This week Hands and Feet releases an album, and plenty of touring artists make way through the Lou. Check out the Black Lips at the Ready Room, Die Antwoord at the Pageant, Lee Fields & the Expressions at 2720 Cherokee and much more. Read on for this week's picks from our critics.
By Jenn DeRose Arish Ahmad Khan, known to his loyal fans as King Khan, is frontman for King Khan & the Shrines, the King Khan & BBQ Show, the Black Jaspers, the Tandoori Knights and an honorary member of the Spits, to name just a few of his current bands. On his ability to transform himself and his ... More >>
By Jenn DeRose King Khan, rock & roll's spiritual leader by way of Montreal, is returning to Off Broadway with psychedelic soul outfit the Shrines on Saturday, June 15, to promote the group's latest, Idle No More. The album takes its name from a 2012 Native American movement to unite tribes for the ... 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 >>
This week's weekend post is the most balanced, evenly distributed list of picks I've yet seen in my tenure at RFT Music. Three shows Friday, four on Saturday, and three on Sunday. Perfect. As an obsessive-compulsive fan of symmetry, I am absolutely fucking delighted by this, but to be fair I get exc ... More >>
Deer Tick. Deer Tick's come through for St. Louis quite a bit in the last year. John McCauley played an impromptu solo set when King Khan & BBQ Show missed its show at Off Broadway last November. The band also had a "secret show" in March at the Wedge when it had an off day between gigs. Now ... More >>
Travis HuggettJohn J. McCauley III, chilling like a villain this summerIn November 2009, Deer Tick did an impromptu show at Off Broadway after King Khan & BBQ Show canceled due to an arrest. Then, Deer Tick did a last-minute show in March at the Wedge, on the way to SXSW. But as of today, Dee ... More >>
Last time Deer Tick was in St. Louis, frontman John McCauley dressed up in drag and played an impromptu show at Off Broadway, filling in for a missing King Khan & BBQ Show after they were arrested in Kentucky for possession of magic mushrooms.This time around the circumstances weren't quite so i ... More >>
Todd OwyoungJohn McCauley at Off Broadway in November.Just got word from the Wedge that Deer Tick -- the folk machine spearheaded by John McCauley -- will be doing a last-minute show there tomorrow night. Theodore is also playing. No price yet, but the show will be starting at 8 p.m. Deer Tic ... More >>
...and St. Louis isn't on the list of cities it's visiting. I can't say this is shocking: After the November incident where members of the King Khan & BBQ Show touring party were arrested in Kentucky -- causing them to miss their St. Louis appearance, and causing an impromptu Deer Tick show to happ ... More >>
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 >>
King Khan performing last year in Brooklyn. Image Via.That would be the Kentucky New Era, whose tagline, "News that hits home," seems especially fitting in this instance.Late Friday evening, the paper published a story with the awesomely un-ironic headline "Musician Arrested, Rock Band Stuck In C ... More >>
Khan & BBQ via the KC PitchWe've been waiting since last Friday to hear King Khan & BBQ Show's version of what led to their arrest in Kentucky and subsequent missed shows. Now the band has issued an official statement and, unfortunately, it doesn't shed much light on the incident.Via an e ... More >>
King Khan & BBQ.UPDATE 11:30 a.m.: The Pitch Our sister paper in Kansas City, reports on the situation: "The booking agent confirmed that the band was arrested yesterday in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The tour manager remains in jail, but everyone else is out on bail. No word of the charges yet, but ... More >>
KK & BBQ.Free advice to all musicians driving from Nashville to St. Louis: Stick to the main roads, especially when in Kentucky.The King Khan & BBQ Show didn't show up for their nearly sold-out gig last night in St. Louis (original openers Those Darlins and Deer Tick's John McCa ... More >>
King Khan & BBQ ShowFans of the rock duo The King Khan & BBQ Show were disappointed last night when the band was a no-show for its scheduled concert last night at the Off Broadway in St. Louis. Today the Riverfront Times music blog A to Z has the skinny on why the band failed to appear. T ... More >>
Do you get off on original rockers like Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, and the Beach Boys? Do you also rock out to Repo Man-style '80s punk like Agnostic Front, the Circle Jerks, and Black Flag?If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you will be dragged into the streets and shot if you are not ... More >>
King Khan & BBQ Show Where: Off Broadway Playing With: Those Darlins, Jesse Irwin Sounds Like: What Keegan Hamilton said here and here. RIYL: Chuck Berry, Black Flag, psych-rock/garage-soul MP3: King Khan & BBQ Show, "Third Ave."
The Mumlers The Mumlers Where: Pop's Blue Moon Sounds Like: Macabre garage-soul steeped in swampy blues and scratchy 45 RPM records. RIYL: The Nevermores, King Khan & BBQ Show, Tom Waits, anything on Anti- Records MP3: The Mumlers, "Coffin Factory"
Every Monday, A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Apop Records 1 Lightning Bolt: Earthly Delights 2 Leonard Cohen: Live Songs ... More >>
Gotta love Facebook and Twitter -- that's how I found out that noted weirdo-soul/blues/funk act King Khan is coming to Off Broadway in November. Venue co-owner Steve Pohlman says date is to be confirmed -- and it's unclear whether it's King Khan and the Shrines OR King Khan & BBQ Show; yes, ... More >>