[Update 6:23 pm: MBV's official website has already crashed from the volume of people trying to get to the new album. Keep checking back for more updates.] [Update 2: According to Consequenses of Sound, the album is called mbv and contains nine tracks. It will be available for purchase on the band' ... More >>
Shoegaze legends My Bloody Valentine had fans on the edge of their seats all week in anticipation of the band's first album in more than twenty years. Frontman Kevin Shields' onstage remarks in London on Sunday hinted that the new material would be released this week -- "might be out in two or three ... More >>
And now a Public Service Announcement from RFT Music: It's wintertime, folks, and you know what that means: It's cold! And as we all know, in the cold, everything dies. The trees, the bugs, at least one ill-prepared bird I found in my side yard -- and most important for the purposes of this post: t ... More >>
When word leaked out this week that Elizabeth Price won the 2012 Turner Prize, an annual honor given to British visual artists - some eagle-eyed readers noticed that she'd previously been involved in the UK indie music scene. In the mid-1980s, Price attended Oxford University, where she met fellow s ... More >>
Stephin Merritt isn't the easiest guy to interview. He isn't rude but, at times, it's obvious that he'd much rather be drinking at a bar or playing with his dog than be stuck on the phone with a stranger asking him about his art. But such is life when you are one of the greatest songwriters in indie ... More >>
Well I don't know about you, but I was certainly not impressed by so-called "Tropical Storm" Isaac. Yeah, it rained a little, but the way people were talking about it made it seem like we would all be awash over the weekend -- my neighbor even asked me on Friday if I had enough groceries and batteri ... More >>
The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is a week away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Throughout May, we've been making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year, introducing the nominees from one or more of o ... More >>
English space-rock heroes the Telescopes shared both a record label and a scene with bands like the Jesus & Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine, but never shared the acclaim. And though the Telescopes are worshiped by modern noise makers as O.G. shoegazers, its influence hadn't translated into a full ... More >>
Part One: The Union Electric, Sweet Tooth, King Kong Magnetics, Warm Jets USA Part Two: Glass Teeth, Ryan Spearman, the Breaks and Adult Fur Part Three: Rum Drum Ramblers, Humanoids, Old Lights and Volcanoes Part Four: Bo & the Locomotive, Rockwell Knuckles, Dubb Nubb and Palace Part Five: Sleepy Ki ... More >>
Emily DentonThe next generation of lo-fi is Grave Babies, the drone pop hellions from Seattle who sound like they hate themselves, which is all we really require from guys who sound like Jesus and Mary Chain. Ume! The magnificent she-bastards that stole everyone's heart at LouFest are heading ... More >>
Let's Make It Right
Photo from a previous Neon Indian show by the design of best fit via Creative Commons. Neon Indian | Asobi Seksu | Née The Firebird 06.08.11 Last night St. Louis was treated to an evening of triumphant power pop, rip-a-hole-in-the-sky shoegaze, and cybernetic neo-bounce. Kicking off a ... More >>
Best Buy has a certain number of CDs it sells for preposterously cheap. Let's be clear: This isn't a bargain bin situation, where they clearly just upend the refuse in a cardboard dumpster and let people dive in. This is actual stock, kept on shelves, that in most cases sold (poorly, obviousl ... More >>
Jason Persse, from SXSW 2011Fresh & Onlys/Crocodiles Billiken Club April 19, 2011 Somehow it seemed appropriate to be trekking out to the Billiken Club after a typical Midwest spring storm. I'd just spent an hour in my basement, waiting out the tornado warning and listening to the rain poun ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, April 14. The Billiken Club, 20 North Grand Boulevard in the Busch Student Center at Saint Louis University.
The Raveonettes. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.Check out the full slideshow of the Raveonettes at the Firebird. The Raveonettes/Tamaryn The Firebird Friday, April 8, 2011 Better than: The government shutdown riot we were so hoping for. There was nothing rotten about Denmark last night at the Fireb ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, April 8. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Monday, March 21. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Tyson WirtzfieldCalifornia retro-pop perfectionists Dum Dum Girls are at the Billiken Club tonight, with Minks and Dirty Beaches. In last week's paper, Mike Appelstein chatted with Dum Dum Girls' Dee Dee; below are some outtakes in which she describes writing music despite her mother's illnes ... More >>
Firecracker PressIt's time for a local news rodeo! Yee-haw. Bunnygrunt is having what it's calling a Wedge-i-dency every Monday in April at the -- you guessed it -- Wedge, at the corner of Bates and Virginia. "We're using these shows as a chance to work up some new songs in a low pressure -- ... More >>
Alice in Chains has done the unthinkable. The Seattle band lost its original lead singer, Layne Staley, to a drug overdose in 2002, regrouped with a new vocalist, William DuVall, recorded a new album, Black Gives Way to Blue -- and hasn't tarnished its legacy. That was clear at a smoke-hazed Pageant ... More >>
Noisemongers A Place to Bury Strangers are playing at the Firebird on Sunday night with All The Saints. If you like Jesus and Mary Chain, you'll dig the latter band; if you like nuclear-reactor noise, effects pedals and smoke machines, you'll dig APTBS. (Check our preview for proof.) Local shoega ... More >>
9 p.m. Monday, May 25. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
9 p.m. Saturday, October 11. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
9 p.m. Wednesday, May 14. Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street
With a new four-CD retrospective, Rhino Records captures the agony and ecstasy of the golden age of Modern English rock.
B-Sides gets intimate with Rhino Records' new Genesis reissues, then catches up with the cool cats in Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. The Gargoyle on the campus of Washington University (Forsyth and Skinker boulevard).
7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 14. Lucas School House (1220 Allen Avenue).
Thursday, February 23 at 8 p.m. at the Gargoyle (on the campus of Washington University, Forsyth and Skinker boulevards).
Week of October 19, 2005
Friday, July 22; Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)
Tone Rodent (Ungabunga Records)
The Capsules make music to swoon by
These Sub Pop recording artists may hail from Albuquerque, but musically they're all over the map
The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club may be indie rock's Next Big Things, but, like a little black dress, they're also perfectly classic