This week, check out Geto Boys, featuring the author of our recurring column Ask Willie D, check out Ransom Note's CD release show, get a load of the one and only Nine Inch Nails and much more. This Monday's looking pretty gray. Spruce up your week with the following show recommendations.
Photo by Corey WoodruffAlt-rock newcomer Peach will release its debut EP tomorrow at the Heavy Anchor. Its six songs are ballsy guitar thrashers; the lineup (Peach, Bruiser Queen and Ellen the Felon and the Mattronome) deliberately comprises women-fronted rock bands. The show starts at 9 p.m ... More >>
Humdrum on a Subway in NYC. Courtesy of Dan MeehanHumdrum recently returned from its second tour, and first to hit the coast. Among the band's standout stops were Cincinnati, Ohio; Ithaca, New York; and Washington, D.C. And, as with most tours, a few things did not go according to plan. For i ... More >>
If Draco Malfoy actor Tom Felton's promise (which turned out to be a joke/hoax) to become a white rapper was just one more sad reminder of a series you used to love, we don't blame you -- but we would like to discourage you. Harry Potter, as I'm sure you will remember, is after all a little m ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22. Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Photo by Jon ScorfinaEuclid Records employee Anna Zachritz, better known around town as DJ SuperConductor, has amassed hundreds of records in less than a decade. As a DJ, Zachritz is known for spinning underground hip-hop and electro, but at the heart of her collection is riot grrl - the '90s ... More >>
Nolan ConwayVivian Girls with Black Lips Vintage Vinyl/The Firebird Thursday, April 21 Live music patrons of St. Louis, you had a choice last night: You could have gone to see Arcade Fire and The National play Scottrade Center (and if my Twitter feed is any indication, most people I know did ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, February 23. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
On Wednesday night, steely twang-punks the Union Electric will be holding a release party for their seven-inch-record debut at Off Broadway. Tenement Ruth, Ben Pranger (of the Payola Reserve) and Louisville's Second Story Man are also on the bill. The show starts at 8 p.m.; tickets are $7 for people ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, November 1. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30. Lucas School House, 1220 Allen Avenue
Real Emotional Trash
9 p.m. Wednesday, December 19. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Fabled concert venue Mississippi Nights closes its doors for now.
The Blood Brothers are so postmodern, we’re not sure they really exist yet.
B-Sides explores the van woes of Cars Can Be Blue, talks to Split Lip Rayfield's Kirk Rundstrom about conquering cancer for one last tour and downloads some screaming Sleater-Kinney.
Shapes and Sizes (Asthmatic Kitty)
9 p.m. Saturday, August 19. Off Broadway, (3509 Lemp Avenue)
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Saturday, April 29, at 8 p.m. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (3301 Lemp Avenue)
For the Season (Birdman)
Jesus admonishes Stryper, we hear Sleater-Kinney's secret fears, and Gogol Bordello talks gypsy jive
The Black Keys bring old-school flair to their tunes. Just don't call them a blues band.
The Woods (Sub Pop)
We fatwa Magnet, chat up Ken Bethea and wonder what exactly is going on with Todd Rundgren's Web site
We're cleaning off our desk for another local CD roundup
Monday, April 26; Creepy Crawl
Friday, April 4; Rocket Bar
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
One Beat (Kill Rock Stars)
Ded Bug Matt Meyer puts down his guitar and picks up a camera to chronicle St. Louis' rock scene
The RFT music staff indulges itself by picking the best work of 2000
Ladies, Women and Girls (Lookout)
The Friends of Rachel Worth (Jetset Records)
Sleater-Kinney deliver great rock tinged with a womanly sensibility
Friday, May 12; Centro Sociale
Tuesday, Sept. 28; Karma
A book report on the best tomes to consult before buying tunes