Akron/Family don't just stunt as Michael Gira's marionettes in Angels of Light, the band fight the good fight against piracy by leaking a series of dummy albums prior to the release of their new long player in February. With Delicate Steve at The Billiken Club February 28. BB's Jazz Blues a ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiJohn Douglas of Trashcan SinatrasMarch is always good to St. Louis. If it's not bands coming from SXSW, it's bands going to SXSW -- if not just general spring thaw. The latter seems to be bringing Scotland's Trashcan Sinatras back to St. Louis. According to the band's website, it ... More >>
We reviewed a lot of shows this year -- nearly 100, judging by the number of posts in the "Show Reviews" archive. Deciding which 2009 concerts comprised the creme de la creme wasn't easy, to say the least. However, the following stood out from the pack. What did we miss? What were your favorites thi ... More >>
Monday, Schmonday: Tonight's a great night for music in St. Louis, if you're feeling adventurous.First, at Off Broadway is a pretty dynamic quadruple bill featuring the Postmarks, Brookville, Pretty Little Empire and Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps. The latter act hails from Minneapolis and ... More >>
Well, here's something I never expected to see: Brookville -- the Andy Chase-lead indie-pop band that opened for Trashcan Sinatras here in August -- and Camera Obscura/Beach House-esque indie-rockers the Postmarks just announced a show in St. Louis on Monday, October 12. The venue? Pop's Blue Moon, ... More >>
Better Than: Sitting at home listening to the Postcard Records discography. The Trashcan Sinatras had no idea how prescient the title of its early '90s hit single, "Obscurity Knocks," would prove to be. Nearly twenty years later, the Scottish band has endured bankruptcy, label mergers, label disint ... More >>
What a weekend. If you stayed inside constantly checking istwitterdown.com, here's what you missed. The What Cheer? Brigade on the City Museum roof On Friday night, the What Cheer? Brigade, a traveling 19-piece, punk brass band, took to the roof of the City Museum for a show, before heading to Chic ... More >>
Friday, August 7 *The Breeders/Times New Viking, Blueberry Hill's Duck Room *Wussy/The Fervor/A BIt Shifty, Off Broadway *Dredg/RX Bandits/As Tall As Lions, Pop's *Ernie Isley and the Jam Band, Alton/Argosy Casino *Wussy, Vintage Vinyl (5 p.m.) *Carney/Leon Lamont, Halo Bar *Jake's Leg, Cicero's *Te ... More >>
The '90s Jam of the Week today is a two-headed monster of awesomeness. First, the Breeders are making their triumphant return to St. Louis tonight at the Duck Room. Times New Viking (who are pretty great in their own right) open. Show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $20. Then tomorrow, the Trashcan ... More >>
9:30 p.m. Saturday, August 8. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Pop's *The Dandy Warhols, Friday, September 4The Dandy Warhols Scottrade Center *The Australian Pink Floyd Show, Tuesday, September 29 Blueberry Hill *The Breeders, Friday, August 7 The Pageant *Collective Soul, Monday, August 10 *Fall Out Boy, Wednesday, August 19 *Motorhead/Reverend Horton Heat/Na ... More >>
Fantastic, underrated band Trashcan Sinatras are at the Firebird on Saturday, August 8. I expect every Anglophile in the city to be there. The band has a new album, In the Music, coming this summer.