The LouFest lineup announcement has inspired excitement and criticism in equal parts, but the one undeniable act on the bill is Wilco. The Chicago via Belleville band means many things to many people, but in the festival headliner context, the group is one of the best live rock & roll bands in the u ... More >>
Most rock songs use guitar solos as icing. In some rare cases, the solo is an essential element incorporated into the batter of the proverbial song-cake. Here are the six best songs that are at least 50 percent guitar solo. Let us know your favorites in the comments below. See also: -The many moods ... More >>
Ever since prehistoric man hit a stick and a rock together and thought "I bet that would sound sweet through a delay pedal," musicians have craved new sonic avenues for their instruments. Here are the six best effect-enhanced guitar solos, including the time in which each solo begins. Let us know wh ... More >>
For many, the parable of Jars Of Clay begins and ends with its 1995 hit "Flood," the moody acoustic folk tune that crossed over from contemporary Christian radio to mainstream rock stations. The story is far less simple, as keyboardist Charlie Lowell explains. Jars Of Clay performs tonight at the Ol ... More >>
Psychedelic Furs' Richard Butler at a previous show.Psychedelic Furs | Tom Tom Club The Pageant September 23, 2011 Well? What do you consider fun? In his latest book, Retromania, author/theorist Simon Reynolds explores pop music's current obsession with its past. We're all familiar with ba ... More >>
What a beardo.Synthpop pioneers Erasure are heading out on a world tour (!), and it's their first time stateside since Bush was in office (shudder). Amazingly enough, another Mountain Man date--the ladies are at the Firebird in early August, but if you can't wait to steep yr weary country sou ... More >>
Sunday, March 26 at 8 p.m. Blueberry Hill (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).
The Fucking Champs wage their solitary war on the wuss hegemony, the indie-rock cabal, the bass and soundmen