If you are a human with access to the news, you are probably sick of hearing about Ohio, the swing state that will likely determine the shape of today's Presidential election. Luckily, Ohio sounds better out of some musician's mouths than it does coming out of Rush Limbaugh's. Here are the six best ... More >>
Did everyone survive Record Store Day weekend? Between the deluge of live music and the generous amounts of free beer -- not to mention the throngs of people -- we can understand how one might be tempted to take it easy this week. Please remember, though, that taking it easy is for square nerd loser ... More >>
stueagon.comMeat is murder. Tasty, tasty murder.Morrissey, former lead singer of the Smiths, has forged a career not only as the elder statesman of sad songs, but also as one of music's most outspoken animal-rights activists.
Not surprising, coming from a guy whose band titled its 1985 albu ... More >>
Photo by Kiernan MaletskyBlack Keys
The infield is packed with people to tired to stand. There's a throng by the stage, obviously, but the middle third of the place is strictly asses on the ground. We're getting to that point, toward the end of any festival, where the antici ... More >>
brocktonrox.comThis is what an $80 weiner looks like.Minor league baseball stadiums have some pretty good eats. We've sang the praises of the chow offered at Gateway Grizzlies games and marveled at the enormity of the offerings in Akron.
Next up: befuddlement over the world's most expensive ... More >>
Between 1990 and 2001, the city's rave scene was one of the healthiest in the country and possibly the largest in the Midwest: A dynamic, reverent community that created a family out of people who knew only each other's first names. This was before the pacifiers and the phat pants, before glo ... More >>
Robin WheelerBaseball's best burger? Um, not any more.And you thought Baseball's Best Burger would be hard to top.
The Gateway Grizzlies are proud of their concessions, and we respect that. Last year we respected 'em so much that we sent a writer out to compare three of their offerings head ... More >>
The Billiken Club just announced its official spring 2011 lineup. Although some of these shows were unofficially announced several months ago -- C86 indie-poppers Dum Dum Girls, we're looking at you -- there are a few surprises. For many, the biggest booking is probably Akron/Family, the psych-rock- ... More >>
Jason Stoff(This is part two of our 31 Best Concerts of 2010 countdown. If you missed part one, #31-21, you can view that here.)
20. Todd Rundgren, Roberts Orpheum Theater, September 10, 2010
"Finally the curtain came down, but the last song wasn't over -- the band kept playing, and when the ... More >>
If fried chicken had been involved, Abel might have fought back.It's been a while since a good story involving both food and violence has found its way to Gut Check International Headquarters. So we are pleased to present, via Eater, news of a battle over fried chicken pitting brother against bro ... More >>
Pieter M Van HattemTo surrender to the sway of the Black Keys is to worship at the altar of the Riff. The Riff is holy; the Riff is sacred; the Riff may seem simple but is, in fact, really, really fucking awesome. If you can't get down to Dan Auerbach's thick, fuzzy blues riffs and Patrick Ca ... More >>
Another week, another poll ranking St. Louis as one of the crappiest places to live. This one from Forbes, which is out with its survey of "America's Most Miserable Cities". The magazine ranks cities based on a number of factors, including: unemploymenttaxes (both sales and income)commute timesvi ... More >>
Jon GitchoffThe two Johns: Linnell (left) and Flansburgh. Slideshow here.
They Might Be Giants has been playing all of its beloved 1990 album Flood in select cities on its current tour. St. Louis - long one of the most popular markets for the band - had the honor of hearing one of these performance ... More >>
Photo: Steve TruesdellIt's the beginning of October, and that means it's the season to stand in line outside a building blasting pulsating, industrial music and then paying to have for some creep come up behind you and scream bloody murder. But enough about downtown St. Louis! It's haunted house ... More >>