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April 27, 2017

JoJo is making a comeback while showcasing artistic growth

JoJo left the audience with advice, encouragement and hope for the future.

April 24, 2017

MOVE’s guide to music festivals for summer 2017

Missed out on Coachella? Avoid FOMO this summer by attending one of these major music festivals.

April 21, 2017

G#’s Musical Radar: Top five artists to see at Coachella

G#’s Musical Radar: Top five artists to see at Coachella

Coachella 2017 is full of must-see performances.

April 18, 2017

Lil Yachty event in Columbia proves fraudulent

Lil Yachty event in Columbia proves fraudulent

The rapper posted on Instagram that fliers about his Wednesday show were false.

April 14, 2017

MOVE playlists: Songs you can sweat to

MOVE playlists: Songs you can sweat to

These playlists will give you an extra push to skip your daily nap and get MOVE-ing.

April 13, 2017

G#’s Musical Radar: The Naked and Famous put on an energetic set on March 30

G#’s Musical Radar: The Naked and Famous put on an energetic set on March 30

The opening set for Blink-182 was filled with cutting-edge synths and exuberant indie-pop.

April 12, 2017

Vinyl Renaissance to move closer to campus

Vinyl Renaissance to move closer to campus

The record store will move to the vacated spot Woody’s Gentlemen’s Clothiers left on Ninth Street.

April 12, 2017

G#’s Musical Radar: Cold War Kids’ ‘L.A. Divine’ is its weakest LP yet

G#’s Musical Radar: Cold War Kids’ ‘L.A. Divine’ is its weakest LP yet

The indie rockers’ hometown tribute boasts a handful of memorable tracks but lacks creativity.

April 10, 2017

Eclectic Miami street band Magic City Hippies to bring beachy vibes to CoMo

The up-and-coming indie funk band will perform at Rose Music Hall this Tuesday.

April 4, 2017

Meet Sam Elfanbaum, a St. Louis native with a killer voice

Whether singing lead vocals in his band’s latest music video or performing with MU’s music department, this local musician should be on your radar.

April 3, 2017

MOVE’s guide to April concerts in Columbia

MOVE’s guide to April concerts in Columbia

From Mizzou Arena to Rose Music Hall, Columbia has the perfect place for every music-lover to catch a live show.

April 3, 2017

G#’s Musical Radar: Local Natives talks about mixing politics and music

G#’s Musical Radar: Local Natives talks about mixing politics and music

Vocalist Kelcey Ayer said the band’s latest album “stands as a symbol of hope for change and a better future.”

March 24, 2017

Get pumped for spring break with these playlists

From road trips to tropical getaways to taking the west coast by storm, MOVE’s got you covered.

March 21, 2017

 Know Before You Go: Cafe Berlin to host Xenia Rubinos

Know Before You Go: Cafe Berlin to host Xenia Rubinos

Local group MAZ Blanko and Hungry Foxes are joining Rubinos.

March 19, 2017

G#’s Musical Radar: Judah & the Lion discusses its latest album

G#’s Musical Radar: Judah & the Lion discusses its latest album

Banjo player Nate Zuercher talks about the creative process behind “Folk Hop N’ Roll.”

March 17, 2017

The Naturelles win quarterfinals at the ICCA A Cappella competition

The Naturelles win quarterfinals at the ICCA A Cappella competition

Naturelles President Brittany Wood: “The Naturelles is not a cookie-cutter girls group; we perform meaningful and edgy songs.”

March 15, 2017

Know Before You Go: Cafe Berlin to host a mixed-genre show Friday

Know Before You Go: Cafe Berlin to host a mixed-genre show Friday

Paddlefish and Enemy Airship will join Shana Falana.

March 14, 2017

Columbia marks 22nd sold-out tour stop for EDM duo Louis the Child

Columbia marks 22nd sold-out tour stop for EDM duo Louis the Child

With an EP in the works, Louis the Child is bringing fresh tracks to the electronic music scene and live music to a sold-out show at The Blue Note this Thursday.

March 14, 2017

Lorde is releasing new music, and you are ‘Liable’ to like it

Lorde is releasing new music, and you are ‘Liable’ to like it

Get ready for her upcoming album, “Melodrama,” by listening to this single.

March 14, 2017

MOVE’s picks for the best songs by local musicians

Listen to our local music playlist that has something for everyone.

March 13, 2017

Beatles tribute band RAIN to perform in Columbia Tuesday

Beatles tribute band RAIN to perform in Columbia Tuesday

This blast to the past performance will perform dozens of the Beatles’ best hits.

March 12, 2017

G#’s Musical Radar: The science behind musical preference

G#’s Musical Radar: The science behind musical preference

With the help of an expert, columnist Grant Sharples explores the complexity of taste in music.

March 7, 2017

Know Before You Go: TroyBoi to play in Columbia

Know Before You Go: TroyBoi to play in Columbia

Ekali and Manatee Commune are accompanying TroyBoi this Thursday.

March 1, 2017

Know Before You Go: Ray Wild and Dumpster Kitty to perform at Rose Music Hall

The local rock bands are set to perform Friday.

Feb. 24, 2017

G#’s Musical Radar: Ben Folds, Kadhja Bonet play sold-out show at The Blue Note

Both artists performed stripped-down sets Tuesday night.

Feb. 22, 2017

True/False sets the stage with diverse lineup of musicians

True/False sets the stage with diverse lineup of musicians

There’s more to the festival than just the films.

Feb. 21, 2017

Know Before You Go: Sammy Adams at The Blue Note

The Motel Brothers are performing this week before the rappers.

Feb. 15, 2017

Celebrate girl power with these feminist jams

Celebrate girl power with these feminist jams

From Metric to Destiny’s Child, we’ve got you covered.

Feb. 14, 2017

Know Before You Go: Ben Folds and a Piano perform at The Blue Note

Know Before You Go: Ben Folds and a Piano perform at The Blue Note

The classical crossover artist is performing Feb. 21.

Feb. 14, 2017

Quiz: What’s your perfect Valentine’s Day playlist?

Find the perfect songs for your date out, or your night in.

Feb. 12, 2017

G#’s Musical Radar: Feel the love with this Valentine’s Day playlist

G#’s Musical Radar: Feel the love with this Valentine’s Day playlist

Columnist Grant Sharples has compiled the perfect indie-rock set for the holiday.

Feb. 7, 2017

 Know Before You Go: Ninja Nation comes to The Blue Note

Know Before You Go: Ninja Nation comes to The Blue Note

Mizzou Electronic Music Organization is bringing Datsik with Crizzly and Virtual Riot to Columbia.

Feb. 5, 2017

G#’s Musical Radar: Newer bands reprise iconic styles of the past

G#’s Musical Radar: Newer bands reprise iconic styles of the past

Columnist Grant Sharples finds modern counterparts of older bands.

Jan. 31, 2017

Know Before You Go: Low-cost concert, high-energy band

Know Before You Go: Low-cost concert, high-energy band

Pop Evil will play at The Midland in Kansas City.

Jan. 29, 2017

DJ Steve Aoki talks politics, Grammys and cake throwing

DJ Steve Aoki talks politics, Grammys and cake throwing

The Grammy-nominated artist recently performed in St. Charles.

Jan. 29, 2017

G#’s Musical Radar: Music canons promote exclusivity and uniformity

G#’s Musical Radar: Music canons promote exclusivity and uniformity

Columnist Grant Sharples discusses how our opinions can be influenced by music critics.

Dec. 17, 2016

Look around, look around: ‘Hamilton Mixtape’ blows us all away

Look around, look around: ‘Hamilton Mixtape’ blows us all away

The collection of covers and reimagined tracks is an exquisite love letter to “Hamilton” fans.

Dec. 7, 2016

MOVE’s top 10 albums of 2016

MOVE’s top 10 albums of 2016

2016 was a legendary year for music. With releases ranging from Chance the Rapper to the Rolling Stones, this list has something for everyone.

Dec. 6, 2016

Know Before You Go: Bastille comes to Peabody Opera House in St. Louis

The band will perform on the last day of the fall semester.

Dec. 6, 2016

Get ready for a Killers Christmas

Get ready for a Killers Christmas

After a decade of Christmas music, the Killers are releasing a compilation.

Dec. 3, 2016

Top 10 alternative albums of 2016

Top 10 alternative albums of 2016

From Radiohead to Local Natives, don’t miss these 10 albums alternative bands released this year.

Nov. 29, 2016

Rebelution grooves Columbia

Rebelution grooves Columbia

American reggae band plays the Blue Note with flashy newcomers Hirie.

Nov. 11, 2016

Twelve things to binge watch, read and listen to over break

Twelve things to binge watch, read and listen to over break

Whether you love reading or watching TV, there’s something for you.

April 9, 2016

X Ambassadors concert brims with soul and passion

The alternative group performed Friday at Jesse Auditorium.

Feb. 29, 2016

The 1975’s sophomore album embraces the unusual

The 1975’s sophomore album embraces the unusual

The title isn’t the only thing that’s long.

Feb. 3, 2016

Top artists to release anticipated albums in 2016

Artists such as The 1975, Frank Ocean and M83 all plan to release new music this year

Feb. 2, 2016

Listen to This: Sia’s 'This Is Acting' is fun but lacks variety

The pop artist’s seventh album doesn’t quite live up to the greatness of “Chandelier.”

Jan. 27, 2016

Listen to This: ‘Death Of A Bachelor’ fuses dance-pop, punk rock and jazz

Listen to This: ‘Death Of A Bachelor’ fuses dance-pop, punk rock and jazz

Panic! At The Disco’s fifth album is an energizing blend of genres.

Jan. 24, 2016

Listen to This: 10 songs for new semester motivation

Amplify your back-to-school energy with this playlist

Jan. 18, 2016

Daughter adds rock-and-roll touches to their style with 'Not to Disappear'

Daughter adds rock-and-roll touches to their style with 'Not to Disappear'

The British folk band’s eerie yet ambient music has finally acquired moments of knock-your-socks-off brilliance.

Jan. 18, 2016

Saying goodbye to David Bowie

Saying goodbye to David Bowie

Bowie’s artistic impact continues to resonate with local artists

Nov. 24, 2015

Adele’s ‘25’ is a perfect combination of soul, pop and passion

The years-long wait is over as Adele reclaims her throne as queen of soul-pop

Nov. 17, 2015

Record Radar: Return to the Moon v. Dealer

MOVE columnist Kennedy Simone reviews new releases from EL VY and Foxing.

Nov. 17, 2015

Justin Bieber is a "Baby" no more

Justin Bieber has now gone to the dark side — of music, that is

Nov. 17, 2015

Speakeasy club hosts four-man band Ray Wild

Speakeasy club hosts four-man band Ray Wild

Education is a back-up plan for local band Ray Wild

Nov. 17, 2015

The boys are back in town, but not for long

“Made In the A.M.” wasn’t worth the early rise

Nov. 4, 2015

The Neighbourhood’s ‘Wiped Out!’ is an eclectic, beachy album

The Neighbourhood’s ‘Wiped Out!’ is an eclectic, beachy album

The Neighbourhood’s sophomore album combines experimental alternative rock and seaside vibes.

Oct. 29, 2015

For those about to (punk) rock, 5SOS is here to help

The self-proclaimed kings of the new broken scene are hooking you up with all new punk-rock jams on 'Sounds Good Feels Good.'

Oct. 29, 2015

Record Radar: the PBR&B issue

MOVE Columnist Kennedy Simone reviews new releases from Kelela and Bryson Tiller.

Oct. 29, 2015

Top Tracks: School of Music’s Michael Budds

Music historian Michael Budds shares his thoughts on popular music.

Oct. 29, 2015

BØRNS’ debut album will give you a rush of "Dopamine"

BØRNS’ debut album will give you a rush of "Dopamine"

The up-and-coming alternative artist's collection of indie-pop love songs is sure to impress.

Oct. 21, 2015

The groover versus the snoozer

MOVE columnist Kennedy Simone reviews new releases from rappers Raury and Curtiss King.

Oct. 20, 2015

Homecoming Queen Allison Fitts gains respect for her sincerity

Homecoming Queen Allison Fitts gains respect for her sincerity

“She’s never apologized for who she is,” PHA VP of Programming Abby Flores said.

Oct. 19, 2015

Top Tracks: Cafe Berlin’s Emily Holtzman

Find out what Cafe Berlin’s booking agent listens to!

Oct. 18, 2015

Five artists you should check out

The music industry is difficult to break into, but these five artists deserve it.

Oct. 17, 2015

Toro y Moi to bring funky sound to Columbia

Chaz Bundick: “That’s who sees music is college kids. They tend to understand that live music is important to have in your life.”

Oct. 17, 2015

Record Radar: Two indie folk-rock bands, only one that didn’t suck

MOVE columnist Kennedy Simone reviews new releases from indie folk-rock bands.

Oct. 14, 2015

‘Hamilton’ is a cast album to remember

Lin-Manuel Miranda seamlessly blends the American past with America of today.

Oct. 8, 2015

Record Radar: The rapper takes on the production-perfect soul singer

MOVE columnist Kennedy Simone reviews new EP releases from rapper Marty and duo Blended Babies with Anderson .Paak.

Oct. 7, 2015

Maneater Long Reads: Work Hard, Play Loud

Maneater Long Reads: Work Hard, Play Loud

Led by its drum majors, MU’s marching band continues a 130-year tradition.

Oct. 6, 2015

MU alum Sheryl Crow to perform at the Homecoming concert

MU alum Sheryl Crow to perform at the Homecoming concert

All the proceeds go toward the School of Music’s new building.

Sept. 30, 2015

"Honeymoon” showcases Lana Del Rey’s experiences in love and loss

Lana Del Rey’s new album is more personal than ever with the dismissal of modern pop influences seen on her previous albums for a more authentic and pure sound.

Sept. 27, 2015

Roots N Blues: Day 2

Needtobreathe and Dwight Yoakam closed out the festival’s second day at Stephens Lake Park.

Sept. 26, 2015

Roots N Blues: Day 1

All ages ventured out to Stephens Lake Park for a night full of music.

Sept. 23, 2015

Gary Clark Jr.’s “The Story of Sonny Boy Slim” a grab bag of styles

Gary Clark Jr.’s “The Story of Sonny Boy Slim” a grab bag of styles

The Austin blues rocker pulls sounds from all over the board in this personal, emotive sophomore LP.

Sept. 23, 2015

GRiZ closes out the summer with surprise EP

GRiZ closes out the summer with surprise EP

GRiZ surprises fans with new EP days before playing sold out Red Rocks show.

Sept. 23, 2015

Keep calm and riot grrrl on

Keep calm and riot grrrl on

The mother band of the feminist movement reissue debut LP, this time cleaner and with bonus tracks.

Sept. 23, 2015

Street pianos strike a chord in Columbia

Street pianos strike a chord in Columbia

One MU student's art project has inspired the piano man in all of us.

Sept. 23, 2015

Punch Bros album is genre-bending, eclectic

Punch Bros album is genre-bending, eclectic

The band will perform on the Missouri Lotto Stage, 5 p.m. Sunday.

Sept. 21, 2015

Museum Crawl lets viewers explore art from around the world

From fashion to wooden utensils to photographs, various types of artwork from different time periods were on display.

Sept. 21, 2015

The music of Peter Miyamoto and Michael Heald fills Whitmore Hall

Classical musicians Peter Miyamoto and Michael Heald talk about their lives, work and the music that has brought them together.

Sept. 16, 2015

Top Tracks: Evan Campbell

Columnist Morgan Magid crosses into broadcast territory to discuss the KCOU music director’s favorite album.

Sept. 15, 2015

Record Radar: The soulful chanteuse and the dream-pop Aussie

MOVE reviews Troye Sivan’s “WILD” and Alessia Cara’s “Four Pink Walls” for this week’s edition of Record Radar.

Sept. 13, 2015

MOVE covers Loufest: Day 1 recap

Hozier and Ludacris steal the show at Day One of LouFest.

Sept. 11, 2015

Musicians, poets and dancers take a stance against rape culture at Rock Against Rape

The center wanted to use multiple art forms to share their message of zero-tolerance for violence.

Sept. 8, 2015

California based band, Dirty Heads, perform in CoMo

MOVE talks to Dirty Heads about their journey before their concert in CoMo on Sept. 3.

Sept. 8, 2015

Record Radar: The Weeknd v. Travi$ Scott

MOVE columnist Kennedy Simone reviews new releases from The Weeknd and Travi$ Scott.

Sept. 8, 2015

Top Tracks: Megan Boyer

Columnist Morgan Magid talks to the Honors College advisor about her favorite album.

Sept. 2, 2015

Record Radar: Christian Rich v. Mick Jenkins

Music columnist Kennedy Simone takes on retro beats and alternative hip-hop for this week’s edition of Record Radar.

Sept. 2, 2015

Top Tracks: Ryan Thomas

Columnist Morgan Magid interviews the MU professor about his favorite album.

Aug. 29, 2015

The Schwag is bringing good vibes to CoMo

The Schwag is bringing good vibes to CoMo

The Schwag, a Grateful Dead cover band, comes to CoMo for an outdoor show.

Aug. 26, 2015

Record Radar: Tove Styrke v. LANY

Columnist Kennedy Simone pits these artists against each other for MOVE’s first edition of ‘Record Radar.’

Aug. 26, 2015

CoMo’s music scene won’t disappoint this fall

What to expect from the CoMo music scene this fall

Aug. 26, 2015

Punk and Palm Trees: a syllabus week stay-cation

Columnist Morgan Magid takes a look at local music scenes around the country before the start of her new column for next week’s issue

Aug. 26, 2015

Syllabus week = major jam sesh

MOVE helps you de-stress and get pumped for the semester.

July 16, 2015

Punk and Palm Trees: Don’t be an American idiot

Guest columnist Morgan Magid provides some ‘Murica-inspired tracks

July 10, 2015

MOVE reviews Twenty One Pilots’ new album ‘Blurryface’

MOVE reviews Twenty One Pilots’ new album ‘Blurryface’

New album causes mixed emotions

July 10, 2015

Punk and Palm Trees: Current tracks and throwback hits

Guest columnist Morgan Magid explores even more awesome summer soundtrack material.

