Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

School of Language 

9 p.m. Friday, March 28. The Billiken Club, 20 North Grand Boulevard

Hailing from Sunderland, UK, Field Music is one of the few bands to come out in recent years that's pleasing to both aristo-pop snobs who like their music smart and to fun-loving types who like it light and catchy. The group's 2006 debut (Field Music) and its 2007 follow-up (Tones of Town) are Cornell boxes of prog-pop — brisk and fun but artistically ambitious and creative. While the trio is on hiatus, member David Brewis has struck out alone as School of Language, releasing an album in the U.S. on Thrill Jockey (Sea From Shore) and tapping bassist Doug McCombs of Tortoise and drummer Ryan Rapsys of Euphone to fill out his equations live. With sweet melodies and crashing, off-kilter rhythms, School continues Field Music's tradition of pop erudition.

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

More by Jason Harper

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 24, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

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