With firm roots in St. Louis soil, New Music Circle stands proud as the city's oldest group of its type. Exploring sound while focusing on live performance, NMC brings artists of jazz, noise and contemporary composition to St. Louis with an emphasis on locations. Beginning in 1959, NMC has spent o ... More >>
February's shaping up to be a pretty crazy month for music. And by crazy, I mean crazy. With the likes of Lady Gaga and Blowfly in only the first week, it'll be hard to compete with the level of shenanigans that are sure to ensue (also, what's this business about Bearhug?). Hell, we're not exactly s ... More >>
If the music of the Claudia Quintet seems somewhat genre-ambiguous to the first-time listener, it's likely by design. "I kind of like the mystery of listening to music and not knowing what it is or how it was put together," says John Hollenbeck, the group's drummer and leader. Originally formed in 1 ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Danno's American Pub bartender Chris Muether. Below is a Q&A with Muether, followed by a video of him mixing an Agent Orange cocktail. Alissa NelsonA martinez by ... More >>
(The number of chain-record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops -- and for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this new weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' reco ... More >>
Good morning St. Louis. Well, the worst is still to come, so if you're huddled at home, get up and get to work before the snow really comes down. Here are highlights from a few concerts and events from the past weekend.DJ Klever at LushOn Saturday night, Atlanta's DJ Klever played records at Lush Ni ... More >>
(Words by Ryan Wasoba)The payoff of improvised music comes in the form of unspoken, unplanned climaxes born of highly evolved communication between disciplined musicians. These moments come in the form of well-placed melodies, unexpected texture changes and tension-releasing cymbal crashes. They mat ... More >>
The Dave Holland Big Band is just one of the highlights of the 2003 U.S. Bank St. Louis Jazz Festival
Official genius Ken Vandermark wants to reach people who don't know they like jazz
Saturday, Feb. 23; Forum for Contemporary Art, 3540 Washington Ave.
Saturday, Feb. 2; Webster University
New Music Circle challenges St. Louis audiences with an imaginative, innovative concert series.