Caitlin Bladt

It was the biggest LouFest yet. And here's the photo proof. more

Sep 15, 2015 9:18 AM , Music

One of the city's most original festivals is returning this weekend. IndiHop (Saturday, June 1, noon to 5 p.m.), now in its second year, gives participants the opportunity to become better acq... more

May 29, 2013 10:05 AM Dining

Now in its third year, LouFest gives concert-goers the rare opportunity to jam to the best local musicians while enjoying food from around the city, find their new favorite band in the 2 p.m. slot, an... more

Aug 29, 2012 1:29 PM Culture

In a Rolling Stone review of The Flaming Lips ' Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots , the author states: "The long-reigning kings of big-sky psychedelia emerge from their Oklahoma City bunker to as... more

Aug 24, 2012 12:00 PM Culture


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Everything seems to be coming full-circle for Sleepy Kitty. The group—comprised of Paige Brubeck and Evan Sult—was responsible for creating the logo and promotional materials for the very first... more

Aug 23, 2012 12:00 AM Culture

When Cults first appeared on the music scene in the summer of 2010, almost as little was known about them as the secretive co-ops they take their name from. All anyone knew were that there were two... more

Aug 20, 2012 2:00 PM Culture


Photograph: J.Wagner & S.Waugh

Jay Farrar's list of accomplishments seems altogether too long for someone who has not yet reached 50 years old. The Belleville, Illinois native was one of the pioneering members of alt-country ... more

Aug 20, 2012 12:00 AM Culture

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 12:45 p.m. Handy messenger bag break on the bike ride from the Metrolink station? Alpine Shop's got you covered. 2 p.m. The bleach-blonde glory that is Sleepy Ki... more

Aug 18, 2012 12:00 PM Culture

British group Little Barrie has been garnering buzz overseas for the past several years, and is now poised to make break out in the States as well. We caught up with the band via e-mail while the... more

Aug 17, 2012 12:00 PM Culture


Photograph by Brantley Gutierrez

Alt-rock legends Dinosaur Jr. left fans longing for more when they split up in 1997. In 2005, they reunited for what was supposed to be a short tour supporting the re-issues of their first three... more

Aug 17, 2012 12:00 AM Culture


Photograph by Shawn Brackbill

Listening to Wild Nothing's first full-length album, Gemini , is like being time-warped back to a teenager's bedroom in the mid-'80s. The album is defined by lightly handled synth, bells and dist... more

Aug 15, 2012 4:00 PM Culture

Dawes ' sound can be traced to California based bands of the '60s— the Band , Buffalo Springfield , Crosby, Stills & Nash . The heart and emotion inherent in every soulful chord the band strums ... more

Aug 14, 2012 12:00 PM Culture

Imagining that the members of the band Cotton Mather might be bitter and resentful isn't a stretch. The record deals they should have been offered never showed up, while DJs in the States refused... more

Aug 14, 2012 8:42 AM Culture

The biggest thing you need to know going into a THEESatisfaction show—your hips are going to move. With music this bass-heavy and tightly syncopated, it's impossible to do anything else. You're not... more

Aug 13, 2012 12:00 AM Culture

 "We like to play at night. We like being in the dark," Sarah Barthel, one-half of the band Phantogram, explains. The band—comprised of long-time friends Barthel and Josh Carter—create lush, co... more

Aug 10, 2012 11:35 AM Culture


Dr. Dog performing at Coachella 2009. Photograph by Cody Peterson (Creative Commons License)

Being in a rock band is pretty much synonymous with infighting and egomania. From Paul McCartney and John Lennon to Noel and Liam Gallagher of Oasis —the list of rock star breakdowns and band ... more

Aug 6, 2012 10:25 AM Culture


Will Knauer, Jonathan James, John Robert Cardwell, Philip Dickey. Photograph by Wesley Hamilton

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin is the type of band you could bring home to your family. Over heaping plates of chicken salad they'd tell your younger sister they like her braids, your mom ... more

Aug 1, 2012 7:56 AM Culture


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King Tuff frontman, Kyle Thomas, doesn't skip a beat when asked his plans for the band's future. "World domination," Thomas states. Well that, he concedes, and "trying to go to a lot of barbeq... more

Jul 30, 2012 12:00 AM Culture


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It's hard not to be swept up in The Pernikoff Brothers ' excitement. With a string of praise-worthy opening gigs on local stages last year (including a opening slot for Willie Nelson), and a ren... more

Jul 24, 2012 12:00 PM Culture

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Jul 20, 2012 4:41 PM