Opiate: The Tool Experience at Blueberry Hill, 08/22/15

Obligation led me here.
Not too bad, really.

- link: Opiate: The Tool Experience

SkareKrau Radio at Schlafly Tap Room, 08/20/15

Glad that other gal
Got off the stage after two songs
No Kuu was in her

- link: skarekrauradio

Foo Fighters at Riverport, 08/19/15

Dave Grohl broke his leg
Played badass show from a throne
With lasers and shit

- link: Foo Fighers
- via reader K. Morris

Dubb Nubb at Foam (outside), 08/11/15

They are at their best
In their natural element:
unmiked and outdoors.

- link: Dubb Nubb
- via reader Mike Appelstein

Girlpool at Foam, 08/11/15

Softies go emo?
Minimal guitar/bass songs
For big and small rooms.

- link: Girlpool
- via reader Mike Appelstein

Frankie Cosmos at Foam, 08/11/15

At the crossroads of
Heartbroken and whimsical
Stands this awesome band.

- link: Frankie Cosmos
- via reader Mike Appelstein

The Mekons at house party, 07/12/15

Enough energy
To fill a stadium and
Still weirdly perfect

- link: Mekons

Wild and Blue: A Tribute to Anne Tkach at Off Broadway, 07/10/15

We celebrate Anne
With kindness, hugs and music.
Just like she taught us.

link: event page

The Supermen under the Kingshighway Bridge, 07/04/15

Beyond Thunderdome
Skateboarding, fireworks, chaos.
I hope no one died.

- link: The Supermen

CaveOfSwords at the City Museum, 07/04/15

Last night on the roof
The heaviest of riffage
Was filling the dome

- link: CaveOfSwords
- via reader Dana Smith

Blondie at Fair St. Louis, 07/03/15

It's like you forget
That they have a billion hits
Played most of 'em, too.

- link: Blondie

American Authors at Fair St. Louis, 07/03/15

The worst thing we've heard
In at least a year. We called
It "Mumford and Fun.s"

- link: American Authors

Sloan at Blueberry Hill, 06/25/15 (part 2 of 2)

An Evening with Sloan
Second set was hit parade
We bounced with pure joy

- link: Sloan
- via reader Joe Thebeau

Sloan at Blueberry Hill, 06/25/15 (part 1 of 2)

An Evening with Sloan
At the end of the first set
"Coax Me" made me cry

- link: Sloan
- via reader Joe Thebeau

Yowie at The Bootleg, 06/20/15 (RFT Showcase)

They dared folks to dance
But I've never had problems
Gettin' my groove on

- link: Yowie

Sleepy Kitty at the Ready Room, 06/20/15 (RFT Showcase)

Jam-packin' the room
Like hometown boostin' heroes
On a rocket ride

- link: Sleepy Kitty

Black Fast at The Demo, 06/20/15 (RFT Showcase)

Squeedle squeedle squee
Chunk chunk ch-chunk chunk ch-chunk
Fuck yeah! Hail Satan!

- link: Black Fast

Endora at SOHO, 06/20/15 (RFT Showcase)

Some songs I had heard
But all re-arranged and rich
And spooky. And cool.

- link: Endora

Whoa Thunder at Layla, 06/20/15 (RFT Showcase)

Might be the best band
That some of them have been in
I ain't sayin' who

- link: Whoa Thunder

Trigger 5 at the Gramophone, 06/20/15 (RFT Showcase)

Honky tonk good times
That almost made me boot scoot
I'll drink more next time

- link: Trigger 5

We Bite at The Bootleg, 06/20/15 (RFT Showcase)

Room sound was way off
Which is too bad, cuz the look
Was forelock solid

- link: We Bite

Bug Chaser at Atomic Cowboy, 06/20/15 (RFT Showcase)

That one song they have
That throws in an extra beat
Makes me all woozy

- link: Bug Chaser

Eric Hall at SOHO, 06/20/15 (RFT Showcase)

His sparse soundscapes were
The perfect soundtrack to my
Afternoon chill time

- link: Eric Hall

Hell Night at The Demo, 06/20/15 (RFT Showcase)

They started playing
And every instinct I have
Told me to headbang

- link: Hell Night

Tok at the Ready Room, 06/20/15 (RFT Showcase)

I never "got" them
Today didn't change that but
They're still lots of fun

- link: Tok

Breakmouth Annie at the Bootleg, 06/20/15 (RFT Showcase)

When Bob spreads his stance
You know that something good is
About to happen

- link: Breakmouth Annie

Animal Teeth at the Atomic Cowboy, 06/20/15 (RFT Showcase)

I'm like "whatever"
But it's a comfort to know
That the kids are weird

- link: Animal Teeth

School Damage at the Demo, 06/18/15

I don't expect much
From most touring bands, but damn!
These guys were awesome!

