This weekend is Cinco de Mayo, which for all of you non Spanish-speaking types translates literally to "The Five of Mayo". What this cryptic phrase actually means is unclear, as is the origin of the association between Mexico and mayonnaise, but for some reason it seems to happen every year on the f ... More >>
In the sordid and tangled history of popular music, Andre Williams is a larger than life figure, a prolific - to the point of incalculable - songwriter and a living and breathing Stagger Lee of R&B if ever there was one. In the '50s and '60s he wrote, produced and recorded for scores of labels big a ... More >>
Once again, here is every newly announced show this week! Two-tone ska band the English Beat will be playing Blueberry Hill on April 21; time to dig up your wingtip shoes and checkered suspenders and try to remember how to skank. Also on April 21st is the one year anniversary show for local South-si ... More >>
Want to hear live audio performances from Twangfest? Go here, sez twang guru Roy Kasten. There you'll find nifty cassette tape widgets and streaming live sets from Amy Lavere (who's back in town at Off Broadway in August), DADDY, Big Sandy, Jon Hardy & the Public, Andre Williams, Jason Isbell an ... More >>
Friday, June 12 *Twangfest, featuring Andre Williams, Asylum Street Spankers, Jon Hardy & the Public, more, Duck Room *Yowie/Upsilon Acrux/Aleuchatistas, Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (late) *Peter Brotzmann, Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (early) *The Northwoods, Off Broadway *Colbie Caillat, Six Fl ... More >>
Looking for a way to pass a lazy Saturday afternoon? Twangfest has your answer tomorrow starting at 1 p.m., as it presents a free day party called "Out of the Gate: A St. Louis Music Showcase" at the Schlafly Bottleworks. The lineup:1:00 pm - Corey Saathoff Band 2:00 pm - Trigger 5 3:00 pm - Melody ... More >>
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