Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Old 97's at The Pageant

Old 97's will be playing at The Pageant on Tuesday, July 10. It will have been three years since the band played in St. Louis, so I am quite excited about this. They put on a great show, and you'd be remiss to, um, miss them.

Old 97's - Big Brown Eyes
Old 97's - Four Leaf Clover
Old 97's - Doreen
Old 97's - Bel Air
Old 97's - Lonely Holiday
Old 97's - Rollerskate Skinny
Old 97's - Can't Get A Line
Old 97's - Friends Forever
Old 97's - Wish You the Worst
Old 97's - Valium Waltz (demo)
Old 97's - Beer Cans (Homer Henderson)

I Am DJing at The Royale Tonight

...Or you can come out and drink some beers to the sweet sounds of my excllent taste in music at The Royale tonight when I DJ. The Royale is on Kingshighway, just south of Arsenal. I go on around 10.

Jumbling Towers & Lapush

If you missed Jumbling Towers with Be Your Own Pet last night, you can head to Lucas School House to see them tonight, when they play with another local band, Lapush. If you haven't seen Jumbling Towers yet, you definitely should. They sound different from nearly every other band in town.

Jumbling Towers - He's A Cop Now

Monday, May 28, 2007

Be Your Own Pet & Jumbling Towers

Head to Off Broadway tonight to see Be Your Own Pet and Jumbling Towers. Check out the songs below and head out to Off Broadway after stuffing your face with ribs at Ribfest and rocking out to Blue Oyster Cult, Molly Hachet and Jackyl.

Be Your Own Pet - "Bicycle, Bicycle, You Are My Bicycle":

Jumbling Towers - He's A Cop Now

Saturday, May 26, 2007

The Fucking Champs

If you are a fan of keyboards, 9-string guitars or prog-sounding guitar solos, you'd better head out to the Duck Room on Sunday night to catch The Fucking Champs.

The Fucking Champs - Some Swords
The Fucking Champs - Guns In Our Schools

Friday, May 25, 2007

The Daybreak Boys

St. Louis' The Daybreak Boys are celebrating the release of their debut EP, The Bowery, tonight at The Duck Room with Dozemarypool and John Boy's Courage. The Daybreak Boys play jangly indie pop with a strong thread of moody 80's indie rock that was quite the rage earlier this decade with bands like the Kaiser Chiefs and Hot Hot Heat.

The Daybreak Boys - Baby, You're Darling

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Captured! By Robots

In case you're not in the dancing mood and don't plan on heading up to the Duck Room to see !!!, you should head out to Off Broadway TONIGHT, to see Captured! By Robots and St. Louis' own Riddle of Steel. That's a solid lineup, and if I wasn't going to see the greatness that is !!! live, I would definitely be at Off Broadway. This will be the first C!BR show in St. Louis I've missed in five years.

Captured! By Robots - Ethiopia

Some live clips:

Don't forget about the !!! show TONIGHT at the Duck Room. Also, Kings of Leon are playing at The Pageant tomorrow night, with Snowden and The Features.

Kings of Leon - "On Call":

Kings of Leon - "Molly's Chambers"

Monday, May 21, 2007

Butthole Surfers - The Colored FBI Guy

Here's some video of the Butthole Surfers performing one of my favorite songs of theirs, "The Colored FBI GUY":

Friday, May 18, 2007

Tonight - Wydown

St. Louis' Wydown is playing their last show tonight, at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room with Troubadour Dali and the Skidmore Foundation. Sorry for the late notice and short post, but I'm walking out the door...

Wydown - Lost Child

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Interpol at The Pageant

Interpol just added a bunch of new dates to their new tour, which they are embarking on in support of their thrird full-length album, Our Love To Admire, which is set for release on July 10th, including a show at The Pageant on Wednesday, August 1st.

Interpol - The Heinrich Manuever

Interpol performing a new song, "Pioneer to the Falls" live at Coachella:

Interpol - "Specialist" (live from Trees in Dallas, TX):



One show you do not want to miss is next week's !!! show at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (that's pronounced chk chk chk, for those of you that don't already know...). They put on a blistering live show that will make you want to dance regardless of your normal proclivity to shake your hips. They played three years ago at the old Creepy Crawl and they are a band that definitely benefits from playing a small room like the Duck Room.

!!! - Heart of Hearts:

From MichiganFest 2002:

From Pukkelpop 2006:

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


New posts coming soon... Promise.

Thursday, May 10, 2007


Dodge over at My Old Kentucky Blog has the scoop on the reason behind the cancellation of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's May 2nd show at The Pageant. It involves filming a movie featuring John Malkovich and Tom Hanks, among others.

