This weekend, take advantage of the fact that it's perfectly acceptable to leave the house dressed up as whatever you want. Halloween's still a week away technically, but no one's going to judge preemptive costume enthusiasts unless it's part of a contest. InFest StL 4 hits four Cherokee Street venu ... More >>
I remember in the sixth grade when we were all arbitrarily assigned instruments to learn. It was hell for broke parents who were now forced to buy or rent instruments they knew were just going to collect dust in a broom closet. And it was hell for us kids, as when you are a young boy, everything aro ... More >>
LAS VEGAS -- Electric Daisy Carnival, which ended early this morning, promotes itself as being "all about the experience," and it's indeed much more than just a bunch of DJ sets and some carnival rides in a parking lot. There's a reason fans from around the world (115,000 of them!) descended on Las ... More >>
Friday (Jan. 11): Nursery Crimes @ Bissell Mansion Restaurant & Dinner Theatre Catch dinner and a show with a spooky murder mystery based on nursery rhymes. The dinner menu includes appetizers of crab rangoon and toasted ravioli as well as entree options such as an 8-ounce New York strip and chick ... More >>
Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>
For as stiff and coy as the band's name may be, the David Wax Museum's hybrid of indie pop, folk and folkloric music flares with smart sonic ideas and timeless and in-the-moment images. Born and raised in Columbia, Missouri, Wax (that is his last name) still has family in University City and still h ... More >>
Let this week be a week for hairspray, black pleather, and boobs. Sunset Strip hair metal hooligans will let loose on St. Louis with a sweaty, balls out show at the Pageant on Wednesday. It's almost too easy to dismiss Steel Panther as a one-joke band that never realized Spinal Tap had been there ... More >>
Today, June 18, 2012, Paul McCartney celebrates his seventieth birthday. We're having our own private party by counting down Sir Paul's six best moustaches. Let us know your favorite McCartney mouthbrows in the comments below.
It took a while, but local hip-hop trio 12 to 6 Movement finally unleashed their new collaboration-heavy album, Titties Out. Since our last interview with the group, they added songs with Joe Budden, Opio and A-Plus from Souls of Mischief/Hieroglyphics and Psycho Les from The Beatnuts to a tracklist ... More >>
Diplomacy between nations doesn't always involve dignitaries or high-level negotiations. A group with a presence in St. Louis engages in "cultural diplomacy," which involves exchanging musical expertise between Americans and countries often hit hard by conflict. Since it became incorporated as a non ... More >>
Deborah HylandWith the spate of recent comic book adaptations, it's not surprising to finally see a Tintin movie. The real surprise is how long it took. Christopher Reeve reestablished the Superman franchise in 1978; Spiderman swung across the screen in 2002. Even the uber-imperialist Phantom ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, November 12. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Image viaLocal hip-hop collective The 12 to 6 Movement recently unveiled the video for its new song "Can't Be Done," which features legendary Brand Nubian rapper Sadat X. This is just one of many high-profile collaborations off of the group's upcoming, as yet untitled album that is due for re ... More >>
Refreshing! Finally, we seem to be on the other side of this week's bout of soul-shredding heat. Summer's all well and good, but the Beach Boys weren't singing about an endless summer where it feels like 115 degrees. Their summers were a good 30 degrees cooler than what we've been experiencin ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsThe clock radio comes on playing "Lover Please," from 1962. Swing tempo, brassy saxophone, handclaps like an R&B reveille. You can hear echoes of his gospel days in Clyde McPhatter's pleading: Lover please, please come back Don't take a train comin' down the track Don't, ple ... More >>
Joy Formidible (Wikimedia Commons)Flip a coin: there's no other way to choose which of the excellent shows to attend this weekend. Whether your betting tastes lean toward the Joy Formidable's melodic fuzz from across the pond, or Ha Ha Tonka's Bible-Belt punk from St. Louis' backyard, odds ar ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, November 7. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
A shot of the boxed setThis is a cool one: On October 19, Dark Horse Records/Rhino Entertainment released a limited-edition, deluxe boxed set titled Ravi Shankar George Harrison Collaborations. The 3xCD/1xDVD set honors Shankar's 90th birthday and features a 56-page hardbound Book, 3 CDs in r ... More >>
US English Who: The new band featuring Brea and James McAnally Where: Bookermusic With Whom: Brad Booker When: Now! What recording: "We are recording 3 EPs in serial format to comprise a full length," says James McAnally. "The first EP, What Frontier, will be released locally on September 3. The oth ... More >>
[Update, 4:12 p.m. Wednesday, May 12: Just got word that this show has already been postponed, with a new date TBD. So, um, temper the excitement for now.] Canadian alt-country stalwarts Cowboy Junkies will be performing a special show at the Sheldon on Sunday, June 27. Tickets are $28 to $32, and ... More >>
Tonight at Cicero's, Sleepy Kitty will be hosting an out-of-town pal. Imperial China hails from Washington, DC -- and carries on that city's grand tradition of spiky, rhythmically complex post-punk. (To me, they resemble Public Image Limited's early stuff.) As for Sleepy Kitty, the duo of Eva ... More >>
In this week's paper, the members of Pale Divine were kind enough to indulge questions about their favorite cover songs -- you see, their second-annual reunion show tonight at the Pageant will feature them doing two sets and tons of old covers. But the band's been quite busy in the last year since w ... More >>
Well, this week went by quickly. (Thank you, Labor Day!) If while checking your online banking statement, you realize you might have gone overboard with the spending last weekend, here's your opportunity for redemption: Have fun this weekend on a budget. All the following events cost less than $10 - ... More >>
Break ups, breakdowns and the blues of the gods
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Typo Café at the Tin Ceiling, 3159 Cherokee Street; 314-910-7321.
Dewey's Pizza, 124 North Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood; 314-821-7474.
Another Vietnamese restaurant on South Grand? Yes, and the food is superb.
The South Grand strip takes on yet another cuisine
A move to larger quarters brings Pho Grand nigh unto perfection