July 1, 2015

MOVE reviews Jamie xx’s solo LP, “In Colour”

The LP is The xx’s “missing step forward”

July 1, 2015

SSLYBY rocks, surprises during June performance

The band performed June 20 at Rose Music Hall

June 22, 2015

Punk and Palm Trees: Pop punk’s Not Dead

Summer columnist Morgan Magid explores Blink-182, Fall Out Boy gems

June 9, 2015

Punk and Palm Trees: indie rock to rock your summer

We found the best of indie for the late nights and the high tides.

June 2, 2015

Punk and Palm Trees: high temps mean high energy

With school out and temperatures rising, we’ve come up with a way to satisfy all your summer music needs

June 1, 2015

New SSLYBY album is ’90s throwback meets indie pop

New SSLYBY album is ’90s throwback meets indie pop

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin’s sixth studio album “The High Country” will be released June 2, and they’ll be performing on June 20 at Rose Music Hall.

May 16, 2015

Roxy’s owner opens “secret” new music venue, lounge

The Social Room opened just weeks ago and already hopes to help diversify the Columbia music scene.

May 11, 2015

A “Wilder Mind” but a tender heart

Mumford & Sons’ new electrifying album delivers a brand new sound for the band, but keeps their soulful sincerity in the spotlight.

May 8, 2015

Five songs for finals

Study hard, jam harder

May 8, 2015

Vinyette brings alt-grunge authenticity to Midwest tour

The New York natives performed Wednesday night at The Bridge.

May 5, 2015

CoMo Girls Rock! teaches positivity through performance

CoMo Girls Rock! teaches positivity through performance

A la Riot Grrl, the camp teaches about feminism and the history of girl-rock in between music lessons.

May 5, 2015

Judah & the Lion to play Mizzou-A-Palooza

Judah & the Lion to play Mizzou-A-Palooza

The Nashville-based band will bring honesty and simplicity to their May 7 performance.

April 28, 2015

Gidget’s Garage is right up your alley

Gidget’s Garage is right up your alley

Unique shop has a relaxed atmosphere where you can shop or perform an instrument.

April 28, 2015

Singer-songwriter crafts ‘western blues’

Jesse Lafser will play songs from her new album “Raised on the Plains” at The Bridge.

April 22, 2015

Roots N Blues N BBQ announces first round of artists

The music festival’s lineup will include Lucinda Williams, Buddy Guy and others.

April 21, 2015

Festival 88 offers live music for a cause

KCOU will host the event, partnering with Tiger Pantry and the Craft Studio.

April 21, 2015

Strand of Oaks embodies brutally honest rock ‘n’ roll

Strand of Oaks embodies brutally honest rock ‘n’ roll

The band is slated to play April 22 at Rose Music Hall.

April 14, 2015

'Bona fide' musician channels healing sound

'Bona fide' musician channels healing sound

Raven Wolf C. Felton Jennings II plays a multitude of instruments to create spiritual jazz.

April 14, 2015

CoMo record stores keep vinyl alive

CoMo record stores keep vinyl alive

Slackers, Vinyl Renaissance and Hitt Records offer their own take on new and used tunes.

April 14, 2015

Letter from editor: Embrace CoMo’s music

Columbia’s music scene has a li’l something for everyone.

April 14, 2015

Live from Columbia

Downtown CoMo offers a variety of music venues to satisfy different musical tastes.

April 14, 2015

Local rapper does it all

Local rapper does it all

Chef Noriega was first influenced by rock ‘n’ roll.

April 14, 2015

Managers and artists bond over common goal

Managers and artists bond over common goal

Greenlight Management works with student bands.

April 14, 2015

Sing as you are

Sing as you are

Bars and concert venues host open mics and karaoke nights.

April 14, 2015

Tinder match led to formation of A Simple Exchange

Tinder match led to formation of A Simple Exchange

The local folk band first debuted in Columbia in May 2014.

April 7, 2015

Drew Holcomb heals and delights with album and tour

Drew Holcomb heals and delights with album and tour

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors will perform on April 11 at The Blue Note.

March 31, 2015

MU students celebrate Bach’s 330th birthday

A ‘street piano’ will be available for anyone passing by to play during the event.

March 31, 2015

Haunting lyrics with beautiful melodies make 'Carrie & Lowell' a masterpiece

Sufjan Stevens emerges from a five-year hiatus to release a grief-filled yet sublime album.

March 31, 2015

Tidal Volume still making waves after high school

Tidal Volume still making waves after high school

St. Louis-born band Tidal Volume will play at Rose Music Hall on April 9.

March 13, 2015

Richmond band builds energy through relentless touring

Richmond band builds energy through relentless touring

People’s Blues of Richmond is a vigorous rock band that focuses on its very loud and very entertaining live show.

March 10, 2015

Taylor’s Turntable: ‘Bring da Ruckus’ of Wu-Tang for the first-time listener

Columnist Taylor Ysteboe gave hip hop a serious chance for the first time with the Wu-Tang Clan.

March 10, 2015

The Rollups release their self-titled debut album

The Rollups release their self-titled debut album

The Rollups are a Columbia-based band that is putting a funky twist on alternative rock.

March 3, 2015

Taylor's Turntable: Lineups, as told by the last band

Columnist Taylor Ysteboe: “The headliners always catch our eyes, but don’t be afraid to check out the last act.”

March 3, 2015

MOVE busks a move

We caught up with a few of the True/False buskers, the musicians who’ll be playing during the fest.

March 3, 2015

Sir Sly hopes to make second album ‘personally valuable’

Sir Sly hopes to make second album ‘personally valuable’

Sir Sly opened for Kongos at The Blue Note on Monday night.

Feb. 24, 2015

Drizzy’s feels fall flat

Drake tried to pull a Beyoncé, but could only manage a Kelly Rowland.

Feb. 24, 2015

Taylor’s Turntable: Acoustic-pop singer Barnes is a modern Renaissance man

Columnist Taylor Ysteboe on a singer-songwriter who offers fans more than just gentle ballads.

Feb. 17, 2015

Ray Wild immerses itself in ’70s vibes in first EP

Ray Wild immerses itself in ’70s vibes in first EP

The college band draws from rock influences to offer groovy sound.

Feb. 10, 2015

Taylor’s Turntable: From The Quarrymen to the Lifetime Achievement Awards

Columnist Taylor Ysteboe on George Harrison’s Grammys honor.

Feb. 10, 2015

Five-song playlist: The Breakup

Here are five potential breakup songs.

Feb. 10, 2015

Five-song playlst: L-O, L-O-V-E

(Even if you don’t have a date this year).

Feb. 3, 2015

Taylor’s Turntable: Americana leads three albums to front of the pack

Columnist Taylor Ysteboe on the multi-faceted genre sure to please all musical palettes.

Jan. 27, 2015

MU junior vocal major releases second EP, reflects on evolution of musical career

MU junior vocal major releases second EP, reflects on evolution of musical career

Munsell has been writing music since she was in high school.

Jan. 27, 2015

Taylor’s Turntable: What’s age got to do with it?

Music Columnist Taylor Ysteboe on musicians who keep on rockin’ past their heyday.

Jan. 20, 2015

Taylor’s Turntable: Why 2015 is looking bright for music

Columnist Taylor Ysteboe on why established artists and hidden gems will release their best works in 2015.

Dec. 9, 2014

Mojo’s to receive facelift, become Rose Music Hall

The venue’s new owners look to continue tradition by honoring Columbia musician Forrest Rose.

Dec. 9, 2014

Think outside the boom box: On musical identities

Columnist Patrick McKenna on Gen Y's musical tastes

Dec. 9, 2014

Five tunes to tackle finals week

MOVE’s finals week pump-up playlist.

Dec. 1, 2014

One Direction acts their age

MOVE reviews “Four”

Nov. 25, 2014

Think outside the boom box: A Love Letter to Dave Grohl

Columnist Patrick McKenna thanks the virtuoso rock legend for brilliance.

Nov. 20, 2014

Mojo’s gets name change

Iconic venue to be renamed Rose Music Hall and remodeled

Nov. 18, 2014

Five-song playlist: Thanksgiving Break

Five tracks for which to be thankful.

Nov. 13, 2014

Thoughts on ‘Nick Jonas’

MOVE reviews Nick Jonas’s self-titled, sexy new album.

Nov. 11, 2014

Bow down, MOVErs

Associate editor and Beyoncé enthusiast Stephen Daw teaches a lesson in bowing down to Queen Bey.

Nov. 11, 2014

Shaggy dances his way to CoMo

“It Wasn’t Me” singer to play The Blue Note Nov. 22.

Nov. 11, 2014

Pop Culture Shock: 'Automatic' does not equal 'evil'

MOVE Columnist McKenna Bulkley calls of Miranda Lambert for the millennial she truly is.

Nov. 11, 2014

Think outside the boombox: Songs for an autumn hike

Music Columnist Patrick McKenna discusses his favorite songs for the fall.

Nov. 11, 2014

Keller Williams takes CoMo

Keller Williams takes CoMo

Keller Williams brings “acoustic dance music” to CoMo

Nov. 4, 2014

Taylor Swift shows new style

MOVE reviews “1989.”

Nov. 4, 2014

Think outside the boom box: Run the Jewels presents furious sophomore effort

Music columnist Patrick McKenna discusses the hip-hop super-duo’s latest release

Oct. 31, 2014

You+Me = harmony

MOVE reviews “Rose Ave.”

Oct. 29, 2014

Pop Culture Shock: In defense of Taylor Swift

Columnist McKenna Bulkley makes the case for the “1989” singer.

Oct. 28, 2014

Cold War Kids heat up

MOVE reviews “Hold My Home”

Oct. 28, 2014

ICYMI: Four YouTube stars to fill your iPod

Need something new to listen to? Columnist Ellie Papadakis creates your new favorite playlist.

Oct. 28, 2014

Think outside the boom box: Bass Drum of Death lives on

Music columnist Patrick McKenna discusses the Mississippi punks’ new album

Oct. 28, 2014

Five-song playlist: An (updated) Halloween mix

Update your Halloween party playlist from the simple classics tonewer songs that will get people and creatures alike dancing to the beat.

Oct. 28, 2014

Israel Nash returns to CoMo

Israel Nash returns to CoMo

Former Tiger to perform at Mojo’s on Tuesday.

Oct. 21, 2014

Junior receives top award for original composition, ‘Elysium’

Junior receives top award for original composition, ‘Elysium’

Makler began his involvement with music when he started playing the oboe in seventh grade.

Oct. 21, 2014

Pop culture shock: ‘Introducing Me’— Nick Jonas 2.0

Columnist McKenna Bulkley tackles how to grow up, celebrity style.

Oct. 21, 2014

Think outside the boom box: Dave Grohl shines light on Chicago blues

Music columnist Patrick McKenna recaps the HBO premiere of ‘Sonic Highways’

Oct. 21, 2014

Five song playlist: Rainy days

A short collection of songs to accompany that mid-afternoon nap between classes.

Oct. 17, 2014

A new classic

MOVE reviews Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett’s “Cheek to Cheek.”

Oct. 14, 2014

Weezer’s album is better than alright

MOVE reviews Weezer’s “Everything Will Be Alright in the End”

Oct. 14, 2014

Yellowcard returns

MOVE reviews “Lift a Sail.”

Oct. 14, 2014

Think outside the boom box: Flying Lotus dazzles in latest release

Music columnist Patrick McKenna discusses musicians latest work, ‘You’re Dead!’

Oct. 14, 2014

Carolina Chocolate Drops reintroduces early American music with modern interpretation and swing

With its wide array of instruments, Carolina Chocolate Drops rekindles early American music.

Oct. 14, 2014

Indie band rolls in

Indie band rolls in

St. Louis rockers to play The Bridge Oct. 16

Oct. 14, 2014

John Craigie comes to CoMo

John Craigie comes to CoMo

Singer-songwriter to bring “humorous, storytelling, serious folk” to The Bridge.

Oct. 7, 2014

Student-run business Interlude Music opens in Student Center

Student-run business Interlude Music opens in Student Center

Interlude’s mission is to support student musicians and give them a way to reach a larger audience.

Oct. 7, 2014

Think outside the boom box: Taking in Foxygen

Music Columnist Patrick McKenna discusses the California duo’s newest album

Oct. 7, 2014

Come(back) and get it: Carter returns to CoMo

Aaron Carter to play The Blue Note Oct. 12

Sept. 30, 2014

Professor Michael Budds inducted to Missouri Music Hall of Fame

Budds has been a professor at MU for 32 years.

Sept. 30, 2014

Think outside the boom box: A spiritual experience in Stephens Lake Park

Music columnist Patrick McKenna discusses The Avett Brothers’ Roots N Blues headlining set.

Sept. 28, 2014

Hits at Hitt: #MOVEgoeslong No. 2

Columbia’s only old-school record shop brings back a love and place for vinyl.

Sept. 23, 2014

Slash is back

MOVE reviews the legendary rocker’s third solo album.

Sept. 23, 2014

Roots N Blues goes to school

“Blues in the Schools” helps kids learn and has ambitious plans.

Sept. 23, 2014

Think Outside the Boom box: Black Lips are ‘Bad Kids’

Music columnist Patrick McKenna recounts his experience at a Black Lips show.

Sept. 23, 2014

Hooten Hallers come home

Hooten Hallers come home

CoMo-born band to play Roots N Blues on Saturday.

Sept. 23, 2014

Matthew Curry has the blues

Matthew Curry has the blues

Illinois teen to play Roots N Blues Festival.

Sept. 16, 2014

Electric Sons hit Blue Note

Electric Sons hit Blue Note

“It’s gonna be wild and crazy,” lead singer Andrew Miller says.

Sept. 16, 2014

Soko comes to CoMo

Soko comes to CoMo

The French folk singer will open for Foster the People at 9th Street Summerfest.

Sept. 16, 2014

St. Lucia comes to CoMo

Synth-pop act St. Lucia stops by CoMo for the Red Bull Sound Select Tour

Sept. 16, 2014

Vehicles roll in to CoMo

Vehicles roll in to CoMo

Alt-rock quintet to hit The Bridge on Friday.

Sept. 16, 2014

Think Outside the Boom Box: MOVE takes LouFest

Music Columnist Patrick McKenna shares his experience from the St. Louis festival.

Sept. 16, 2014

Rose Quartz hits Blue Note

Rose Quartz hits Blue Note

Synth poppers to bring electro-cool to CoMo

Sept. 9, 2014

Think outside the Boom box: Benjamin Booker channels early rock influences on debut

Music columnist Patrick McKenna discusses the young rocker’s debut

Sept. 2, 2014

Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes visit the Blue Note

Frontwoman Clairy Browne talks doo-wop, Laverne Cox and Stevie Wonder.

Sept. 2, 2014

Pop Culture Shock: VMAs in a nutshell

MOVE columnist McKenna Bulkley on the VMA performances.

Sept. 2, 2014

Think outside the boombox: Ty Segall flaunts originality at its best with “Manipulator”

Music Columnist Patrick McKenna on the Bay Area basher’s latest work.

Aug. 26, 2014

Arkells return with “pure rock ‘n’ roll”

Arkells return with “pure rock ‘n’ roll”

MOVE reviews “High Noon."

Aug. 26, 2014

Think outside the Boombox: Twin Peaks’s sophomore effort shows diversity and maturity while still rocking hard

Music columnist Patrick McKenna reviews the Chicago adolescent’s “Wild Onion.”

Aug. 26, 2014

5-song playlist: Back to school

Buh-bye, Summer: five tracks to get you pumped for school.

Aug. 26, 2014

Off to the Moon lands in CoMo

Illinois-based band to play The Bridge August 30

Aug. 18, 2014

West Coast band Jelly Bread comes to the Midwest for the first time

West Coast band Jelly Bread comes to the Midwest for the first time

Nevada rockers to play The Bridge August 20

Aug. 12, 2014

Sleepy Kitty comes to CoMo

Sleepy Kitty comes to CoMo

Band brings “distorted, exploratory, and enthusiastic” sound to Mojo’s

July 25, 2014

5 Seconds of Summer’s debut goes in more than one direction

5 Seconds of Summer’s debut goes in more than one direction

MOVE reviews 5 Seconds of Summer’s “5 Seconds of Summer”

July 25, 2014

Alvvays singing the same tune

Alvvays singing the same tune

MOVE reviews “Alvvays”

July 25, 2014

Is this a great album? YES!

Is this a great album? YES!

MOVE reviews Jason Mraz’s “YES!”

July 25, 2014

JMac is back

JMac is back

MOVE reviews Jesse McCartney’s “In Technicolor”

July 25, 2014

La Roux returns with sunny, sultry pop

La Roux returns with sunny, sultry pop

MOVE reviews La Roux’s “Trouble in Paradise”

July 17, 2014

Pitchfork Music Festival Preview: Sunday

What to expect from Day Three

July 14, 2014

Crazy like a PHOX

Crazy like a PHOX

MOVE reviews PHOX’s eponymous debut

July 14, 2014

How to Sing Well Enough (But Not Super Memorably)

How to Sing Well Enough (But Not Super Memorably)

MOVE reviews How to Dress Well’s “What Is This Heart?”

July 14, 2014

“x” marks the spot

“x” marks the spot

MOVE reviews Ed Sheeran’s “Multiply”

July 14, 2014

Pitchfork Music Festival Preview: Saturday

What to expect from Day Two

July 14, 2014

Wye Oak comes to CoMo

Baltimore band to play Mojo’s July 21

July 11, 2014

Pitchfork Music Festival Preview: Friday

What to expect from Day One

July 8, 2014

MOVE takes a roadtrip to Bonnaroo

Music Columnist Patrick McKenna shares his experience at America’s best fest

July 8, 2014

Songs of summer

Five songs for wherever your summer takes you

July 8, 2014

“We call it ‘sweat-folk.’”

“We call it ‘sweat-folk.’”

Bluegrass rocker Alex Smith will perform at The Bridge on July 23.

July 4, 2014

Life, liberty and the pursuit of a summer soundtrack

Declare your independence from bad music with our rockin’ Fourth playlist.

June 21, 2014

Lana Del Rey sings about sex, love and self-destruction in her latest full-length album.

Lana Del Rey sings about sex, love and self-destruction in her latest full-length album.

MOVE reviews Lana Del Rey’s “Ultraviolence.”

June 21, 2014

The Black Keys ‘Turn’ toward synth-y, shiny electro-blues

The Black Keys ‘Turn’ toward synth-y, shiny electro-blues

MOVE reviews The Black Keys’ “Turn Blue”

June 21, 2014

The British are coming –– this time, with feeling.

The British are coming –– this time, with feeling.

