This weekend, take advantage of the fact that it's perfectly acceptable to leave the house dressed up as whatever you want. Halloween's still a week away technically, but no one's going to judge preemptive costume enthusiasts unless it's part of a contest. InFest StL 4 hits four Cherokee Street venu ... More >>
This week, check out our critics' recommendations, including Desaparecidos, M. Doughty and Death Angel. Read about these performers and more after the jump, and stay tuned to our weekend best bets post for more shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
You've been there, listening to a song for the first time, hearing the word at the end of one lyric and thinking "please don't end the next line with (insert predictable rhyme here)." Of course, nine out of ten times, the internalized wish is futile. Nobody expects songwriters to reinvent the wheel ... More >>
p.m. Sunday, October 18. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews Jason and the Beast's debut EP, Birth of the Beast. He has this to say:Jason Braun fancies himself more of a poet than a rapper; he makes that much clear with the references found on his debut EP's opening track, "The Beast in the Bookhouse." B ... More >>
Birth of the Beast EP
Venue: Mike ‘N Molly’s Location: Champaign, Illinois Date: 06.21.08 Other Bands: Sangamon, Curb Service, Todd Kessler We spent the morning at our favorite DeKalb eatery, The Hillside. It may have been Ryan and Stephen’s fourth time eating there, but in their defense, it is pretty great. I r ... 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: Private Bir ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, March 27. The Gargoyle, on the campus of Washington University at Forsyth and Skinker boulevards
LCD Soundsystem (DFA/Capitol)
Saturday, July 31; the Pageant
Week of June 9, 2004
As Yohimbe Brothers, guitarist Vernon Reid and turntablist DJ Logic subvert expectations about genre, race and sexual desire
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart pushes pop propaganda
Hey, what's that glowstick doing in the granola? Lake Trout redefines the jam-band label for the electronic age.
Saturday, Feb. 23; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room
American BT builds a new house, to rave reviews from both sides of the pond