We reviewed a lot of shows this year -- nearly 100, judging by the number of posts in the "Show Reviews" archive. Deciding which 2009 concerts comprised the creme de la creme wasn't easy, to say the least. However, the following stood out from the pack. What did we miss? What were your favorites thi ... More >>
A busy week for local restaurant news continues:In case you missed the news from late yesterday, my colleague Annie Zaleski reports that Carondelet pizza joint, bar and concert venue the Wedge will be closing in two weeks. Food is no longer available. They are just drinking up the bar stock at this ... More >>
On A to Z, my colleague Annie Zaleski reports that pizza joint, bar and concert venue the Wedge will be closing. Food is already gone -- doors are staying open till the drinks run out.Related content: Back of the House at the Wedge (photos)
Everyone over being hungover from New Year's Eve revelry? Good. Let's start 2009 off on a good foot. In this week's paper, I wrote an article listing nine new year's resolutions for the fans, bands and venues of the St. Louis music community. A few regular blog commenters chimed in over at the artic ... More >>
I'll have a couple of year-end mixes for A to Z readers on Monday (my crushing hangover and then the raging cold I subsequently developed meant I wasn't much up to, um, anything yesterday), but until then, I'd like to throw out a question. We talked about music community new year's resolutions over ... More >>
Morrissey is making a triumphant return to the Pageant on Wednesday, April 8. All ticket on-sale dates are to-be-announced. His new album, Years of Refusal, is out next year.Here's what I have to say about this...
People are already buzzing -- for better or for worse -- about the Gargoyle's 2009 schedule. Let the chatter commence anew below, because the Wash U venue announced even more shows last week. Here's the complete schedule for next year, along with a video of party-starting electro-soul party-starters ... More >>
My rumor mill was right: Fall Out Boy is playing the Creepy Crawl on Wednesday, December 3. Tickets are only available at the box office the day of the show (and a few are also available through its fanclub). The band is looking for a local unsigned band to be an opener. Head to friendsorenemies.com ... More >>
Sammy Hagar will be playing two nights at the Pageant this fall, Tuesday, November 18, and Wednesday, November 19. Tickets are $99 for reserved and general admission, and a portion of ticket sales will benefit Blessings in a Backpack, a program dedicated to helping kids and families get proper nut ... More >>
Need some soul music to accompany your reading of this week's cover story on cougars? Local hip-hop artist Vandalyzm delivers, with his ode to the lusty older ladies, "Ol' Girl." Snag this MP3 or stream it below (might not be safe for some workplaces, fyi).
8:30 p.m. Friday, December 14. The Focal Point, 2720 Sutton Boulevard.
Thanks to tipster James for the heads-up: See here, tickets on sale next Friday. $12. But OMG, same night as Richard Marx! What to do? -- Annie Zaleski
Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. photo: insidepool.com Stay in school, or hustle pool. HERE About a Son director AJ Schnack reveals to Annie Zaleski the soundtrack to his life on A to Z. Ian Froeb auditions to be the next star reporter at the Evening Whir ... More >>
9 p.m. Monday, July 16. Blueberry Hillís Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
It was unofficially 1990s week on A to Z, the RFT's music blog. Surf on over to see what you missed: -- an exclusive track-by-track sneak preview of the new Smashing Pumpkins record, Zeitgeist -- exclusive live pictures of Tool's show in Cape Girardeau last Saturday night -- an interview with Ben F ... More >>
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