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January
1: An ordinance takes effect that bans smoking in most bars and clubs.
1: Chuck Berry collapses at his piano at a show in Chicago, and has since resumed his monthly sold-out appearances at Blueberry Hill.
13: Punk band the Haddonfields sneaks its band practice cancelation into snow-day announcements on KSDK-TV (Channel 5).
16: The volatile Ms. Lauryn Hill delivers an incredible set at the Pageant.

February
18 to 20: Crankfest offers a local and regional primer on experimental music.
21: Alton singer-songwriter Chris Mucci dies.
22: The Godfathers plays a St. Louis show for the first time in twenty years.

March
3: Producer Phaseone throws a farewell show at Sol Lounge before moving to Brooklyn.
8: Everything Went Black guitarist Shagy Kennedy dies after a two-year battle with cancer.
28: Grand Ulena drummer Danny McClain dies.

A scene from the Tower Groove Records Carnival.
Bill Streeter
A scene from the Tower Groove Records Carnival.

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El Lenador

3124 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, MO 63118

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: St. Louis - South City

Foam Coffee & Beer

3359 Jefferson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63118

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: St. Louis - South City

Cranky Yellow

2847 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, MO 63118

Category: Retail

Region: St. Louis - South City

Peabody Opera House

14th St. and Market St.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Category: Music Venues

Region: St. Louis - Downtown

The Pageant

6161 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Delmar/ The Loop

Blueberry Hill

6504 Delmar Blvd.
University City, MO 63130

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Delmar/ The Loop

Sol Lounge

4239 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: St. Louis - Central West End

The Firebird

2706 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: St. Louis - Midtown

Rocket Bar

2001 Locust St.
St. Louis, MO 63103-1613

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: St. Louis - Downtown

Luminary Center for the Arts-CLOSED

4900 Reber Place
St. Louis, MO 63139

Category: Performing Arts Venues

Region: St. Louis - South City

The Heavy Anchor

5226 Gravois Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63116

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: St. Louis - South City

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April
4: Firebird owner Mike Cracchiolo takes over booking at Cicero's.
15 and 16: The Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival maintains its status as the top event in the area for touring jazz musicians with a performance from the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.
16: Record Store Day hits new peaks for attendance and sales at nearly every area store.
21: After a 2004 opening set at the Rocket Bar, Arcade Fire headlines the Scottrade Center.
23: Lightning Bolt plays its first St. Louis show in nearly a decade at a sold-out Luminary Center for the Arts.

May
6: The Heavy Anchor opens in the former Antarctica space and quickly makes a name for itself with quality local booking.
12: Wayne Coyne delivers novelty Flaming Lips recordings to Vintage Vinyl and spends five-and-a-half hours signing autographs and talking to fans.
15: A small, quickly contained fire breaks out at the Fox Theatre, causing damage to the lobby and a mechanical room on the fourth floor.

June
4: The RFT Music Showcase, in its second year on Washington Avenue, features an unprecedented 78 St. Louis artists.
16: Camp Zoe founder Jimmy Tebeau is indicted on charges of "maintaining a drug-involved premises." A legal battle is ongoing.
16 to 19: The first St. Louis Arts Project brings music discussions and performances to the Contemporary Art Museum and Regional Arts Commission.
17: Jumpin' Jupiter Supper Club opens in Maplewood.
18: The St. Louis Underground Music Festival (S.L.U.M. Fest) features more than 75 area emcees, DJs, B-boys and graffiti artists.
29: Cranky Yellow hosts its final show, featuring Dead Rider, the Conformists, Skarekrau Radio and Britches, before closing for good nearly two months later.

July
Local release highlights include new records from Sleepy Kitty, Old Lights and Magic City.
1: Old Rock House gets rid of its surcharge for minors.
1: A Chuck Berry statue is installed in the Loop.
1: Eddie Vedder, in town for a show at the Fox Theatre, joins Elvis Costello onstage for a cover of the Who's "Substitute."
9: We Are Family, a rave reunion party, brings together a scene that dissipated nearly a decade years ago.
15: Jazz singer Mae Wheeler dies.
17: U2 draws over 50,000 fans to its show at Busch Stadium.
27: St. Louis rapper Thi'sl reaches the top of the iTunes hip-hop chart 24 hours after releasing his album Beautiful Monster.
30: Glass Teeth plays its final show at the Heavy Anchor.
30: So Many Dynamos plays its last show with guitarist Griffin Kay before he moves to Boulder, Colorado.
30: R&B artist Theresa Payne wins the Budweiser Superfest Opening Act Contest, netting her $5,000 and an opening set for Jill Scott.
31: STL Home Jamz has its final show on Hot 104.1 FM before being pulled from the air by Radio One, which runs the station.

August
2: My Morning Jacket kicks off a tour with a sold-out show at the Pageant.
7: St. Louis native and saxophone legend David Sanborn returns for a hometown show with jazz supergroup DMS.
22: Lil' Wayne winds up in the hospital after a skateboarding injury following his show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.
26: A federal judge orders Bow Wow to pay a St. Louis concert promoter $50,000 after two no-shows in 2009.
27 and 28: The second annual LouFest in Forest Park features headlining sets from TV on the Radio and the Hold Steady.

September
3: Gillian Welch plays through power outages at the Pageant.
4: Tower Groove Records hosts its debut event: a full-day carnival at Off Broadway.
8: Local blues legend Rondo Leewright dies of cardiac arrest.
9: Glen Campbell plays a final St. Louis show before retiring due to Alzheimer's disease.
10: The Urge reunion kicks off with a set at Pointfest.
11: Jon Hardy fractures two vertebrae in freak accident, causing his band to cancel all remaining 2011 shows.
9 and 10: An Under Cover Weekend celebrates its fifth year at the Firebird.
17: The New Music Circle kicks off its 52nd season.
26: Deerhoof makes its first ever St. Louis appearance at the Luminary Center for the Arts.

October
1: Collective the Force kicks off its first regional tour with a show at the Gramophone.
1: The newly remodeled Peabody Opera House hosts an opening gala featuring Jay Leno and Aretha Franklin.
3: Metallic hardcore band Everything Went Black signs to Prosthetic Records.
3 to 9: Cicero's publicist Kenny Snarzyk lives in the venue's window for a week to raise money for the Lift for Life music school.
15: Justin Kinkel-Schuster, formerly of Theodore, plays his first and only 2011 St. Louis show with new duo Phantom Limb.
15: Hip-Hoppers Holiday brings a full day honoring the four elements of hip-hop to the Gramophone.
30: The Masculine Journey's bassist Travis Morgan sets a Guinness World Record for "Longest Time Spent on a Ferris Wheel" in conjunction with the band's seven-inch release at the City Museum.
31: Defunct hardcore band Head For the Mountains' T-shirt featuring a zombie Obama with a bullet hole in its head gets the attention of the Secret Service after a Virginia Republican includes the image in a Halloween mailing.

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2 comments
Wayne
Wayne

Hey Valoki, Why don't you get over yourself and go piss up a tree?Wayne

Valoki
Valoki

this article is the biggest load of bull**** i've ever read. I can't believe they mentioned a small fire at the fox (which really, has absolutely NOTHING to do with music), along with a rave reunion for a culture that "dissipated." Oh yeah? then why did you send a photographer to a RAVE in November and you didn't even mention it?!?! Also, Jimmy's lawsuit has nothing to do with music, it has to do with a bull**** claim against him. RFT, as much as i sometimes enjoy a lot of the things in your website and paper - i freaking hate you.

 
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