Editor's Note: The end of 2012 is upon us, so we thought we'd put a cap on things by sharing some of our personal favorite shows, albums, events and general shenanigans. Join us as we indulge in some navel-gazing! Despite what you may presume from the headline, I don't intend for this to be an "Oh ... More >>
This weekend is Halloween weekend (Halloween-kend???? Nah, that sucks....) and as such there are plenty of sweet shows for you to attend in clothing that is not your own. Lucky for you -- and more work intensive for me, (you are welcome) -- we already wrote up a post regarding the best Halloween sho ... 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 >>
Even on a quote-unquote perfect album, one song has to be inferior to the others, just as one song has to rule the roost. Such is the yin and yang of nature. Here are the six worst songs on the best albums. 6. Wilco - "Heavy Metal Drummer" from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Heavy Metal Drummer by Wilco on ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, May 7. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Jon ScorfinaAs major record labels have struggled to adjust to the new digital landscape, independent labels have thrived by sticking to the tried and true demand for vinyl. We caught up with Kate Eddens, a former employee of both Thrill Jockey records and Vintage Vinyl, at her south city hom ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Acorn's No Ghost*The Acorn, No Ghost Drowned In Sound's review of the album explains, "Cynics might argue about the familiar sounds on No Ghost and may per ... More >>
Two former members of St. Louis indie popsters Say Panther are heading back to River City with their new project, Enlou. Robby Ritter (ex-Ghost of the Forest, Say Panther) and James Bishop (ex-Say Panther) and the rest of the Cincinnati quintet will bring their sparkling indie pop -- which ... More >>
Digital music just gets better. See ya later, major labels.
8 p.m. Wednesday, November 8. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (3301 Lemp Avenue).
Who's Your New Professor (Thrill Jockey)
Wilderness (Thrill Jockey)
Friday, November 26; Creepy Crawl
Our Endless Numbered Days (Sub Pop)
Our critics weigh in on a questionable year’s best music
Week of October 1, 2003
Week of March 19, 2003
You can call Sam Prekop "post-rock," but don't call him "lounge"
One Bedroom (Thrill Jockey)
We Are Amateurs, You and I (Self-Starter Foundation)
The Look and the Feel of Sexicolor isn't breaking any new ground, but it's a delight nonetheless