Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ume Is Coming To The Firebird

Posted By on Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 4:15 PM

PHOTO BY NICK SCHNELLE
  • Photo by Nick Schnelle

Ume, by several measures the breakout hit of LouFest, will be returning to St. Louis for a headlining gig at the Firebird on October 27th. Tickets are $10. This will be the band's second time at the venue (there was a show at Cicero's in there as well), and it's a very safe bet this will be the biggest by orders of magnitude.

Kelsey Whipple, reviewing the LouFest set, said, "Ume frontwoman Lauren Larson is the perfect new lead singer, chief guitarist and rock & roll model for the many thousands of us still stuck on Kim Gordon. The three members of the Austin, Texas, band might actually still be stuck on Gordon themselves, but when that later-years noise lust comes packaged in an overwhelming rush of no-frills, all-thrills sound, no one's complaining."

This marks the third LouFest act to be booked by the Firebird for a return trip later this year, along with Kings Go Forth and Das Racist. Exciting stuff. Check out the video for absolute wailer "The Conductor" below.

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