Monday, July 30, 2007

Mystery Mix Monday

I bet you thought I wasn't going to get this post in before the day was out, but you were wrong. I'm sneaky like that. Anyway, here's Mystery Mix, Vol. 4. Listen away...


Here is last week's playlist:

Vol. 3
1. The Polyphonic Spree - The Championship
2. Sloan - Who Taught You To Live Like That?
3. Belle & Sebastian - White Collar Boy
4. !!! - Yadnus
5. Baboon - Into the Sea
6. The White Stripes - You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You're Told)
7. Descendants - Silly Girl
8. El Ten Eleven - My Only Swerving
9. The National - All the Wine

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

This Weekend at the Bluebird

I don't know if you noticed, but the Bluebird has some outstanding shows lined up over the next few weeks and months. You can check out their full calendar here.

This weekend, there are two great shows you should go out of your way to check out.

On Saturday, Berlin Whale, Bunnygrunt, The Ten Thousand, The Undoing of David Wright, Bears, and The Great Tyrant are playing. It'll be an Indie-spolsion! Or something.

Then, on Sunday...


The Ladybug Transistor is playing with Jumbling Towers, Bound Stems, and Say Panther. This show is truly not to be missed. Except I will be out of town. Again. I need to pare down my travel plans, apparently. Daytrotter has done live sessions for both Bound Stems and The Ladybug Transistor and has free live tracks to download.

Bound Stems - Andover
Bound Stems - Western Biographic
Bound Stems - Totipotent

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Circuit

Hey! Look at me! I'm on The Circuit, a new St. Louis-based networking site that, in addition to being St. Louis-centric, is loosely based around music, arts and media types and the people who love them. Discovering The Circuit was more fun than discovering I was a part of The Matrix, that's for sure.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Dan Deacon

Super-analog nerd and computer whiz Dan Deacon brings his dance music freakout to the Biliken Club on October 11.

Dan Deacon - TV appearance:

Dan Deacon - "Silence Like the Wind":

Dan Deacon - "Wham City" (part 1):

Dan Deacon - "Wham City" (part 2):

Dan Deacon - "Silence Like the Wind":

Mystery Mix Monday

It's time for another insatllation of Mystery Mix Monday, when I provide you with a mix, or a podcast if you're nasty, of 6-10 songs for you to listen to on your computer at home or your iPod (or other preferred listening device) while you are on your way to school or work or jail...


Here's last week's tracklisting:

Vol. 2
1. Okkervil River - Our Life Is Not A Movie Or Maybe
2. Bishop Allen - Middle Management
3. The New Pornographers - Myriad Harbour
4. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - Phantom of the Opera Song
5. Witch's Hat - Huzzah
6. Habitual Sex Offenders - The Monstat Seven
7. The Tubeway Army - O.D. Receiver
8. Interpol - Obstacle 1
9. Television - Marquee Moon

* Thanks to Joe Stumble at Last Days of Man on Earth for turning me on to the Gary Neuman-led Tubeway Army...


Friday, July 20, 2007

The Hibernauts CD Release Party

There is a great show this Saturday at Off Broadway, featuring The Hibernauts, Gentleman Auction House and Foundry Field Recordings. The show serves as the CD release party for The Hibernauts' new CD, Periodic Fable. You can read a big write-up on The Hibernauts in the Riverfront Times here (and read the outtakes from the interview here). I have included an mp3 of "Into the Storm/Out to the Sea", which is from the new album and is, if I may say so myself, an outstanding advancement from their previous album. The song bursts with energy and excitement and has me wishing I wasn't going on a float trip this weekend so I could actually attend the show. I have yet to see The Hibernauts live, but have only heard great things. You all are well aware of my love for Gentleman Auction House, and Foundry Field Recordings are one of Missouri's best-kept (unfortunately) secrets.

The Hibernauts - Into the Storm/Out to the Sea (via yousendit)
Gentleman Auction House - A Hospital or Heaven (via yousendit)
Foundry Field Recordings - Caribou (Pixies cover) (via yousendit)
Foundry Field Recordings - Beneath The Winter Frames (via yousendit)
Foundry Field Recordings = Buy/Sell/Trade
Foundry Field Recordings - Daryl Loves Vicki

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Upcoming Shows

Here are some of the bigger shows coming to St. Louis in the next few months that I'm planning on going to, and live footage of each band, to boot:

August 1 - Interpol @ The Pageant

Interpol - "Slow Hands":

Interpol - "C'mere":

August 4 - The Polyphonic Spree @ The Pageant

The Polyphonic Spree - "Lithium":

The Polyphonic Spree - "Running Away":

The Polyphonic Spree - "Light & Day/Reach For the Sun":

August 7 - Peter, Bjorn & John @ The Pageant

Peter, Bjorn & John - "Young Folks":

Peter, Bjorn & John - "Amsterdam":

August 8 - Reverend Horton Heat @ Pop's

Reverend Horton Heat - "Baddest of the Bad":

Reverend Horton Heat - "Galaxy 500":

Reverend Horton Heat - unknown -- this video is from 20 years ago at the Fry Street Fair in Denton Texas. I just dicovered it, and Holy Jesus.

