Following a rash of van break-ins that have stripped touring musicians of thousands of dollars worth of electronics, music gear and cash, venue owners are meeting with police on Thursday to figure out how to stop it.
In what is becoming an alarming trend in St. Louis, Texas emo band Mineral, currently in the midst of an otherwise successful reunion tour, had its van broken into during the group's time in St. Louis on September 16. Following a show at the Firebird that went without incident, the members of the ba ... More >>
The members of New York folk-rock outfit the Felice Brothers are only the latest musicians to be victims of crime while in St. Louis. The group had its gear stolen before it even took the stage for its June 30 show at Off Broadway.
This week, check out shows including Oddisee, Masked Intruder, Zagk Gibbons' album release and much more. Fourth of July weekend approaches with special shows from Clownvis Presley (as human a cannonball, nonetheless) and Wussy, for starters. Get our recommendations on this week's entertainment, and ... 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 >>
Some facts as I know them at deadline: Two are dead and dozens are injured after a high speed chase along Red River Street. in downtown Austin, Texas last night. After being pulled over by police for a suspected DWI, the vehicle sped off against traffic, crashed through a barricade and plowed throug ... More >>
Phantom LimbPhantom Limb's self-titled debut record, written by Justin Kinkel-Schuster, is excellent. But don't take my word for it. Take Kinkel-Schuster's track record as the front man of Theodore instead. And, as anyone who saw the band play at the Crack Fox last night can attest, it is fo ... More >>
We should all probably be napping right now because there isn't a moment to lose this weekend: The Occupy St. Louis movement gets a six-band bill at Kiener Plaza, and after that show stops Hawthorne Headhunters starts up at Lola. Caleb Travers is releasing his EP at Off Broadway this evening ... 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 >>
The number of chain record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops as well as for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' recor ... More >>
Roy KastenThe Felice Brothers are a sound man's worst nightmare, and they don't even perform with banjos. At the Old Rock House on Monday night, the upstate New Yorkers pushed the limits of cacophony through the 50-foot-high ceiling and somehow still made music - raging, touching, bouncing, b ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, September 20. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
Lucy HamblinYou have until September 20 to learn the words to "Frankie's Gun" and up your whiskey tolerance, lest the The Felice Brothers laugh you out of the Old Rock House. 2720 Cherokee *Caspa, August 5 *Hellfire Machina, August 7 *Soundscape, August 6 The Billiken Club *Wavves, September ... More >>
September and October are shaping up to be busy months for concerts in St. Louis. In fact, the Old Rock House just announced that the Felice Brothers will be playing at the venue on Monday, September 20. Tickets are $12 and are on sale tomorrow at 5 p.m.
From television to the radio to the internet, indie-folk newcomer A.A. Bondy has been popping up everywhere lately. In addition to touring with Bon Iver, the Felice Brothers and Conor Oberst, he's appeared at Bonnaroo, recorded a session for Daytrotter.com and performed for Conan O'Brien (to name ... More >>
Roy snapped some video of the Felice Brothers last night at the Firebird. How were they? I hear fantastic.
9 p.m. Thursday, June 18. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
9 p.m. Wednesday, September 24. Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University, 20 North Grand Boulevard.
8 p.m. Friday, February 29. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard