Indie-rock band Clockwork crosses The Bridge

They might not have gelled hair or choreography, but watch out One Direction and 5 Seconds to Summer ­— Missouri’s got its own version of boy band.


Indie-rock band Clockwork crosses The Bridge

The St. Louis alternative trio brings its antics and album to Columbia

They might not have gelled hair or choreography, but watch out One Direction and 5 Seconds to Summer ­— Missouri’s got its own version of boy band.

See This: Lyle Lovett

Country singer Lyle Lovett will perform in Columbia this May

Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group will bring rueful tones and a modest songwriting style to Jesse Auditorium on May 13.

May's top album releases

These country and alternative albums fight to be the best summer setlist

This May, big names in country and alternative music drop their latest records. From Hunter Hayes to Coldplay, there's something for everyone.

Hear This: Female powerhouses

Three female-fronted albums come out May 6

Lily Allen, Lykke Li and Tune-yards come back in May with new albums.

Musical twins Tegan and Sara come to Columbia

Tegan and Sara get "Closer" with their poppy music

Pop-indie duo Tegan and Sara are coming to The Blue Note Tuesday. Check out their mix of folk, rock, pop and sisterly love.

Dan Tedesco brings solo set to Blue Note

Less is more

Dan Tedesco’s minimalist style makes him the ultimate one-man folk act.

California's Local Natives go national

Indie-rock quintet rocks The Blue Note

Californian indie-rock band Local Natives may have become darlings of the rock community, but behind the lush soundscapes of mandolin and soaring harmonies lurks an emotional darkness.

See This: Drive-By Truckers

Georgia Southern rock quintet sizzles The Blue Note

Tenth studio album English Oceans is yet another consistent album filled with Southern-fried soul and thoughtful meditations on the Modern South.

Texan R&B artist SoMo to perform in CoMo

YouTube sensation delivers his serenades off-screen

With his online followers, a just-released self-titled second album and a slew of tours coming up, Texan R&B artiste SoMo is poised for success in 2014.

Review: Neon Trees

Utah alternative rockers keep comfort music cooking on third release, Pop Psychology

Neon Trees’ music is more memorable when the energy is high. It’s pristinely presented, vaguely catchy but ultimately a bit lacking in substance.

Columbia R&B artist Flexy bends but won't break

The MU senior talks performing, touring and making the grade

With a full-time class load in addition to working about 30 hours a week, MU student and local R&B artist Josh Teasley (better known as Flexy the Artist) says his music keeps him sane and moving forward.

See This: All Time Low

Maryland pop-punk quartet to rock The Blue Note

For more than a decade, pop-punk titan All Time Low has produced the ultimate soundtrack for an angsty Generation Y. Now, that generation can return the favor on Sunday by flooding The Blue Note to hear the group on its A Love Like tour.

Vocalist Nikki Hill shows her vintage roots

Nikki Hill creates old-school music with a modern twist

Funk, jazz and rock 'n' roll all find a place in this roots vocalist's repertoire. Her new album draws on flavors of the '50s, '60s and '70s as she channels Ray Charles and Etta James.

Columbia bands try to get stuck in your head

What these homegrown tunes sound like and where you can get them

Some of today’s local bands could be tomorrow’s superstars. Whatever level of fame these groups might reach, these latest releases have plenty of potential.

Local musicians set the tunes for films hitting theaters

Dubb Nubb and Lou Nevins get heard on the big screen

Some movie tunes exit the theater along with you after the credits roll. Now, two Columbia acts, indie sister trio Dubb Nubb and solo artist Lou Nevins, are trying to achieve earworm status on the soundtracks for upcoming films.

Curtis vs. Kanye: Our 50 cents

How have these two rap titans fared since their famous bet?

In 2007, 50 Cent announced he could sell more albums than Kanye, and if he didn’t, he would retire from rap. Vox checks in on the two giants to see how they’ve fared since their infamous feud.

See This: Run Boy Run

Arizona-based bluegrass band Run Boy Run takes the stage at Mojo’s

The band is made up of the Rolland brother-sister duo, the Sandoval sisters and a college friend. Then Matt Rolland married Bekah Sandoval this past summer. Got all that? From this complicated family web comes an atypical folk band headed to Columbia on its second national tour.

Brett Dennen and Foy Vance: BFFs take the Stage

The Blue Note can’t handle this bromance

These musicians compliment each other with their different takes on their folk music; plus, their bromance is adorable.

Mid by Midwest

Missouri bands get weird in Austin at the SXSW festival

“It’s like a spring break for bands,” says Brian Roberts, frontman for the Kansas City-based rock group Ha Ha Tonka.

Inside tracks: The Bridge owner Wes Wingate

Columbia venue owner has a list of artists he’d love to book

Take a look at 10 songs that speak to Wingate, all of which are by musicians he would love to book at The Bridge.