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    JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound

    published December 27, 2012

    Chicago-based act JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound received a fair bit of Internet attention a couple of years back with its cover of Wilco's "I Am... More >>

  • Bush

    published December 6, 2012

    For most people, the band Bush means one thing: Gavin Rossdale. With his good looks, sexy widow's peak and famous marriage to the hyperactive... More >>

  • Demon Lover

    published November 29, 2012

    St. Louis has a lot of dudes in bands. Dudes in bands are plentiful. Demon Lover is distinctive because it is populated not just by dudes but... More >>

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    Future of the Left

    published November 22, 2012

    Though celebrated as the modern equivalent of the Fall, Future of the Left is slightly less geometric and far more invitingly schizophrenic.... More >>

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    Lindsey Buckingham

    published November 8, 2012

    Lindsey Buckingham is known for his love life just as much as he is known for his talent. This distinction is common for women performers, but... More >>

  • Roland Johnson

    published October 11, 2012

    Roland Johnson is a true entertainer. This charismatic local soul performer can be found any week during regular gigs at Beale on Broadway,... More >>

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    published September 27, 2012

    Formed in March of this year, the Los Angeles-based Détective is already bursting with talent. Co-fronted by James Greer (former Guided... More >>

  • Jans Project

    published September 20, 2012

    With roots in the once-blooming '80s Champaign, Illinois, college-rock scene, the Jans Project is considered a neighboring local band.... More >>

  • Bluefish

    published August 30, 2012

    The band describes its own sound as comparable to Coldplay, Third Eye Blind and John Mayer. All three of these are true, but only the best... More >>

  • Fred Friction

    published August 9, 2012

    Fred Friction does not offer precision, flashiness or a flawless performance. He offers the truth. And though this local legend has an army of... More >>

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    Gin Blossoms

    published August 2, 2012

    Back in the time of grunge, there was this adorable band called Gin Blossoms. It was a scrappy band with a jangly tambourine and Teenage... More >>

  • Nelly

    published July 19, 2012

    Yes, our hometown boy is a big ol' superstar. He's also one of the biggest St. Louis boosters of all time. And while it's fun when he plays... More >>

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    Beach House

    published July 5, 2012

    After the breakthrough success of 2010's Teen Dream, Beach House is back and touring behind a new album. Released in May, Bloom... More >>

  • PrideFest 2012

    published June 21, 2012

    Each summer, St. Louis plays host to an absolutely massive PrideFest parade and celebratory weekend. We are known as one of the best places to... More >>

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    The Lion's Daughter Album Release

    published June 14, 2012

    When the Lion's Daughter debuted last year, it was clear that this wasn't going to be the average Midwest metal band. First of all, it was loud... More >>

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    Porcelain Raft

    published May 31, 2012

    Performing under the name Porcelain Raft, native Italian (and current NYC resident) Mauro Remiddi produces nothing but beauty. From his songs... More >>

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    Bonnie Raitt

    published May 17, 2012

    You want to know what's some bullshit? Bonnie Raitt is totally under-appreciated and under-praised. Yes, people love her, and she's well... More >>

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    Alejandro Escovedo

    published May 10, 2012

    Every Alejandro Escovedo show should be required viewing, but this one promises something extra special for fans of St. Louis music. The... More >>

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    published May 3, 2012

    Equally revered by metal heads, grunge kids and stoner music followers, the Melvins is a band for lovers of cross-genre loudness. Thick... More >>

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    The Hood Internet

    published April 19, 2012

    Windy City mashup wizards the Hood Internet will be in town for a heavily sponsored event. This show is being billed as a party, not a concert,... More >>

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    Henry Rollins

    published March 22, 2012

    It's been 31 years since Henry Rollins first joined D.C. punk pioneer Black Flag. Since then, he's grown older, wiser and even handsomer.... More >>

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    published March 1, 2012

    Peelander-Z is like Gwar on ecstasy. From Japan (via New York City), the members' bright color-block costumes make them look like after-hours... More >>

  • Bloody Knives

    published February 9, 2012

    Bloody Knives is often presented as "industrial shoegaze," but that description isn't quite right. Shoegaze was built on shy, passive... More >>

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