Steve Hardy

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‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ Live

Middle Earth is going live this weekend! The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, in conjunction with guest conductor Erik Ochsner, the St. Louis Symphony Chorus and the St. Louis Children’s Choirs will perform Howard Shore’s Oscar-winning score for “The Fellowship of the Ring” in real time while the movie plays behind them.

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A preview of the artist

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are set to headline W.I.L.D. Is it 1969 again? Actually, ES+TMZ is a thoroughly modern band (Their first album, “Up From Below” came out in July 2009), but with its folk-rock sound and grizzled troubadour appearance, the group wouldn’t have been out of place at Woodstock.

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‘Collapse Into Now’ | R.E.M.

“Collapse Into Now,” is billed as R.E.M.’s 15th studio album, but there must have been some kind of mix-up at the music factory because “Collapse” is almost certainly a collection of the last decade’s B-sides.

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‘Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will’ | Mogwai

For fans of: Mew, Doves, Pelican Suggested tracks: “George Square Thatcher Death Party,” “San Pedro,” “How to Be a Werewolf” Mogwai has always eschewed the trite verse-chorus-verse conceit for grandiose soundscapes and four minute-plus crescendos that erupt into cathartic rock bliss, all with the sparse use of vocals. That approach is on display on the […]

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Grammy preview 2011

Ah, it’s that most wonderful time of the year. The roads are all iced over, the birds absent from their trees and students everywhere are counting down the days until Spring Break. Yes, that means it’s time for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, broadcasting this Sunday at 7pm CT. Cadenza has winnowed down the 109 categories to the 10 most interesting, and we’ll let you know not only who will win, but who should.

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Now Hear This! – Deer Tick

To encourage Wash. U. students to check out local shows, Cadenza presents our new weekly feature, “Now Hear This!” in which we preview an act that will be playing in the 314 over the weekend. A Tampa reviewer wrote that a recent Deer Tick show whipped band and fans into a “redneck chaos.”

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How to play Tang

Tales of old speak of a Wash. U. drinking game called “Tang.” Imagine a 64-team drinking game tournament that took place in the quad during W.I.L.D.

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‘Real Ghosts Caught on Tape’ | Fake Problems

[rating stars=4.5]With lyrics like “I will pretend to be asleep so that no one will notice me,” Fake Problems might sound like a downer band if they didn’t have what is perhaps the jauntiest of jaunty guitar licks around.

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Instant feedback at Play:stl

Last weekend’s PLAY:stl festival on the Loop democratized music. PLAY:stl might not bring in national acts like LouFest, nor does it book many of the area’s most established acts, a la The Riverfront Times Music Showcase.

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I’m with the Band…and the Other Band, and the DJ, and the Hip-Hop Group!

‘A haze of psychedelic.’ ‘Country with an edge.’ ‘Sex, drugs, rock, roll.’ Ask the band formerly known as CLIVE to describe their new sound in four words, and you’ll get as many answers as musicians. Heck, they can’t even decide on a name. They’re billed as White Lightning, but don’t be surprised to hear them introduced as Mr.

| Cadenza Music Editor