Beck has just announced additional dates for his tour in support of Morning Phase, his latest album, release in February. St. Louis will get a stop by the prolific artist on July 16 at the Pageant.
Earlier, you helped us select our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over 100 nominations, after which our panel of judges narrowed the field to just ten. In the coming weeks, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists and having them share some of their favorite con ... More >>
Los Angeles talent agency ICM Partners is working on plans to hold dual Summer Rocks music festivals in downtown St. Louis' Gateway Mall, beginning the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends in 2015. Proponents of the festival say that St. Louis' geographically central location makes it a perfect trave ... More >>
Mystikal has been getting a lot of attention for an interview he did with Rolling Stone recently. In said interview, he mentions that lately he's been listening to James Brown, Sam Cooke, Master P, Ludacris, and Eddie Murphy lately, and is in the midst of working on a new album (recent singles seem ... More >>
The man in the chicken hat is hoping things get weird inside. He smokes a cigarette, flicks it to the ground, then changes his mind and smokes the rest of it while standing in front of the Tivoli Theatre in Delmar. He's already holding a ticket, but at the advertised 7 p.m. show time, nearly 100 hop ... More >>
Courtesy of the artistIt's not like Fleet Foxes needs endorsements -- its show tonight at the Pageant sold out with a quickness and the band's sophomore full-length, Helplessness Blues, peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard album chart. It's still hanging around at No. 61. And in spite of the f ... 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 >>
Sometimes the Iternets can put on one helluva flesh-and-blood show. Pitchfork Music Festival is run by the music blog of the same name, which just announced it's expanding to Paris this fall with an overseas version of the festival to be curated by (Everybody Loves) Bon Iver. The American b ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, August 14. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
It's not that Americans are drinking less. They're just drinking at home. The Chicago Tribune said that two of the city's marketing firms found that 90 percent of drinkers drink at home, compared to 77 percent who drink at bars and restaurants. Twenty-eight percent of home drinkers have started goin ... More >>
As a fad or trend, mustaches are rather passe. (Shh -- don't break the hearts of the fine folks at the American Mustache Institute, who have made the facial hair their life's passion.) But someone forgot to tell the attendees of last weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival that not everyone can rock the ... More >>
Jason StoffIsaac Brock of Modest Mouse at the Pitchfork Music Festival, Friday, July 16. More photos coming tomorrow.The Scottrade Center may have hosted a bigger light show last night, but everyone left the Pageant satisfied after Modest Mouse performed with fervor and nuance before a sold-o ... More >>
Every spring, when the music festivals are unveiling their line-ups, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream also reveals their new flavors. This year, the two have collided with Ben & Jerry's Bonnaroo BUZZ. Ian McCulloch: You know what would go great with that wine? Ice cream. The company's website descri ... More >>
Local favorites Titus Andronicus -- seriously, this is the third time the band's been in town already this year! -- are at the Firebird tonight. Although the group's records are rather o-fi indie-pop, Keegan Hamilton's recap of last year's Pitchfork festival set and Mike Appelstein's review of TA's ... More >>
It was a music-heavy weekend, and here's what you might have missed.Sonic Youth at the ArchPhoto: Todd OwyoungIndie rock godfathers, and godmothers, Sonic Youth played a free show under the Arch on Friday. See more photos.Music editor Annie Zaleski called this show on Friday "one of the best concert ... More >>
Anthony Gonzalez, the man who makes up the French electronic group M83, was in the States for a few days over the weekend, playing Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday and Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival on Sunday night.He talks about confronting violent bouncers at his Ohio show on Saturday night (one re ... More >>
Last weekend, Nick Lucchesi headed up to Chicago to cover this year's Pitchfork Music Festival. In case you missed his reports, here's a handy-dandy list of links to his photos, interviews and reviews: *A Flaming Lips photo essay *A video interview with M83's Anthony Gonzalez *Black Lips and the N ... More >>
Nathan Williams of Wavves on Saturday at Pitchfork Music Festival, during his cover of "Nervous Breakdown" by Black Flag. Wavves, the one-man recording project of 23-year-old California boy Nathan Williams -- managed to avoid much of the press attention so fervently sought by bloggers and photograph ... More >>
Here's an unlikely duo from today's performances at Pitchfork Music Festival: Brooklyn's hyper-kinetic Matt and Kim battling for attention with the dreamy melancholy of New York's Beirut.Beruit at Pitchfork Music FestivalBeirut -- masterminded by Zachary Condon -- played with presence on the Pitchfo ... More >>
The Black Lips on Saturday night at Pitchfork Music Festival.Black Lips, the Atlanta-based flower punks were guitar-smashing goodness on the small stage. A highlight was "Drugs," off the 200 Million Thousand LP, released earlier this year. It was a jangly pop gem that inspired many a go-go dance in ... More >>
Scott Hutchison of Scotland's Frightened Rabbit on Sunday at Pitchfork Music Festival. More photos and the set list after the jump...
