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My slapdash review of the new Kings on Leon, after one listen

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Fela Kuti: The Musical!

Monday, September 1st, 2008

…no, seriously. I have a feeling it could hang around a while.

The Ting Tings to play at Vintage Vinyl, DJ Meatface to start working on his game

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

From the press release:

UK sensations The Ting Tings are touring America and will be stopping in St. Louis for a headline show at the Bluebird and a special instore performance at Vintage Vinyl. With a #1 single & album in the UK, owning dance floors across the globe and performing at Lollapalooza, don’t expect to see the band in such intimate places and spaces like the Bluebird and Vintage Vinyl when The Ting Tings make their next trip across the pond. Bring your dancing shoes and don’t miss a special performance by The Ting Tings on July 31st at 6:00PM at Vintage Vinyl. After the performance the band will be hanging out & signing copies of their debut LP and CD release “We Started Nothing”.”

You’ve got to be shitting me

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Former Joy Division singer Ian Curtis’s gravestone has been stolen. What. The. Fuck.


Know the world isn’t all so bad: download the new Jumbling Towers EP for free.

RFT hearts KWUR Week artists

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

This year’s RFT award nominees were recently announced, and they’re chock full of acts you’ve (yes, you!) seen at KWUR Week. The Feed, who were last minute fill-ins from 2006, were nominated for best live act and best pop band. The Sex Robots, who were part of the 2007 St. Louis showcase, will be competing with the Feed for best pop band (pop?), as well as getting a best album nomination for Peat Sounds (technically by the Pubes, but hey, who’s counting). So Many Dynamos, who played at the same show, were nominated for best live act and best indie rock band, where they’ll compete with Man Man opener(/overshadower?) Bunnygrunt. From this year’s slate of shows, Jumbling Towers and Say Panther each will be competing with So Many Dynamos for indie rock honors, and from the year’s only hip hop show at the Gargoyle, Earthworms earned a nomination for hip-hop act, and DJ Crucial for hip-hop DJ. Basically, KWUR Week is the shit.

KWUR alum DJ Trackstar also got a hip-hop DJ nomination, and friends of KWUR Magnolia Summer were nominated for untraditional Americana/folk. You can vote on the awards by clicking here.