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Alice Merrill

Retro indie-pop band Cults has come a long way since its sparsely attended performance at the Luminary a year ago.

When I set out to cover one band only to have my heart stolen by the opening act, it's hard not to feel a certain measure of guilt. Alas, this is exactly the predicament in which I found myself Monday night as Austra captivated before Cold Cave's performance at the Firebird. Is this betrayal or discovery?

anthemic (an-the-mik)
adj.
(of a song) like an anthem in being rousing or uplifting.
See also: F*cked Up at the Firebird on Friday, July 1, 2011.

In what proved to be a dark respite from the incessant sunshine of St. Louis summer, the Antlers delivered their brand of sepulchral pop to a packed house at the Firebird on Friday.

The oft-repeated theme of Here We Go Magic is one of creating something beautiful despite seemingly limited circumstances, Saturday's show at the Firebird being no exception.

I will readily admit that I had my doubts about Friday night's show at Off Broadway. Tobacco -- moog-minded frontman of Black Moth Super Rainbow, Tom Fec -- immediately struck me as a poor fit for the Lemp Ave. mainstay, which tends to shy away from experimental or electronic artists in favor of Midwestern rock and acoustic acts catering to the 30-something set.

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