Orchestra wrangler. Reverent mystic. Tortured mystic. Schizo-pop auteur. Purveyor of Christmas cheer. Sufjan Stevens is many things. In the 15 years since beginning his solo career, Stevens has moved through sounds and styles with an insatiable appetite for self-transformation.
One of the most influential and long-lasting bands of all time will be hitting the stage at the Scottrade Center downtown this Friday, and if you’ve got the means to get there and get a seat (tickets are close to sold out), you’d be senseless to miss out.
Known for his laidback post-rock soundscapes filled with ambient melodies and soft synthesizers, music producer and artist Tycho will be bringing his distinctive style to the stage at The Ready Room, a venue in The Grove, this Wednesday.
If you’re a fan of electronic-fueled synth-pop filled with syrupy sweet vocals (think along the lines of Icona Pop, Ellie Goulding, or Marina and the Diamonds) then The Ready Room should be your destination of choice this Wednesday night. Canadian producer-slash-chanteuse Valerie Poxleitner, better known under her stage name Lights, comes to the downtown venue on her headlining U.S. tour.
Do you feel like you need to do something this Valentine’s Day but would rather go to a Mardi Gras party the day of? If so, consider venturing out on Wednesday night to see Nashville-based duo Cherub play at Old Rock House, an intimate St. Louis venue.
What better time to get off campus and spend a few hours lost in live music than syllabus week? I certainly can’t think of one—and this upcoming Friday will present the perfect opportunity when Jukebox the Ghost visits St. Louis and posts up in the intimate yet always enjoyable venue The Ready Room. Even if you’ve never heard of Jukebox the Ghost, this three-piece indie pop outfit should be a perfect fit for fans of bands like Ra Ra Riot or Givers.
In just a month or so, you’ll no longer be able to see Craig Ferguson behind the hosting desk on CBS’s “Late Late Show.” But for those of you mourning the Scottish-American comedian’s departure from late-night TV, don’t fret: you can also see him live right here at The Pageant on Wednesday.
For those of you looking for a preview for one of the artists on the ballot for WUStock next semester, head over to the Pageant on Wednesday to see Hoodie Allen and Chiddy Bang hit the stage. Hoodie, real name Steven Markowitz, will be bringing his trademark style of “frat-rap” to St. Louis, rapping about East Coast affluence and mainstream culture rather than the traditional women, guns, booze formula seen in most of the popular tracks today.
If you want to feel particularly “Fancy” this Tuesday night, head on down to The Ready Room in the colorful Grove neighborhood to see Charli XCX hit the stage and wow the crowd with her trademark live show.
If you missed St. Lucia playing the Gargoyle last semester—maybe you were abroad or your evening power-nap turned into a four-hour marathon—or you just enjoyed his last show so much that you can’t miss the opportunity to see him again, now’s your chance.