Archive for July, 2007


Mystery Mix Monday

July 31, 2007

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


This Weekend at the Bluebird

July 26, 2007

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


The Circuit

July 24, 2007

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.


Dan Deacon

July 23, 2007

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

July 23, 2007

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…


The Hibernauts CD Release Party

July 20, 2007

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


Upcoming Shows

July 20, 2007

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):