Black Friday Update

Hey there,

Mabel and I have updated the concert listing. You should be able to find that on the side column, to the right of this very block of text. There are a lot of great shows to check out, namely the 2 KEYS REUNION SHOW as well as the Bert Dax X-Mas series (which features Glass Teeth and a whole array of STL-super-stars). I have to mention that all shows in that right hand column come highly recommended, but I will be doing detailed write-ups for quite a few events in the coming weeks. Check back for that.

I know there are quite a few critics of the Riverfront Times out there, but I happened upon THIS wonderful article that details the 2 Keys Reunion Show. Written by Josh Levi, The article sheds light on the St. Louis DIY scene in the 00's and Rob Ruzicka passes on words of encouragement for those of us involved in the scene today. I feel the need to mention THIS article, a brief but concise review of The Conformists' new album None Hundred. Penned by Christian Schaeffer, the piece sums up exactly how I feel about the album in two brief paragraphs. Instead of writing a review myself, I thought I'd share this with you. The Conformists are one of my favorite St. Louis-based groups.

I recently added a Venues page to this site. I encourage you to visit it. I made sure to feature the addresses and website information for each venue (including house and basement spots). If anyone spots an error or doesn't want their space listed, shoot me an email at I hope this becomes a resource for groups to find venues/spaces or individuals to find addresses to concerts in times of need.

Lastly, the Links tab up top features local websites and blogs (some much like this one, some very odd). When I was spelunking the world wide web for St. Louis-related sites, I was shocked (and excited) to learn about some of the efforts of artists and musicians in the River City. I hope you enjoy going through the list as much as I did making it.

If you have any ideas for additions or changes to the site, feel free to contact us at

Featured Shows (November 2010)

Featured Shows This Week:

Wednesday, November 17th @ Cranky Yellow

VACATION DAD(Beverly Hills, Wisconsin)

WITH: Kid Counselor(St. Louis) and Britches(St. Louis)
When: November 17th
Where: Cranky Yellow
-----> 2847 Cherokee Street
-----> Saint Louis, MO 63118
8 PM || ALL AGES || $5.00
Question: "Why Should I Go?"
Answer: Vacation Dad is charming electronic music with driving beats and intricacies spread throughout. Returning to St. Louis after performing with his friend Birthdays in the past year, Vacation Dad is looking to give the river city another chance to juke and jive. No turkeys at this show; we're looking for bloody red meat (unless you're a vegan).

Britches is esoteric and murky. Waves of noise wash over indie-rock meanderings in a way that begets a distinct sound. Britches is one of St. Louis' best kept secrets(but not for long).

Thursday, November 18th @ The Floating Laboratories

GOD WILLING(Nashville, TN), UNICORN HARD-ON(Nashville, TN), HUMAN BEASTS(Providence, RI)

WITH: Dust Bunny (Reunion Show) and DJ Ghost Ice
When: November 18th
Where: The Floating Laboratories
-----> 4528 Ohio
-----> Saint Louis, MO 63111
Question: "Why Should I Go?"
Answer: Punk rock started as a reaction. In 2010, noise is the final frontier. The noise movement is one of the most startling (and fascinating) trends in the past thirty years. This concert not only features the reunion of St. Louis veterans DUST BUNNY, but showcases International Noise Conference 2010 alumni. If you are looking for otherworldly sounds not present in today's rock music, this could be your inauguration into the "noise scene".

Saturday, November 20th @ Cranky Yellow

KUAN!!!!!!(Dayton, Ohio)

WITH: Mil-Effect (members of Yowie, There's a Killer Among Us, Phut, Lye By Mistake) and CACKLING HEN
When: November 20th
Where: Cranky Yellow
-----> 2847 Cherokee Street
-----> Saint Louis, MO 63118
8 PM || ALL AGES || $5.00
Question: "Why Should I Go?"
Answer: Kuan climbs over that post rock mountain, riddled with groups like Pelican, Explosions In The Sky and Sigur Ros. These natives of Dayton, Ohio succeed in building compositions that not only reach a satisfying peak, but ascend the trappings of melodic instrumental rock music. Great playing and great energy are usually signs of young and optimistic bands, but Kuan are clearly veterans of their craft. Kuan achieves a distinct sound in a genre rife with impersonators.

Mil-Effect weaves in and out of post hardcore without ever seeming contrived. Clean guitar riffs race next to oddly timed break-beats in a way that grooves, while keeping a steady pulse. Mil-Effect is distinctly "St. Louis" following in the proverbial footsteps of Yowie, The Dazzling Killmen, The Conformists and others. Cackling Hen shapes forceful walls of sound around steady rhythms. Inspired by Japanese experimental groups such as Boredoms, Boris and more, 'Hen rips with a poignant sound and bends genres in the meantime.