August 28 - Ben Kweller @ Off Broadway

Ben Kweller - "Penny on the Train Track":

Ben Kweller bleeding at ACL '06:

Ben Kweller on Cooking with Rockstars:

September 14 - Bloc Party @ The Pageant

Bloc Party - "Helicopter":

Bloc Party - "Banquet" (I was actually at this one - Coachella '06):

Bloc Party - "Like Eating Glass" (I was at this one, too - ACL Festival '05):

October 10 - Ted Leo & The Pharmacists @ The Gargoyle (that's my birthday)

Ted Leo - "Since You've Been Gone/Maps":

Ted Leo + The Pharmacists - "Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone?"

Ted Leo + The Pharmacists - "Timorous Me/Walkign To Do":

Ted Leo + The Pharmacists - "One More Time":

Ted Leo + The Pharmacists - "Dancing in the Dark":

November 19 - Of Montreal @ The Pageant

Of Montreal is known for their incredibly wide array of covers they bust out at shows...

Of Montreal - "Crazy" (this one, too, at Mississippi Nights last year):

Of Montreal - "Starman":

Of Montreal - "Suffragette City":

Of Monreal - "Harvest Moon":

Of Montreal - "Fuck Away the Pain" (somehow Of Montreal covering Peaches makes perfect sense):

Of Montreal - "You Keep Me Hanging On" (partial):

Of Montreal - "Final Countdown" (partial):

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Team Tomato

This is me posting about A to Z posting about the USA Today posting about Team Tomato. How very meta. Or lame.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Roman Numerals

If you you're looking for something to do tonight, you could do far worse than heading to the Bluebird to catch Roman Numerals, a great band from Kansas City, and St. Louis' own The Daybreak Boys & Heroes of The Kingdom. Are Roman Numerals math rock? Are they indie? Are their songs angular? Do they have pointy edges? Only you can decide. I think we can all agree that they're post-.... something.

Roman Numerals - "The Rule of V":

Monday, July 16, 2007

Mystery Mix Monday

Here is the the second volume in my new Mystery Mix Monday series, in which I make a short, single-file, mix of 6-10 songs for your downloading pleasure. With any luck it will last longer than Fake Post Sunday lasted. Each week I will also provide the tracklisting for the previous week's mix.


Last week's tracklisting:

Vol. 1
1. Shout Out Louds - Tonight I Have to Leave It
2. Wax Fang - Bi Polar Bear
3. Wilco - Impossible Germany
4. Superchunk - Like A Fool
5. Spoon - You Got Yr Cherry Bomb
6. Maps - To The Sky
7. LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends


Friday, July 13, 2007

A to Z

It has occurred to me that I may have never pointed out the fact that the good folks at the Riverfront Times' Music department (Annie Z, mostly, but also Christian S, Malcom G, et al) have fandangled their very own blog, A to Z, which is separate from the rags' main blog, which is located here. A to Z has managed to generate a ton of comments, so you can watch the scene splinter with your very own eyes. For serious, though, Annie and Co. bring so much to this town's music scene, and it's great to see people talking about what's going on -- even if it is just people bitching about Christian's alleged distaste for local bands.

They have a great feature on the opening of a new live music venue, the Bluebird. Annie interviews Mike Cracchiolo, the man behind the Bluebird and the bassist and vocalist for The Bureau, here. A to Z also points us to Highway 61 Revised for pictures of the Bluebird's open house last Thursday night.

The venue's official Grand Opening is tonight, and features great music by Ghost In Light, Stella Mora, and The Feed.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Bloc Party

Bloc Party has confirmed the date for their previously-mentioned St. Louis show as September 14, at The Pageant.

Bloc Party vs. Madonna - Groovecopter

Bloc Party - "The Prayer":

Monday, July 09, 2007

Mystery Mix

I am starting a new feature here on Dividing By Zero Will Get You Nowhere, and I'm calling it the Mystery Mix. I am going to provide a mix for you to download and enjoy, consisting of 30-40 minutes of music, but it will be provided as one file, and I won't tell you what songs are on it. Don't go thinking I'm going all Girl Talk on you -- this is essentially just a mix tape with 6-10 songs on it... Click on the big words below to be taken to the download page. I will try and do one mix a week. When I post a new mix, I will include the tracklisting for the previous mix. Please comment and let me know if you like this... or tell me to go to hell.



Sunday, July 08, 2007

Built to Spill

Built To Spill are releasing a non-album single this week, a new song called "They Got Away," witha cover of the Gladiators' "Re-Arrange" as the b-side. The band has played both songs during their past few tours, and therefore there are several live bootlegs floating around of these songs...

And anytime there's Built to Spill news, it's a good time to whip out a clip of the Over-Rock Guy:

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Indie Rock Ice Cream Social


Come out to Off Broadway this Friday night for the 2nd Annual Indie Rock Ice Cream Social, featuring Gentleman Auction House, Jumbling Towers, Canada, and Caleb Travers. Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream will be providing ice cream sundaes for all in attendance. Doors are at 8 and the show begins at 9. It will be a great time and you should definitely come out.

Canada - Beige Stationwagon
Canada - Hexenhaus
Canada - Hooray For Shipwreck
Gentleman Auction House - A Hospital Or Heaven
Jumbling Towers - He's A Cop Now

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Berlin Whale CD Release Party


St. Louis' Berlin Whale is playing a CD release show this Thusday night at Cicero's with Jumbling Towers, Say Panther, and Ghost of the Forest. Berlin Whale's sound has evolved over the past few years to the point where it now resides - comfortably between jerky Dismemberment Plan-isms of So Many Dynamos and the more melodic, keyboard-driven dance punk that all the kids have been going crazy over in the past few years. Check 'em out.