LouFest's organizers dropped their first lineup clue via social media today, and we can say with near certainty that the band it is hinting at is chillwave act Washed Out, perhaps best known for creating the opening theme music for IFC's Portlandia.
Delmar Loop mainstay Vintage Vinyl (6610 Delmar Boulevard; 314-721-4096) celebrates its 33 1/3 anniversary this weekend. To commemorate three decades and counting of schlepping slabs of wax, the store holds a celebration featuring special sales all weekend long. To kick things off, Mayor Francis Sla ... More >>
This week, look forward to stops in town from touring bands including No Age, Typhoon, Against Me!, Billy Bragg and Black Prairie. An Undercover Weekend 7 takes over the stage at the Firebird, too! Get details on these shows and more in our show recommendations.
Blitzen Trapper is coming to town next Wednesday, September 18, and we have two tickets to give away! The Portland, Oregon-based experimental country/folk band will perform at the Old Rock House (1200 South Seventh Street, 314-588-0505).
Decisions are hard. Last night, I fell asleep to a TED Talk about "the art of choosing" ironically while trying to turn my brain off about a decision I had to make. How many decisions do we make each day? Hundreds, some say. Thousands, say others. Should I wear pants today? Nah. Should I drink that ... More >>
Happy Monday, everybody! We like to think of the start of each week as a new slate. Which shows will you go see? Some options include Canadian Rifle, Lord Huron and Kittypalooza. Read about these recommendations and more after the jump, and make this week a good one.
7 p.m. Sunday, December 30. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
There's lots of good shows this week for music fans of every shape in size, and I'm not just saying that (this time). Deicide is playing the Firebird on Friday, the same day Carolina Chocolate Drops plays the Sheldon. I'd wager that these two musical experiences will not be alike in many ways whatso ... More >>
This week's picks feature three rather large (as in a lot of bands) festival-type shows -- four if you count the 90s-fest happening at Verizon on Tuesday. On Friday, STL is the Movement 3 will go down at the Firebird; rappers Tef Poe, A-Game, Vega, Step or Get Left, Domino Effect, and ATG will perfo ... More >>
Did everyone survive Record Store Day weekend? Between the deluge of live music and the generous amounts of free beer -- not to mention the throngs of people -- we can understand how one might be tempted to take it easy this week. Please remember, though, that taking it easy is for square nerd loser ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, April 24. The Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Place.
Friday, March 16, 2012 2:15 p.m. By mid-afternoon the South Congress strip had become a not-quite-debauched Mardi Gras parade of young and old, hip and unhip, crunchy and coiffed, and dogs, lots of dogs, all taking in the food trucks, boutiques, vintage apparel encampments and day parties, lots of ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
The Shins, dormant for the last few years, will return in 2012 with Port of Morrow and a U.S. tour that includes a stop at the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-616) on June 4. Tickets are $32 for general admission or $37 for reserved balcony spots and go on sale Friday at 5 p.m. The Shins, ... More >>
Mabel SuenCoco ignites the theremin. Man or Astro-man? | Jaill Blueberry Hill Duck Room October 10, 2011 The stage was crammed with flickering lights and three projector screens sporting an amalgam of space propaganda with vivid imagery. Space rock was split into fractions with science ficti ... More >>
Photo by Jason StoffDeath Cab For Cutie The Pageant October 2, 2011 Ben Gibbard has left us. The melancholic Ben Gibbard we once knew is gone, for all intents and purposes. He's skinny now, having swapped drinking for running, and he's got a new, Jordan Catalano haircut. He's visibly bouncy, ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, July 23. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Wednesday, June 29. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Photo at a previous concert by Sup3r_Fudg3.The Head and the Heart Blueberry Hill's Duck Room Monday, June 13, 2011 The Head and the Heart is generous to its doters and detractors alike, as it must be on its ascent to the top of the neo-folk heap. The young Seattle sextet played in St. Louis ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, March 21. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
8 p.m. Sunday, March 13. Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
(Photos coming soon!) As soon as he strode onto the low-lit Pageant stage, it was clear that Sam Beam was a changed man. Not only had the Iron & Wine leader trimmed his famed beard and flowing locks to a respectable length, the singer and guitarist was downright chatty even before he played the fir ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, November 13. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 3. The Chaifetz Arena, One South Compton Avenue.
Annie ZaleskiBest Coast's tshirts. Yes, that's Snacks the cat.About a week before this show, there had been an online beef/controversy between Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino and Kill Rock Stars artist Marnie Stern. Given some examples of Best Coast's lyrics (specifically the infamous "I wish ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, April 24. The Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Place.
Kurt CobainNirvana bassist Krist Novoselic Ready to feel old? Nirvana's landmark debut, Bleach, turns twenty years old this year. (I'm pretty sure I have a few T-shirts as old as this. Really.) Before Nevermind made Nirvana a mainstream sensation, the lower-than-lo-fi buzzsawing of Bleach cap ... More >>
In 2008, independent rock returned to the underground, where it belongs. Given the grand catastrophe that is today's record industry, most major-label executives don't have the time or energy to convince music fans they might like something a little out of the ordinary. They're too busy recycli ... More >>
Long Tall Cobra Box
When the good folks over at firejoemorgan.com announced that they were hanging it up, I went into a short period of mourning. For those of you who aren't that familiar with Fire Joe Morgan, it's basically like baseball porn for people like me. Geeky, slightly stat-obsessed, and tired of hearing all ... More >>
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