Hey there, weekend. The RFT Music Showcase is happening (and then we'll leave you all alone about it for at least another year). Check out the guide to the bands playing the showcase this year -- all 90-or-so of them -- or you can just swing by a newsstand and snatch up a print edition. If the thoug ... More >>
The eighteenth installment of Twangfest, presented by KDHX (88.1 FM), kicks off its four-day run tonight at Plush with a performance by Cody ChesnuTT, DeRobert & the Half-Truths and Theresa Payne, and it will continue beyond that at Off Broadway, bringing a slew of top-name acts to St. Louis' hungry ... More >>
The lineup for Twangfest 18, presented by KDHX, has been announced! The multi-day festival will start on June 4 at Plush before moving to Off Broadway, with headliners he lineup has just been announced, with headliners Cody ChesnuTT, Rodney Crowell, Chuck Prophet, Dream Syndicate, Centro-matic, Some ... More >>
The Village Voice's annual critic's-list-to-end-all-critic's-lists, the venerable Pazz & Jop issue, is now in circulation. Each year the Voice polls hundreds of music critics in an effort to provide the most comprehensive list possible of the former year's most critically-acclaimed music. In additio ... More >>
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin is playing the Old New Rock Festival in Ekaterinburg, Russia next month. The Springfield band will also -- at the request of the festival's organizers -- visit a school as part of an ambassador program. So that's a thing that is fairly cool. Not the most notewor ... More >>
Dragon Inn 3 is a new Springfield band featuring Roni Dickey, Phil Dickey and Brook Linder. The first thing you should know about DI3 is that it started as a project to write a "Will Smith meets Ghostbusters" style theme song for Linder's short film Ghoul School, which not for nothing is very much s ... More >>
KDHX emerged from the ashes of KDNA in 1987. Since then it has become not only the best place anywhere on the dial to hear people who love music play whatever the hell they want, but also a gathering place for St. Louis music fans through a wide variety of concert series, outreach programs and event ... More >>
18. We Remembered to Check The Weather Forecast Soak us once, shame on you, Mother Nature. But soak us twice, and we better be either 1) drunk enough not to care and/or 2) having an intimate slow dance in the rain. Umbrella or not, the diagonal downpour that cut Dawes' set short and delayed Dr. Dog ... More >>
Wild Nothing has just been announced as a late addition to the LouFest lineup. The pop band -- and musical moniker of Brooklyn's Jack Tatum -- joins Girl Talk, the Flaming Lips, Phantogram, Dinosaur Jr., Son Volt and more on the bill for the annual fest in Forest Park. This year's installment is com ... More >>
Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. That title may be misleading, so let's clear some things up now: I am mainly speaking to the musicians ou ... More >>
The LouFest 2012 Lineup is here: the Flaming Lips and Girl Talk get top billing and there's plenty of depth. Dinosaur Jr. and Cotton Mather for you reunion fans. King Tuff, Little Barrie and THEESatisfaction for those looking for new sounds. Cults and Hacienda will act as a musical speedramp to get ... More >>
If you turned on the Internet recently, you may have seen that South By Southwest is this week. The highlight of the annual Austin, Texas, festival is seeing great bands and discovering new favorites. Inversely, many of the thousands of artists who cram into the state capital are horrible. With good ... More >>
Last month, RFT Music and Tangent Mind went with Springfield band Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin to Art Hill to record some video. Earlier, we showed you some of our conversation and a performance of "Yr Broom." SSLYBY's Philip Dickey and Will Knauer also played "Yellow Missing Signs," a song ... More >>
Benjamin KoenigPhilip Dickey and Will Knauer of Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin performing with Stephen Baier of Dots Not Feathers.RFT Music has joined with Tangent Mind to create a series of videos featuring touring bands playing around St. Louis. For our first installment, we went wi ... More >>
Roy KastenSTL still loves you SSLYBY Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin | Elsinore The Firebird November 4, 2011 The perfect pop song is out there, forever out there, and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin may never find it, but on some nights getting to share in the search is more tha ... More >>
Rocktober and its baseball-impeded insanity of great touring band after great touring band is over. Of course, just because the calendar turns doesn't mean the schedule has dried up: This weekend's offerings include local release shows by Britches and the Campfire Club and a punk show down by ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, November 4. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Getty ImagesThe entire city is buzzing about a certain local sportsball team, and we're no exception. It's our job to write about music, however. But the two intersect on "Cardinal Rules," a crimson call to arms from Missouri's native sons Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. The Cardinals ... More >>