MOVE reviews Sam Smith’s “In the Lonely Hour.”

June 21, 2014

The Downtown Fiction returns (in a cool punk way)

The Downtown Fiction returns (in a cool punk way)

MOVE reviews The Downtown Fiction’s “Losers & Kings.”

June 16, 2014

Jessica Lea Mayfield to play Mojo’s June 27

“I'm just hoping everybody wants to hang out and have a good time,” says the critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter.

June 16, 2014

Indie rockers’ latest is “a breath of fresh air”

Indie rockers’ latest is “a breath of fresh air”

MOVE reviews Parquet Courts’ “Sunbathing Animal”

June 6, 2014

Hawks (of Holy Rosary) bring zany style to The Blue Note

Hawks (of Holy Rosary) to open for Dr. Dog

June 6, 2014

Fresh, new and…safe

Fresh, new and…safe

MOVE reviews Echo and the Bunnymen’s “Meteorites”

June 6, 2014

Klaxons’ New Rave

Klaxons’ New Rave

MOVE reviews Klaxons’ “Love Frequency"

June 6, 2014

Think Outside the Boombox: Jack White returns with genre-spanning, guitar-slamming “Lazaretto”

Music columnist Patrick McKenna discusses Jack White’s second solo album.

May 29, 2014

Robyn’s latest is EDM “whirlwind”

Robyn’s latest is EDM “whirlwind”

MOVE reviews Robyn’s “Do It Again” EP

May 21, 2014

Singing about breaking up is hard to do

Singing about breaking up is hard to do

Album review: Coldplay’s “Ghost Stories”

May 21, 2014

Teenage-voiced Oberst grows up

Teenage-voiced Oberst grows up

Album review of Conor Oberst’s “Upside Down Mountain”

May 20, 2014

The Vine Brothers to perform at The Bridge

Folk rockers The Vine Brothers stop by CoMo Wednesday to play tunes from their new album.

May 8, 2014

Papercuts bores with latest release

Album review of Papercuts’ “Life Among the Savages”

May 6, 2014

Distinguished violinist Jennifer Koh to perform at Missouri Theatre

The musician speaks about playing all over the world and advancing music education

May 6, 2014

Jon Waltz is not coming down anytime soon

Jon Waltz is not coming down anytime soon

May 6, 2014

Think Outside the Boombox: Kishi Bashi presents a perfect concoction of classical violin and indie-pop experimentation

Music columnist Patrick McKenna discusses the solo artist’s sophomore effort

April 30, 2014

Canadian pop duo to play The Blue Note May 6

The indie pop duo Tegan and Sara will perform May 6 at The Blue Note

April 29, 2014

Thee Oh Sees end hiatus early with thirteenth LP Drop

Music Columnist Patrick McKenna reviews the California punk outfit’s latest record

April 29, 2014

Paper Bird will play Mojo’s May 6

Paper Bird will play Mojo’s May 6

The Denver based band will perform at Mojo’s on May 6.

April 25, 2014

Album review: Asher Roth’s ‘RetroHash’

Album review: Asher Roth’s ‘RetroHash’

Roth grows up and mellows out with his sophomore album.

April 25, 2014

Album review: Neon Trees’ ‘Pop Psychology’

Album review: Neon Trees’ ‘Pop Psychology’

The band’s latest provides upbeat, catchy and motivational tracks for old and new fans alike.

April 23, 2014

Q-and-A with Matt Frazier of Local Natives

Q-and-A with Matt Frazier of Local Natives

The LA-based band is set to perform at The Blue Note on Tuesday.

April 22, 2014

Album review: NEEDTOBREATHE’s ‘Rivers in the Wasteland’

Album review: NEEDTOBREATHE’s ‘Rivers in the Wasteland’

The band’s return to its musical roots is a huge success.

April 22, 2014

MU senior will drop new album this month

MU senior will drop new album this month

Matt Smith, aka Gramattyk, will also go on tour this summer.

April 22, 2014

Six songs to get you through the summer

Six songs to get you through the summer

With break quickly approaching, MOVE’s got a playlist to keep you satisfied all season long.

April 22, 2014

Think Outside the Boom Box: The concerts of my freshman year

Music columnist Patrick McKenna discusses his first year of live music in Columbia.

April 22, 2014

Scarletta to perform free concert in Kuhlman Court

The country outfit will bring twang and tender songs to MU.

April 15, 2014

Jesse Lafser to perform at Mojo’s on Monday

Jesse Lafser to perform at Mojo’s on Monday

The singer-songwriter will bring Nashville energy to Columbia.

April 15, 2014

Think Outside the Boom Box: Avey Tare returns

Music columnist Patrick McKenna on the Animal Collective frontman’s second solo album

April 9, 2014

Q&A with MU’s own Flexy the Artist

Q&A with MU’s own Flexy the Artist

Senior Josh Teasley talks new material, balancing school and music and being confident onstage

April 8, 2014

The Urge brings funk to The Blue Note

The Urge brings funk to The Blue Note

The St. Louis band will play Friday in Columbia.

April 8, 2014

Coachella watch party comes to MU

MU’s College Music Committee brings the California music festival to campus.

April 8, 2014

Think Outside the Boom Box: Return of the Mac

Music columnist Patrick McKenna on the latest from DeMarco

April 1, 2014

Album review: Manchester Orchestra’s ‘Cope’

The latest from the Atlanta-based quintet is unapologetically loud

April 1, 2014

Think Outside the Boom Box: The good, the bad, and the pricey

Music columnist Patrick McKenna on 2014’s upcoming music fests

April 1, 2014

Album review: Manchester Orchestra’s ‘Cope’

The latest from the Atlanta-based quintet is unapologetically loud

April 1, 2014

Boston duo brings a breath of fresh Aer to Mojo’s

Boston duo brings a breath of fresh Aer to Mojo’s

Aer will play at Mojo’s on Tuesday.

March 26, 2014

Album review: Foster the People’s ‘Supermodel’

Album review: Foster the People’s ‘Supermodel’

The one-time hitmakers play it safe on overwrought sophomore effort.

March 26, 2014

Album review: Freddie Gibbs and Madlib’s ‘Piñata’

Album review: Freddie Gibbs and Madlib’s ‘Piñata’

Suave rapper and renowned Produce collaborate, produce legendary album

March 18, 2014

Letters from the Editor:

Delving deeper into the not-so-secret life of Columbia musicians

Pat Kay (of The Kay Brothers, The HipNecks and, uh, five other bands) met me at Coffee Zone on a Tuesday afternoon. Mary and the ...

March 18, 2014

Columbia band We Live In Public will play at Wakarusa

Columbia band We Live In Public will play at Wakarusa

The local band talks about its past, future and opinion of Columbia.

March 18, 2014

Columbia firefighter brings message of hope with recorded song

Columbia firefighter brings message of hope with recorded song

After the loss of friend and fellow firefighter Bruce Britt, Walt Goodman recorded a song as a tribute.

March 18, 2014

Record labels, music schools and concerts, oh, my!

Record labels, music schools and concerts, oh, my!

The Bridge brings more to the table than just your everyday music venue.

March 18, 2014

The producer on Ash Street

Columbia native Tim Hanson owns and operates a recording studio in CoMo’s North Village Arts District.

March 18, 2014

Guest column: What makes a music scene

Columbia music scene expert Dave Kemper on how to make the city a better home for local artists

March 18, 2014

Think Outside the Boom Box: The War on Drugs returns

Music columnist Patrick McKenna on the Philadelphia rockers’ latest album

March 13, 2014

Album review: September Girls’s “Cursing the Sea”

Album review: September Girls’s “Cursing the Sea”

Irish all-woman noise-pop group releases full-length debut.

March 12, 2014

Think Outside the Boom Box: Black Lips brandish woozy, classic rock return

Music columnist Patrick McKenna on the Atlanta bad boys’ seventh LP

March 12, 2014

Concert preview: This Century

Concert preview: This Century

Arizona pop rockers will perform on March 19th at The Blue Note.

March 12, 2014

Q-and-A with Travis Clark of We The Kings

Q-and-A with Travis Clark of We The Kings

Pop-rock royalty We The Kings will be at the Blue Note on March 19.

March 12, 2014

School of Music hosts Emerging Artists Showcase

School of Music hosts Emerging Artists Showcase

Eight student musicians will perform at the Missouri Theatre on Monday.

March 6, 2014

Album review: ScHoolboy Q’s ‘Oxymoron’

Album review: ScHoolboy Q’s ‘Oxymoron’

The rapper’s latest brings gangster rap back.

March 4, 2014

Local artists collaborate for ‘Music in Motion’

The Odyssey Chamber Music Series and Missouri Contemporary Ballet will perform together for the first time this weekend.

March 4, 2014

Think Outside the Boom Box: Sounds and stories

Music columnist Patrick McKenna on music’s role in film

March 4, 2014

‘Name That Tune’ to benefit Blues in the Schools program

‘Name That Tune’ to benefit Blues in the Schools program

The game-show-style event will raise money for the Roots N Blues N BBQ Foundation.

Feb. 25, 2014

Think Outside the Boom Box: Beck returns with ‘Morning Phase’

Music columnist Patrick McKenna on the artist’s latest masterpiece

Feb. 25, 2014

Album review: St. Vincent’s ‘St. Vincent’

Album review: St. Vincent’s ‘St. Vincent’

The artist continues her conquest over everything cool.

Feb. 25, 2014

Local artist NicDanger pursues passion

Local artist NicDanger pursues passion

The young rapper is working to take his talents all over the country.

Feb. 19, 2014

Local band Dubb Nubb graces True/False musical lineup

Local band Dubb Nubb graces True/False musical lineup

The three sisters are set to play The Blue Fugue on Feb. 28.

Feb. 18, 2014

Mizzou Idol returns for fifth year

Mizzou Idol returns for fifth year

The “American Idol”-esque singing competition celebrates student talent.

Feb. 18, 2014

Think Outside the Boom Box: What’s love got to do with it?

Music columnist Patrick McKenna on love’s importance in music

Feb. 11, 2014

Tribute bands are cool — I swear!

Music columnist Patrick McKenna on why impersonators aren’t (always) horrible

Feb. 11, 2014

Manhattan melody-makers Cults to perform at The Blue Note

Brian Oblivion of Cults talks major labels, ceaseless touring and Beyoncé

Feb. 11, 2014

MOVE’s Valentine’s Day playlist

MOVE’s Valentine’s Day playlist

Whether you’re single and ready to mingle or tied down to your S.O., you’re sure to love our Feb. 14 playlist.

Feb. 11, 2014

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks to perform at Mojo’s

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks to perform at Mojo’s

Bassist Joanna Bolme talks with MOVE about the new album and the group’s biggest influences.

Feb. 6, 2014

MOVE Music:

together PANGEA hits hard with latest album

As the reemergence of great garage rock continues to make its way from the deep underground California scenes, more and more bands are proving up ...

Feb. 6, 2014

Album review: Bombay Bicycle Club’s ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’

Album review: Bombay Bicycle Club’s ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’

The British indie rock quartet impresses with its worldly fourth album.

Feb. 4, 2014

Think Outside the Boombox: Remembering Pete Seeger

Music columnist Patrick McKenna on the late legend

Feb. 4, 2014

Local band launches last album before hiatus

Local band launches last album before hiatus

"Epic indie-rock” band MoonRunner will play Friday at The Blue Note.

Jan. 28, 2014

The Flaming Lips, Bassnectar and the guys down the street

MOVE talks music and the chance to play a massive music festival with Waka Winter Classic contestants.

Jan. 28, 2014

Think Outside the Boombox: An ode to Green Day

Music columnist Patrick McKenna on a group and its connection to teenage culture

Jan. 28, 2014

The King’s Singers bring ‘Great American Songbook’ tour to Columbia

The King’s Singers bring ‘Great American Songbook’ tour to Columbia

The British group will hopefully be your cup of tea.

Jan. 25, 2014

Show review: Califone with William Tyler

The folk artists impressed at Saturday’s show.

Jan. 22, 2014

Album review: Young the Giant’s ‘Mind Over Matter’

Album review: Young the Giant’s ‘Mind Over Matter’

The second album by the Orange County indie group does not disappoint.

Jan. 21, 2014

Green Day-inspired musical comes to Jesse Auditorium

Green Day-inspired musical comes to Jesse Auditorium

Almost 10 years after the band released its iconic album, the ‘American Idiot’ musical pays a visit to MU.

Jan. 21, 2014

Think Outside the Boombox: Bringing '90s back

Music columnist Patrick McKenna on the latest album from the former lead singer of Pavement

Jan. 21, 2014

MOVE talks music

MOVErs chatted with students about who will win big at the 56th annual Grammy awards.

Dec. 3, 2013

For the Record: Cut Copy ‘Frees Minds’

Music columnist Meghan LeVota on the band’s fourth album

Dec. 3, 2013

Hip holiday hits

Six oft-forgotten, Mariah Carey-free holiday classics to get you excited on your trip home for winter break.

Dec. 3, 2013

Mississippi’s finest, The Weeks, heads to The Blue Note

The southern indie act brings a taste of old-fashioned rock ’n’ roll to CoMo.

Dec. 3, 2013

Sophomore brings folky feel to Lunchtime Talent

Despite heavy involvement on campus, Kat Birkenbeuel finds time to show off her talent in musical performances.

Nov. 19, 2013

Atlanta alt-rockers to visit CoMo for the first time

Atlanta alt-rockers to visit CoMo for the first time

O’Brother will open for Manchester Orchestra at The Blue Note on Friday.

Nov. 19, 2013

Manchester Orchestra rocks its way to The Blue Note

Manchester Orchestra rocks its way to The Blue Note

Manchester Orchestra to play The Blue Note on Friday

Nov. 13, 2013

People of Columbia

A Comedy Wars star and a St. Louis jazz artist

Nov. 13, 2013

Album review: Lady Gaga’s ‘ARTPOP’

Album review: Lady Gaga’s ‘ARTPOP’

The pop queen’s latest might not deserve our “applause.”

Nov. 13, 2013

Catch Radin and his soothing sound at The Blue Note

Catch Radin and his soothing sound at The Blue Note

After being on tour for more than a month, the performer is bringing his opening act to Columbia.

Nov. 11, 2013

For the Record: Bet you can’t get the new Grouplove song out of your head

Music columnist Meghan LeVota on ‘Spreading Rumors’

Nov. 8, 2013

MOVE Music:

Sheeran returns with a song worthy of Middle-earth

On Tuesday, Ed Sheeran released his first new song in two years: “I See Fire,” written for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” which hits ...

Nov. 8, 2013

Album review: Eminem’s ‘The Marshall Mathers LP2’

Album review: Eminem’s ‘The Marshall Mathers LP2’

The rapper has very few tricks up his sleeve on the sequel to his classic album.

Nov. 8, 2013

Album review: Hellogoodbye’s ‘Everything Is Debatable’

Forrest Kline brings back a rather forgettable synth-pop sound.

Nov. 7, 2013

Dessa to perform at Mojo’s

Dessa to perform at Mojo’s

Philosophy major delivers wisdom in rap form

Nov. 6, 2013

Mizzou Idol returns for a fifth year

Auditions will take place this weekend in the Center for Student Involvement.

Nov. 6, 2013

For the record: The Head and the Heart reminds listeners to ‘Be Still’

Music columnist Meghan LeVota on the band’s sophomore album

Nov. 5, 2013

Percussion Extravaganza brings unique percussion performances to Missouri Theater

Percussion Extravaganza brings unique percussion performances to Missouri Theater

School of Music will bring a percussive lineup to the Missouri Theatre on Sunday.

Nov. 3, 2013

Album review: Arcade Fire’s ‘Reflektor’

Album review: Arcade Fire’s ‘Reflektor’

The 10-piece band crafts a complicated disco epic.

Nov. 1, 2013

Heney to perform at Lunchtime Talent Showcase

Heney to perform at Lunchtime Talent Showcase

Sophomore singer-songwriter Thomas Heney will perform Nov. 6

Oct. 29, 2013

For the record: Crystal Fighters and the spirit of unfinished opera

Music columnist Meghan LeVota elaborates on Crystal Fighters’ inspiration for “Cave Rave”

Oct. 29, 2013

People of Columbia

A student event planner and a food-loving violinist

Oct. 29, 2013

Q&A with Seth Bolt of NEEDTOBREATHE

Q&A with Seth Bolt of NEEDTOBREATHE

The southern rock group is sure to deliver “Something Beautiful” Friday at The Blue Note.

Oct. 28, 2013

Album review: Best Coast’s ‘Fade Away’

Album review: Best Coast’s ‘Fade Away’

The garage rock duo once again fails to live up to its hype.

Oct. 28, 2013

Album Review: Katy Perry’s ‘PRISM’

Album Review: Katy Perry’s ‘PRISM’

The pop singer’s latest release is prismatic in every sense of the word

Oct. 22, 2013

For the record: St. Lucia ‘Elevates’ listeners

Music columnist Meghan LeVota on St. Lucia’s debut album, “When the Night”

Oct. 15, 2013

People of Columbia

A MizzouRec employee and a classical music lover

Oct. 15, 2013

‘Pale kid’ raps his way to The Blue Note

‘Pale kid’ raps his way to The Blue Note

YouTube rapper to bring talents to Columbia

Oct. 15, 2013

Teator to perform in MU Student Center at Lunchtime Talent Musical Showcase

Teator to perform in MU Student Center at Lunchtime Talent Musical Showcase

MU senior takes different path than planned for future career starting with local performances.

Oct. 15, 2013

Wax: From YouTube to The Blue Note

Wax: From YouTube to The Blue Note

Rapper joins Watsky on their ‘Hug a Hater’ tour

Oct. 14, 2013

Album review: Miley Cyrus’ ‘Bangerz’

Album review: Miley Cyrus’ ‘Bangerz’

The album is reminiscent of a bad mash-up of every genre known to songkind

Oct. 14, 2013

Album review: Panic! At the Disco’s ‘Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!’

The pop punk classic fails to impress with its latest release.

Oct. 9, 2013

Album review: Danny Brown’s ‘Old’

The rapper’s latest shows he can stay in the game.

Oct. 8, 2013

MU Theatre Department premieres ‘Spring Awakening’

MU Theatre Department premieres ‘Spring Awakening’

Provocative musical to debut at Rhynsburger Theatre on Wednesday.

