In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in in the Blank. When a ... More >>
Yeasayer treated devoted fans this past Friday to a sold out show at the Firebird. The music and energy in the building was infectious -- the entire crowd sang along to Yeasayer's "Ambling Alp" from 2010's Odd Blood release; almost to the point that the band's vocal presence on stage seemed unnecess ... More >>
Sunday thunderstorms kept us from getting into anymore trouble for the remainder of the week, but hey -- it's Monday! It's a new week rife with opportunities to see some shows. See some top-notch working musicians like Roland Johnson and Dave Stone in action, or catch some touring acts like John Ful ... 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 >>
Brooklyn-based weirdo psych-pop quartet Yeasayer will be making a stop at the Firebird on Thursday, June 27, as announced today on the Firebird's Facebook page. Tickets will be available Friday.
The S.S. Coachella set out to sea rather unceremoniously. There weren't horns, not a streamer in sight, and no one smashed bottles against the body of the ship. By Liz Tracy But we'd all been aboard the Celebrity Silhouette for about four hours at that point, and Father John Misty was launching o ... More >>
This weekend, the St. Louis Arts Project will hold its second annual conference. Its aim is to reach the far-flung corners of the art world, regional or not, for an exchange of ideas and expression. There is a suggested $10 donation for entry -- check in starts tonight at 6 p.m. at the Contemporary ... More >>
Jason StoffVampire Weekend performing at the at Chaifetz Arena.Click here for a full set of photos from the show.It's extremely difficult to write about a band that does everything right, as Vampire Weekend did last night at Chaifetz Arena. Even the band's ghastly novelty songs about punctuation ... More >>
Sleigh Bells had to cancel its opening slot for Yeasayer in April, but fear not: The Firebird just announced that the duo will be playing the venue on October 28. Ticket info TBA.
Photo: Jason StoffYeasayer last night at the Gargoyle. See a full slideshow from last night's Yeasayer show at the Gargoyle here.The sold-out Yeasayer show last night at the Gargoyle was full of last -minute tumult. Sleigh Bells canceled due to a family emergency (but will be back on the tour ... More >>
Bummer news for many in town, for sure: Sleigh Bells -- the buzzed-about scream-pop duo from Brooklyn -- has canceled its opening slot for Yeasayer tonight at the Gargoyle. According to its Twitter, it's due to a "family emergency" and the tour will pick back up on Tuesday. All is not lost, however: ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, April 26. The Gargoyle, 6465 Forsyth Boulevard, in the Mallinckrodt Center on the campus of Washington University.
SXSW is the Kentucky Derby of American music festivals. It's a quick race to the finish for up-and-coming bands to test their might and merit against their fellow musicians and friends -- all while enjoying as much free beer as possible. Here's a look at five of the favorites who have a chance of br ... More >>
Bob SchneiderBluebery Hill *Violent Soho, Friday, February 12 *Bob Schneider, Wednesday, March 24 *Stoney Larue and the Arsenal, Friday, March 26 Touhill Performing Arts Center *Branford Marsalis, Friday, February 12 *The Neville Brothers/Dr. John, Friday, February 19 Off Broadway *Freedy Johnsto ... More >>
Thanks to an excited reader for tipping me off that indie-weirdos Yeasayer are apparently coming to St. Louis next year, on April 26 at the Gargoyle. A publicist email confirms the date, although there's no sign of the show yet on Metrotix or the venue's website. The band's debut was a Talking Heads ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, March 16. The Gargoyle, on the campus of Washington University at Forsyth and Skinker boulevards.
9 p.m. Friday, December 28. Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.