2007 Austin City Limits Festival Lineup Announced

Bob Dylan
The White Stripes
The Killers
Arcade Fire
My Morning Jacket
Queens of the Stone Age
Bloc Party
Arctic Monkeys
Gotan Project
Joss Stone
Damien Rice
Robert Earl Keen
Lucinda Williams
Blue October
Indigo Girls
The Decemberists
Paolo Nutini
Regina Spektor
Amy Winehouse
Crowded House
Steve Earle
Ziggy Marley
Stephen Marley
Kaiser Chiefs
LCD Soundsystem
Amos Lee
Ben Kweller
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Andrew Bird
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones
Ghostland Observatory
Cross Canadian Ragweed
Reverend Horton Heat
Pete Yom
Butch Walker
Peter Bjorn and John
STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9)
Yo La Tengo
Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Zap Mama
Blonde Redhead
Eli Young Band
Heartless Bastards
Raul Malo
James Hunter
Mighty Clouds of Joy
Del McCoury Band
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Andy Palacio & the Garifima Collective
Asleep at the Wheel
Ryan Shaw
Will Hoge
The National
Beau Soleil
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Railroad Earth
Dax Riggs
Elvis Perkins In Dearland
Sound Team
The Legendary Soul Stirrers
Charlie Musselwhite
JJ Grey & Mofro
Young Love
The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker
Ian Ball
The Little Ones
Manchester Orchestra
Patterson Hood
Billy Joe Shaver
Fionn Regan
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
John Ralston
The Broken West
Rose Hill Drive
Brandon Rhyder
Ocote Soul Sounds
Sara Hickman
Jon Dee Graham
Kevin Devine
Ike Reilly Assassination
Guy Forsyth
Adam Hood
Cary Ann Hearst & The Gun Street Girls
The Jones Family Singers
The Gospel Silvertones
The Shields of Faith
Sylvia St. James
Jeffrey Steele
Amy Cook
Trent Summar & the New Row Mob
Back Door Slam
Mario Matteoli
Kara Grainger
One Mississippi
Kevin McKinney
Jennifer Nicely
Sahara Smith
The Wonderful Harmonizers
Loretta Williams
Amy LaVere

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Stag Night and Friday Night

If you are looking for something to do this fine Wednesday evening in St. Louis, you could certainly do worse than heading out to Stag Night at Off Broadway to see Riddle of Steel.

If you can't catch them tonight, you'll have another chance, later this week, when they play at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room on Friday night with The Hibernauts and Ghost in Light.

Riddle of Steel - Deeper Still
Riddle of Steel - Fire Is a Special Occasion
Ghost in Light - The Snow Is Soaking My Shoes
The Hibernauts - Throwing Rice

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


For those of you heading out to see George Clinton and P-Funk at the Roberts Opheum Theater tonight, here's a documentary on Parliament Funkadelic:

Monday, May 07, 2007

Starlight Mints Live Review and Photos

On Friday, May 4th, I headed up to Blueberry Hill's Duck Room to see the Starlight Mints. They were quite good, but it was my least favorite of the three times I'd seen them; last time was two years ago with Pleasant Grove at the Creepy Crawl and three years ago with the Flaming Lips. The crowd was sparse - maybe 75-100 people, so I think that affected the energy of the night. They were good, nonetheless, and played everything you'd want to hear. Everything, Now! opened the show and were pretty good. They seemed like they had only been together for a short while, still working on the practical issues of how to start and live stop songs.

Here's a video of Starlight Mints performing "Seventeen Devils":

I didn't get very good pictures, owing to the bright lights they put right up in the front of the stage, but here are some anyway.

Starlight Mints:

Everything, Now!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Fake Post Sunday

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Gentleman Auction House Pictures

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Starlight Mints

Be sure to head up to the Duck Room this Friday Night to check out Oklahoma City's Starlight Mints, when they play with Everything, Now!. I saw the Starlight Mints at the old Creepy Crawl a couple years ago and can highly recommend seeing them.

Starlight Mints - Pumpkin
Starlight Mints - Inside Of Me

Starlight Mints - Submarine #3 (live)

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Gore Gore Girls & Left Arm

Be sure to head to Atomic Cowboy tonight to check out the Gore Gore Girls, who are also playing with local garage-punks Left Arm. The Gore Gore Girls are an R&B-styled girl group that plays Detroit-styled punk rock. Left Arm is a great band, as well, mining from the same musical vein as a long line of great midwestern rock and roll, like the Didjits, The Replacements, The Stooges and The Oblivians. Additionally, the band now features Joe Stumble, the man behind Last Days of Man On Earth, on GUITAR.

Gore Gore Girls - Fox in a Box
Gore Gore Girls - All Grown Up
Gore Gore Girls - Astral Man
Gore Gore Girls - I'm Gonna Get You Yet
Left Arm - Feelin Alright
Left Arm - Jason Says To Dance
Left Arm - As Seen On TV