KDHX (88.1 FM) has just announced the lineup for this year's Midwest Mayhem festival at the City Museum. This annual event is consistently one of the weirdest and wildest in the city, having been named in the past by RFT Music as the Best Music Festival. See Also: -KDHX: Not Playing the Hits for 25 ... More >>
It's a truly bad day for St. Louis journalism -- the Post-Dispatch has laid off 23 employees, including editors Judith Evans, Steve Parker, Daivd Sheets and Tim Bross, three reporters, a web editor and the editorial cartoonist. This comes one day after Mary Junck, CEO of the paper's owner Lee Enterp ... More >>
Celia's Yuletide Xpress comes to Off Broadway on Sunday.It's the most wonderful time of the year! Well, OK, not actually if you're looking for big-name tours. But that doesn't mean you have no choice but to hole up this weekend. Soul party-starters JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound play Off Broad ... More >>
There are plenty of great shows this weekend: Dam-Funk, Emperor X and the Morgan Nusbaum CD release spring to mind. But we'd like to draw your attention to tomorrow's shindig at Off Broadway, featuring the Wilders, Rum Drum Ramblers and the Monads, the latter of which is officially broken up. Don't ... More >>
St. Louis is nonstop this weekend, with a handful of intriguing touring shows (Tobacco and Ted Leo spring to mind) sharing time with some great local events (Cinco De Mayo and a pair of cool open houses). Tef Poe and Rockwell Knuckles are duking it out at the Gramophone, Charlie Wilson's sere ... More >>
Surprise! Today, the electropop duo US English is releasing a new EP called Used Future. This means that this Friday's show at the Firebird with So Many Dynamos and Bo and the Locomotive will also function as an EP release show. Future's first single, "Lonely Internet" is available to stream and dow ... 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 >>
Wikimedia CommonsIt's the biggest bar night of the year. Go big -- or go home. (Or, you know, just stay home.) More music here. Have a great holiday! Wednesday Tight Pants Syndrome @ Mangia Dubbed the "First Annual Night Before Thanksgiving Rock Pantstacular," this show features the power-po ... More >>
So, perhaps you're someone who hates Halloween. No shame -- dressing up isn't really A to Z's bag, either, and we understand that it's hard to find costume-free events this weekend. And so below, here are some non-holiday happenings this weekend to enjoy: Jon GitchoffCory Chisel at LouFest.Fr ... More >>
Next weekend, the first St. Louis Secret Sound Festival is happening on Cherokee Street (and just beyond). To recap: On Friday night, October 29, at Off Broadway, the festivities kick off with a show featuring So Many Dynamos, Ad Astra Arkestra and Jookabox. On Saturday, locals and nationals ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday October 13. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Secret Sound Festival Teaser from tangent mind llc on Vimeo. The St. Louis Secret Sound Society's clues and hints have finally added up to some concrete news: a two-day music and arts festival called the Secret Sound Festival. On Friday, October 29, the event kicks off with a show at Off Broadway wi ... More >>
(A to Z has several writers and photographers covering LouFest. Reviews and photos of the other bands from the first day are coming in separate posts.) Day one of LouFest is in the books. Guys, don't tell the St. Louis naysayers and boo-birds who like to bitch and moan about how much the city suc ... More >>
Pokey LaFarge's forthcoming album, Riverboat Soul, is available to download on iTunes starting today. He'll be celebrating the album's release with a show at Off Broadway on Friday, February 19. Before that, though, he'll be heading over to England and Scotland for a few days. Color me jealou ... More >>
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Friday, November 20 *Elvis Perkins in Dearland/AA Bondy, The Gargoyle *Japandroids/Surfer Blood, The BIlliken Club *LFMAO/Shwayze/Far East Movement/Paradiso Girls/Space Cowboy, The Pageant *Dex Romweber Duo/Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost/Dirt Daubers, Fox Hole at Atomic Cowboy *Steve Scorfina/Danny Liston ... More >>
Friday, November 13 *Brendan Benson/Cory Chisel, Blueberry Hill's Duck Room *Boys Like Girls/Cobra Starship/Versa Emerge, etc., the Pageant -- SOLD OUT *So Many Dynamos/The Lake/Cold Bear Scout, Off Broadway *Person L/John Nolan (Straylight Run)/Brian Bonz, Firebird *Peter Bjorn and John/El Perro d ... More >>
Egan O'Keefe battled the sweaty, spazzing crowd for photos of Saturday's So Many Dynamos CD release show. Check out her slideshow here!Egan O'KeefeView entire slideshow.
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 >>
Here's a new feature on A to Z: Every Monday, we'll publish the best-selling releases from area independent record stores for the preceding week. And so without further ado: [Update, 4 p.m.: Apop's top sellers are also below now!] Euclid Records' Top Ten 1. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND: Big Whiskey & the Gr ... More >>
The ballots have been counted and tallied, and so without further ado, here are the RFT's 2009 Music Awards winners! Remember, it's not too late to RSVP for our Music Awards party, which is taking place next Tuesday, June 23, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Schlafly Tap Room. All of the information is here ... More >>
As I was perusing concerts recently, I realized just how many local acts were releasing CDs in the coming months. To keep things straight in my head (and to inform people in town what's going on), here's a list of things I've heard/seen. Feel free to add. *Left Arm, "Electric Babies" 7", May 15, Vi ... More >>
Busy weekend! Friday, April 17 *Solange/Teresajenee, Webster University *Pretty & Nice/Radical Sons, Firebird *Jason Ringenberg/Rough Shop, Off Broadway *Loyal Earth Fest at the Old Rock House*Unwed Sailor/Jovian Chorus/Dear Future, Luminary Center for the Arts*Alvin Jett and Phat NoiZ, Riddles* ... More >>
It's Mardi Gras this weekend, so be careful, kids. Don't drink and drive.Friday, February 20*Traindodge/Jovian Chorus/Gold Tooth, Firebird*The Parlor Mob, Duck Room*Nato Caliph, Gargoyle*A Bit Shifty, The Wedge*Alvin Jett and Phat Noiz, Beale on Broadway*Big Smith, The Gramophone*Cowboy Mouth, VooDo ... More >>
Here are concert announcements for the week of February 17 at clubs around St. Louis! Editor's note: Keep in mind these are generally long-lead shows with national ties or last-minute local things just announced by venues -- not locals-only concerts happening in the far-off future. So don't be offen ... More >>
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