Oct. 8, 2013

For the record: Janelle Monáe, ‘The Electric Lady’

Music Columnist Meghan LeVota on the singer’s new album

Oct. 8, 2013

Boyce Avenue: Not hitting the streets anytime soon

Boyce Avenue: Not hitting the streets anytime soon

The band of YouTube fame has established a unique niche in the industry

Oct. 8, 2013

Keion Bell: Basketball star… and budding rapper?

Keion Bell: Basketball star… and budding rapper?

Shooting hoops in Italy isn’t the only thing former Missouri guard has got on his mind.

Oct. 3, 2013

Album review: Blue Sky Black Death’s ‘Glaciers’

Album review: Blue Sky Black Death’s ‘Glaciers’

The instrumentalists impress with their newest release.

Oct. 1, 2013

For the record: MGMT’s influence holds strong

Music columnist Meghan LeVota on the band’s new album

Oct. 1, 2013

‘Big’ artist to hit Columbia

EDM duo prepares for upcoming show at The Blue Note.

Oct. 1, 2013

SSLYBY: Why writing music in your parents’ attic works

SSLYBY: Why writing music in your parents’ attic works

Missouri natives bring indie-rock flair to Mojo’s.

Sept. 26, 2013

MOVE Music:

Youth Lagoon: A night of melodic confusion

As Trevor Powers and company took the stage Wednesday night, there was a general feel of something peculiar brewing in the musky air of Mojo ...

Sept. 26, 2013

Album review: Kings of Leon’s ‘Mechanical Bull’

Album review: Kings of Leon’s ‘Mechanical Bull’

The album brings familiar flair of refreshing rockers

Sept. 26, 2013

Album review: ‘Pure Heroine’

Album review: ‘Pure Heroine’

The 16-year-old singer stuns with her debut album

Sept. 24, 2013

MOVE Music:

FIDLAR: Perspiration and punk rock hit Mojo’s on Monday

Date and time: 9 p.m. Monday Venue: Mojo’s Price: $12 For those who prefer spontaneity in life and punk rock in its purest ...

Sept. 24, 2013

MOVE Music:

Jimmy Cliff: An uncrowned king

After nearly 100 minutes of hearing the pulsating work of a legend, I stepped away from the magnificent performance into thoughts of confusion. Jimmy Cliff ...

Sept. 24, 2013

For the record: Ready for The Weeknd

Music columnist Meghan LeVota on The Weeknd’s ‘Kiss Land’

Sept. 24, 2013

Garage rock revivalists The Orwells head to CoMo

Garage rock revivalists The Orwells head to CoMo

Young midwestern rockers have true punk character.

Sept. 24, 2013

Students garner success through YouTube

Students garner success through YouTube

Di Bianca and Schmetterer unite to deliver unique twists on classic hits.

Sept. 20, 2013

Album review: ‘MGMT’

Album review: ‘MGMT’

The band’s self-titled album is a tribute to creativity over commercial value

Sept. 17, 2013

Wrecking balls and reflections: New music videos take new directions

From Miley to Ylvis, these videos are creating a storm.

Sept. 17, 2013

Nikki Hill: Overnight superstar and blues master

Nikki Hill: Overnight superstar and blues master

The rock ‘n’ roll songbird will perform at Roots N Blues on Friday.

Sept. 17, 2013

Phosphorescent’s mastermind brings somber sounds to Roots N Blues

Phosphorescent’s mastermind brings somber sounds to Roots N Blues

Matthew Houck of the Brooklyn-based musical project will share his heartache blues with festival-goers on Saturday.

Sept. 17, 2013

Six tracks to banish the blues

Six tracks to banish the blues

Whether or not you’re heading to the festival, check out these cuts by the weekend’s performers.

Sept. 17, 2013

The Pines to bring a touch of twang to Roots N Blues

The Pines to bring a touch of twang to Roots N Blues

The Minneapolis-based country group will hit the stage on the festival’s second day.

Sept. 17, 2013

ZZ Ward will bring girly soul to Roots ‘N’ Blues

ZZ Ward will bring girly soul to Roots ‘N’ Blues

The up-and-coming artist will hit Stephens Lake Park on Friday.

Sept. 14, 2013

Mayer Hawthorne: Makin’ music and havin’ fun

Mayer Hawthorne: Makin’ music and havin’ fun

The R&B artist will bring his energy to The Blue Note on Monday night.

Sept. 11, 2013

Album review: Arctic Monkeys’ ‘AM’

Album review: Arctic Monkeys’ ‘AM’

The rock band matures on its fifth studio album.

Sept. 11, 2013

Q&A with Best Coast

Q&A with Best Coast

The California pop rockers will play The Blue Note on Tuesday.

Sept. 10, 2013

Come party with North Village

Come party with North Village

The artsy district will host a fun-filled event downtown Sunday.

Sept. 10, 2013

For the record: Washed Out’s ‘Paracosm’ emulates natural ambience

Music columnist Meghan LeVota on why you should join the chillwave movement

Sept. 5, 2013

Q&A with the White Panda

Q&A with the White Panda

Electronic mashup duo chats with MOVE before its show at The Blue Note.

Sept. 4, 2013

Album review: Bastille’s ‘Bad Blood’

Album review: Bastille’s ‘Bad Blood’

The band's debut album impresses with good music and good lyrics.

Sept. 3, 2013

For the record: Meet The Ruby Suns

Music columnist Meghan LeVota on the band’s latest album, ‘Christopher’

Sept. 3, 2013

MSA’s Lunchtime Talent gives sophomore opportunity to shine

Sophomore physics major Gibraun Mitchell will perform at the Student Center on Sept. 11.

Sept. 3, 2013

Patchwork Project preps for round two

Patchwork Project preps for round two

Local music competition strums and stitches together Columbia’s music scene.

Sept. 3, 2013

The Floozies to bring electronic duo to Mojo’s

The Floozies to bring electronic duo to Mojo’s

Drummer Mark Hill talks about his aspirations, crazy fans and the upcoming show at Mojo’s.

Sept. 1, 2013

Album review: Franz Ferdinand’s ‘Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action’

Album review: Franz Ferdinand’s ‘Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action’

Don’t you dare pass up the latest from this rock band.

Aug. 27, 2013

For the record: How to find the ultimate concert buddy

Music columnist Meghan LeVota on what to look for when in search of a reliable concert companion

Aug. 27, 2013

Q&A with Court Yard Hounds

Q&A with Court Yard Hounds

The country-rock sister duo is set to perform at LouFest this September.

Aug. 27, 2013

The Blue Note prepares to welcome Josh Abbott Band

The Blue Note prepares to welcome Josh Abbott Band

The country group stays true to themselves while expanding its fan base.

Aug. 21, 2013

MOVE Music:

Straight Outta CoMo: Kendrick Lamar is taking Control

In case you didn’t get the memo, Kendrick Lamar is apparently the King of New York. Lamar was recently featured in Big Sean’s ...

Aug. 21, 2013

People of Columbia

MOVE puts its own spin on ‘Humans of New York.’

Aug. 21, 2013

For the record: Back to basics

Music columnist Meghan LeVota on the year ahead

Aug. 21, 2013

Album review: John Mayer’s ‘Paradise Valley’

Album review: John Mayer’s ‘Paradise Valley’

Despite his popularity, the blues guitarist fails to fully tap into his wealth of talent with this latest release.

Aug. 21, 2013

Radkey to unlock an awesome sound at Mojo’s

Radkey to unlock an awesome sound at Mojo’s

This band of brothers will not disappoint come Aug. 25.

Aug. 20, 2013

A look at LouFest

A look at LouFest

MOVE reviews the latest releases from some of the fest's most anticipated acts.

Aug. 20, 2013

Melodies to overcome poolside withdrawals

A motivational back-to-school playlist featuring Vampire Weekend, Young the Giant, Bronze Radio Return, M83, Atlas Genius and American Authors.

Aug. 20, 2013

Summer wraps up with LouFest 2013

Summer wraps up with LouFest 2013

The event brings music, food and more to St. Louis for a two-day music festival.

Aug. 14, 2013

Album review: Luke Bryan's 'Crash My Party'

Album review: Luke Bryan's 'Crash My Party'

The singer's latest fails to impress with the album's stereotypical nu country feel.

Aug. 14, 2013

Q&A with The Neighbourhood

Q&A with The Neighbourhood

The indie band is set to rock MU's free Fall Welcome Concert on Saturday.

Aug. 9, 2013

MOVE Music:

Straight Outta CoMo: Beats by Obama

Look out Funkmaster Flex. Watch your back Don Cannon. Prepare yourself for hip-hop’s next rising hip-hop producer: Michelle Obama. Yes, I am serious. The ...

Aug. 8, 2013

Acoustic Columbia showcase to sing out for Blues in the Schools

Come to The Blue Note this Saturday to help kids learn about blues music.

Aug. 7, 2013

Album Review: 'The Civil Wars'

Album Review: 'The Civil Wars'

Don’t let the duo’s new album be the one that got away.

Aug. 6, 2013

Pitchfork in review

Pitchfork in review

Here are our thoughts on the performers after this year's indie fest.

Aug. 4, 2013

Straight Outta CoMo: Five songs to get you pumped for school

MOVE Music:

Straight Outta CoMo: Five songs to get you pumped for school

Move-in day is approaching fast. For some, it’s less than two weeks 'til the big day, and for others, less than a week. The ...

July 31, 2013

Straight Outta CoMo: Top five mixtapes of the summer

MOVE Music:

Straight Outta CoMo: Top five mixtapes of the summer

Whether you were too busy playing Ultimate Frisbee or hibernating in your room watching Netflix (like I was), there may have been times where you ...

July 31, 2013

Album review: Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines"

Album review: Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines"

A sex-charged album that leaves no lines blurred

July 31, 2013

Album review: Tech N9ne's 'Something Else'

Album review: Tech N9ne's 'Something Else'

Looks like it's time for the rapper to reload.

July 31, 2013

Wavves roll in to Columbia

Wavves roll in to Columbia

Bassist Stephen Pope talks tours and the newest album.

July 28, 2013

Country Club Plaza welcomes AY-MusiK

Country Club Plaza welcomes AY-MusiK

Rapper brings positive, refreshing music to streets of Kansas City.

July 23, 2013

Album Review: ‘Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’

Album Review: ‘Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’

America’s favorite indie/folk/psychedelic/gospel band branches out even further.

July 17, 2013

Album Review: Matt Nathanson’s ‘Last of the Great Pretenders’

Album Review: Matt Nathanson’s ‘Last of the Great Pretenders’

Nathanson’s latest production will you have pining for the golden days (and the Golden Gate Bridge).

July 17, 2013

Album Review: Sara Bareilles’ ‘The Blessed Unrest'

Album Review: Sara Bareilles’ ‘The Blessed Unrest'

She may not wear a meat dress or be married to Jay-Z, but Bareilles’ new album proves she has one thing: talent to spare.

July 16, 2013

Pitchfork preview: part three

Pitchfork preview: part three

The Windy City's indie fest brings even more acts to watch out for on its third and final day.

July 11, 2013

For the record: These New Puritans bring on the pure emotion

Music columnist Meghan LeVota on 'Field of Reeds'

July 8, 2013

Cloudy with a chance of Isakov

Cloudy with a chance of Isakov

Gregory Alan Isakov hits the stage at Mojo’s with a new album in tow.

July 8, 2013

Pitchforkin' it: a preview

Pitchforkin' it: a preview

Here's our list of acts to watch out for on the festival's second day, whether you're in Chicago or not.

July 8, 2013

The best movie soundtracks in history

The best movie soundtracks in history

As summer blockbusters kick into full swing this month, check out our favorite movie music ever.

July 1, 2013

A Pitchfork preview: acts to watch out for

A Pitchfork preview: acts to watch out for

You might not be in Chicago, but you should still check out these up-and-coming indie artists.

June 26, 2013

Movie review: 'World War Z'

Brad Pitt's latest is a zombie film that won’t turn your brains to mush.

June 20, 2013

The Pedal Stills to bring rock ‘n’ soul sound to Mojo’s

After many strange sights, touring brings the band to CoMo this Saturday.

June 19, 2013

Album review: Kanye West's ‘Yeezus’

Album review: Kanye West's ‘Yeezus’

The latest from West reestablishes his place as the master of hip-hop.

June 13, 2013

Dear College Music Committee: A concert wish list

We have a few suggestions that we're hoping the committee will take into account this fall.

June 12, 2013

Album review: Jimmy Eat World’s ‘Damage’

Album review: Jimmy Eat World’s ‘Damage’

The latest from the rock band is musically fab, but lyrically drab.

June 3, 2013

For the record: The era of originality

Music columnist Meghan LeVota on breaking the confines of genre labels

June 3, 2013

Pool party pump-up playlist

Pool party pump-up playlist

Swimsuit mishaps, sunburns and awkward sunglasses tans abound in the summertime — but so should good music.

June 3, 2013

The Flood Brothers to boogie at Mojo’s for River Hills Elderberry Festival

The Flood Brothers to boogie at Mojo’s for River Hills Elderberry Festival

The local band is bringing Mississippi River-bred music to Mojo’s on June 7.

May 23, 2013

Album review: Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories'

Album review: Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories'

The electronic duo calls on '80s for new album, but the '80s don't call back.

May 23, 2013

Bob Morris of The Hush Sound talks about upcoming tour

Bob Morris of The Hush Sound talks about upcoming tour

Lead vocalist says he's excited and optimistic about the band’s return to the music scene.

May 3, 2013

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Homegrown Art

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Homegrown Art

The festival brings a hodgepodge of artists to Mojo's this Sunday.

May 3, 2013

Fests on fests on fests

Four festivals you won't want to miss this summer

May 2, 2013

Loud Minded: Filling the post-Kanye void

Music columnist Will Schmitt on Chicago's answer to rapper Murphy Lee

May 2, 2013

Ben Rector on touring, music and fame

Ben Rector on touring, music and fame

Pop-rock artist to bring a taste of summer to The Blue Note on May 11.

May 2, 2013

Funk and fiddles hit The Blue Note on May 10

Funk and fiddles hit The Blue Note on May 10

Think you can say Stone Sugar Shakedown five times fast?

April 25, 2013

Loud Minded: Glowing through the speakers

Music columnist William Schmitt on The Beatles, synesthesia and youthful expression

April 18, 2013

Loud Minded: Release the crunk

Music columnist William Schmitt on why Big K.R.I.T. is so damn good

April 18, 2013

Pretty tough

Pretty tough

Tristan Prettyman brings her San Diego-bred charm to Mojo’s this Saturday. 

April 18, 2013

Q&A with Fitz & The Tantrums

Q&A with Fitz & The Tantrums

Bass guitarist Joseph Karnes discusses a new record, old-school influences and the importance of performing live.

April 18, 2013

Sustainable listening for Earth Day

Sustainable listening for Earth Day

With Earth Day coming up Monday, prepare the ultimate eco-friendly playlist with these songs.

April 11, 2013

MOVE Music:

Parquet Courts attempts to strike gold with debut album

Parquet Courts is your typical all-American start-up band from Brooklyn. The group formed in 2011, after relocating from Texas, and began practicing and playing gigs ...

April 11, 2013

Loud Minded: Nina Simone's "Sinnerman" could save any sinner

Music columnist William Schmitt on the beauty of the blues

April 11, 2013

Album review: Best and worst of March

Album review: Best and worst of March

Spoiler alert: OneRepublic just isn't doing it for us anymore...

April 11, 2013

Beard or no beard, The High Pilots will rock The Blue Note

Beard or no beard, The High Pilots will rock The Blue Note

California rock band will open for twenty one pilots on Monday.

April 11, 2013

Q&A with Motion City Soundtrack

Q&A with Motion City Soundtrack

Bassist/pianist/back-up vocalist Matthew Taylor talks about pushing all the right buttons. 

April 4, 2013

Column:

Loud Minded: The music you didn't know you loved

Music columnist William Schmitt on communications from Planet Sonnymoon

April 4, 2013

Album review: Gramatik's '#DigitalFreedom'

Album review: Gramatik's '#DigitalFreedom'

The latest release doesn't quite meet the DJ's usual standards.

March 26, 2013

Q&A with The Wonder Years

Q&A with The Wonder Years

MOVE checks in with the current kings of pop punk.

March 14, 2013

Loud Minded: A mixtape a day keeps the label at bay

Music columnist William Schmitt on the career trajectories of prolific rappers

March 14, 2013

Mother Mother: When catchy and weird collide

Mother Mother: When catchy and weird collide

The indie rock group will open for AWOLNATION in Columbia this April.

March 14, 2013

Q&A with singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham

Q&A with singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham

The singer/songwriter discusses releasing his latest album, returning to CoMo and winning a freaking ton of awards.

March 7, 2013

Column:

Loud Minded: Neo-soul, ULTRA

Music columnist William Schmitt on Frank Ocean's surprising ascent to stardom

March 7, 2013

Mary and the Giant prepare for first album release

Mary and the Giant prepare for first album release

The local colonial-pop band closes a two-year chapter next Friday at The Bridge.

March 7, 2013

Q&A with Paper Bird

Q&A with Paper Bird

Vocalist Esme Patterson talks about the state of the seven-piece band while touring across the country.

March 7, 2013

The best and worst albums of early 2013

Here's a quick look at what to check out, what to skip and what to avoid so far this year.

Feb. 28, 2013

Column:

Loud Minded: An introduction to Danny Brown

Music columnist William Schmitt on sitting down and listening to 'XXX'

Feb. 28, 2013

Q&A with Mucca Pazza

Q&A with Mucca Pazza

Mandolinist Gary Kalar shares what it's like to be in the marching band that thinks it's a rock band.

Feb. 28, 2013

Q&A with The Dirty Heads

Q&A with The Dirty Heads

To college students struggling with papers and 8 a.m's, the carefree lifestyle of which the Dirty Heads sing is the stuff of fantasies. 

Feb. 28, 2013

 Shiny Toy Guns' Jeremy Dawson says band has matured

Shiny Toy Guns' Jeremy Dawson says band has matured

Keyboardist Jeremy Dawson talks about the band's new album III and upcoming show at The Blue Note.

Feb. 21, 2013

MOVE Music:

Conor Maynard is Britain’s version of Justin Bieber

"So turn around, floating so high up off the ground, / Floating so high, turn around, / Together nothing can stop us now, listen baby." So Conor ...

Feb. 21, 2013

 Q&A with Matt and Kim

Q&A with Matt and Kim

MOVE chats with Matt Johnson about touring, packing and shoes.

