Have you ever had a run of really shitty luck? Like, really bad? Recently St. Louis' Kentucky Knife Fight, whom we've named as the best rock band in town from time to time, had a particularly bad run, starting with the mid-January theft of their touring van and ending with the subsequent discovery ... More >>
Next weekend looks pretty awesome, though anything does when an extended weekend awaits most of us thanks to Memorial Day. Keep that extra sleep time in mind while slogging through the work week and affording yourself some time to enjoy visits from acts like Andrew W.K., Soundgarden and El Ten Eleve ... More >>
Before we get into it: I am sure you are all already aware that White Rabbits is playing in town this week. And I am sure you've all seen this ubiquitous press photo, wherein all the members of the band are sprawled lazily on the floor, haphazardly surrounded by their hopelessly-tangled instrument c ... More >>
Bonnaroo is an entirely different world, one where the air always smells of weed and the people you encounter share any kind of resources they have, the way we were taught as children but adults seldom practice. People were kind. Musicians were gracious. Deep-fried oreos were a reality.
Summer is upon us! The pools are open, the temperatures are high, and my stomach is still recovering from the barrage of barbecue it was assaulted with over the three-day weekend. Another sign of the season is the increasing number of great shows coming to town; summer tours and outdoor festivals ab ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, May 29. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
The RFT Music Showcase is just over a week away -- on June 2, 79 of St. Louis best bands and artists will play at twelve venues on Washington Avenue. But there's quite a bit of great music happening in this city before then. Our RFT Showcase Team will be at nine of the best of those shows, giving aw ... More >>
We'll start this post off by recognizing the fact that yes, Red Hot Chili Peppers is playing in town on Friday (Scottrade Center); as is Local H (Firebird), but Friday is already well-represented below with another what-is-this-1996 artist, Snoop Dogg, playing at Pop's and roots-reggae pioneer Might ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Sunday, December 18. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
Chrissy WilmesEvery week, we'll ask your local record store clerks to advise you on which new releases are worth your hard-earned pennies. Today, Vintage Vinyl employee (and drummer for the Humanoids and Doom Town) Shaun Morrissey fills us in on some of his favorite recent releases and reissu ... 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 >>
recordstoreday.comApril's annual Record Store Day has been such a rousing success, a semi-sequel is happening on Black Friday. Indie record stores all around the country will have exclusives, special releases, deluxe editions and other rare, limited-run goodies for sale. Vintage Vinyl and Euc ... More >>
Mia KirbyWarpaint.Music info here. More music below. Pre-Thanksgiving cramming: It's on. Friday: Beth Bombara's CD Release Show @ Off Broadway Read Christian Schaeffer's review of Bombara's new album, Wish I Were You, here. Dropkick the Robot and Old Lights are also playing. Patrons get a fr ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, November 21. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
8 p.m. Sunday, September 19. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Courtesy of NPR, you can listen to Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three's Newport Folk Festival set from last weekend. Back in April, it was announced that the band would be performing at the world-famous festival, which also featured Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Levon Helm, John Prine, Avett B ... More >>
Nappy Roots bring their country-fried hip hop to Cicero's on August 26. 2720 Cherokee *Dumpstaphunk, July 17 *Ill Gates, July 22 *Ott, July 15 *The Widdler, July 31 Antarctica *Junk Culture, July 16 *YellowFever, July 22 Apop Records *Cacaw, July 23
Just minutes ago, the Pageant announced that soul revivalists Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings will be returning to the venue for a show on Saturday, Sunday, September 19. Tickets are $25 and are on sale Friday at 5 p.m. The group's last show in town, in December 2008, was nothing short of flawless. E ... More >>
