Touring behind their latest release "Life Like," Joan of Arc rolled into St. Louis on a bill that was as nearly full as the band's 15-album catalog.
"I'm not going for a run," I told myself after I got home from work. "I'm going to see the Black Lips tonight." As a seasoned Black Lips show attendee, I knew how off the wall the Atlanta foursome's concerts could get. I figured I'd be better off pogoing to some screaming guitars than embarking on an afternoon jog. I was right.
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?
Three St. Louis local favorites plus one from Texas filled the Firebird to capacity with hungry fans Saturday night.