Ann Wilson

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    Five St. Louis-Based Music Festivals that Draw Out-of-Towners

    Our beloved St. Louis -- celebrating its 250th birthday this year -- is on an uptick. The city has tech startups out the wazoo, gets recognized for all kinds of cuisine and is one of the most literate cities in the nation. Basically, we're surrounded by awesome stuff at all times. But new residents ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Metal Shows in April

    Looking for a good place to see flashy and exciting music played at high volume, have your mind blown by dark and powerful sounds, or just stomp around like a drunken goon with your shirt off? Then a heavy metal concert might be just the place for you. Each month I'll be offering my top picks of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Here's Your Postcard Perfect St. Louis 4th of July Photo (Plus Heart Highlights)

    The USA is one year older, and this year's celebration was oddly subdued in much of the country -- massive drought conditions led to the cancellation of fireworks displays all over, including many in the St. Louis area. But the show downtown went on over a big, wet river with some assistance from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Ten Reasons Why Heart is Badass

    Heart is playing at 8 p.m. on July 4 at Fair St. Louis. In celebration of this free event, we've made you a short list of reasons why Heart is badass. Enjoy. 01. Heart is run by badass bitches. At the core of Heart is two sisters: Ann and Nancy Wilson. So let's just get this out of the way: They ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    The Glee Treatment: "Fuck That Shit" and Five Other Rejections From Bands

    Regardless of what anybody thinks about the actual program, there's no disputing that Glee has become an absolute juggernaut in the music industry. As of October 2011, songs from the show have been downloaded 36 million times. And during that same time period, 11 million physical albums that have be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2010

    Show Review Photos Setlist: Heart at the Family Arena, Saturday, September 4

    In preparation for this show, I borrowed a copy of The Essential Heart, perhaps the most comprehensive of the band's greatest-hits collections. Listening to it, I was struck anew at its rapid descent from '70s rockers to '80s power-balladeers. Granted, those '80s records were Heart's best sellers - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Heart (Allegedly) Going to Play a Show in St. Louis(!)

    The email Gods have shined upon me, to mitigate my disappointment over the lack of Heart at the local Lilith Fair stop: According to a press release I just received, the band is allegedly going to be playing a show in St. Louis on Sunday, August 29. The venue is listed as TBA, so this show should be ... More >>

  • Music

    May 30, 2007

    Johnette Napolitano

    9 p.m. Thursday, May 31. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)

  • Music

    September 13, 2006

    Beat Happenings

    Music news you can use

  • News

    January 25, 2006

    Trick or Treatment

    Court-ordered classes for two-bit crooks: Are they a waste of time and money?

  • Music

    February 12, 2003

    Amour the Merrier

    A gaggle of Valentine's Day shows appeal to music fans of all stripes