By Chris Chafin The other day, I found myself flipping through records in massive clothing chain Urban Outfitters. I know. I had certain expectations about what I'd find: Bob Marley, Dr. Dre, maybe some new dance records like Niki & The Dove, and not much else. Basically, the vinyl equivalent of a ... More >>
[Update: Congrats to Jeremy Lehmann! Pick up your tickets at the box office. Make sure to bring a photo ID; enjoy the show!] Oxford, England's Foals brings its brand of danceable indie rock to the Pageant tonight, and we've got two tickets for you to win!
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 >>
Beach House July 11, 2012 The Pageant Let's start with some Bonnie Tyler: "Once upon a time there was light in my life; now there's only love in the dark." And like a perfect stranger in the night, through smoke and warm silhouettes, Beach House crept into the hearts of St. Louis concertgoers last ... More >>
Update: We've picked a winner, via Facebook. Jon Gitchoff, selected by blind polling of our tree-expert panel, who offers this fact, "They're just the right height in Michigan." Thanks to everyone who entered. The Head and the Heart will play the Pageant. Tickets are $17.50 in advance or $20 on Sun ... More >>
Last week we alluded to the fact that this March is a great time to be a music fan in St. Louis....this week we're driving the point home and then some. Unless you are capable of bi-location (or in some cases: tri / quadro), you are going to miss some good shows this week. We have Andrew Bird at the ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, February 10. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
9 p.m. Tuesday, February 7. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Tyler, the Creator.Pitchfork: The Final Frontier. The final, sold-out day of Pitchfork had two acts I was dying to see -- unfortunately, both of those were practically at the same time -- Odd Future at 3:20 and Shabazz Palaces at 3:45. I had to see the tall tale that is Odd Future for myself, ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Sean PecknoldBearded folkers Fleet Foxes have just been confirmed for a July 19th appearance at the Pageant. This will be the outfit's first headlining show in St. Louis. Last time Robin Pecknold, Skyler Skjelset and friends were in our fair city was in the fall of 2008, when they opened fo ... More >>
Steve GullickBest Coast and Male Bonding are opening the Gargoyle's semester tonight. The show starts at 9 p.m. We've already interviewed Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino. But Male Bonding deserves some attention as well: The UK trio released its (excellent) Sub Pop debut, Nothing Hurts, earlie ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, August 2. Off Broadway,
SXSW is the Kentucky Derby of American music festivals. It's a quick race to the finish for up-and-coming bands to test their might and merit against their fellow musicians and friends -- all while enjoying as much free beer as possible. Here's a look at five of the favorites who have a chance of br ... More >>
Beach House made quite the impression earlier this year at its sold-out Billiken Club show. The dreamfuzz act, which signed to Sub Pop earlier this year, will be releasing Teen Dream on January 26, 2010. The new song below has a fantastically creepy wavering keyboard line underneath Victoria Legrand ... More >>
Ah, the pre-SXSW concert funnel comes through again: Handsome Furs, the electronic side project Wolf Parade's Dan Boeckner has with his wife, Alexei Perry, is playing Off Broadway on Monday, March 16. The duo's new album, Face Control, comes out a week before that on Sub Pop (and it's pretty darn go ... More >>
Philanthropy and rock & roll go hand-in-hand tonight during the "Rock Out for MS" show at Fubar (3108 Locust Street). Local acts Soma, the Sudden Passion, Lydia Loveless and Tok will perform, and the show begins at 7 p.m. We reviewed Tok's latest LP Long Tall Cobra Box a few weeks ago and had th ... More >>
"This is a stark contrast to playing before the Black Crowes," Andy Cabic, principle Vetiver said from the dimly lit Off Broadway stage. "I keep expecting you to throw things." The night was incident free--unless you count one song-wrecking squawk of guitar cord buzz before "Sister," one of a handfu ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, October 10. Deluxe, 2733 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood
8 p.m. Thursday, June 26. 2 Cents Plain, 1114 Olive Street
8 p.m. Sunday, April 20. The Gargoyle, on the campus of Washington University, 1 Brookings Drive
B-Sides talks to the Comas about their latest release and downloads Iron & Wine's "The Boy With a Coin"
8:30 p.m. Monday, July 23. Lemp Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.
Week of December 28, 2006
Shapes and Sizes (Asthmatic Kitty)
Everything All the Time (Sub Pop)
Ten albums that make it easy to avoid fretting about your old-fashioned, Rockist ways
Saturday, November 19; the Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
Thursday, September 22; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
Thanks for everything, Art Chantry -- we can't wait for this week's retrospective show!
The Great Destroyer (Sub Pop)
White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the years best pop-rock records.
Burned Mind (Sub Pop)
Pitchfork is taking over music criticism by making people laugh -- or pissing them off
It's Not Funny (Sub Pop)
Saturday, May 8; the Pageant
Saturday, October 18; Rocket Bar
Since We've Become Translucent (Sub Pop)
RFT music geeks pick the best recordings of 2001
These Sub Pop recording artists may hail from Albuquerque, but musically they're all over the map
The RFT music staff indulges itself by picking the best work of 2000
Thursday, March 9; Off Broadway
Thursday, Aug. 26; Hi-Pointe