freaking motormouth cadences with a se ... More >>
Jon Gitchoff Drive-By Truckers at the Pageant October 2: They killed it. There are very few certainties in life, but there's one thing you can always count on: If Athens, Georgia's Drive-By Truckers are in town, you have the opportunity to see one of the best rock n'roll shows money can ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, October 2. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
9 p.m. Saturday, September 4. Laclede's Landing Main Stage, North First Street and Lucas Avenue.
Todd OwyoungTom Petty, last night at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. View more photos here.A Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers summer tour is as American as baseball, apple pie and fireworks. Last night at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, the band once again proved why, by turning in a predi ... More >>
10 p.m. Saturday, December 5. Antarctica, 5226 Gravois Avenue.
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: Euclid Records 1. REGINA SPEKTOR: Far 2. DINOSAUR JR.: Farm* 3. ELVIS COSTELLO: ... More >>
On a good night, the Drive-By Truckers can go toe-to-toe with the heaviest of the heavy weight rock bands currently touring the planet. Saturday night, however, was not a good night. Lay the blame at door of the Pageant, whose silly decision to bar booze from the dance floor had the unintended bu ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, March 28. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Heads up to anyone who was planning on hitting the Drive-By Truckers show this Thursday, February 26, at the Pageant: Don't. Due to illness -- specifically, Patterson Hood's walking pneumonia, which he's still recovering from -- the concert is now slated for Saturday, March 28. Perhaps a blessing in ... More >>
Sirens of the Ditch (New West)
Drive-By Truckers: As Southern as they wanna be.
A look at oodles of local shows going on this week.
A to Z chats with Miles of Wire, and crams in a bunch of local stuff we couldn't fit anywhere else
7 p.m. Friday, June 23. UMB Bank Pavilion (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights)
A Blessing and a Curse (New West)
Saturday, December 10; The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
The beer-drinking, the game-watching, the east-side partying: We took it all in so you wouldn't have to
The Drive-By Truckers are making their homeland universal
The Drive-By Truckers are bruised, battered and almost famous
Racial appeals of last week's primary are reminders of St. Louis' Southern streak