Fucked Up singer Pink Eyes at Pitchfork Music Festival.Toronto hardcore group Fucked Up, last in St. Louis in October, has been hitting the festival circuit hard and fast in 2009, zipping around the globe, meeting members of KoRn, and on Saturday, filling an afternoon time-slot here at Pitchfork Mus ... More >>
So this is a Flaming Lips show... Shot on July 19 at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, the rock band closed out the three-day indie rock festival with a set of lush, psychedelic rock.
That's Doug Martsch of Built to Spill behind that hat.It's the end of Day 1 of Pitchfork Music Festival here in Chicago, which by Sunday, should see 40 bands play and welcome 50,000 -- ahem, hipsters -- through the fences of Union Park. More than a few bands who have made their way through St. Louis ... More >>
As a wrap-up to Pitchfork Music Festival, held July 18-20 in Chicago, we've posted a photo slide show that takes a light-hearted look at the fashion of Pitchfork, a "hipster mecca" as well as one of the top indie music fests of the the summer. For set reviews and more photos the bands that played, ... More >>
Los Angeles noise quartet HEALTH put on a pulsating, sweaty set Sunday afternoon at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago.
Most of the time I don't like metal, and I definitely can't tell the difference between its plethora of sub-genres (doom? sludge? death? grind? black?). But Boris, a Japanese trio that played the Pitchfork Music Festival at 2 p.m. Saturday, is for more than metalheads.
I've always had mixed feelings about Animal Collective. Some of their songs are downright brilliant, mixing complex and bizarre deconstructed structures with the most catchy and basic of pop melodies. Other times I think they sound like the most pretentious band on the planet, taking noise rock to i ... More >>
From Dinosaur Jr.'s performance on Sunday night at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, Illinois. J. Mascis. More photos after the jump.
Prior to yesterday, the only other time I'd ever seen M Ward was when he was touring in support of the fantastic 2003 album The Transfiguration of Vincent and opening for Bright Eyes. It was just him and an acoustic guitar then and I was blown away by his stripped down cover of Bowie's ''Let's Dance ... More >>
I literally had no idea what to expect from The Dodos. All I knew going into their Sunday set at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago was that the band is from San Francisco. That's it. They could have been a stoner death metal band of gypsies and I wouldn't have been the least bit surprised. Fortun ... More >>
Twenty years ago Public Enemy released It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back. Back then it was a powerful, controversial, in-yo-face, hard-hitting affront to the establishment. When they performed the album in its entirety last night at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, it was only a ... More >>
Ezra Koenig, singer and guitar player for Vampire Weekend, didn't only hit all the high notes during the New York band's set at Pitchfork Music Festival on Saturday, he livened them up and stretched them out. Meanwhile, bass player Chris Baio shimmied and bended his knees, while playing the higher ... More >>
A co-worker recently gave me a copy of Titus Andronicus' The Airing of Grievances, and enthusiastically described it as, "a cross between Bruce Springsteen and the Pogues being played from the bottom of a well." When I popped it into my CD player I wasn't a huge fan-- too lo-fi and too much scream ... More >>
When I saw !!! (pronounced "chk chk chk") a year or so ago in Seattle, it was in a tiny, dark club with no barrier between the stage and the crowd. The audience was dancing like mad from the front to the back. I was in the front. Nic Offer's crotch was directly in my face and I thought he was going ... More >>
The sun wasn't out during Fleet Foxes' 3 p.m. set at Pitchfork Music Festival, but they still managed to warm my heart. Awww. Though their self-titled album is probably my favorite release of the year thus far, I wanted to reserve final judgment until I'd seen a live performance. Today was compl ... More >>
Jarvis Cocker is kind of the resident elder statesman at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago.
Ahhh...Pitchfork Music Festival 2008: Hipsters, humidity and more hipsters. We are here. We are live. We are sweaty. Mission of Burma is rocking out as I type this. Unless a well of enthusiasm sprung up in the last five minutes, their dance-inspiring punk jams are being met with little more than ... More >>