= local, * = coming to town Wolf Parade's latest album, Expo 86 Euclid Records 1. Wolf Parade -- Expo 86 2. Black Keys -- Brothers 3. Rolling Stones -- Exile on Main St. 4. Robert Randolph & the Family Band -- We Walk This Road 5. Band of Horses -- Infinite Arms 6. ... More >>
Todd OwyoungThose Darlins at Off Broadway, 11/12/09The local American music festival Twangfest is now in its fourteenth year. Long past its adolescence and its awkward phase, the booking for the four-night showcase shows that its teenage years are both classically minded and musically adventu ... More >>
* means coming to town, means a local release Euclid Records 1. Roky Erickson/Okkervil River - True Love Cast Out All Evil 2. MGMT - Congratulations 3. Jeff Beck - Emotion Commotion 4. Shelby Lynne - Tears, Lies, & Alibis 5. Jesse Malin & The St. Marks Social ... More >>
As always: The denotes a local release, * means the band is coming to town. Euclid Records 1. Caribou, Swim* 2. MGMT, Congratulations 3. Roky Erickson and Okkervil River, True Love Cast Out All Evil 4. Rufus Wainwright, All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu 5. Jonsi, Go 6. Jeff Beck, Emotions ... More >>
A special Record Store Day edition of top sellers! equates local, * is a band coming to town. Euclid separated its RSD exclusives for its top ten; Vintage did not. Vintage Vinyl 1. VARIOUS ARTISTS---Don't Quit Your Day Job 2. FLAMING LIPS, STAR DEATH & WHITE DWARF WITH HENRY ROLLINS & PEA ... More >>
A * means the band is coming to town, a indicates locals. Vintage Vinyl 1. ERYKAH BADU---New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh 2. USHER---Raymond V. Raymond 3. DR.DOG---Shame Shame 4. MONICA---Still Standing 5. SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS---I Learned The Hard Way 6. SHE & HIM---Volume ... More >>
Big congratulations to Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, who just announced that they're performing at the Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, August 1. To say the fest is prestigious is an understatement: Started in 1959, the event helped thrust Joan Baez and Bob Dylan into the national eye -- a ... More >>
Rhino Records Rhino Records just sent over a press release with the tracklisting and cover art for the soundtrack of the St. Louis-shot Up In the Air . Due December 1, the collection contains cuts from Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Elliott Smith and CSNY, among others. And as we reported r ... More >>
Lots to do tonight, so let's get on it...Sissy WishWho: A Norwegian artist who's evolved from a coffeehouse folkie into a sleek, playful synth queen.Playing Where? Cicero'sWith: Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship, The Forefall RIYL: Santigold, Kate Bush, Lykke LiMP3: Sissywish, "DWTS"Detroit CobrasWho ... More >>
10 p.m. Saturday, August 22. The Gramophone, 4243 Manchester Avenue.
9 p.m. Friday, March 27. Beale on Broadway, 701 South Broadway.
(Photos and words by Annie Zaleski. Do not use photos without permission. Entire Flickr set here.)It's Sharon Jones' world, and we just live in it. That was certainly obvious last night at the Pageant, when the 52-year-old dynamo strutted, sassed and sang for an adoring crowd full of dancing foo ... More >>
Friday, December 5 *David Bazan/Via Audio, Billiken Club *Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Pageant (after-show in Halo Bar w/Rum Drum Ramblers AND a couple of Dap-Kings DJ'ing) *Carrie Underwood, Chaifetz Arena *Mannheim Steamroller, Fox *Anthony Gomes, Cicero's *Rats and People Silent Movie Orchestr ... More >>
Anyone at Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings' Blueberry Hill show in January knows what an amazing, special performer she is. Mere adjectives barely suffice, although they have to do. She's sassy. Heartfelt. Passionate. Funny. Tireless. Talented. Her encore performance with the Dap-Kings on Friday night ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, December 5. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
10 p.m. Friday, October 24. The Gramophone, 4243 Manchester Avenue.
9 p.m. Thursday, June 5. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Soul-survivor Sharon Jones and her crack backup the Dap-Kings finally bring their '60s retro-cool to the Lou.
A year-end wrap-up of what we adored, what was ignored and what the new year will bring.