- link: School Damage

White Lung at The Demo, 06/10/15

Good bands play The Lou
It just happens on Wednesdays
Straight-up ripping' hard

- link: White Lung
- via reader Ryan Zimmerman

Humanoids at the Demo, 05/30/15

I tried to choose which
New songs I liked best but they're
All instant classics

- link: The Humanoids

Hellachopper at the Demo, 05/30/15

I think they're the band
That I'd like to see at a
Crowded house party

- link: Hellachopper

Better Days at the Demo, 05/30/15

Not my style of tunes
But I still kinda liked them
Lots of energy

- link: Better Days

Black Panties at Foam, 05/26/15

A Fleetwood Mac tease
Led to ski mask thrashing and
Coffee shop moshing

- link: Black Panties

Black Wizard at Fubar, 05/21/15

I rarely smoke pot
But stoner rock hits so good
You can call me Cheech

- link: Black Wizard

Valley at Fubar, 05/21/15

They showed much restraint
By not busting sweet dual leads
In every song

- link: Valley

Path of Might at Fubar, 05/21/15

I wish the vocals
Were just a hair less bark-y
Cuz the riffs were great!

- link: Path of Might

Jenny Lewis at the Ready Room, 05/17/15

She does, gracefully,
What Liz Phair has been trying
To do for decades.

- link: Jenny Lewis

They Might Be Giants at the Pageant, 05/16/15

Their wholesome image
Shatters, comically, when
Flans says the S-word

- link: They Might Be Giants
- via reader "Raccoon"

SkareKrauRadio at the Schlafly Tap Room, 05/14/15

I was thrown a bit
By them in matching dresses
But then chaos reigned

- link: ScareKrauRadio

TV on the Radio at the Ready Room, 05/14/15

I always chase this
Magic feeling and they just
Hand it out freely.

- link: TV on the Radio

Bob Dylan at the Fox, 05/11/15 (6/6)

Bob Dylan can sing
The current tour proves that much.
How it's always been.

- link: Bob Dylan
- via reader Dana Smith

Bob Dylan at the Fox, 05/11/15 (5/6)

Bob Dylan's band
Is a well-oiled machine that
Can play anything

- link: Bob Dylan
- via reader Dana Smith

Bob Dylan at the Fox, 05/11/15 (4/6)

You'll go for the tunes
You'll be primed with the first set
Mind blown on second

- link: Bob Dylan
- via reader Dana Smith

Bob Dylan at the Fox, 05/11/15 (3/6)

The theatre walls fell down
During "Simple Twist of Fate"
We floated away

- link: Bob Dylan
- via reader Dana Smith

Bob Dylan at the Fox, 05/11/15 (2/6)

It's an old cliche
Dylan's just like a fine wine
Gets better with age

- link: Bob Dylan
- via reader Dana Smith

Bob Dylan at the Fox, 05/11/15 (1/6)

Pay close attention
During "Early Roman Kings"
Jamming with the band

- link: Bob Dylan
- via reader Dana Smith

Darsombra at Koken Art Factory, 05/06/15

Warm noise-psych yogis!
Is this what acid is like?
If so, sign me up.

- link: Darsombra

Eric Hall at Koken Art Factory, 05/06/15

Trippy visuals
And sound loops made me space out.
In a good way, though.

- link: Eric Hall

Tory Z Starbuck at Koken Art Factory, 05/06/15

"He kinda looks like
Vivian from the Young Ones.
I like his playing."

- link: Tory Z Starbuck
- accidental haiku via 8-year-old poet Pepper

Too Many Daves at Fubar, 05/04/15

There is a pure joy
That lifer punk rockers have
They let us share it

- link: Too Many Daves

Braddock at Fubar, 05/04/15

Stadium punk rock
For anthemic sing-alongs
But nobody did

- link: Braddock

Tyler Damon / Darin Gray at the William Kerr Foundation, 05/04/15

Songs for the children
Playing on trash behind them
As the darkness fell

- link: Tyler Damon
- link: Darin Gray
- link: event

Wolf Alice at the Demo, 05/03/15

Small but warm crowd, a
Band that's clearly thrilled to tour:
A fun Sunday night.

- link: Wolf Alice
- via reader Mike Appelstein

Made Violent at the Demo, 05/03/15

Like Soul Asylum's
Nephews, but mediocre.
Awkward stage banter.

- link: Made Violent
- via reader

BugLoverDemonChaser on Cherokee Street, 05/02/15

They made him tighter
He made them loose-y goose-y
And we all got dumb

- link: Bug Chaser
- link: Demonlover

River Rats at Mile Marker 68.3 Bier Fest, 04/25/15

Your stoner uncles
Playing classic rock and folk
Perfect bier soundtrack

- link: River Rats

Sleater-Kinney at the Pageant, 04/24/15

They sounded great but
They're not really my jam. Still:
I got mad respect.

- link: Sleater-Kinney

THEESatisfaction at the Pageant, 04/24/15

I liked them a lot
But they were kind of flat live.
Will buy the album!

- link: THEESatisfaction

Sufjan Stevens at the Peabody Opera House, 04/20/15

No hippies dancing
No capes, no halos, no wings
I miss "fun" Sufjan

- link: Sufjan Stevens
- via reader

Cold Specks at the Peabody Opera House, 04/20/15

Afro-beat droning
With Mountain Blues earthiness
And Siouxsie vocals

- link: Cold Specks

Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express at Off Broadway, 04/16/15

Charisma and charm
Plus perfectly crafted songs
Delivered with style

- link: Chuck Prophet

The Incurables at Off Broadway, 04/16/15

Thanks to the Lawd for
Giving us rock. Without which
We'd be lost. Amen.

- link: The Incurables

Sole Loan, Ransom Note, This City of Takers, Peck of Dirt at the Schlafly Tap Room, 04/11/15

Damn. Rest in peace, Anne.
We do a good Irish wake.
I wish we didn't.

- link: Ransom Note
- link: This City of Takers

Peck of Dirt / Sole Loan combo at Schlafly Tap Room, 04/11/15

Tony be shreddin'
Maow maow maow maow neener maow
Hell yeah, go Tony

- link: event
- via rader ETH

Exodus at Pop's, 04/10/15

Got there pretty late
No "Bonded in Blood" for me
Still rocked my old ass

- link: Exodus

Testament at Pop's, 04/10/15

The way the singer
Air guitared all the solos
Was just goddamned cute

- link: Testament

Twerps at the Billiken Club, 04/09/15

Intertwining guitars
Truly funny stage banter
Utterly charming

- link: Twerps

The Body at Blank Space, 04/08/15

Sludge-doom duo rock
All of that low-end prob'bly
Rearranged my guts

link: The Body

Faultfinder at Blank Space, 04/08/15

Wasn't expecting
Them to be so gothy rock
Not disappointed

- link: Faultfinder

RED and Capone at Pop's, 03/28/15

I think it's okay
To go have a cigarette
During Chickenfoot

- link: RED

Chingy at the Ready Room, 03/21/15

"That Gucci leather/
It make her coochie wetter."
Can't argue with that.

- link: Chingy

Swervedriver at the Duck Room, 03/17/15

How do they do it?
These new songs are just as good
As the old songs! Yay!

- link: Swervedriver

Motown on Mondays at Blank Space, 03/09/15

Ain't too proud to beg:
Please keep this night going for
Ever and ever

- link: Motown on Monday

CaveofswordS at the Demo, 03/06/15

They're the band on stage
When there's a vampire attack
In Buffy reruns

- link: CaveofswordS

Middle Class Fashion at the Demo, 03/06/15

The sound is weird here
Of they're all drum-n-bass now
Or maybe both things

- link: Middle Class Fashion