Happy Friday! Get out and enjoy another week of spring before summertime weather completely invades our climes. Head to Cicero's to grab Nite Owl's latest release, get sunburnt at Pointfest, witness some real-life juggalo action as ICP hosts wrestling at Pop's or do something completely different. H ... More >>
Sorry, spring breakers! We know, we know -- Animal Collective postponing their St. Louis show throws a huge wrench into the works, along with all this freezing and wet mucky, gloomy sadness outside the window. Chin up, music fans. There's plenty of other bands to make donning some galoshes and splas ... More >>
This Saturday and Sunday, a few dozen local and regional bands perform at InFest STL, a two-day indie festival at 2720 Cherokee. The event is totally free. This is not a battle of the bands, and the acts are in no way competing with each other, but that's no reason not to pit twenty-five confirmed a ... More >>
Playing music in general takes some guts. Doing it alone takes even more, and making a record of instrumental unoccupied guitar moves a musician from the "gutsy" category to "ballsy." Here is the list of six best solo guitar albums. Feel free to let us know what your favorite solo guitar record is, ... More >>
hellohighplaces.blogspot.com High Places' Rob Barber and Mary Pearson are sonic soulmates who finish each others sentences and have found a common ground despite their disparate backgrounds--Pearson grew up in rural Michigan playing the bassoon, and Barber came up in the urban desolation of P ... More >>
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 >>
Photo: Nick SchnelleBone Thugs-n-Harmony on Friday at Pop's in Sauget, Illinois. See full slideshow here.I'm coming back from vacation just now, so I'm just getting back into the swing of posting -- bear with me... We should be so lucky that Friday's sold-out Bone Thugs-n-Harmony show at Pop ... More >>
At 8:30 p.m. tonight at Open Lot (1310 South 18th Street), Brooklyn's ambient noise sculptors Mountains are performing. Ghost Ice and Raglani (together! just to further prove that they're not the same person) and Dave Stone are also on the bill. Tickets are just $6. I wanted to post a ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, March 28. The Billiken Club, 20 North Grand Boulevard
9 p.m. Monday, October 29. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Digital music just gets better. See ya later, major labels.
8 p.m. Wednesday, November 8. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (3301 Lemp Avenue).
Ten great discs that were, ahem, underserved by the media this year
Saturday, March 19; the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue
Local labels keep their eyes on the prize
Tucson may be its home, but the uncategorizable collective known as Calexico roams free
From hip-hop to house, from techno to rock, from country to dub, the resident music geek picks his favorites
Friday, Dec. 15; Galaxy
The incredible expanding Calexico takes to the highway in support of its new album, The Hot Rail
Thursday, May 18; Side Door
Beating the drum for German electronica
New music from M.C. Praise and the Praise Gospel Group; an attack of Nerves at the Rocket Bar; a great fall lineup at Mississippi Nights
Japanese composer/remix master Nobukazu Takemura transforms the binary babble of skitterish CDs into pure beauty