At first glance, Jungle seems like an appropriate title for Middle Class Fashion's new CD. On the band's two previous records - a self-titled EP and 2012's Girl Talk - lead singer/pianist/songwriter Jenn Malzone proved to be an expert at evoking tangled, awkward situations. So Jungle is supposed to ... More >>
At its core, rock & roll is a simple art form. Though at times, AC Newman piles layers of sounds and effects to gain the aesthetic he's searching for, the three minute pop song still conveys everything he needs. In the last decade-plus, the prolific songwriter has honed his wide array of pop skills ... More >>
Cardinal fans and Cub fans. Democrats and Republicans. Those who keep up with the Kardashians and those who should be allowed to vote. Country music fans and country music haters. While no end is in sight to the strife between the first three aforementioned warring factions, there may be hope for t ... More >>
Residing in Vancouver, the Pack a.d. draw a stark contrast from their Canadian musical brethren. Where most exports from our northern neighbor are of the carefully manicured pop variety (cf. New Pornographers, Destroyer and Broken Social Scene) the Pack a.d. delivers brash, visceral, blues-inflected ... More >>
image viaNervo is Mim and Liv Nervo, a DJ tag-team who hail from Down Under. They've authored hits for stars like David Guetta and Kelly Rowland, spent the summer on the decks for the latest Britney Spears tour, and the tow-haired beauties are schooling dance floors from Ibiza to Miami. Catch ... More >>
Photo by Jon GitchoffOkkervil River | Wye Oak The Pageant September 20, 2011 Will Sheff is making a mess. He's lost his glasses and his brown sports jacket and knocked over both of his mic stands and even very possibly yanked his guitar straight out of its amplifier -- it's a little hard to ... More >>
Katie MoultonEd: Last weekend, the Beale Street Music Festival welcomed one of the stranger lineups of the season to Memphis: Cee-Lo Green, Ke$ha, Mumford & Sons, Jon Mellencamp, Lucinda Williams, Wilco, Gregg Allman and more. We sent Katie Moulton on a last minute road-trip and she brought ... More >>
Jon GitchoffDestroyer's Dan BejarA few years have passed since the last Destroyer date in St. Louis, 2008 if memory serves, during the exquisite tour for the Trouble in Dreams album. Dan Bejar, the band's singer and songwriter, did saunter on and off stage during the New Pornographers' 2010 a ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local Euclid Records 1. Black Keys - Brothers* 2. Band Of Horses - Infinite Arms 3. Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street 4. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening 5. Dead Weather - Sea Of Cowards 6. White Stripes - Under Great White Norther ... More >>
Colby Rasmus and Brendan Ryan are really good baseball players. thedirty.comI just have to keep telling myself that. Brendan Ryan is one of the best defensive shortstops in the game, and I once saw Colby Rasmus save a group of orphans who were out Christmas caroling when a terrorist fired a ... More >>
Fabled concert venue Mississippi Nights closes its doors for now.
Week of December 28, 2006
Gentleman Auction House's big noise draws equally big attention.
Wednesday, May 19; the Rocket Bar
Week of August 20, 2003
With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not a pejorative