Whole Foods stores on the West Coast are in the midst of a strange transition to vinyl retailers, making one wonder if this is the start of a national trend. This story originally appeared on LA Weekly's music blog, West Coast Sound. "Pile on that kale salad," sings Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes from t ... More >>
Canadian indie-rock duo Tegan and Sara played to a capacity crowd at the Pageant last night. RFT Music's own Todd Owyoung was in the (packed) house with camera in hand to catch the highlights.
Welcome to March, aka insane show season in our fair city of St. Louis. Bands from all over begin to defrost from winter weather and warm up to the road once more, loading up vans and booking mini tours to Austin's South by Southwest fest and beyond. Catch some in the act as they swing through in co ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
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 >>
Michele Crowe/MTVBehold the three biggest page-view generators of 2011: Tyler the Creator, Rebecca Black, and Kreayshawn. This trio has come to represent the holy trinity of overhype -- with each one famous for dubious reasons, or at the very least, more famous for the wrong things than the r ... More >>
For the second year in a row, Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three will be playing the prestigious Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island. Pokey and co. will be performing on Saturday, July 30, the same day that the Decemberists headline. (Other acts performing that day include Gillian Welch, Gogol ... More >>
Let it fly, St. Louis!!St. Louis is sooo gay...and that's awesome! So says no less an authority than The Advocate, the nation's longest-running publication for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.In its February issue, the mag's second-annual ratings of the most gay-friendly citi ... More >>
Photographer Ryan Russell has probably shot one of your favorite musicians. (His client list is too long to print, but some of this notable subjects include Tegan and Sara, Underoath, Ben Gibbard and Paramore.) Russell has also worked with locals So Many Dynamos; in fact, he shot the cover fo ... More >>
Jon GitchoffAre the Drive-By Truckers on this list? After looking over the (very helpful) comments to my blogpost asking for the year's best concerts, I started perusing our show review archives. I got as far back as July before the archives ended -- which meant that in the past six months al ... More >>
David WaldmanOwen Pallett, performing live.In conversation, composer/violinist/songwriter Owen Pallett is outspoken. This might surprise those familiar with his music - from the serene orchestration on his acclaimed 2010 record, Heartland, and his previous work under the Final Fantasy moniker ... More >>
6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Annie ZaleskiBangles vocalist/guitarist Susanna Hoffs while singing "Eternal Flame" at the Pageant last night.The Bangles saved its mega-hit, "Walk Like an Egyptian," for the last song of the encore. The three principal members of the Cali group - vocalist/guitarist Susanna Hoffs and sisters ... More >>
A special Record Store Day edition of top sellers! equates local, * is a band coming to town. Euclid separated its RSD exclusives for its top ten; Vintage did not. Vintage Vinyl 1. VARIOUS ARTISTS---Don't Quit Your Day Job 2. FLAMING LIPS, STAR DEATH & WHITE DWARF WITH HENRY ROLLINS & PEA ... More >>
Photographer Todd Owyoung brings these photos back from last night's Tegan and Sara show at the Pageant, with openers Steel Train and Holly Miranda. Read our interview with Tegan in Sara in this week's print issue and online here. See full slideshow here. Photo: Todd OwyoungTegan and Sara last nig ... More >>
The only people having more fun than the Pageant's audience last night were Tegan and Sara Quin. The twin sisters blasted through a fantastic 25-song set which touched on their entire career, thrilling the packed venue. Photo: Todd OwyoungTegan and Sara last night at the Pageant. See full slideshow ... More >>
Stop smirking: The fact that St. Louis snagged a date on the being-routed Lilith Fair is kind of awesome. This year's list of artists playing some (or all) of the dates for the reactivated all-female-artists tour -- nothing's set in stone yet -- is bordering on the incredible: Heart! Cat Power! Lore ... More >>
Does anything scream "This Happened in the '80s" more than an All-Star Charity Single? (Yes. But for our purposes, no.) Cue "Do They Know It's Christmas"? -- alternate title in some circles: "Feed the World" -- the Bob Geldof-and-Midge-Ure-written benefit tune featuring English and Irish rockers. ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, December 22. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Euclid Records 1. Sting - If On A Winter's Night... 2. Beatles - Revolver 3. Monsters Of Folk - Monsters Of Folk 4. Nirvana - Live At Reading 5. REM - Live At The Olympia 6. Tegan & Sara - Sainthood* 7. Flight Of The Conchords - I Told You I Was F ... More >>
Dave Green Uncle Monk Who: The old-timey bluegrass project of Tommy Ramone Where: Off Broadway RIYL: Avett Brothers, Lucero, Ha Ha Tonka MP3: Uncle Monk, "Round the Bend"
Tegan and Sara fans know where they'll be on Friday, April 2, 2010. The Pageant, where the Canadian sisters (and their crack band) will be there performing songs from their new album, Sainthood. Tickets are $25 and are on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday. (This is the band's first STL show since May 2008 ... More >>
Tegan and Sara at the Pageant, April 2, 2010Fubar *Evergreen Terrace, Wednesday, November 4 *Breathe Carolina/Cash Cash, Friday, November 6 *Kate Voegele, Saturday, November 7 *Vampire Moose CD Release, Friday, November 13 *Wednesday 13's Gufire 76/Bullets and Octane, Saturday, November 14 *Days ... More >>
Everything's better in Canada, right? Including and especially its music, at least in recent years. (I'm being facetious, for the record. Mostly.) But Jets Overhead is one shining example of the country's solid exports. The band's sophomore effort, No Nations, recently came out on Vapor Records -- y ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, May 24. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street
6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
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Week of March 12, 2003