Feb. 21, 2013

Q&A with Passion Pit

Q&A with Passion Pit

Passion Pit guitarist and keyboardist Ian Hultquist talks SNL, road superstitions and adjusting from the studio to stage.

Feb. 21, 2013

Shannon Labrie ‘honest’ about life as an indie artist

Nashville-based singer to play The Bridge this Saturday.

Feb. 14, 2013

Column:

Loud Minded: The magnetism of timeless music

William Schmitt on struggling to live in the moment

Feb. 14, 2013

“Danger! High Voltage” rockers Electric Six to play in Columbia Saturday

“Danger! High Voltage” rockers Electric Six to play in Columbia Saturday

Whether you’ll throw a punch or buy them a beer, this band wants you there.

Feb. 14, 2013

Dropping beats but not dropping out:  MU senior looks forward to the future as DJ UberVice.

Dropping beats but not dropping out: MU senior looks forward to the future as DJ UberVice.

Evan Weiss prepares for graduation, an EP release and a gig in Mexico.

Feb. 7, 2013

Valentine coitus jams

The top sex — uh, six, albums for making whoopee

Feb. 7, 2013

Column:

Loud Minded: A soundtrack to the underdog of the week

Music columnist William Schmitt on putting Tuesday to music

Feb. 7, 2013

A night with Keller Williams at The Blue Note

A night with Keller Williams at The Blue Note

The Virginia-based artist talks about festivals, the Redskins and being a man of many genres.

Jan. 31, 2013

Column:

Loud Minded: Careful astonishment, controlled release

Music columnist Will Schmitt on mixed musical emotions

Jan. 31, 2013

Randy Rogers Band to bring a little Texas country to The Blue Note on Thursday

Randy Rogers Band to bring a little Texas country to The Blue Note on Thursday

The Randy Rogers Band will get outlaw-country on your radar.

Jan. 25, 2013

Making Music 101

Making Music 101

That New Year’s Resolution to get all serious about your music? Start putting it into action at these three local recording studios.

Jan. 25, 2013

 'Revival' will rock the Blue Note Saturday

'Revival' will rock the Blue Note Saturday

There’s a revival coming, but no, it’s not the religious type.

Jan. 24, 2013

MOVE Music:

Long live weird rappers

When Sony signed 24-year-old Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky to an insane $3 million record deal in 2011 based solely on his YouTube views, the ...

Jan. 24, 2013

Column:

Loud Minded: An introduction to a loud mind

Music columnist William Schmitt on musical experiences and expectations

Jan. 24, 2013

Paul van Dyk to perform Friday in St. Louis’ Europe Night Club

Paul van Dyk to perform Friday in St. Louis’ Europe Night Club

We caught up with this Berlin-based artist in an email to talk about early influences, children’s charities and New Year’s resolutions.

Jan. 22, 2013

MOVE Music:

The Lumineers: simplistic and timeless in debut album

“I belong with you, you belong with me / You’re my sweetheart,” vocalist Wesley Schultz assures us on The Lumineers’ popular track “Ho Hey.” Don ...

Dec. 17, 2012

MOVE Music:

Boys Like Girls fail to wow with new album 'Crazy World'

The truth of the matter is that Boys Like Girls’ recent album, Crazy World, just isn’t the band’s best work. Three years ago ...

Dec. 14, 2012

MOVE Music:

Ke$ha musically strips down on “Deconstructed”

Apparently, Ke$ha can actually sing. Earlier this month, Ke$ha released the acoustic EP Deconstructed featuring five songs from previous albums and a Dolly ...

Dec. 7, 2012

Column:

Feedback: A heartfelt farewell to 2012

Jackson Farley on the top 10 albums of the year

Dec. 7, 2012

Seeking a song for the end of the world

Dance into oblivion with this apocalyptic playlist.

Dec. 6, 2012

Amanda Mae drops the beat and her EP Jan. 31 at The Bridge

Amanda Mae drops the beat and her EP Jan. 31 at The Bridge

EP release will benefit Amanda's charity STEREO

Dec. 3, 2012

MOVE Music:

Phillip Phillips turns ideas into melodic gold on debut album

Ask and you shall receive. Phillip Phillips asked for a lot of freedom to create his debut album, The World from the Side of the ...

Nov. 30, 2012

Column:

Feedback: Reignited

Music columnist Jackson Farley on Alicia Keys' 'Girl On Fire'

Nov. 30, 2012

Locals Only: Coward

These Columbia-based musical scientists give experimental a new meaning.

Nov. 30, 2012

Locals Only music festival hits Roxy's Friday

You can't call yourself a local music scene supporter without going to this.

Nov. 30, 2012

Locals Only: RSVP yes to see RVS this Friday

Catch this one-man hip-hop act at the Locals Only music festival.

Nov. 29, 2012

EOTO improvs its way into Columbia

Electronic group brings 'The Lotus Experience' to The Blue Note.

Nov. 29, 2012

Q&A with Old Crow Medicine Show

Q&A with Old Crow Medicine Show

The band will perform Wednesday at the Missouri Theatre.

Nov. 29, 2012

Real life ramblin’ man to play at Mojo's Dec. 7

Real life ramblin’ man to play at Mojo's Dec. 7

J.P. Harris and the Tough Choices just might change your mind about country.

Nov. 27, 2012

MOVE Music:

Sorry Rihanna’s not sorry in ‘Unapologetic’

Once known for her bubbly and upbeat songs like “Pon de Replay” and “Umbrella,” Rihanna’s newest album, Unapologetic, takes a serious turn, reminiscing about ...

Nov. 16, 2012

Matisyahu pleases the CoMo crowd … and surfs it, too

Matisyahu pleases the CoMo crowd … and surfs it, too

Find out what you missed last night at The Blue Note.

Nov. 12, 2012

MOVE Music:

An all-time high for All Time Low

Quirky titles, unique one-liners and catchy melodies: Thus is the essence of All Time Low. The band's new album, Don’t Panic, released Oct ...

Nov. 9, 2012

Column:

Feedback: Keep calm and listen to Mac DeMarco

Music columnist Jackson Farley on Mac DeMarco's '2'

Nov. 8, 2012

Daymoths play The Bridge next Thursday

Daymoths play The Bridge next Thursday

MOVE spoke with Emily Dantuma of the indie-pop duo, which will play Nov. 22 at The Bridge.

Nov. 8, 2012

LIGHTS continues to shine bright

LIGHTS continues to shine bright

Valerie Anne Poxleitner will perform Friday at The Blue Note in support of her new album, Siberia.

Nov. 8, 2012

Q&A with Sean Gadd of Grouplove

Q&A with Sean Gadd of Grouplove

The bubbly quintet visits Columbia this Sunday.

Nov. 5, 2012

Q&A with Badfish

Q&A with Badfish

This Sublime tribute band hits The Blue Note Wednesday

Nov. 1, 2012

Column:

Feedback: Shiny Toy Guns re-found their "shine"

Music columnist Jackson Farley on Shiny Toy Guns' III

Nov. 1, 2012

Many Colored Death to play at The Blue Note on Friday

Many Colored Death to play at The Blue Note on Friday

Local trio, The Many Colored Death, likes to get technical

Nov. 1, 2012

MU sophomore and Josh Fagin shows off DJ-ing prowess on national tour 

MU sophomore and Josh Fagin shows off DJ-ing prowess on national tour 

While you're finishing this semester's courseload, your fellow classmate Josh Fagin will be dropping beats  from coast to coast.

Nov. 1, 2012

Amanda Mae generates success with 'Love Again' and Mae-niac Music

Amanda Mae generates success with 'Love Again' and Mae-niac Music

Soulful hip-hop singer and MU student has more to say in her songs than typical dance lyrics and moody, lovesick lines.

Nov. 1, 2012

Patchwork Project band competition aims to spark interest in local music

Roxy’s is hosting the event to strengthen an already thriving music scene.

Nov. 1, 2012

Patchwork Project Profile: Blue Amberol: PFF (Patchwork friends forever)

Patchwork Project Profile: Blue Amberol: PFF (Patchwork friends forever)

This makeshift band combines rock influences with lots of caffeine. 

Nov. 1, 2012

Patchwork Project Profile: Chalkboard Dinosaur anything but dusty

Patchwork Project Profile: Chalkboard Dinosaur anything but dusty

The indie-folk rock band says it's got something the other bands don't.

Nov. 1, 2012

Patchwork Project Profile: Six weeks of practice performed tonight by Emigrate

The five-man piece promises twice the percussion and grooved-up covers

Nov. 1, 2012

Patchwork Project Profile: The Wet Dream you won't forget

Patchwork Project Profile: The Wet Dream you won't forget

Yes, you heard that band name right.

Nov. 1, 2012

Patchwork Project Profile: Well Hidden Wolf ready to unleash sound

Patchwork Project Profile: Well Hidden Wolf ready to unleash sound

This Patchwork Project band draws on each member’s influences and songs.

Oct. 30, 2012

Column:

Feedback: Taylor Swift's love life: round 4

Jackson Farley on Taylor Swift's Red

Oct. 25, 2012

MOVE Music:

Album Review: '#3' by The Script

I’m not really sure about how the past few weeks have been for everyone else, but mine have been filled with tests, papers, projects ...

Oct. 23, 2012

DJ, producer Tigran 'MiMOSA' brings Future Trill tour to Columbia

DJ, producer Tigran 'MiMOSA' brings Future Trill tour to Columbia

DJ and music producer Tigran Mimosa delivers an electrifying performance in his Future Trill tour.

Oct. 19, 2012

We Live In Public sheds light on new genre of rock

After rocking Roxy's on Thursday, the Columbia band plays again Saturday night in Rocheport.

Oct. 18, 2012

Column:

Feedback: British is better

Music columnist Jackson Farley on Ellie Goulding's 'Halcyon'

Sept. 21, 2012

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: Q&A with Nora Kirkpatrick

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: Q&A with Nora Kirkpatrick

The accordionist talks about the band's performance this weekend and what fans can expect to see in the upcoming year.

Sept. 17, 2012

Wilco delivers to Ninth Street crowd at the Blue Note

The Chicago band left the crowd speechless with an infallible live performance.

Sept. 13, 2012

Pearl and the Beard: one talented trio

Pearl and the Beard: one talented trio

The indie folk band will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mojo’s.

Aug. 29, 2012

MOVE Music:

Press Play: An ode to chill-abus week

Here are a few moody tunes to match your back-to-school blues as real work takes the place of Syllabus Week splendor: 1. “Angels” — The xx ...

Aug. 26, 2012

CoMo embraces independent music at First Annual CoMo Jams BBQ

CoMo embraces independent music at First Annual CoMo Jams BBQ

A night of music, food and record swapping helped musicians sustain Columbia’s underground music scene.

Aug. 24, 2012

MOVE Music:

Let Muse embrace dubstep

For those aware, I can empathize with your feelings of hurt and cries of “sell-out.” For those who aren’t, it would help to understand ...

Aug. 24, 2012

Hair Hole rocks out at First Annual CoMo Jams BBQ

Columbia’s Hair Hole will host an outdoor fundraiser complete with music, food and record swapping.

Aug. 24, 2012

Q & A with Keys N Krates

Q & A with Keys N Krates

MOVE asked these MIdway Music Festival openers about their tunes and what one should expect tonight.

Aug. 24, 2012

Feedback: Jackson Farley on Fiona Apple's new release

You know the cozy feeling you get after eating a big, warm home-cooked meal? Not the bloated, why-did-I-eat-that-last-biscuit feeling, but rather, that full and satisfied ...

Aug. 24, 2012

Out with the old, in with the New Tongues

New Tongues will jam out at Hair Hole this Saturday.

Aug. 23, 2012

Concert Preview: Tab Benoit

Concert Preview: Tab Benoit

Blues jazz guitarist and vocalist Tab Benoit will perform Sept. 6 at the Blue Note. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 19, 2012

MOVE Music:

The girls behind the music: Megan & Liz

In the age of the Internet, anyone can be a YouTube sensation. Rewind to 2008, when Scooter Braun discovered Justin Bieber on YouTube and passed ...

Aug. 18, 2012

Parachute and The Cab: the dynamic duo

Pop-rock bands took over The Blue Note Thursday night.

Aug. 15, 2012

Q & A with Parachute

The Virginian pop-rockers play at The Blue Note on Thursday, Aug. 16. at 7:30.

Aug. 14, 2012

The Congress comes to Mojo’s

And by "Congress," we mean the soulful rock ‘n’ roll Denver trio, of course.

Aug. 13, 2012

CAVE comes home to Columbia before an international tour

The Columbia natives will play at the Boone Dawdle and at Mojo's this weekend.

Aug. 10, 2012

 Take a ride with The Cab

Take a ride with The Cab

Up-and-coming pop rockers co-headline Thursday's show at The Blue Note

Aug. 8, 2012

Sidewalk Chalk aims for timeless music

Sidewalk Chalk aims for timeless music

Hip-hop group Sidewalk Chalk will play Aug. 9 at The Bridge.

July 28, 2012

MOVE Music:

Radio Repeat: Call me already!

What about this radio repeat? There’s no doubt “Call Me Maybe” is the most overplayed song of the year, if not the impending decade ...

July 23, 2012

MOVE Music:

Boys Like Girls back on the radar

Boys Like Girls is back! After a year's hiatus, the band has written new music, acquired a new member and is ready to start ...

July 15, 2012

Just Free gets down and dirty in Columbia

Local rock band Just Free plays July 21 at Music Go Round.

July 10, 2012

Column:

Feedback: 'Believe' it or not, Bieber's growing up

Justin Bieber and puberty part ways, giving him a more mature style.

July 10, 2012

Minus the big label machine

Minus the big label machine

10 Years goes on tour to promote the first album from the band's own label.

July 10, 2012

Ana Popovic brings her Serbian blues to Columbia

Ana Popovic brings her Serbian blues to Columbia

A passport and a ’64 Strat: Ana Popovic discusses life, the blues and future albums.

June 25, 2012

MOVE Music:

Press Play: The Easy Breezy Playlist

Whether you’re cruisin’ on a long drive or just chillin’ at the pool, put this playlist on shuffle and enjoy these essential summer tunes ...

April 6, 2012

Column: Noctourniquet as cosmic, long and frustrating as its title

Prog rockers The Mars Volta give listeners the kitchen sink and then some on latest release.

Feb. 20, 2012

MOVE Music:

Artist Spotlight: Katy McAllister

Up-and-coming artist Katy McAllister is making a splash in the music world. Last month, she released her second EP, Katy Mac Throwbacks. Composing and performing ...

Jan. 20, 2012

Rascal Flatts thaws out Mizzou Arena

The Ohio country group followed sets by Hunter Hayes and Sara Evans.

Jan. 20, 2012

“We Always Swing” brings acclaimed Coltrane to Columbia

“We Always Swing” brings acclaimed Coltrane to Columbia

The jazz series has been steadily growing since its inception in 1995 and now hosts local jazz education as well as concerts.

Jan. 20, 2012

Seven musicians, No Kings

Seven musicians, No Kings

Minnesota rap collective Doomtree brings its Twin Cities vibes to Columbia on Friday.

Jan. 16, 2012

Whistle Pigs bring the bluegrass, Loveless brings the country

The Illinois trio will stop by Mojo's on Jan. 19 with Loveless opening.

Dec. 1, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Florence and the Machine: ‘Ceremonials’— 4.5 out of 5 stars

Since the release of their debut album Lungs, Florence Welch and her talented band have captivated listeners with unique melodies and one of the most ...

Nov. 28, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

The Beach Boys: 'Smile' – 5 out of 5 stars

There is not much debate that The Beach Boys created some of pop’s greatest and most influential works. From the oceanic vibes of “Surfin ...

Nov. 14, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Tech N9ne: Welcome to Strangeland – 4 out of 5 stars

The opening two tracks of Tech N9ne’s collaboration album Welcome to Strangeland lives up to the album’s title by being, well, strange. The ...

Nov. 13, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Pusha T: 'Fear of God II: Let Us Pray' – 4.5 out of 5 stars

Pusha T’s Fear of God II: Let Us Pray is full of simple raps and rhyme schemes, but his words are so authentic and ...

Nov. 2, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Sleepy Kitty: 'Infinite City' – 5 out of 5 stars

From the opening beat of the thumping “Gimme a Chantz!,” it is evident that Sleepy Kitty’s latest album Infinite City is fun and eclectic ...

Oct. 28, 2011

All Time Low Down with Jack Barakat

All Time Low Down with Jack Barakat

The pop-punk band likes that hyphen right where it is.

Oct. 25, 2011

Jack’s Mannequin: People and Things — 4 out of 5 stars

Pop rock group Jack’s Mannequin does what it does best on its third album People and Things. The rich orchestrated tones of the piano ...

Oct. 14, 2011

Taking Back Sunday’s secret to success

Taking Back Sunday’s secret to success

Alternative staple plans to stick around for another decade, at least.

Oct. 4, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

“What’s Your Number?” – 2.5 out of 5 stars

Unsurprisingly, “What’s Your Number?” adds up to nothing more than another recycled, predictable romantic comedy. As I watched the main character count her number ...

Oct. 4, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Mr. Gnome: 'Madness in Miniature' – 4.5 out of 5 stars

Independent artists, indie rock bands in particular, tend to get caught in the “throw everything in and see what happens” trap in order to impress ...

Oct. 3, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Gavin DeGraw: ‘Sweeter’ – 5 out of 5 stars

If music were a drug, Gavin DeGraw would be my dealer. The musician’s fourth studio album just dropped last week, and I was addicted ...

Sept. 30, 2011

Colbie Caillat to get 'bubbly' in Columbia

Colbie Caillat to get 'bubbly' in Columbia

The singer-songwriter will perform Sept. 30 at The Blue Note.

Sept. 24, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Lucy and Wayne and The Amairican Stream: Hymn for Her Presents–4.5 out of 5 stars

When you first listen to “Hymn for Her Presents: Lucy and Wayne and the Amairican Stream,” you feel as if you are thrown into a ...

Sept. 24, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

We Came As Romans: 'Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be' – 4 out of 5 stars

Hearing metal-core that has a positive message may sound like a rarity to some people, but We Came As Romans have done this feat for ...

Sept. 23, 2011

Albums to Study To

Normally, a few songs is enough to put someone in the proper mindset. But with the amount of homework that’s sure to be piling ...

Sept. 23, 2011

MOVE to host The Wood Brothers at Mojo’s

The blues brothers are promoting their new album, "Smoke Ring Halo."

