Beach House at the Billiken Club/The Rosebuds at the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, Friday, April 3
Looking at the out-of-town touring bands coming to St. Louis in the coming months, I hope people realize how lucky we are. Sure, not every act you might want to see is playing here -- Leonard Cohen and Dinosaur Jr., sigh -- but when it comes to indie rock, I can't remember a period in the last four years when we've had so much of it coming to town. Is this a reflection of the genre infiltrating the mainstream -- and therefore St. Louis finally catching on to the trend? Is it a function of better booking? A result of agents realizing that crowds do come to shows here (mostly)? Or a combo of the three? (Before anyone chimes in, the money colleges have is an acknowledged given, so I'm not including it as a variable.) I'm not sure, but I'm not going to question it. Videos after the jump.
Beach House, "Gila"
The Rosebuds, "Box Car"
The Ting-Tings + Estelle on the Brit Awards, "Shut Up and Let Me Go"