Tobacco at Off Broadway, 09/14/14

It's all the good parts
Of drug hippie EDM.
Don't be scared. Just dance.

- link: Tobacco

The Stargazer Lilies at Off Broadway, 09/14/14

Delicate shoegaze
Backed by building wall of drone.
Thank you, Kevin Shields.

- link: The Stargazer Lilies

Pujol at Off Broadway, 09/12/14

Then the falsetto
Backing vocals kick in &
Everything rules

- link: Pujol

Dad Jr. at Off Broadway, 09/12/14

Hooky & partsy
Was not the sloppy pee-fest
I was expecting

- link: Dad Jr.

Pü Fest at Empire Hall, 09/07/14

Faces old and new
Bands back to back, day and night
This fest was no poo

- link: Pü Fest

Outkast at LouFest, 09/07/14

A shaky start but
They pulled it together with
Enthusiasm

- link: Outkast

Vintage Trouble at LouFest, 09/07/14

High energy and
The singer sweat through his suit
Old school is best school

- link: Vintage Trouble

Vintage Trouble at LouFest, 09/07/14

"I didn't think I'd
See music here that I liked!"
Said Johnny Vegas

- link: Vintage Trouble

Matt & Kim at LouFest, 09/07/14

These dipshits suck ass.
They made me feel like my free
Ticket cost too much.

- link: Matt & Kim

Hardkiss on the roof of the Missouri Athletic Club downtown, 09/06/14

His set was boring.
I watched the fire dancers to
Keep myself awake.

- link: Hardkiss

Mark Lewis on the roof of the Missouri Athletic Club downtown, 09/06/14

Ravin' ain't for me
But this mofo played disco
And it was hot shit

- link: Mark Lewis

The Breeders at Off Broadway, 09/02/14

They start playing and
I swear you can see my heart
Glowin' like E.T.'s

- link: The Breeders

The Breeders at Off Broadway, 09/02/14

Sold out? Where were all
These posers at the R. Ring
Show two years ago?

- link: The Breeders

The Funs at Off Broadway, 09/02/14

It'd be nice if
Their name wasn't so bland, and/
Or did describe them

- link: The Funs

Drown Fish at Off Broadway, 08/31/14

Overheard: "They're the
Gentleman Auction House of
The Rum Drum Era."

- link: Drown Fish

The Pat Sajak Assassins at Off Broadway, 08/31/14

This could totally
Be Boss theme music from an
Early Mega Man

- link: Pat Sajak Assassins

Bunnygrunt at Off Broadway, 08/31/14

There's plenty to be
Said for drummers who rock hard
But keep their shirts on

- link: Bunnygrunt

Ou Où at the Luminary, 08/29/14

They gave out free tapes
I guess this one is their last
I forgot mine there

- link: Ou Où

Skull's Mind at the Luminary, 08/29/14

They played way too long
And said "baby" a whole bunch Cool Porsche poster, though

Ultrasounds at Heavy Anchor, 08/14/14

They're like that cool band
You'd hear on some sampler disc
And get obsessed with

- link: Ultrasounds

OK Go at the Old Rock House, 08/13/14

Been seeing these dudes
For thirteen years now. Tasteless
Jokes aside: still rock

- link: OK Go

DJ Mahf at the Old Rock House, 08/13/14

People there didn't
Want a DJ. Weird booking.
Made me believe, though.

- link: DJ Mahf

CaveofswordS at Melt, 08/09/14

Best chill wave I've seen
Since Black Tape at Cicero's
Back in '98

link: CaveofswordS

Demonlover at CBGB, 08/07/14

The music just pours
Out of them without filter
Most important band!

- link: Demonlover

SkareKrauRadio at CBGB, 08/07/14

Most of these noises
Sounded like songs. So was this
A good or bad show?

- link: SkarekrauRadio

Skarekrau Radio at CBGB, 08/07/14

I have never heard
Skarekrau vocals as clearly
As tonight. CHLOE!

- link: SkareKrauRadio

The Cult at the Pageant, 08/06/14

No "Fire Woman"
Thorogood meets Morrissey
If Ribfest was good

- via reader Ryan Z.
- link: The Cult

The Baseball Project at Blueberry Hill, 08/06/14

The baseball banter
Is mostly over my head
But the songs sound great

- link: The Baseball Project

Henry Daggs at Chill Dawg Cove, 08/03/14

Pocketknives galore
Prob'ly cool songs, too; I showed
Up late. Heard BEARS!, though!

- link: Henry Daggs

Washington Beach Bums at the Heavy Anchor, 08/02/14

Quoth Dan-O: "There's a
Band who does what the Chill Dawgs
Do, living elsewhere?"

- link: Washington Beach Bums

Washington Beach Bums at Heavy Anchor, 08/02/14

Rocket From The Crypt
Meets Andrew W.K.
Punk rock! Horns! Party!

- link: Washington Beach Bums

Vanilla Beans at Heavy Anchor, 08/02/14

Off-tuned & spaced-out
Mostly fun-comfortable, though
Were they all just baked?

- link: Vanilla Beans

Black James at Schlafly Tap Room, 07/31/14

I get that it's weird
But more mugs ought be movin'
To these abstract beats

- link: Black James

Little Big Bangs at Schlafly Tap Room, 07/31/14

Less instrument swaps
But still all of the chaos
The new songs are great!

- link: Little Big Bangs

Demonlover with Eric Hall outside BANK Projects, 07/27/14

Weirdos with skills plus
Neighborhood kids on the mic:
Parking lot magic.

- link: Demonlover
- link: Eric Hall
- link: video

Dave Stone Free Jazz Unit at Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 07/27/14

Great to see a sweet
"Dave busts out the clarinet"
Show. Plus synths / trombone!

- link: Dave Stone

Curt Oren at Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 07/27/14

Warning: Baritone
Sax like this guy played, should be
Done at your own risk!

- link: Cult Oren

Dear Rabbit at Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 07/27/14

It's cooler when he
Plays accordion with horn
Or, accordion

- link: Dear Rabbit

Lions Eat Grass at Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 07/27/14

Accordion / drums:
Good combo, weird rhythms, but
Put yer shirt back on

- link: Lions Eat Grass

Billy Joe Shaver at Old Rock House, 07/18/14

Pretty good, for a
Septuagenarian
Or, anyone else

- link: Billy Joe Shaver

Beck at the Pageant, 07/16/14

Danced like James Brown's ghost!
Sean Lennon, dressed like his dad,
Helped with Cape Routine.

- link: Beck
- via reader Stephanie Tolliver

Seaby & the Rules at the Livery, 07/15/14

"Name a cheesy song
From the 90s, I'll play it."
Deep Blue Something: Check!