Sept. 12, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

The Horrible Crowes: ‘Elsie’ – 5 out of 5 stars

In between the incessant touring and promotion for The Gaslight Anthem’s successful 2010 release “American Slang,” lead singer Brian Fallon wrote a lot of ...

Sept. 12, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

George Watsky: 'A New Kind of Sexy' – 4.5 out of 5 stars

YouTube fame is supposed to be fleeting. The website has taken the once figurative ‘15 seconds of fame’ and made it into something far more ...

Sept. 12, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

The Red Hot Chili Peppers: 'I'm with You' – 4 out of 5 stars

The Red Hot Chili Peppers had a formula: a funk-bred rhythm section, the showy, psychedelic guitar showcase in guitar wunderkind John Frusciante and the vocal ...

Sept. 12, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Lil Wayne: 'Tha Carter IV' – 4 out of 5

Rapper Lil Wayne's massively anticipated "Tha Carter IV" is a stylistic departure sure to leave fans divided. The album starts on a shallow, stereotypical ...

Sept. 12, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Cymbals Eat Guitars: 'Lenses Alien' – 3.5 stars out of 5

Ambition is a word not often associated with modern indie rock these days, so it's a wonderful change of pace that it has been ...

Sept. 9, 2011

A ‘Giant’ show at Mojo’s

A ‘Giant’ show at Mojo’s

O, Giant Man brings former Columbia band Scouts back to town.

Sept. 9, 2011

Mavis Staples to perform at Roots ’N Blues

Mavis Staples to perform at Roots ’N Blues

After Bonaroo and the Newport Folk Festival, Staples makes a stop at Roots ’N Blues.

Sept. 9, 2011

Column:

Scarf weather calls for similar music

Fall is on its way. All around campus, people are covered in cardigans and jeans instead of tank tops and shorts. With the overturn of ...

Sept. 9, 2011

Summerfest to host Robert Earl Keen concert

The free concert will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday on Ninth Street.

Sept. 7, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Troubadour Dali: ‘Let’s Make it Right’ – 4 out of 5 stars

First things first: Troubadour Dali, St. Louis’ resident neo-shoegaze minstrels are in no way just now emerging from the underground grapevine. It’s impossible to ...

Sept. 7, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Sims: 'Wildlife EP' – 3.5 out of 5 stars

Doomtree, a Minnesota hip-hop collective, has always had a talent that runs deep — maybe too deep. The group is made up of immensely talented emcees ...

Sept. 2, 2011

Forget your iPod, try these options

If you’re in a musical rut, here are six ways to branch out, bump your obscure-music-status and find bands similar to what you already like.

Sept. 2, 2011

Feelin’ the Muzic in Mid-Missouri

First-ever Missouri Muzic Fest brings big names and martial arts to Boone County Fairgrounds.

Aug. 30, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Muppets: 'The Green Album' – 4 out of 5 stars

In the lead up to the new Muppets movie, "The Muppets," Disney has released a compilation of songs from The Muppets' catalog performed with a ...

Aug. 23, 2011

Jason Derulo performs for crowd in Hearnes Center performance

Jason Derulo performs for crowd in Hearnes Center performance

The Miami-based singer entertained a large crowd with a free concert organized by MSA.

Aug. 22, 2011

Tommy and the High Pilots land in Columbia

The band will play Aug. 22 at Mojo’s

Aug. 19, 2011

On Campus:

Jason Derulo concert moved to Hearnes Center

According to MU spokesman Christian Basi, the Jason Derulo concert has been moved to the Hearnes Center. It is still scheduled for 8 p.m ...

Aug. 18, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

311: 'Universal Pulse' – 4.5 out of 5 stars

If you are a fan of 311, then Universal Pulse will not disappoint. The band continues to bring fans its familiar sound but has done ...

Aug. 12, 2011

Jake Austin & The City Limits to perform at The Blue Note

The St. Louis band will compete for a spot at the 2011 Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ Festival on Saturday.

Aug. 6, 2011

Ludo presents Space Dracula’s Basketball Expo

The band will play Aug. 7 at The Blue Note.

July 28, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

The Cool Kids: 'When Fish Ride Bicycles' – 4.5 out of 5 stars

It’s been three long years since Chicagoland duo The Cool Kids dropped their critically acclaimed EP The Bake Sale, the bouncy and coolly confident ...

July 25, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Incubus: 'If Not Now, When?' -- 4 out of 5 stars

Fans of Incubus may be caught a little off guard by If Not Now, When? The band takes its sound in a different direction, but ...

July 6, 2011

Column:

Radio killed the real music star

Radio needs to value quality to rediscover financial success.

July 6, 2011

Beyonce’s 4 doesn’t live up to its epic title

Beyonce shows up, but doesn’t live up to expectations.

July 6, 2011

End of the summer playlist

Songs to draw out the precious few, last days of summer.

June 15, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Arctic Monkeys: 'Suck It And See' – 4 out of 5 stars

Relaxed is the feeling you get after listening to the Beatle-esque album by the Arctic Monkeys, Suck It And See. For first-time listeners of the ...

June 9, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

All Time Low: 'Dirty Work' – 3 out of 5 stars

All Time Low's new album, Dirty Work, carries a sense of familiarity. Many of the songs on this album have catchy hooks and fun ...

June 1, 2011

Upcoming campaign centers on new Performing Arts Center

Upcoming campaign centers on new Performing Arts Center

The three-year-old proposal for new fine arts facilities could become a reality by 2020.

June 1, 2011

‘Chicago’ takes center stage for MU Theatre series

‘Chicago’ takes center stage for MU Theatre series

The MU Summer Repertory Theatre Program will also perform ‘The 39 Steps’ as well as two comedies.

May 31, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Lady Gaga: ‘Born This Way’ – 2.5 out of 5 stars

One of the most anticipated albums of the year, Lady Gaga’s Born This Way is in stores and selling quickly among Gaga fans. But ...

May 31, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

My Morning Jacket: 'Circuital' - 5 out of 5 stars

To those who aren't familiar with the band My Morning Jacket, it is an authentic American rock and roll group. I emphasize the word ...

May 19, 2011

‘Winter’s Bone’ musicians to perform in Columbia

Marideth Sisco and other musicians from the Academy Award-nominated “Winter’s Bone” will perform at The Blue Note.

May 10, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Tyler, the Creator: 'Goblin' – 4 out of 5 stars

Breaking into the mainstream conscious with the music video for “Yonkers,” an explosive performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and a record deal with ...

May 6, 2011

Come for the classes, stay for the concerts

People with ears should be in for some good shows.

May 6, 2011

Slippy LaRue's last waltz

Slippy LaRue's last waltz

Bassist Brandon Sanborn is en 'LaRoute' to Los Angeles.

May 3, 2011

Musicians entertain, spread social justice at Global Sounds Music Festival

Musicians entertain, spread social justice at Global Sounds Music Festival

The MSA sponsored event focused on sustainability, social justice and awareness.

May 3, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

The Antlers: ‘Bust Apart’ – 4 out of 5 stars

Not to be confused with a certain basketball cheering section, Brooklyn-based post-rockers The Antlers will release their fourth studio album, Burst Apart, on May 9 ...

May 2, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Silverstein 'Rescue' – 5 out of 5 stars

Silverstein never fails to make consistently strong albums. Its lyrics are always poetic, the melodies heartfelt and the screams energetic and raw. Its new album ...

May 2, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

The Beastie Boys: 'Hot Sauce Committee Part 2' – 4 out of 5 stars

After the short movie “Fight For You Right Revisited," featuring Will Ferrell, was released, the Beastie Boys released their long awaited album Hot Sauce Committee ...

April 29, 2011

Have no fear…festival season is here

MOVE takes a closer look at this summer's music festivals.

April 29, 2011

Indie rock with Ozark charm

The Maneater will present Ha Ha Tonka on Saturday at Mojo's.

April 29, 2011

Seasoned post-punk band The Walkmen still going strong

The Walkmen will play with The New Pornographers on Friday at The Blue Note.

April 29, 2011

Ptarmigan releases its second album in the Key of Forest

Ptarmigan releases its second album in the Key of Forest

The album drops Friday.

April 26, 2011

Andre and the Giants prepares to split after graduation

Andre and the Giants prepares to split after graduation

After releasing its second album, Andre and the Giants is planning one last tour.

April 26, 2011

Choir and jazz ensembles combine for a night of Ellington and Hughes

Choir and jazz ensembles combine for a night of Ellington and Hughes

This marks the first time the bands will perform together.

April 22, 2011

Columbia orchestra performs Spanish Spring Concert

The concert will take place in three parts.

April 18, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Fleet Foxes: 'Helplessness Blues' – 4.5 out of 5 stars

With its extraordinary debut in 2008, Seattle's Fleet Foxes helped propel the modern resurgence in folk music, such as Mumford and Sons and The ...

April 18, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

TV on the Radio: 'Nine Types of Light' — 4.5 out of 5 stars

TV on the Radio's newly released album Nine Types of Light is nine kinds of awesome. Not only has TVOTR produced an aesthetic funk ...

April 15, 2011

Life on the road: A dirty, drunk, logistical nightmare

Life on the road: A dirty, drunk, logistical nightmare

Local bands share their stories about life as touring musicians.

April 15, 2011

Jazz pianist creates cultural bridge

The Danilo Pérez Trio will perform Sunday at Murray's.

April 12, 2011

Music transcends language barrier, celebrates opening of Confucius Institute

Shanghai Normal University and MU performers played together at the event Friday.

April 12, 2011

Students bring opera to Missouri Theatre

Students bring opera to Missouri Theatre

The School of Music is presenting "The Merry Widow."

April 11, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Ha Ha Tonka: 'Death of a Decade' – 4 out of 5 stars

Ha Ha Tonka is a difficult band to pin down. Hailing from rural southern Missouri, they use traditional Ozarkian instrumentation with sensational four-part vocal harmonies ...

April 11, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Various Artists: 'Tron: Legacy Reconfigured' – 3 out of 5 stars

How do you remix a score? That’s a question Tron: Legacy Reconfigured attempts to answer. Given access to the original soundtrack to “Tron: Legacy ...

April 11, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Panda Bear: 'Tomboy' – 3.5 out of 5 stars

At some point over the last couple of years Noah Lennox had to have started feeling like the Atlas of the music industry. Releasing two ...

April 11, 2011

Passion, intensity, tears from Explosions in the Sky

The Austin, Texas natives played at The Blue Note on Sunday.

April 8, 2011

Classical infusion erases the stigma of modern composition

The Past & Future concert will combine classical compositions with original modern shorts.

April 8, 2011

Folk musician plants her roots, finds perspective

Folk musician plants her roots, finds perspective

Folk artist Rae Fitzgerald will debut her album Of Wars and Waters on Wednesday at Mojo's.

April 8, 2011

Hollywood composers create soundtrack to my life

With a healthy does of original movie scores, meticulous daily routine becomes larger than life.

April 8, 2011

Plain White T's sophistication converts "Hey There Delilah" critic

Plain White T's sophistication converts "Hey There Delilah" critic

The Plain White T's revamped sound changed this critic's mind about the once pre-teen sugarpop favorite.

April 5, 2011

Column:

The song heard 'round the world: Rufus Wainwright's 'Hallelujah'

"I’ve heard there was a secret chord that David played, and it pleased the Lord. But you don’t really care for music, do ...

April 4, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

The Weeknd: 'House of Balloons' – 4.5 out of 5 stars

The Weeknd has been taking the hype-machine for a joyride all over roads of the Internet since the release of its enigmatic-fueled, Internet R&B ...

April 4, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Protest The Hero: 'Scurrilous' – 3 out of 5 stars

Canadian progressive metal band Protest The Hero’s third album release Scurrilous is another solid project, full of complex rhythms, blasting drumbeats and roaring guitar ...

April 1, 2011

Plain White T's hit Columbia on April 6

The band will perform songs from their new album Wonders of the Younger.

March 30, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Britney Spears: 'Femme Fatale' – 3.5 out of 5 stars

If you see me walking around campus with my headphones and a somewhat paranoid look on my face, blame Britney Spears. I’ve never been ...

March 29, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: 'Belong' – 3.5 out of 5 stars

New York’s premier pun-loving group, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, swept away critics in 2009 with their cutesy, adorable music that focused ...

March 23, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Jennifer Hudson: 'I Remember Me' – 4.5 out of 5 stars

Physically, Jennifer Hudson might have trimmed off 80 pounds since her last album release. Her voice, on the other hand, did not. It’s still ...

March 21, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Mountain Goats: 'All Eternal Decks' – 3 out of 5 stars

There’s that scene in “Walk the Line” when Johnny Cash is singing his gospel songs for the producer at Sun Studio. When the producer ...

March 21, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy: 'Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy' – 5 out of 5 stars

Many genres of music have experienced major transformations in the past 25 years. At times certain genres are unrecognizable from what they once were. Therefore ...

March 21, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

The Dodos: 'No Color' – 3.5 out of 5 stars

Fans who were let down by The Dodos' mellowed-out album, Time to Die, will be pleased to know in its new album, No Color, the ...

March 20, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Green Day: 'Awesome As Fuck' – 4.5 out of 5 stars

Awesome As Fuck is the best way to describe the latest release from Green Day. Unlike their previous live album, Bullet In A Bible, Awesome ...

March 18, 2011

Independence from the industry, catharsis from creativity

Independence from the industry, catharsis from creativity

Columbial music label Yards and Gods puts music before profit.

March 18, 2011

Rocky chooses the road over the abode

Rocky Votolato will perform March 26 at Mojo's.

March 18, 2011

The big city can't drag the country out of David Nail

The big city can't drag the country out of David Nail

The Award-winning country music artist David Nail will perform March 18 at The Blue Note.

March 17, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Panic! At the Disco: 'Vices and Virtues' – 4.5 out of 5 stars

Fans of the foursome that created the ragtime and techno inspired album A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out will be pleased – recently renovated band ...

March 15, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Rebecca Black: 'Friday' single – 4.99 out of 5 stars

As harsh as this might be, some people need to learn how to write a song. I’m talking to you, Eminem; Lady GaGa; Bob ...

March 15, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Noah and the Whale: 'Last Night on Earth' – 3.5 out of 5 stars

The English Indie folk sensation Noah and the Whale released its third studio album, Last Night on Earth, on March 15 in the United States ...

March 14, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Biffy Clyro: 'Only Revolutions' – 3 out of 5 stars

Artists from the United Kingdom have crossed over into the U.S. music market in a big way throughout the past 10 years. These artists ...

March 11, 2011

When life gives Ra Ra Riot lemons, it makes an album about apples

When life gives Ra Ra Riot lemons, it makes an album about apples

Ra Ra Riot will perform with The Pomegranates at 8 p.m. March 14 at Mojo’s.

March 11, 2011

Award-winning clarinetist comes to The Blue Note

The next concert in the "We Always Swing" jazz series will take place March 12 at The Blue Note.

March 11, 2011

Cold War Kids expands into deeper territories

The band will be performing with A Lull and Old Lights on March 15 at The Blue Note.

March 8, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Lupe Fiasco: 'Lasers' – 3.5 out of 5 stars

It’s pretty easy to link Lupe Fiasco to Kanye West. Both are from Chicago. Both work with a variety of collaborators. Oh, and they ...

March 8, 2011

MU musicians shine in Emerging Artist Showcase

Five finalists preformed in the annual Emerging Artist Showcase Monday night.

March 8, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

R.E.M: 'Collapse Into Now' – 4 out of 5 stars

With its 15th proper studio album Collapse Into Now, R.E.M. has created something of a career retrospective. Rather than revamping its sound, as ...

March 8, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Kurt Vile: 'Smoke Ring for My Halo' – 3.5 out of 5 stars

If Bob Dylan and Sheryl Crow had a child, it would be Kurt Vile. His music combines clever, whispering lines with a constant strumming that ...

March 7, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Eisley: 'The Valley' – 2.5 out of 5 stars

Eisley, the indie pop quintet from Texas, appeared in mid-2003 when they introduced their first EP, Laughing City. Six EPs and two albums later, Eisley ...

March 7, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Dropkick Murphys: 'Going Out In Style' – 4 out of 5 stars

With St. Patrick’s Day just weeks away, it seems fitting that Dropkick Murphys realsed a new album, Going Out In Style. For this Irish-punk ...

March 4, 2011

Menomena blends different musical talents, tastes

Portland based art-rockers Menomena will play alongside Maps & Atlases on March 9 at Mojo's.

March 4, 2011

Eastside brings back the '80s

The next "Totally Bitchin' '80s Dance Party" is March 5 at Eastside Tavern.

March 4, 2011

Maps & Atlases hangs on to its indie cred

Maps & Atlases hangs on to its indie cred

The Chicago-based rockers will play with Menomena on March 9 at Mojo’s.

March 1, 2011

Art and music concert brings melodies to Jesse Hall

The fourth annual Art and Music concert featured art from the Museum of Art and Archeology.

March 1, 2011

Man in the Ring showcases unique range of talent on new album

Man in the Ring showcases unique range of talent on new album

The local band is releasing its second album, showcasing its live performances.

March 1, 2011

MU a cappella group prepares new sounds for CD

Add 9 hopes to release its newest CD by the end of April.

Feb. 28, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Lykke Li: 'Wounded Rhymes' – 4 out of 5 stars

Li’s debut album, Youth Novels, served as an electro-pop-groove anthem for those who enjoy circling the dance floor on their toes, and for those ...

Feb. 27, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Patrick Stump: 'Truant Wave' – 5 out of 5 stars

If you love Fall Out Boy (which I most certainly do), do not pick up Patrick Stump’s new EP, Truant Wave, expecting to hear ...

Feb. 27, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Beady Eye: 'Different Gear, Still Speeding' – 4.5 out of 5 stars

What do you call Oasis? A great band. But what do you call Oasis without Noel Gallagher? Still a great band. Beady Eye, the result ...

Feb. 25, 2011

Gospel Extravaganza shares history, roots of music

Gospel Extravaganza shares history, roots of music

The event is part of the Big XII Conference on Black Student Government at MU this week.

Feb. 25, 2011

Cursive brings back an older sound

Cursive brings back an older sound

The band will perform Friday at Mojo's, with Call Me Lightning and Boreal Hills.

