The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is this weekend! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categor ... More >>
Photo by Jon GitchoffOkkervil River | Wye Oak The Pageant September 20, 2011 Will Sheff is making a mess. He's lost his glasses and his brown sports jacket and knocked over both of his mic stands and even very possibly yanked his guitar straight out of its amplifier -- it's a little hard to ... More >>
Alexandra ValentiPerhaps thanks to singer Will Sheff's creative writing background or its Russian literature-derived band name, Okkervil River wears the tag of "literate rock & roll" more than any other band not named the Decemberists. (Which is silly, since all songwriters are by definition ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, September 20. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Hating on South By Southwest is too easy. Just look around: Shit-faced lawyers waxing bizness gobbledygook to shit-faced salesmen of exercise bikes, members of psych-metal bands (probably called Red Octopus or Purple Cobra) barely remaining vertical for all their unbathed rock studiousness, the endl ... More >>
The Stage Names (Jagjaguwar)
Saturday, May 14; Red Sea (6511 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
Will Sheff's literate gothic folk comes into focus on Okkervil River's latest