All-American Rejects a good choice for nostalgic WILD

I don’t know about anyone else, but my middle school dreams are coming true. When the All-American Rejects first gained popularity in 2003, most of us were still in grade school. By the time they released the album that spawned “Dirty Little Secret,” “Move Along” and “It Ends Tonight,” we were starting to develop our individual music tastes.

| Music Editor

Little Green Cars comes to the Old Rock House

Stevie Appleby, one of the lead singers of indie rock band Little Green Cars, addressed the small audience gathered at the Old Rock House this past Wednesday night with an original poem. The poem followed the first two songs of the band’s set, both tracks from their recently released album, “Ephemera.”

| Staff Writer

Cherub to play SPB spring concert at Pageant

Cherub, an electro-indie duo known for their song “Doses and Mimosas,” will take the stage at the Pageant for Social Programming Board’s spring concert Thursday, April 14.

Amelia Ma | Contributing Reporter

Smallpools to headline fall Gargoyle concert

Alternative band Smallpools will headline Social Programming Board’s fall Gargoyle concert, SPB announced Thursday.

| Contributing Reporter

Walk the Moon to headline WUStock, CS40 exec pics indicate

Using an anagram made up of executive board members’ Facebook profile pictures, CS40 unofficially announced late Sunday night that Walk the Moon would headline WUStock 2014, which will be held on Saturday, April 5. Walk the Moon is a Cincinnati-based indie pop band most famous for the singles “Anna Sun” and “Tightrope” off the band’s 2012 self-titled album.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Now hear this!: Youth Lagoon

In two short years, chillwave has transformed from an indie-cred-establishing buzzword into a signifier for all that is wrong about hipster culture.

| Music Editor

Now Hear This!: Neon Indian at the Gargoyle

If you’re looking for an energetic, dance-filled start to your weekend, you won’t even have to leave campus. Social Programming Board has brought two acclaimed electronic artists to the Gargoyle for its first concert of the semester. Opening will be Mister Lies at 8:30 p.m., followed by Neon Indian performing a disc jockey set.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Now Hear This!: The Joy Formidable

If you need something to do this April Fools’ Monday other than lamenting the start of another school week, escape from thoughts of work and responsibilities by heading out to Pop’s to see emerging alternative rock band The Joy Formidable. The trio hails from across the pond (North Wales, specifically) and is pretty well-respected already on the U.K.

Radiohead

Radiohead is one of the last great rock bands to break the mainstream barrier, which unfortunately means that it is also one of the last great rock bands to have expensive concert tickets. Given Radiohead’s live reputation (several of the band’s Glastonbury sets are nothing short of legendary), however, the steep entry fee should be well worth it.

| Cadenza Reporter

‘American Idiot’ to play Peabody Opera House

Don’t want to be an American idiot? You might be if you miss out on this weekend’s performances of the Green Day musical at the Peabody Opera House. “American Idiot” opened on Broadway in April 2010 and stayed running for almost a year. It has been touring the country since the beginning of 2012, and its time in St. Louis is here.

| Senior Cadenza Editor