Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Relient K 

6 p.m. Tuesday, November 7. Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).

Canton, Ohio's Relient K may be the most unassuming popular band in all of emo-dom. The quintet formed in 1998 and immediately found a home in Christian-rock circles; a member of DC Talk signed the group to his label on the strength of just a demo. But the secular world noticed Relient K in a big way after their 2004 disc, Mmhmm, a sinfully catchy album of speedy pop-punk and lush harmonies that spawned the hits "Be My Escape" and "Who I Am Hates Who I've Been." Then again, any mainstream kudos the band earns now are really just icing on the cake: After all, VeggieTales scamp Larry the Cucumber covered one of their songs — and the band returned the favor by unleashing a credible Gilbert & Sullivan impression on the goofy VT fave "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything."

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.

Speaking of...

Latest in Critics' Picks

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 16, 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