With LouFest, Pitchfork and Lollapalooza done you may think the music festival season is over after Labor Day. But there's still more: Those who crave an indie rock festival featuring creative, innovative and up-and-coming artists will be glad to know that their audio paradise is only 178 mi ... More >>
This announcement came in late last week, but we wanted to make sure everyone saw this: The Firebird just booked Dead Prez for a show on August 15th. Tickets are $20 and on sale now. Dead Prez, of course, is stic.man and M-1 -- known throughout its more than decade-long career for its rigi ... More >>
KDHX presents two Twangfest day parties at SXSW every year. In past years, this event has included artists such as Deer Tick, Calexico, Carolina Chocolate Drops and David Bazan playing in a space tinier than Off Broadway. This year's model of the party, which takes place on March 17 and March ... More >>
Last night, not even wintry chill could keep fans of Tokyo Police Club and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin away from the Firebird. Jason Stoff was there and took a bunch of photos; an entire slideshow is here. Jason StoffTokyo Police Club
Jason StoffTokyo Police ClubLast night's bill of post-punkers Tokyo Police Club and folk-tinged indie outfit Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin might have looked odd on paper, but it made perfect sense in concert. Both groups boast strong melodic sensibilities and pen lyrics colored with a ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, February 8. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Wednesday October 13. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Michael DauphinSomeone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin!When the Firebird announced the Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin / Telekinesis show several months back, one couldn't help but wonder why these bands haven't joined forces already. Both serve up indelible, candy-coated power pop; both ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, August 31. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
* = coming to town, = local Vintage Vinyl 1. COHEED & CAMBRIA---Year Of The Black Rainbow* 2. THE FORCE---Everybody Wins 3. KEM---Intimacy* 4. BLACK CROWES---Croweology* 5. SLEIGH BELLS---Treats 6. ESPARANZA SPALDING---Chamber Music Society 7. JOHN MELLENCAMP---No Better Than This 8. METRI ... More >>
Todd OwyoungWarPaint at the Pageant, Wednesday, June 9. More photos here.If you like indie rock, the concert announcements this week have pretty much been like Christmas and your birthday all rolled up into one. Between Vampire Weekend/Beach House/The Very Best, the Walkmen/Japandroids, Someo ... More >>
First: The August 9 Phoenix show at the Pageant just became a bit more chillwave and blissed-out: Smooth electro jammers Toro Y Moi -- last seen opening for Caribou two weeks ago -- are now on the bill as well. Tickets are on sale now. And on August 31, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin will be ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, March 4. The Billiken Club, 20 North Grand Boulevard, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University.
Last night, Springfield, Missouri's Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (writers of this winter's hot stove baseball anthem) played the Billiken Club with fellow Missourians Flaming Death Trap, who hail from "shit towns across Missouri," according to their MySpace page. Photographer Todd Owyoung w ... More >>
On weather.gov, it's a balmy 32 degrees outside. By this link, the Cardinals' pitchers and catchers don't report for spring training for another three weeks. Yet Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin -- which is playing tonight at the Billiken Club with Flaming Death Trap -- conjures warm summer nig ... More >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, January 27. The Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University, 20 North Grand Boulevard.
The Billiken Club announced its first shows of the spring semester last week, and it's filled with familiar faces so far. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin will be there on January 27, while a double bill featuring Pattern is Movement and Via Audio is set for March 4. The wildcard is a February ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, January 27. The Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University, 20 North Grand Boulevard.
(Each day until Christmas, A to Z will be posting a Christmas/holiday-themed MP3 in honor of the festive season, in hopes of warding off the seasonal blahs. Check back every day for a new nugget of sonic bliss.) MP3: The Long Winters, "Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas (Sometimes)" This son ... More >>
(On a recent U.S. tour, I asked Gentleman Auction House's Steve Kozel to keep a daily diary of the band's goings-on. All this week, we'll be posting what happened, leading up to the band's CD release show for Alphabet Graveyard on Saturday night at the Bluebird. -- Annie Zaleski) Venue: The Beat ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, January 26. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Here are ten holiday releases to deck your halls.
9 p.m. Thursday, December 21. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue)
7 p.m. Tuesday, December 12. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
We're cleaning off our desk for another local CD roundup