The Postal Service (Band)

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Now Here This: More from the Ten St. Louis Bands That Should Be Famous

    In this week's print edition, we make the case that the St. Louis music scene is more than just alive and kicking -- it's absolutely thriving. Local acts are grinding out shows and creating brilliant tunes that music lovers around the world would dig. For just one timely example, check out "Christma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Last Shot: The Postal Service Deliver a Much Needed Boost

    [Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Best of Coachella 2013: Weekend Two

    The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, aka all of them -- were particularly impressive this year. There was the tesla coil, the crane that was formerly a flower but now a praying mantis, the giant floresce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Best of Coachella 2013: Weekend One

    Editor's Note: Coachella Music Festival split into two weekends for 2013. Read on for the best of Weekend One, from writers at our sister paper, the LA Weekly.Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    The Six Most Factually Inaccurate Lyrics In Songs

    Songs exist in a general realm of fiction, even when they are theoretically true. Still, every once in a while a lyric comes along that makes you tilt your head and say "Wait a second..." Here are the six most factually inaccurate lyrics in songs. Let us know your favorites in the comments, and plea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    The Six Most Misguided Career Moves By Ska Bands

    This week, Reel Big Fish, The Pilfers, and Mu330's Dan Potthast play The Pageant. 'Tis a rarity among ska bills, in that each artist progressed through its career but never fully moved away from its birth genre. Others' careers have been less successful, both artistically and commercially. Here are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    How to Get People to Come to Your Band's Shows

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    The Best of An Under Cover Weekend at the Firebird

    An Under Cover Weekend is a time to get silly, abandon caution and get lost with ten St. Louis bands in some of the most loved music ever. Many of us will never see Aerosmith in concert. The majority of the two sold-out crowds missed Michael Jackson. And here they are, in joyful incarnation. Just fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Polica at Old Rock House, 2/27/12: Recap

    Back in November of 2011, and unknown band (at least around these parts) from Minneapolis, Polica (pronounced Poe-Lisa), quietly put on a gripping performance at the Old Rock House -- even if there were fewer than a dozen people there to witness it. Since that time, Polica has played sold out shows ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Death Cab For Cutie At The Pageant, 10/2/11: Review, Photos and Setlist

    Photo by Jason Stoff​Death Cab For Cutie The Pageant October 2, 2011 Ben Gibbard has left us. The melancholic Ben Gibbard we once knew is gone, for all intents and purposes. He's skinny now, having swapped drinking for running, and he's got a new, Jordan Catalano haircut. He's visibly bouncy, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Jorge Posada, Albert Pujols and The Weight of Past Glory

    commons.wikimedia.orgPosada in 2007.​If you're even a casual sports fan and aren't living under a very large rock, you may have heard there was some hullabaloo over the weekend involving the New York Yankees' veteran catcher, Jorge Posada. It seems that, after seeing his name penciled in the ... More >>

  • Music

    March 24, 2011


    The Hands of Thieves EP

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Eight Songs Less Than Jake Should Cover

    ​Less Than Jake's upcoming February 11 show at Pop's has inspired A to Z to reminisce over the lost art of the ska/punk cover. The beauty is in its simplicity: It's the same song you know and love, just played faster and louder and splattered with horn lines. Less Than Jake has mastered the co ... More >>

  • Music

    January 20, 2011

    Oberhofer/Flaming Death Trap/Dubb Nubb

    9 p.m. Wednesday, January 26. The Billiken Club, 20 North Grand Boulevard in the Busch Student Center at Saint Louis University.

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Eleven Local Artists You Need to Know in 2011

    ​The life cycle of a local music community goes something like this: Bands form, play out, record music, play out more and (eventually) break up. There's plenty of variation in this sequence of events, of course, but in St. Louis, the local-band turnover tends to be rather high. Keeping track ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2010

    An Under Cover Weekend Night One: Union Tree Review, Sleepy Kitty, Bruiser Queen

    ​An Under Cover Weekend kicked off last night in fine fashion promptly at 8:30 p.m., with the Union Tree Review on stage at the Firebird covering the Postal Service. Thanks to a steady schedule of live shows, the young indie-folk band has improved mightily in recent months. Its set only solidi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Ten Things To Do This Weekend

    image via1. Dogtown Street Musicians FestivalThis weekend marks the first ever Dogtown Street Musicians Festival. Located between the 1200 - 1300 block of Tamm, this event will run Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 2. Funk Fest 5Go get funked up at Broadway Oyster Bar Saturday night, starting at ... More >>

  • Music

    April 28, 2010

    Owl City

    8 p.m. Wednesday, May 5. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Show Review Photos: St. Vincent and Elsinore at the Firebird, Thursday, October 1

    Photo: Egan O'KeefeSt. Vincent last night at the Firebird. See more photos from last night's show.​ A few songs into her hour-plus set, St. Vincent's Annie Clark told the crowd that she was "flummoxed by your enthusiasm." For once, it didn't seem like an instance of rock-star faux-modesty -- her w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Jay Farrar and Ben Gibbard Set Tour Dates

    Jay Farrar and Ben Gibbard are playing four shows in October, to celebrate the release of their Jack Kerouac-inspired collaboration, One Fast Move Or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur. The closest tour date is October 26 in Chicago at Lincoln Hall -- and judging by the band backing the pair, a road trip m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2009

    Show Review: Jumbling Towers, the Hibernauts, video? and Exercise at the Firebird, Friday, September 11

    BY BOB MCMAHON After a seemingly interminable hiatus, Jumbling Towers made its long-awaited return to the stage last night with a powerful, if occasionally shaky, reminder of why it's one of St. Louis's best indie-rock bands. Not playing a show in about a year left the quartet with some rust to dis ... More >>

  • Music

    July 29, 2009
  • Music

    June 10, 2009

    Jenny Lewis

    8 p.m. Sunday, June 14. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Homespun: The Pragmatic, Circles EP

    In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews the Pragmatic's debut EP, Circles. He had this to say: On its self-released Circles EP, it's hard to miss the influence of the Postal Service, the collaboration between Jimmy Tamborello and Ben Gibbard that opened many ears to the beauty of sculpted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2008

    Show Review: Jeffree Star, The Pink Spiders at the Creepy Crawl

    Jeffree Star rules in the Internet – or at least MySpace – or so he would have you think. The cross-dressing singer who wails over an electro backing band certainly ruled the Creepy Crawl last night.

  • News

    August 22, 2007

    Circuit Breakers

    Sparks fly as So Many Dynamos generates indie buzz.

  • Music

    January 31, 2007

    We're with the DJ

    Send in your hottest mix — it might take you all the way to Miami.

  • Home Entertainment

    October 18, 2006

    Cold as Ice

    NHL 2K7 looks pretty, but fails to light the lamp.

  • Music

    August 2, 2006

    Here Comes the Sun

    Umbrellas opens up