Some weeks overflow with shows, so much so that it's hard to know where to start. The following list highlights just a few of the goings-ons this weekend. Be sure to stay tuned to our Weekend Best Bets post for more than a few recommendations. For now, check out the following to get an idea of what' ... More >>
A Polyphonic Spree show is the closest you will ever come again to sitting around a campfire as an eight-year-old. The group is impractical (you try going on tour with a minor army), unhip (robes with hearts on them, guys!) and one of the best live experiences in music. What separates them from othe ... More >>
Local music fans in the know spent last night at KDHX's massive party at the City Museum, Midwest Mayhem -- I myself had to wash my eyeballs this morning to try and purge them of the things I saw at the skatepark burlesque show. The whole event was huge, weird, fun and extremely exhausting, but ther ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, May 11. Duck Room at Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
This week's Most Triumphant Beard of the Week award goes unequivocally to Map's and Atlases' Dave Davison, whose facial hair would be worthy of IFC's cut-throat Whisker Wars competitions -- if that show is still a thing, anyway (I sure hope so, but doubt it). Jack Passion would be proud. Maps and At ... 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 with which you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new ... More >>
Every newly announced show this week! Comedy and music fans, rejoice: The D is coming to town. For the uninitiated, I'm referring to Tenacious D -- the two-man wonderband will play the Pageant on July 23 with The Sights. They also just released a new video yesterday; see it below. For fans of southe ... More >>
The Polyphonic Spree has just announced a May 11 show at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, 314-727-4444. Tickets are $20 and go on sale March 9 at 5 p.m. Wait, what? The Polyphonic Spree, that army of joy-pop purveyors, played the Pageant the last time it was in town. Also announc ... More >>
Tina TyrellSt. Vincent's Strange Mercy came out today (though it has been streaming for a while now, through NPR's First Listen and other outlets). To celebrate, we're giving away a pair of tickets to her October 6th show at Old Rock House. Go to our Facebook page for details. St. Vincent i ... More >>
Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent, is coming to St. Louis. She'll play the Old Rock House on October 6th -- tickets are $16 and not on sale yet. St. Vincent will release its third LP, Strange Mercy, on September 13th on 4AD. Her previous effort, 2009's Actor, saw Clark continue an impressive ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, June 14. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
marqueemag.com/tag/ghostland-observatory/Few indie bands are as divisive as Ghostland Observatory. For every fan and critic who fawns over its catchy dance punk grooves, there are others who decry tthe band as "robot rock for the flyover states" or, as Pitchfork infamously panned "Daft Punk for f ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, March 22. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Boulevard.
8 p.m. Saturday, August 4. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
9 p.m. Saturday, March 24. The Billiken Club at Saint Louis University (20 North Grand Boulevard).
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