[Editor's Note: In this new column, award-winning music critic/goofball (and hip-hop coloring-book purveyor) Shea Serrano writes about his life and times. Better put on your shoes because your socks are about to be blown off.] The biggest concern in my life recently is that every show on my DVR is ... More >>
Surfer Blood. Vampire Weekend. Imagine Dragons. Bowling for Soup. Slightly Stoopid. I've ignored every single one of these bands, for one reason and one reason alone: terrible band names. In this culture, we have so many things competing for our attention at all times that your brain naturally has a ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
This month, you won't be able to watch an episode of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" without seeing a half-dozen attack ads. The music world doesn't have attack ads, it has diss tracks. In honor of the onslaught of negativity in our political process, here are the six best diss tracks of all time. Let us ... More >>
The annual hero-halloween for St. Louis bands known as An Under Cover Weekend* is scheduled for September 7 and 8 at the Firebird. Want to show everyone your excellent Spice Girls impression (someone please do this)? Now's your chance. The event is taking submissions for another 31 hours as of this ... More >>
If there was ever an example a good musical soldier, it would be Nigel Godrich. The British producer has been an essential behind-the-scenes figure with Radiohead for years and years and years, so much so that he's colliquolly referred to as a sixth member of the band. Radiohead's titanic sound sh ... More >>
Here again is every newly announced show for the week! We have offerings from the big-arena rock show variety all the way down to the hole-in-the-wall club type; music fans of all shape and size are bound to see something worth getting excited about. 311 will be bringing Slightly Stoopid and the Agg ... More >>
In theory, music venues are interchangeable. If one especially great place shuts down, another spot surely will rise elsewhere. But there's something disquieting about the closure of an especially memorable venue. Even years later, I'm still bummed about how Shattered - a Columbia, Missouri, insti ... More >>
Ruvi LeiderMatisyahu | Murder City Players The Pageant July 9, 2011 Only at a Matisyahu show will you find both yarmulkes and pot: The Saturday night crowd at the Pageant was transfixed as one of God's chosen people beat boxed and rapped his way across the stage. Matthew Paul Miller, better ... More >>
6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
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sliminny.wordpress.comThe B-52s play for free on SundayFriday, July 2 *311/The Offspring, Verizon Wireless Ampitheater *Whole Wheat Bread/Chase Long beach, Fubar *Mad Titans, Lemmon's *Eric Moeller And The Strummalongs/Equal Squeeze/Andy Hyland, Firebird *Dave Stone Trio, Mangia Italiano *Via ... More >>
7 p.m. Friday, July 2. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Backstreet Jazz & Blues bartender Nikki Llewellyn. Alissa NelsonEvery drink Nikki Llewellyn makes is a unique, boozy snowflake. "Girls come in and they wan ... More >>
Livenation/Ticketmaster's cheap tickets promotion rolls on this week: Today, you can snag 311 and the Offspring lawn seats for $10. Reserved tickets for the show start at just $19 for the July 2 show, so it's a good deal all around. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers lawn tickets for July 18 are also a ... More >>
Canadian indie rockers Metric will grace St. Louis with their presence not once, but twice in the coming months; with Muse on November 5 and Lilith Fair on July 16. GET EXCITED. Antarctica *Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk, May 13 BB's Jazz Blues and Soups *Eli Cook, June 9 Beale On Broadway * ... More >>
Friday, January 15 *Bob Wayne/Reverend Deadeye, The Fox Hole at Atomic Cowboy *Team Relevance vs. Murder City Players, The Firebird *Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, The Sheldon *Staci Grim (ex Wednesday 13, Retardobot)/Man Eating Tiger/KL2/Graceless Disparity/ I Stabbed My Landlord/The Cyanide P ... More >>
7 p.m. Thursday, July 23. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
Ziggy Marley is opening for 311 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on Tuesday, July 7. But in the morning he'll be signing autographs and performing at the Barnes & Noble in Chesterfield (1600 Clarkson Road). Marley (son of Bob) just released a solo album called Family Time, a kid-oriented col ... More >>
After the success of last week's "no service fees on lawn tickets" promotion, LiveNation.com is doing it again today until midnight -- only better. Grab tickets to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at any level -- reserved or lawn -- with no service fees. What a deal! Some of the choicest bargains ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, July 13. Budweiser Main Stage, on the Arch grounds, as part of Live on the Levee.
7 p.m. Thursday, June 28. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
Fabled concert venue Mississippi Nights closes its doors for now.
Hot fun in the summertime with Warped Tour