This week in music features lots of exciting acts from the Flaming Lips to King Khan and the Shrines. Additionally, the Luminary features its first official show with Sylvan Esso. the Pat Sajak Assassins release its new CD and the Lion's Daughter puts out a split in the name of charity. Read on for ... More >>
Editor's Note: The end of 2012 is upon us (also the end of the world, if you believe in that sort of thing), so we thought we'd put a cap on things by sharing some of our personal favorite shows, albums, events and general shenanigans. Join us as we indulge in some navel-gazing! When I write articl ... More >>
The new Tim Burton movie, Frankenweenie, comes out this week. It's about a boy and a zombie dog, and actually our reviewer says it's a damn good time. But more than the movie itself, we are intrigued by the two-pack promo mailer we got here at RFT Music HQ from Disney yesterday. It features the s ... More >>
There was some kick-ass stuff happening on stages this weekend at LouFest. But the stars of the show were in the crowd. This is a particularly relaxed music festival, and plenty of people camp out with blankets and folding chairs. That is not what the booty-shakers and head-bangers below were doing. ... More >>
The Flaming Lips LouFest 2012: Blue Stage Sunday, August 26 "Fuck the rain," says Wayne Coyne at the beginning of the Flaming Lips set last night at LouFest. It was an appropriate if not re-energizing way to kick-off a set delayed 35 minutes due to a torrential downpour coupled with lightning; a se ... More >>
18. We Remembered to Check The Weather Forecast Soak us once, shame on you, Mother Nature. But soak us twice, and we better be either 1) drunk enough not to care and/or 2) having an intimate slow dance in the rain. Umbrella or not, the diagonal downpour that cut Dawes' set short and delayed Dr. Dog ... More >>
LouFest 2012 has come and gone, and we have spilled one or two thousand words in the service of telling you our thoughts. But we are but one editorial entity, and there are no shortage of opinions out there. So we collected a few from the locals and visitors alike spending their weekends in Forest P ... More >>
LouFest is this weekend, August 25 and 26 in Forest Park. Tickets are $40 for a single day pass or $70 for both days. The Flaming Lips will close out the night on Sunday, and the Oklahoma band is notorious for the spectacle of its live show. In case simply watching isn't enough, we've created a seri ... More >>
The long-awaited Flaming Lips musical -- titled Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots -- will debut on November 6 at the La Jolly Playhouse in Los Angeles. When the project was initially announced in 2007, Aaron Sorkin was attached as a writer. But when the play became entirely sung-through, he dropped of ... More >>
Wild Nothing has just been announced as a late addition to the LouFest lineup. The pop band -- and musical moniker of Brooklyn's Jack Tatum -- joins Girl Talk, the Flaming Lips, Phantogram, Dinosaur Jr., Son Volt and more on the bill for the annual fest in Forest Park. This year's installment is com ... More >>
Arlo Guthrie | Old Crow Medicine Show | Tim O'Brien | Jimmy LaFave | Roseanne Cash | Hanson | Del McCoury Band | Jackson Browne | The Flaming Lips | John Mellencamp This Land is Your Land: Woody Guthrie Centennial Concert Brady Theater, Tulsa, Oklahoma March 10, 2012 After decades of neglecting the ... More >>
The Kanrocksas Music Festival, assembled last year in rapid fashion with a lineup of surprisingly big names (Eminem, the Black Keys, the Flaming Lips...), will be taking what would have been its sophomore year off. The Kansas Speedway, which hosts the festival, is undergoing a major construction p ... More >>
We should have seen this coming, honestly. Earlier this year, the Flaming Lips released an EP on a flash drive embedded in a life size gummy human skull. The band even hand-delivered a few to St. Louis. Then, a couple weeks ago, the Lips released a six-hour song, which you can stream if you've got a ... More >>
Photo by Kiernan MaletskyI stared into the expanse of the Flaming Lips. I bet if I were high or holding a loved one or something, I would say: I stared into the expanse of the universe. It's like that, as anyone who has seen the show can tell you. You hear about the confetti, the bubble, th ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
David TorchMarnie Stern hasn't taken shortcuts. Signed to Kill Rock Stars in early 2007 on the strength of a demo (which saw a cassette release earlier this year), last year's self-titled album served to dispel any lingering notion that she was just a guitar maximalist. Its ten songs laid bar ... More >>
