Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.


9 p.m. Saturday, June 9. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

Hospitality does a pretty nifty hypnotic key line, but the Brooklyn trio sticks in your craw a lot more effectively than nearly all of its poppy peers. Credit the nimble song constructions, alternately agitated and satisfying, and the sunny, youthful vocals of Amber Papini. Featuring former White Rabbits bassist Brian Betancourt, Hospitality took a few years between its first wave of hype in 2008 before releasing this year's excellent self-titled full-length on Merge Records. Check the video for "Friends of Friends" for your stamp of Arrested Development-alumnus cred — Alia Shawkat stars.

Best New Music: We know what the checklist looks like here, but if all "indie" music sounded this good, it wouldn't have a bad name.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Related Locations

Latest in Critics' Picks

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 9, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation