SkareKrau Radio at the Schlafly Tap Room, 12/18/14

New singer sings well
Nobody showed their wiener
Hmm, is this progress?

- link: SkareKrau Radio

18andCounting at the Schlafly Tap Room, 12/18/14

It took me a bit
To get that the muffled mic
Was intentional

- link: 18andCounting

The Conformists at the Schlafly Tap Room, 12/18/14

They have finally
Figured out how to play songs
Love the new lineup!

- link: The Conformists

Animal Teeth at the Schlafly Tap Room, 12/18/14

It's funny to think
That these types of punk rockers
Used to be scary

- link: Animal Teeth

Ben Hanna at the Schlafly Tap Room, 12/18/14

Heard Ben Hanna sing
And it almost broke my heart
Good to have him back!

- link: Grandpa's Ghost

The Supermen at Pop's, 12/16/14 (guest haiku by a guy outside smoking after the show)

"What the fuck was that?
I've never been embarrassed
At Pop's in my life!"

- link: The Supermen

Braining at the Revisionist Inn, 12/08/14

They didn't even
Play their own tape release show.
So, glad they made it!

- link: Braining

Fecal Dam at the Revisionist Inn, 12/08/14

Let's see if I can
Put in my ear-plugs before
I go straight up deaf

- link: Fecal Dam

Garth Brooks at Scottrade Center, 12/07/14

Jet black cowboy hat
And a twinkle in his eye
Dude still delivers

- link: Garth Brooks

Roland Johnson at Beale on Broadway, 12/03/14

The voice is all right,
But it's not the voice that counts.
This guy's a showman.

- link: Roland Johnson & Soul Endeavor

River Kittens at the Livery, 12/03/14

What's that precious sound?
I thought this night was over!
Most angelic shit!

- link: River Kittens

Piano Bobby Schuster at the Hideaway, 12/02/14

"I'm doing pretty
Good for a one-hundred-and-
Thirty-year-old guy!"

The Bottle Rockets at Off Broadway, 11/29/14

On Saturday night
The best God damn band in town?
The Bottle Rockets.

- link: The Bottle Rockets
- via reader Dana Smith

Popular Mechanics at CBGB, 11/29/14

"This is the first song
We played when we first started, five
years ago." Still fresh!

- link: Popular Mechanics

The Humanoids at CBGB, 11/29/14

Hear that sublime sound?
It's two brothers, singing

- link: The Humanoids

The Bottle Rockets at Off Broadway, 11/29/14

Outrageously good.
These dudes are the masters of
Midwest rock and roll.

- link: The Bottle Rockets

Pabst Presents: The Blackest of Fridays, No Coast 3 Year Anniversary Party at Saint Liborius Church, 11/28/14

Church of Sk8tan raged
Punk rock bloody pit chaos
Black friday heroes

- link: event

Roland Johnson at Hammerstone's, 11/28/14

He sang all the hits
And we cried happy tears when
They did "Stand By Me"

- link: Roland Johnson & Soul Endeavor

RED: A Tribute to Sammy Hagar at Pop's, 11/26/14

When the seasons change
So too do nature's colors.
Yet all year long: RED.

- link: RED

Britches at the Schlafly Tap Room, 11/20/14

Them was good noises
Though I'd say that the light show
Helped 'em out a lot

- link: Britches

Chris Darby at Chill Dawg Cove, 11/16/14

Soundtrack-y guitar
And madrigal-y vocals
Awkward, but okay

Demon Lover at Blank Space, 11/14/14

Three keyboard attack
More questions arise

- link: Demon Lover

Home Body at Blank Space, 11/14/14

Eighties goth-synth jam
With D.I.Y. light show?
Sure, why the Hell not?

- link: Home Body

Yowie at the Heavy Anchor, 11/08/14

A relaxing bath
In a tub full of spiders
That taste like candy

- link: Yowie

Sand at the Heavy Anchor, 11/08/14

Gabor Szabo bits
Into Iron Maiden bits
So many good bits!

- link: Sand

Omoo Omoo at the Heavy Anchor, 11/08/14

Lucky for this dude
I love those guitar pedal
Demo videos

- link: Omoo Omoo

The Pizza Underground at the Firebird, 11/03/14

We watched half the set
Then we left to get pizza.
I think they'd approve.

- link: The Pizza Underground

Goodacre at Stag Nite at Art Bar, 10/29/14

Not really my style
But I loved that they were so
Present and sincere

- link: Goodacre

Letter to Memphis at Stag Nite at Art Bar, 10/29/14

Heard from the sidewalk
And had to know what it was
"This sounds nice," I said

- link: Letter to Memphis

Amon Amarth at the Pageant, 10/29/14

As full production
As Metal can be & still

- link: Amon Amarth

Sabaton at the Pageant, 10/29/14

Matching costumes and
Corny-ass backing keyboards
Cirque d'So Metal

- link: Sabaton

Skeletonwitch at the Pageant, 10/29/14

Shreddin' & rockin'
Then the nerdy guitarist
Would say somethin' cute

- link: Skeletonwitch

Anthony Nanney & Co. inside at Fast Eddie's, 10/25/14

A lovely version
of "Under the Milky Way"???
What a great surprise.

- link: Anthony Nanney

Planet Boogie outside at Fast Eddie's, 10/25/14

Oddly refreshing
To see a big cover band
With such young members

- link: Planet Boogie

Weezer at Plush, 10/19/14

Rock professionals!
They manage to keep it fun
All these years later.

- link: Weezer

Thelma and the Sleaze at The Engine Room, 10/15/14

All-gal Trash-Punk Blues.
Rob Zombie should cast them in
Devil's Rejects VI.

- link: Thelma and the Sleaze

The Phonocaptors at Plush, 10/10/14

Fists pumped overhead
We all danced and sang along
To south side classics

Hurt Feelings at Plush, 10/10/14

We nominate Jeff
As the new King of the Scene
He pulled it off. Hard.

- link: Hurt Feelings

J Mascis at Off Broadway, 10/05/14

Ev'ryone watch out!
Old Man Mascis discovered
Loop technology.

- link: J Mascis

J Mascis at Off Broadway, 10/05/14

It's fun to watch J
Attempt to be quiet and
Rein in dat noodle

- link: J Mascis

Spaceface at Koken Art Factory, 09/27/14

Psychedelic bands
Sometimes send your brain floating.
This one pulled us in.

- link: Spaceface

Spaceface at Koken Art Factory, 09/27/14

Spaceface is more than
The light show that they put on.
They also rock and roll!

- link: Spaceface
- via reader

Kisser at the Schlafly Tap Room, 09/25/14

Must pummelingist
I have seen them be so far
Bad trip in best way

- link: Kisser

The Foggy Memory Boys at Wilderness Lodge Resort in Lesterville, MO, 09/20/14

Pro bluegrass players
Thrilled this happy wedding crowd
With great tunes and smiles

- link: The Foggy Memory Boys

The Beach Boys at Belleville 200 in downtown Belleville, IL, 09/19/14

I expected worse
But it's still not the real thing.
Hashtag Team Wilson.

- link: The Beach Boys

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

- 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

- link: Skull's Mind

An Evening of Musical Miscellany -- From Telemann to Twitty at St. Paul's Episcopal-Carondelet, 08/23/14

A dude played Neil Young
And suddenly I was the
Chump who cried in church

- link: event page

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

- link: The Cult
- via reader Ryan Z.

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