Feb. 25, 2011

Tech N9ne loves The Doors, his fans, the Blue Note

Tech N9ne loves The Doors, his fans, the Blue Note

The rapper will perform March 2 at The Blue Note with Stevie Stone and The Cold Cuts.

Feb. 25, 2011

How Fall Out Boy broke my heart with six letters

Why I still won't beLIEve that Patrick, Joe, Pete and Andy are gone for good.

Feb. 22, 2011

Mizzou Idol puts student talent in the spotlight

Mizzou Idol puts student talent in the spotlight

Sixteen contestants competed for judges Friday in Jesse Auditorium.

Feb. 22, 2011

Tommy and the High Pilots have little time for play

The band will play Feb. 24 at Mojo’s.

Feb. 22, 2011

Honky tonk star Stacie Collins lives the dream

The band will perform Feb. 18 at The Snorty Horse Saloon.

Feb. 22, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Radiohead: 'King Of Limbs' – 1.5 out of 5 stars

“What the Hell?” is the first thing that comes to mind after listening to the new Radiohead album. King Of Limbs sounds like a high ...

Feb. 22, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Toro Y Moi: 'Underneath the Pine' – 5 out of 5 stars

Translated from its half-Spanish-half-French jargon, "Toro Y Moi" means "Bull and Me." It's unclear what part the bull plays (drums perhaps?), but the "me ...

Feb. 20, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Adele: '21' – 4.5 out of 5 stars

In early 2008, blue-eyed soul sensation Adele debuted her set of pipes with the release of her first album 19. This album was a critical ...

Feb. 20, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Valencia: 'Dancing With a Ghost' – 4 out of 5 stars

The alternative-rock-punk-emo band Valencia can be classified under so many different categories one would think their music would get swept under the rug. Upon further ...

Feb. 18, 2011

O Giant Man looks for breakthrough

Indie band O Giant Man will play Feb. 19 at The Blue Fugue.

Feb. 18, 2011

Laura Jansen makes a play for the states

The singer-songwriter is attempting to match Dutch fame in America.

Feb. 17, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Mogwai: 'Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will' – 2.5 out of 5 stars

Back again — and as the album title might suggest — with a vengeance, Glasgow guitar-rockers Mogwai return in 2011 and with one of the most bad-ass ...

Feb. 17, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

PJ Harvey: 'Let England Shake' – 4.5 out of 5 stars

The sound of war would typically be defined by the echoes of gunfire, screaming and other tortuous reverberations constituting sheer terror. It can now also ...

Feb. 17, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Cut Copy: 'Zonoscope' – 5 out of 5 stars

Zonoscope is the third studio album from Austrialian, synth-pop band Cut Copy. Like most of Cut Copy’s work, this album is extremely accessible and ...

Feb. 15, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Drive-By Truckers: 'Go-Go Boots' — 2.5 out of 5 stars

Go-Go Boots, the ninth studio album by the alternative country band Drive-By Truckers has in it a few solid, authentic tunes, but musters up little ...

Feb. 15, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

James Blake: 'James Blake' — 4.5 out of 5 stars

Looking back over 2010, James Blake covered a whole lot of ground in a very short time, releasing a new EP almost quarterly. And while ...

Feb. 14, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Lady GaGa: 'Born This Way' Single — 4 out of 5 stars

Lady GaGa’s new single “Born This Way” has been so hyped it couldn’t possibly live up to all the talk. No, it didn ...

Feb. 14, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

The Great Sabatini: 'Napoleon Sodomite' — 3 out of 5 stars

Sludge metal band The Great Sabatini recently released a 7” titled Napoleon Sodomite that uses musical techniques different from its past musical endeavors. The change ...

Feb. 14, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Bright Eyes: 'The People's Key' — 4.5 out of 5 stars

This is Bright Eyes’ last album, says frontman Conor Oberst. There will be no more after this. With the honest relationship Oberst has with his ...

Feb. 8, 2011

MU professor brings African mbira to Columbia

MU professor brings African mbira to Columbia

Anand Prahlad will speak about the instrument and give a demonstration Thursday.

Feb. 8, 2011

Music blog showcases local rappers

CampusMUsick will host a concert featuring Machine Gun Kelly on Friday at The Blue Note.

Feb. 8, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Destroyer: 'Kaputt' — 3.5 out of 5 stars

Destroyer frontman Dan Bejar brings to mind that family uncle who is only seen on occasion, but every time he appears, all the kids jump ...

Feb. 4, 2011

Tokyo Police Club makes a splash in smaller US cities

Tokyo Police Club makes a splash in smaller US cities

The Canadian rockers will play at 7:30 p.m. Monday at The Blue Note.

Feb. 4, 2011

Bandamonium in full swing with medium-rock competition

The final round will be Feb. 26 at The Blue Note.

Feb. 4, 2011

The White Stripes preserve a legacy

Jack and Meg announced Wednesday the band has officially broken up.

Feb. 1, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Cold War Kids: 'Mine Is Yours' — 1.5 out of 5 stars

In 2006, Cold War Kids generated deserved hype with its debut Robbers and Cowards, featuring standout tracks “We Used To Vacation” and “Hang Me Up ...

Feb. 1, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Dave Hause: 'Resolutions' — 4.5 out of 5 stars

Plenty of punk singers have gone solo over the past few years. Frank Turner, Chuck Ragan and Tim Barry among others have all traded in ...

Jan. 31, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Hercules and Love Affair: 'Blue Songs' — 2 out of 5 stars

It can be quite the damning experience to have a debut album become a new classic. In the same way J.K. Rowling’s new ...

Jan. 31, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

The Get Up Kids: ‘There are Rules’ — 4.5 out of 5 stars

After almost six years of being out of the spotlight and close to seven years since releasing its last album, The Get Up Kids is ...

Jan. 28, 2011

Be-bop and modern music unite in jazz duo

Be-bop and modern music unite in jazz duo

Stanley Clarke and Hiromi will play Tuesday at The Blue Note.

Jan. 25, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Smith Westerns: ‘Dye It Blonde’ — 4 out of 5 stars

“It’s evolve or die, really,” British stand-up comic and actor Craig Charles said. “You have to evolve, you have to move on otherwise it ...

Jan. 25, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Cake: 'Showroom of Compassion' — 3 out of 5 stars

Imagine you haven’t eaten cake since 2004. Now suddenly you have cake again. That sugary metaphor refers to the release of Cake’s new ...

Jan. 25, 2011

MU celebrates International Day of Collaborative Music

MU celebrates International Day of Collaborative Music

MU celebrated the International Day of Collaborative Music with a concert.

Jan. 25, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

The Decemberists: 'The King is Dead' — 4 out of 5 stars

The Decemberists' 2009 release, The Hazards of Love, was an overblown, 17-track rock opera complete with multiple characters, fairy queens, shape-shifters, metal riffs and plenty ...

Jan. 25, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

Social Distortion: 'Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes' — 4 out of 5 stars

An album that has been seven years in the making has become the first great album of 2011. You can tell Social Distortion really took ...

Jan. 21, 2011

Local supergroup Zappy LaReel jams for free

The band will play a free show at The Blue Note on Saturday.

Dec. 27, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Keyshia Cole: 'Calling All Hearts' — 2.5 out of 5 stars

Keyshia Cole is engaged to Cleveland Cavaliers player Daniel Gibson, with whom she had a son with in March. Cole is happy – and that is ...

Dec. 21, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Keri Hilson: 'No Boys Allowed' — 3.5 out of 5 stars

In case Santa hasn’t completely fulfilled your Christmas list yet, let me suggest one last minute addition – Keri Hilson’s No Boys Allowed. To ...

Dec. 14, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Ciara: 'Basic Instinct' — 2.5 out of 5 stars

Basically, Ciara’s Basic Instinct is her plea for her listeners to forgive and forget last year’s calamity, Fantasy Ride. I guess I will ...

Dec. 12, 2010

Langhorne Slim at Mojo's — 5 out of 5 stars

Arts & Entertainment:

Langhorne Slim at Mojo's — 5 out of 5 stars

Throughout his 11-year career, Langhorne Slim’s closest brush with fame has been an appearance in an insurance commercial. But judging by his performance at ...

Dec. 10, 2010

‘Grown Man’ Tim Kasher performs new solo album

‘Grown Man’ Tim Kasher performs new solo album

The artist will play at The Blue Note on Sunday.

Dec. 10, 2010

Minus the Bear conquers the mainstream

Minus the Bear conquers the mainstream

Minus the Bear will be playing at 7 p.m. Sunday at The Blue Note.

Dec. 10, 2010

Staff picks: Our top 5 movies, albums, TV shows, songs and video games of 2010

The Maneater and MOVE editorial board members voted to compile these top 5 lists.

Dec. 7, 2010

Black and Gold soundtrack to feature artists from MSA concerts

Tracks by Wale, B.O.B. and Chiddy Bang are featured on the mixtape.

Dec. 7, 2010

Chiddy Bang welcomes growing audience

The hip-hop group will perform at The Blue Note on Wednesday.

Dec. 7, 2010

Mizzou Forte makes melodies at Middlebush

The a capella ensemble covered songs by Lady GaGa, The Foo Fighters and Gwen Stefani.

Dec. 7, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Jazmine Sullivan: 'Love Me Back' — 4 out of 5 stars

While Missy Elliott continues to tease the public by withholding her newest album, she’s still submitting enough to please us. What I’m referring ...

Dec. 7, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Daft Punk: 'Tron: Legacy' — 2 out of 5 stars

Disney continues its classic series this next week with its release of "Tron: Legacy." The soundtrack is created by legends in their own right, Daft ...

Dec. 7, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Tommy and the High Pilots — 5 out of 5 stars

Competition is tough in the music industry, especially for up-and-coming bands. However, you wouldn’t suspect Tommy and the High Pilots is a lesser-known, up-and-coming ...

Dec. 3, 2010

Jazz musician combines Beethoven with The Beatles

Jazz pianist Joey Calderazzo will play Dec. 5 at Murry’s.

Dec. 3, 2010

Teen angst never ceases to amaze

Teenage angst brings back memories from high school.

Nov. 30, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Nicki Minaj: ‘Pink Friday’ — 3.5 out of 5 stars

Unarguably this year’s track whore, Nicki Minaj spent the better part of 2010 song-hopping and show-stealing on tracks like Ludacris’ “My Chick Bad” and ...

Nov. 30, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Rihanna: 'LOUD' — 4 out of 5 stars

Over the last few years, Rihanna has evolved from a sweet island pop star into a sexy, pop icon. Her style, both musical and otherwise ...

Nov. 30, 2010

IndyGround Entertainment celebrates 6 years at Mojo's

IndyGround Entertainment celebrates 6 years at Mojo's

The local record label will host various artists at a party Friday.

Nov. 30, 2010

Tommy & The High Pilots reach new heights

The band will perform at Mojo’s on Wednesday.

Nov. 27, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Girl Talk: 'All Day' — 3 out of 5 stars

A cacophony of popular songs and a strange array of beats define Girl Talk's new album, All Day. This album mixes an array of ...

Nov. 27, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Kanye West: 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' — 4.5 out of 5 stars

When Kanye wants attention, he demands it in all aspects of expression. Whether it is fine art, high fashion or verbally, he wants people to ...

Nov. 24, 2010

MOVE Music:

Keeping the blues alive

The blues is not dead according to the band The Mojo Roots. The four piece group from Missouri is dedicated to keeping the blues alive ...

Nov. 19, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

REVIEW: The Hold Steady at The Blue Note

I feel I must begin this concert review with a disclaimer: I am a huge Bruce Springsteen fan. I have almost every one of his ...

Nov. 19, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

A Day To Remember: 'What Separates Me From You' — 4 out of 5 stars

After many months of “fans” spreading rumors around the Internet that A Day To Remember would sell out on its new album What Separates Me ...

Nov. 19, 2010

Chucking some rock (music)

Columbia upstarts The Stonethrowers to play Saturday at Mojo’s.

Nov. 16, 2010

Lowry Mall violinist plays for more than spare change

Lowry Mall violinist plays for more than spare change

Brennus, a former contractor computer worker, has no formal training on the violin.

Nov. 16, 2010

School of Music seeks funding for new performance space

School of Music seeks funding for new performance space

The proposed building would be at the intersection of Hitt Street and University Avenue.

Nov. 16, 2010

Delta Spirit tours country, venues big and small

The Southern California band will play Mojo’s on Tuesday.

Nov. 16, 2010

Choir, orchestra combine forces

Choir, orchestra combine forces

The ensemble will perform together Nov. 18 in Jesse Auditorium

Nov. 12, 2010

All that Cuban jazz

Alfredo Rodriguez will play Nov. 17 at University Club Columns Ballroom in the Reynolds Alumni Center.

Nov. 12, 2010

An ongoing tribute to Sublime

The band will play Nov. 16 at The Blue Note.

Nov. 12, 2010

Get ready for the Sickest party around

Forever the Sickest Kids will play Nov. 15 at The Blue Note.

Nov. 12, 2010

Expendables influenced by beach background

The Santa Cruz band will play Friday at Mojo's.

Nov. 8, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

NER*D: 'NOTHING' — 3 out of 5 stars

The name NER*D might bring to mind images of Steve Urkle or Willy Wonka candy more frequently than those of hip-hop dominance, but band ...

Nov. 8, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Kid Cudi: 'Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager' — 3 out of 5 stars

Kid Cudi is the poster child for apathy. He has persistently portrayed himself as the “lonely stoner,” yet his debut Man on the Moon: End ...

Nov. 8, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Alter Bridge: 'AB III' — 4 out of 5 stars

Alter Bridge — AKA Creed in disguise — will be releasing its third album, AB III. Or seventh, since it is three-fourths of Creed. To Creed haters ...

Nov. 5, 2010

Yonder Mountain visits the prairie

The band will come Nov. 10 to the Blue Note.

Nov. 5, 2010

Band of Heathens rocks the stage

The band blends country, rock 'n' roll and soul.

Nov. 5, 2010

From bartending to bandleading

Wakey! Wakey! will play 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mojo’s.

Nov. 1, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Weezer: 'Hurley' — 2 out of 5 stars

When did Rivers Cuomo become such an asshole? Oh, that’s right, about three albums ago. The Weezer front man seems to have a blatant ...

Nov. 1, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Andrew Bird: 'Useless Creature' — 4.5 out of 5 stars

Originally just a bonus disc in the deluxe edition of 2009’s Noble Beast, Useless Creatures has finally been re-released and cemented as a stand-alone ...

Oct. 31, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Taylor Swift: 'Speak Now' — 4 out of 5 stars

In any review, the phrase “more mature this time around” — or something like it — is probably going to be mentioned somewhere. This is a review ...

Oct. 29, 2010

Roots-based band is a family affair

The Wood Brothers mix geographical and personal influences.

Oct. 29, 2010

Joan of Arc versus the 'ills of the world'

The band Joan of Arc will play Tuesday at Mojo’s.

Oct. 26, 2010

Music majors prepare children for futures in music

Music majors prepare children for futures in music

The organization aims to give young children a head start in music education.

Oct. 26, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Avey Tare: 'Down There' — 2.5 out of 5 stars

Animal Collective set fire to the musical world over the past decade, whether you know it or not. The experimental, noise rock group innovated the ...

Oct. 22, 2010

MOVE Music:

Rebelution brings together musical tastes at The Blue Note

Waiting in anticipation, the crowd’s cheers were greeted by the funky, reggae sound of Rebelution on Thursday night at The Blue Note. Immediately thrown ...

Oct. 22, 2010

Electronica artist Emancipator hits Columbia

The American artist got his start in Japan.

Oct. 22, 2010

Los Campesinos! goes commercial

The brit rockers will hit up St. Louis' Firebird on Oct. 26.

Oct. 22, 2010

Rock the roof off with Sevendust this weekend

Sevendust will play at The Blue Note with 10 Years and Since October.

Oct. 19, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Kings Of Leon: 'Come Around Sundown' — 2.5 out of 5 stars

The Grammy Award-winning band Kings Of Leon has released its new album Come Around Sundown. But after listening to the album, it is really hard ...

Oct. 17, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Unknown Component: 'The Infinite Definitive' — 2 out of 5 stars

Judging the album by its cover, The Infinite Definitive looks more like a Nine Inch Nails-esque industrial rock album. But the only thing Unknown Component ...

Oct. 15, 2010

Giving Tree grows interest locally

Giving Tree grows interest locally

The Giving Tree Band aims to stand up for the environment.

Oct. 15, 2010

Reinvented musician to perform at The Blue Note

Former ‘90s pop star finds new career in country.

Oct. 15, 2010

Preparing for a taste of Ludo

The St. Louis band will play Oct. 16 at The Blue Note.

Oct. 14, 2010

MOVE Music:

Michael Franti pleases Columbia audience

At Michael Franti’s request for the crowd to “shake it,” reverberating sounds, lights and bodies shook The Blue Note wall to wall as Franti ...

Oct. 13, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

The Moondoggies: 'Tidelands'

If its chiseled grizzle and affinity for lumberjack plaid aren't a tip-off for indie-folk band The Moondoggies Pacific Northwest roots, the sounds from their ...

Oct. 12, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Sufjan Stevens: 'The Age of Adz' — 3 out of 5 stars

This is not Sufjan Stevens. Not even close. What are those echoing sounds and deep chasms of reverb? Where are the fun folk trips and ...

Oct. 10, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

All That Remains: "…For We Are Many" — 3 out of 5 stars

All That Remains (or ATR as those scene kids call them) have returned with the release of their new album, …For We Are Many. What ...

Oct. 9, 2010

B.o.B. rocks Jesse Auditorium

B.o.B. rocks Jesse Auditorium

The rapper played several fan favorites, including "Nothin' On You," "Airplanes" and "Magic."

Oct. 8, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Local Natives show leaves audience in a daze

Local Natives exploded onto the indie rock scene in February with the release of their debut album Gorilla Manor, which blended African rhythms with three-part ...

Oct. 8, 2010

Father-sons musical trio showcases boy's talent

Father-sons musical trio showcases boy's talent

The 12-year-old already commands nine instruments in the family band.

Oct. 8, 2010

Schumann scholar gives insight into composer's life

Schumann scholar gives insight into composer's life

The German is a 'hot topic' in the music school this season.

Oct. 8, 2010

Roots 'N Blues caters to Columbia's community

Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi headlined the festival.

Oct. 8, 2010

Column:

'Social Network' accurate portrait of our generation

It would be useless to ask you how many times you log into Facebook each day because a) this is a college campus, so the ...