Chrissy WilmesWayne with Jim Utz, Promotions Manager at Vintage VinylTypically, it might seem a bit odd to send a reporter to cover an in-store signing. What's there to report? Some famous dude(tte) signing autograph after autograph, making impersonal chit chat and rushing off fans, inevitabl ... More >>
VH1 Because it's worked so well for Bravo ... VH1, whose motto used to be "Music First," announced Wednesday that it's jumping into the restaurant reality show fray. On the menu: Famous Food, which will feature a bunch of celebrities rehabbing a restaurant with Los Angeles restaurateurs Mik ... More >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, March 16. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
(Photos by Todd Owyoung coming!!) The Flaming Lips tries desperately to give more to its fans than it takes from them. It wants your emphatic applause, it wants your unconditional love, it wants your $37.50 - all fodder for creating an atmosphere that feels nothing short of magical. Wayne Coyne, S ... More >>
So, yes, the Flaming Lips is performing tonight at the Pageant. Expect spectacle, confetti, joy, psych-pop and other such shenanigans -- and look for a review and photos tomorrow. To pump yourself up -- or to console yourself if you don't have a ticket -- please enjoy this mind-boggling treasure tro ... More >>
Sleepy Kitty ArtsMany of us have heard stories or seen footage of the Flaming Lips' infamous interactive parking lot and boombox experiments. In 1997 the Lips released Zaireeka, a sort of at-home version of these experiments. The album was split into four discs, intended for simultaneous pla ... More >>
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti is opening for Flaming Lips on September 17 at the Pageant. That show is very, very, very sold out. However, the LA group will be doing a free in-store at Vintage Vinyl at 4 p.m. that afternoon. As the store puts it: "Ask Wiki and you get "freakfolk" and "chillwave" in ... More >>
Lady Gaga's superglam besties Semi Precious Weapons will sex up Vintage Vinyl on July 17 before taking the stage with her at Scottrade Center. Blueberry Hill *Hayes Carll, September 10 Blues City Deli *John Nemeth Blues Band, July 15 Cicero's *Killola, August 9 The Firebird *Matt Costa, No ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, April 18. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
Euclid Records 1. Rosanne Cash - The List 2. Jay Farrar/Ben Gibbard - One Fast Move Or I'm Gone 3. Swell Season - Strict Joy* 4. REM - Live At The Olympia 5. OST - Where The Wild Things Are 6. Tegan And Sara - Sainthood* 7. Chuck Prophet - Let Fr ... More >>
Last weekend, Nick Lucchesi headed up to Chicago to cover this year's Pitchfork Music Festival. In case you missed his reports, here's a handy-dandy list of links to his photos, interviews and reviews: *A Flaming Lips photo essay *A video interview with M83's Anthony Gonzalez *Black Lips and the N ... More >>
So this is a Flaming Lips show... Shot on July 19 at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, the rock band closed out the three-day indie rock festival with a set of lush, psychedelic rock.
Here's the Minneapolis band Soul Asylum at Mississippi Nights in 1987, tearing through some songs like the scorching punk band it once was. Fun fact: Guess who opened for 'em? Why, the Flaming Lips!"Whoa/Passing Sad Daydream"
8 p.m. Friday, October 29. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
9 p.m. Saturday, March 22. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Boulevard.
Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE On A to Z, Keegan Hamilton chats with Flaming Lips' Michael Ivins. Ian Froeb says goodbye to Best Chinese and hello to House of India. www.blog.tappity.com The only iPhone we can afford. Faces' (totally unscientific) ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, August 4. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
9 p.m. Friday, November 3. The Tin Ceiling (3159 Cherokee Street).
Flaming Lip Michael Ivins drops some serious science -- fiction, that is -- on Paul Friswold.
At War with the Mystics (Warner Brothers)
Love Kraft (XL/Beggars Group)
Thursday, September 22; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
Itís time to vote for your favorite St. Louis band. Would some malt liquor and acid punk help you decide?
The Cosmic Game (ESL Music)
Thursday, October 28; Creepy Crawl
The Dresden Dolls at Frederick's Music Lounge
Flaming Lips at the Pageant
Saturday, June 7; Pageant
The Starlight Mints want to be more than just that other band from Oklahoma