[Note: The situation in Ferguson is as such that even lowly music journalists such as myself have felt compelled to report on the scene -- I wrote this article, which was published Wednesday -- despite having more experience with things like Ra Ra Riot than real-life riots. In keeping, I am an idiot ... More >>
Last summer, I had one of the most unforgettable experiences of my life at Bonnaroo. As my chums and I limped off the premises I vowed to make attending a music festival an annual event. Besides just being a great time and an efficient way to pack in many shows in a short period of time, it is an ex ... More >>
Publicity PhotoIcona Pop, writers of the song that is everywhere right now, perform at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, September 8.The good people of LouFest have announced the set times for all of the bands on the lineup this year -- unsurprisingly, Wilco and the Killers will close out the two night affair on ... More >>
[Update May 3: LouFest tickets are on sale now! Click through this link to purchase yours.] It's official! No need for further speculation, the LouFest lineup has been announced. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 3, at 10 a.m. You can purchase them at www.loufest.com. A limited number of $75 two-day ... More >>
This morning LouFest launched a guessing game for its 2013 line-up, releasing a Wheel of Fortune-like thing with fill-in-the-blank band names and plans to release one letter a day between today and Monday, April 29. The first clue is the letter "U," which makes nine appearances in the line-up. In th ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Friday, April 6. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Well Spring has sprung, or whatever, though the 90 degree temperatures belie the notion. Flowers, cool breezes, light jacket weather? Nay: air-conditioner-in-April, sweating in the shade, when-the-hell-do-the-pools-open weather -- you'd think we skipped to summer already. This week's list of shows h ... More >>
"Summer after high school when we first met / We make out in your Mustang to Radiohead" Such is the opening couplet of "The One Who Got Away" by the inescapable Katy Perry. The namedrop is confusing. Radiohead is beyond famous at this point, so it's not necessarily a cred pull on Perry's part; if t ... More >>
Part One: The Union Electric, Sweet Tooth, King Kong Magnetics, Warm Jets USA Part Two: Glass Teeth, Ryan Spearman, the Breaks and Adult Fur Part Three: Rum Drum Ramblers, Humanoids, Old Lights and Volcanoes
Courtesy of PalaceThe blinding debut of Palace -- a rare harmony-driven, unapologetically effervescent pop group in St. Louis -- gets its welcome to the world on Friday at the Gramophone. The four-piece is planning more than tunes: singer/keyboardist/tambourine-ist Jamie Finch tells us to exp ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, March 15. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
9 p.m. Tuesday, February 8. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
First, here's some good news on this Day of Snow Reckoning: According to organizer Brian Cohen, LouFest is looking to announce its lineup in late March. Hooray! In the meantime, 'Fest will be presenting shows at several venues around the city, starting with February 8's Tokyo Police Club show ... More >>
Icy nuggets of electropop bliss shrouded in gothic imagery, Cold Cave's atmospheric abrasion and disillusionment make for the most depressing songs you'll ever want to dance to. Cold Cave's sophomore effort is out April 5, so cop that before they play the Luminary on April 9. 2720 Cherokee ... More >>
Ra Ra Riot, which released its second album, The Orchard, last year, is returning to St. Louis at the Firebird on March 15. Tickets are $15. Orchard highlights the band's love of blue-eyed soul more than ever, in the form of gorgeous harmonies and smooth tones. See below for a live performanc ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local Euclid Records 1. JJ Grey & Mofro - Georgia Warhorse* 2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs 3. Eels - Tomorrow Morning 4. Black Crowes - Croweology 5. Black Keys - Brothers 6. Best Coast - Crazy For You* 7. Ra Ra Riot - The Orchard 8. Jimmie Vaughan - Plays Blue ... 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. Post delayed a day due to server issues!) Apocalyptica 7th Symphony*Apocalyptica, 7th Symphony Stream Apocalyptica's seventh album, which features guest voca ... More >>
Remain non-broke all the way through Monday with the following suggestions for having fun on a budget this weekend. Looking for live music? We have that for you too, with our weekend concert calendar. It's also one of the best weekends all year long to see a movie in St. Louis.Everything is Terri ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Sunday, September 20. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Ra Ra Riot packed the Billiken Club in March, and now the orchestral indie sweethearts are returning to St. Louis on Sunday, September 20, at the Firebird. (Maps and Atlases and Princeton are also on the bill.) Courtesy of Barsuk Records, I have a pair of tickets to give away to its show! To win, ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, June 27. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Pop's *The Dandy Warhols, Friday, September 4The Dandy Warhols Scottrade Center *The Australian Pink Floyd Show, Tuesday, September 29 Blueberry Hill *The Breeders, Friday, August 7 The Pageant *Collective Soul, Monday, August 10 *Fall Out Boy, Wednesday, August 19 *Motorhead/Reverend Horton Heat/Na ... More >>
After selling out the Billiken Club in March, Ra Ra Riot and Maps and Atlases are returning to town on Sunday, September 20, at the Firebird. Tickets are $12 in advance, $14 day of show and go on sale on Friday, June 19! Here's a clip of RRR's "Dying is Fine," as a bunch of stuffed bunnies -- a.k.a. ... More >>
Here are some of the new shows announced this week at venues around St. Louis! Pops * The AP Tour featuring Family Force 5/The Maine/3OH!3, Wednesday, April 15 Family Arena * Avenged Sevenfold/Buckcherry/Papa Roach/Saving Abel, Tuesday, February 17 Scottrade Center *Billy Joel and Elton John, ... More >>
In 2008, independent rock returned to the underground, where it belongs. Given the grand catastrophe that is today's record industry, most major-label executives don't have the time or energy to convince music fans they might like something a little out of the ordinary. They're too busy recycli ... More >>