Oct. 8, 2010

Hardcore band The Great Sabatini hits Cafe Berlin

The Great Sabatini looks to release new material next year.

Oct. 5, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Guster: 'Easy Wonderful' — 2 out of 5 stars

Since the release of Ganging Up on the Sun in 2006, three of Guster’s band members have become fathers. This might explain why their ...

Oct. 5, 2010

Slippy LaRue to release first official album Friday

The band plans to transition from local jam band to aspiring tourers.

Oct. 5, 2010

Portugal. The Man signs to new record label, doesn’t sell out

The indie rockers will come to Mojo’s on Oct. 6 to spread some Alaskan love.

Oct. 3, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Bring Me The Horizon: 'There Is a Hell' — 2.5 out of 5 stars

The metal-core band Bring Me The Horizon’s new album is out this week, but it unfortunately does not live up to the band’s ...

Oct. 1, 2010

From boom box to recording studio

The Mountain Goats will play Oct. 5 at The Blue Note

Oct. 1, 2010

Get up, shut up and dance

Get up, shut up and dance

Atlanta-based Mudcat refused musical labels and created its own.

Oct. 1, 2010

Traditional blues with a twist

The Megan Boyer Band looks to expand its fan base and Roots 'N Blues.

Oct. 1, 2010

Trampled by Turtles comes out of shell

The band brings the speed and sound of bluegrass into the 21st century.

Oct. 1, 2010

Column:

Just watch the original 'Wall Street'

In 1987, director Oliver Stone presented to the world a movie called “Wall Street,” a film in which Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) sets his sights ...

Oct. 1, 2010

Road tripping on psychedelic Turbo Fruits

The band combines surf rock and rebellious lyrics.

Oct. 1, 2010

Latin fusion band to add diversity to festival

LA MOVIDA will play at Roots 'N Blues on Saturday.

Sept. 30, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

The National plays the Uptown in Kansas City

On Wednesday night, the Brooklyn-based indie rock band The National took the stage at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City for the first time. Eager ...

Sept. 28, 2010

Jazz Program releases debut CD

Jazz Program releases debut CD

The CD, produced with the help of vibraphonist Mike Mainieri, is called Vertigo.

Sept. 28, 2010

Tiger football players tackle original raps

The six Missouri football players make up the Kentucky Boulevard Boys.

Sept. 28, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Grinderman: 'Grinderman 2' — 3 out of 5 stars

Nick Cave initially founded Grinderman after messing around with a guitar — an instrument Cave rarely played — in 2006 and discovering that his lack of skill ...

Sept. 27, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

No Age: 'Everything in Between' — 4 out of 5 stars

Carving out a following at the all-ages, Los Angeles-based venue The Smell, noise-pop duo No Age have spent the last few years making a big ...

Sept. 27, 2010

Flaming Lips return to Columbia after 10 years

The band played crowd favorites and was begged two encores.

Sept. 24, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Ben Folds: 'Lonely Avenue' — 4.5 out of 5 stars

Ben Folds has returned with his fourth solo album, Lonely Avenue, and most fans of Folds are saying, “FINALLY!” On Lonely Avenue, Folds teamed up ...

Sept. 24, 2010

Appleseed Cast marches, crescendos onward

The Lawrence-based band will play Sept. 24 at Mojo’s.

Sept. 23, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Deerhunter: 'Halcyon Digest' — 4.5 out of 5 stars

Over the past few years, the self-described “ambient punk” band Deerhunter has released several iconoclastic albums often used as a weighing standard for the rest ...

Sept. 21, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Margot and the Nuclear So and So's: 'Buzzard' — 3.5 out of 5 stars

From its cinematic chamber-pop beginnings to its most recent album, Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s never ceases to astound. Buzzard is rough ...

Sept. 21, 2010

Nick and The Fireflies light up local music scene

The student band combines pop, funk and blues.

Sept. 21, 2010

Without a Face embraces the Midwest

Without a Face embraces the Midwest

The one-man band will play at Mojo’s on Tuesday night.

Sept. 21, 2010

Jukebox the Ghost sets new standard for piano rock

The band will play at Cicero’s in St. Louis tonight.

Sept. 20, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

The Pixies play The Uptown in Kansas City

The Pixies are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their third — and possibly their best-selling — album, Doolittle, with a tour that’s hit Europe, Japan, New ...

Sept. 20, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Zac Brown Band: 'You Get What You Give' — 3.5 out of 5 stars

Zac Brown Band’s sophomore album You Get What You Give is a great display of why the band is such a hit amongst not ...

Sept. 18, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

John Legend & The Roots: 'Wake Up!' — 3 out of 5 stars

Close your eyes. Imagine a trendsetting hip-hop band creating music with a revered soul vocalist. Good stuff, right? Open your eyes. The dream is real ...

Sept. 18, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Maroon 5: 'Hands All Over' — 4 out of 5 stars

This is the funkiest Maroon 5 has ever been. Known for pop-rock ditties and smooth-voiced ballads, Adam Levine and his band are back with their ...

Sept. 17, 2010

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings put the groove in your bones

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings put the groove in your bones

The soul train makes a stop at The Blue Note on Sept. 20.

Sept. 17, 2010

Americana with a splash of Missouri grit

The HipNecks' newest release has historical themes.

Sept. 14, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

of Montreal: 'False Priest' — 4.5 out of 5 stars

If one were to describe of Montreal’s new record, he or she might consider phrases like “crazy,” “awesome,” and “crazy awesome.” Any further elaboration ...

Sept. 14, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Weezer: 'Hurley' — 4.5 out of 5 stars

Weezer releases its third album within three years with Hurley. The album is Weezer's eighth studio album and the first on its new record ...

Sept. 14, 2010

Column:

iPods: Hearing hazard?

When I was a freshman, way back in 2004, iPods were a relatively new commodity on campus. A handful of my friends owned the revolutionary ...

Sept. 14, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

The Walkmen: 'Lisbon' — 4 out of 5 stars

On their sixth studio album, The Walkmen whisk listeners away to another world with a stripped-down sound and vibrant new melodies. Unlike earlier works, Lisbon ...

Sept. 12, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Brandon Flowers: 'Flamingo' — 4 out of 5 stars

After the Americana-tinged rock of Sam’s Town, it shouldn’t come as a surprise The Killers’ front man Brandon Flowers’ first solo effort brings ...

Sept. 12, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Jukebox the Ghost: 'Everything Under The Sun' — 4.5 out of 5 stars

Unwaveringly fun harmonies and wonderfully hypnotizing lyrics are a-plenty on Jukebox the Ghost’s new album, Everything Under The Sun. Two years after a fairly ...

Sept. 10, 2010

David Bazan standing on his own two feet

David Bazan standing on his own two feet

Singer-songwriter David Bazan plays Sept. 15 at The Blue Note.

Sept. 8, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Robyn: 'Body Talk Pt 2' — 3.5 out of 5 stars

It’s a well-known fact that Swedish exports are generally awesome: Swedish Fish. Volvos. Vikings. And Robyn. The people of Bjorn Borg-istan did more than ...

Sept. 7, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Anberlin: 'Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place' — 3 out of 5 stars

Christian alt-rock group Anberlin released their sixth album Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place featuring their well-received single, “Impossible,” which came out two ...

Sept. 7, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Interpol: 'Interpol' — 3 out of 5 stars

Interpol – Interpol – 3/5 Interpol’s fourth studio album, a self-titled release, is best summed up by a single word: almost. The rockers constantly seem ...

Sept. 7, 2010

Sam Adams brews electronic raps for college crowds

Sam Adams brews electronic raps for college crowds

The East coast artist will be at The Blue Note on Sept. 8.

Sept. 6, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Stone Sour: 'Audio Secrecy' — 4 out of 5 stars

Stone Sour releases their third album Audio Secrecy¬ Sept. 7, although buzz for it began back in June, when the band made the song “Mission ...

Sept. 3, 2010

Big Muddy Blues Festival brings soul to St. Louis

The festival will feature Booker T and will take place over Sept. 4 and 5.

Sept. 3, 2010

Stone Cold Stevie hits The Blue Note

The Columbia-native rapper moves past typical hip-hop clichés.

Sept. 3, 2010

An ode to the King of Pop

Michael Jackson changed the way we listen to music.

Sept. 1, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

The Weepies: 'Be My Thrill' — 3 out of 5 stars

Few artists would want to be described as pleasant, but that’s exactly what The Weepies’ infectious and disarmingly cute new album, Be My Thrill ...

Aug. 31, 2010

Column:

Keep it simple, indie rock

This column can be directed to all you obscure and underground music lovers out there. Those of you who don't consider yourself intense enough ...

Aug. 31, 2010

Mizzou Lunchtime Talent entertains at new student center

Mizzou Lunchtime Talent entertains at new student center

The event will take place every other Wednesday.

Aug. 31, 2010

Honors College adviser leads double life

Honors College adviser leads double life

Megan Boyer is the lead singer of the Megan Boyer Band.

Aug. 31, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Sonny & the Sunsets: 'Tomorrow is Alright' — 3.5 out of 5 stars

In three words Tomorrow Is Alright is: catchy, quirky and agreeable. The album recipe: start with an immature teenage boy, add a dose of doo-wop ...

Aug. 27, 2010

Perpetual Groove to soothe Columbia

The Georgia-based band heads to The Blue Note.

Aug. 24, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Katy Perry: 'Teenage Dream'

Sex sells, and the popsicle-melting Daisy-Duke clad Katy Perry is proof of that. The teenage boys’ wet dream is au naturel on the cover of ...

Aug. 24, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Ra Ra Riot: 'The Orchard'

At first listen, six college friends from Syracuse in a band that consists of a cello and violin do not sound like the makings of ...

Aug. 24, 2010

Aliens land on campus brandishing Abduction: The Mixtape

Aliens land on campus brandishing Abduction: The Mixtape

The promotional tactic for local hip-hop artist Goone aims to create buzz around Columbia.

Aug. 24, 2010

Ludo heats up Columbia

Ludo heats up Columbia

MSA's College Music Committee brought the band for Fall Welcome week.

Aug. 17, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Ray LaMontagne: 'God Willin' & The Creek Don't' — 4 out of 5 stars

Soulful singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne’s latest project God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise is a bluesy and country-laden production from his newest collaboration ...

Aug. 17, 2010

Ludo milks it on new single "Whipped Cream"

The St. Louis band will play at a free concert in Columbia.

Aug. 17, 2010

Glitching to the beat of its own drum

Electronic threesome The Glitch Mob rolls into The Blue Note.

Aug. 11, 2010

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears find something sweet

The Austin-based band incorporates blues influences in their music.

Aug. 4, 2010

MOVE Music:

Arcade Fire: 'The Suburbs'

Since their classic 2004 debut Funeral, Arcade Fire has risen to the top of the indie rock world. Their new release, The Suburbs, is one ...

July 23, 2010

Emo-pop evolves

Arizona natives The Maine are currently on their first headlining tour

July 22, 2010

Breaking out of its scene

Arizona band The Maine is on its first headlining tour.

July 7, 2010

Auto-tuned out

Artists are supplementing lack of talent with technology.

July 7, 2010

Being Alone never felt so great

Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo showcases song writing talent on early recordings.

June 28, 2010

Rooney hits road after long awaited release

The California darlings’ new album was released on its own label.

June 24, 2010

Los Lonely Boys' Texican rock headlines Columbia’s Summerfest

The Texas natives keep family at the center of their music.

May 4, 2010

Local Natives shine at South by Southwest festival

The band includes graphic artists as members and produces its own artwork.

April 20, 2010

Mizzou Horn Choir ends on a high note

Mizzou Horn Choir ends on a high note

The Choir has nine players ranging from freshmen to graduate students.

April 20, 2010

Avi Buffalo spreads '60s folk-rock

Buffalo and band mates graze fame on the brink of their debut release.

April 16, 2010

Life's a beach for Rogue Wave

Life's a beach for Rogue Wave

The California-based band made its new album in Deep South.

April 16, 2010

OK Go makes the impossible possible

OK Go makes the impossible possible

Their new album breaks free from labels.

April 16, 2010

What's behind Final Veil?

The band will perform April 17 at Mojo's with Moon Belly Dance Studio.

April 13, 2010

Big changes for The Used with _Artwork_

Big changes for The Used with Artwork

The album showcases a simpler sound.

April 9, 2010

Listen to your mother's iPod

It's Mad Season yet again.

April 9, 2010

Japandroids: Not for the faint of heart

The rough-around-the-edges duo will hit Mojo's April 12.

April 6, 2010

Black Lips tours, stirs up controversy

Black Lips tours, stirs up controversy

The group once fled India after a racy performance.

April 6, 2010

Wakarusa wakes up Columbia's electronic music scene

Electronic DJs will battle their way to the Interstellar stage Thursday.

March 23, 2010

Portugal. The Man shares its own _American Ghetto_

Portugal. The Man shares its own American Ghetto

The Alaskan band pumped out its new album in about two weeks.

March 23, 2010

Boreal Hills promises blues-rock

Boreal Hills promises blues-rock

The local band got its start at Mojo's.

March 23, 2010

LBC impacts audience at ACTS Concert

LBC impacts audience at ACTS Concert

Religious performances included miming, dance and spoken word.

March 19, 2010

Get down with The Getdown Underground

The band brings reggae to Columbia.

March 16, 2010

A cappella group Chai-Town keeps Indian heritage alive

The student musical group has won local and national competitions.

March 16, 2010

Man in the Ring gains local success

Man in the Ring gains local success

The local band will play two benefit concerts this weekend.

March 16, 2010

Scientist Daniel Levitin explains lobes and lyrics

Scientist Daniel Levitin explains lobes and lyrics

The speaker fused music and science in 'This is Your Brain on Music.'

March 12, 2010

'At Last' Mizzou Idol takes stage

'At Last' Mizzou Idol takes stage

Senior Keertana Sastry won a paid trip to 'American Idol' tryouts.

March 12, 2010

Titus Andronicus goes hi-fi

The band's new album reaches to the Civil War for inspiration.

March 12, 2010

Best of the music blogosphere

Musically discouraged? Go straight to the best.

March 9, 2010

Mizzou Idol electrifies campus

Mizzou Idol electrifies campus

The winner will receive a free trip to audition for American Idol.

March 9, 2010

The Paperclips latch onto the Midwest

The Paperclips latch onto the Midwest

The band got its start in Warrensburg.

March 5, 2010

The Shins wrote the rules for indie music

Rewind with The Shins' classic indie music.

Feb. 26, 2010

The Low Anthem doesn't play by the rules

These Ivy Leaguers got their start at Brown University.

Feb. 26, 2010

Avett Brothers _I and Love and You_ takes the cake

Avett Brothers I and Love and You takes the cake

The album marks the band's entry into a new era.

Feb. 23, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

Local Natives debut talent with vocals

California band Local Natives debut album, Gorilla Manor, is filled with heavy percussion, a Talking Heads cover and shrilling vocals. Surprisingly, none of it is ...

Feb. 23, 2010

Jason Derulo gets in your head

The artists' self-titled album is slated for release March 2.

Feb. 23, 2010

jj overshadows originals with catchy covers

It's pretty clear Swedish indie-poppers jj have something for Lil' Wayne. Last year, they released both jj n° 1 and jj n° 2 to ...

Feb. 16, 2010

Carbon Leaf takes a breather with Nothing Rhymes with Woman

The group took a relaxed approach to compiling its new album.

Feb. 16, 2010

Latest Xiu Xiu album not for new listeners

In the 10 years Xiu Xiu has been putting out music, only one thing has remained constant: singer and guitarist Jamie Stewart. Since 2002, Stewart ...

Feb. 16, 2010

One Life Stand fails to inspire listeners

Electronic juggernaut Hot Chip might have missed with their decidedly downbeat One Life Stand. The British electro-pop group's follow-up to its overwhelmingly exciting dance ...

Feb. 16, 2010

RJD2 returns to true form

RJD2 returns to true form

With less singing and more sampling, RJD2 is receiving praise.

Feb. 16, 2010

Toro Y Moi experiments with chillwave music

Swirling keyboards and an abundance of reverb are distinguishing characteristics of the emerging genre, chillwave, a genre dominated by Neon Indian, Memory Tapes and Washed ...

Feb. 13, 2010

Frank Reed finds a nice in Columbia

Reed's music takes on an absurdist twist to address real issues

Feb. 12, 2010

Inspiration strikes St. Vincent

Annie Clark's Actor is a defiant statement against the sophomore slump.

Feb. 12, 2010

Frank Reed makes his niche in Columbia

Frank Reed makes his niche in Columbia

Reed's music takes on an absurdist twist to address real issues.

Feb. 9, 2010

B.o.B.'s May 25th shows promise

B.o.B. prepares for his debut release with a self-promoting mixtape.

Feb. 9, 2010

Four Tet keeps his footing with There is Love in You

Kieran Hebden experiments with his already experimental sound.

Feb. 9, 2010

No Coast Battles attracts fans at The Blue Note

No Coast Battles attracts fans at The Blue Note

The rap battle took stage at a bigger venue to a bigger crowd.

Feb. 5, 2010

Gettin' jiggy with "Getting' Jiggy Wit It"

Egyptian dress and multi-colored suits? All part of Smith's appeal.

Feb. 5, 2010

The Blue Note hosts Girls

The Smith Westerns will be one opening act Monday.

Feb. 2, 2010

Beach House releases Teen Dream

The latest album from Beach House excels with every track.

Feb. 2, 2010

SMKA another hit from Atlanta

SMKA worked with many artists to produce The 808 Experiment Vol. 2.

Feb. 2, 2010

Vampire Weekend's Contra excites listeners

The sophomore album release tones it down with R&B beats.

Feb. 2, 2010

Slippy LaRue promises booty-shaking good time

Slippy LaRue promises booty-shaking good time

The band will be playing in the Summercamp On The Road tour.

Feb. 2, 2010

Los Campesinos! falls out with love

Los Campesinos! makes a spunky downward love spiral.

Jan. 29, 2010

SSLYBY learns from the past

SSLYBY learns from the past

Phil Dickey explains the merits of Chris Walla and '16 and Pregnant.'

Jan. 26, 2010

Keller Williams 'Odd' as ever

Williams returns to The Blue Note on his album tour.

Jan. 26, 2010

Local DJs start Dirty Disco! Dance Party

Local DJs start Dirty Disco! Dance Party

Two DJs attempt to start an electronic dance scene in Columbia.