Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

The Format 

8 p.m. Monday, May 7. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).

"Snails" is a prime example of the songwriting prowess of Sam Means and Nate Ruess, a.k.a. the two members of The Format. Just a few intimate details, well-turned phrases and acoustic strums convey bittersweet volumes about romance, mortality and nature. "Take it slow, show me that you care/And love's not just a flare on my sleeve/Sleep well, I pray that cardboard boxes set the stage/'Cause wood grain makes all man-made things seem so out-of-date/Life is not a play, it's what we make of the people we love/Snails see the benefits, the beauty in every inch/So why are you so quick to kiss?" Even more impressive, the Format has two albums full of other tunes just like it.

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

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