A Europop track referencing Sylvia Plath? Welcome to the new Belle and Sebastian. The Scottish group is back with their ninth studio album, "Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance," and it's a different Belle and Sebastian. They're not unrecognizable, it's just as if they put on some makeup and slipped into their party dress.
Alex Phillips and David Reddick
There are two types of cafes in the movies. There's the hive of romance -- think Brad Pitt and Claire Forlani in "Meet Joe Black" -- a cozy room with warm, milky drinks and longing eyes.
Not Quite Right Improv Group
Perhaps because it was the 11th show I had seen over a two-day marathon of shows, or because it was the last slot of a very long weekend spanning four days and over 100 performances, I struggled with Not Quite Right improv group.
The Four Fronts
In a tribute to classic American Lindy Hop write my paper and early traditional jazz dancing, "Rhythm City" made Kranzberg Cabaret travel back in time with a high-energy act that was guaranteed to make you start hand-clappin' and toe-tappin'.
The five-day 2nd Annual St. Lou Fringe Festival is happening this June 20-24. This year's Fringe has a multitude of local and national arts groups performing in indoor and outdoor venues around Grand Center and Midtown Alley in St. Louis.
Har Mar Superstar graces the cover of his most recent album in a triple stack of shirtless, woolly, jorts-sporting glory.
Santigold is a proud child of the '80s. Her genre-jumping songs are thoroughly modern. Yet they usually carry an '80s element, whether it's the Goth rock of Siouxsie and the Banshees or the electronic new wave of Devo or the punk rock of Bad Brains.
Last night's lineup at Plush was synthesizer and pop-hook heavy, performed with a playfulness straight from the '80s.