"It's a mystery to me. I can't get it. I can't understand it." Nate Jones' frustration is palpable. As a guitarist for Kentucky Knife Fight, he has played to packed crowds in St. Louis and healthy-sized audiences throughout the Midwest, but his band never quite broke through in the way its members ... More >>
Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's DIY hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be brough ... More >>
In an age when albums are recorded on iPads and digital recording technology offers novices the chance to make albums with crystal clarity, it's refreshing that the new Brainstems album sounds like shit. You wouldn't want the boozy bonhomie of this band to be filtered or cleaned up in any real way - ... More >>
See also: Our complete Coachella coverage By the third day of Coachella's second weekend -- the sixth and final day of this year's festival -- folks had more or less learned to ignore the dust and the heat. Here are our intrepid writers' favorite things about the final hours of the 2012 event.
Coachella has just announced its 2012 lineup. The festival, which will take place over two weekends in April, will feature the Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg as headliners, and it doesn't exactly drop off from there: Pulp, Cat Power, M83, the Shins, Bon Iver, Noel Gallagher, Feist, Jeff ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaAs major record labels have struggled to adjust to the new digital landscape, independent labels have thrived by sticking to the tried and true demand for vinyl. We caught up with Kate Eddens, a former employee of both Thrill Jockey records and Vintage Vinyl, at her south city hom ... More >>
The Breaks' EP release is Saturday at the Firebird.So, hey, I guess it snowed this week. Yeah. It'll have to melt soon, right? RIght? Anyone? Hello? Ah well. Shows and concerts must go on; see this list here. And also see ten more lovely events below. January 21 DJ Solange Knowles @ Exo Beyo ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, July 16. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Photo: Todd OwyoungKaren O. of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Pageant. More photos here.Yeah Yeah Yeahs' singer Karen O has crafted a persona as a shabby-chic fashion icon, a vulnerable diva, and some sort of female version of Iggy Pop. She has dated music video director Spike Jonze and is involved in t ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, April 17. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Tuesday, March 31. The Wedge, 442 Bates Street.
(Each day until Christmas, A to Z will be posting a Christmas/holiday-themed MP3 in honor of the festive season, in hopes of warding off the seasonal blahs. Check back every day for a new nugget of sonic bliss.) MP3: The Hives and Cyndi Lauper, "A Christmas Duel" This bit of awesomeness nee ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, November 19. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
9 p.m. Saturday, April 19. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street
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