Do you still wear slap bracelets, bubble necklaces or jellies? Do you have to blow on your video games before they'll play right? Have you used a Skip-It in the last year? You may be part of the reason why Missouri ranks at No. 5 when it comes to having serious nostalgia for the 1980s.
Bassist Brian Fleschute and drummer Harold Covey are unsung heroes of St. Louis music. The duo is best known for founding the Pat Sajak Assassins, a local group that features a rotating cast of contributing musicians. And that band might best be thought of as five separate bands -- one to correspond ... More >>
I didn't grow up a Sonic the Hedgehog fan. In my early video game days, Pitfall Harry represented my family's Atari allegiance, and Mario and Link later led us to Nintendo heaven. I knew about Sega only through visiting friends, with "the hedgehog game" being something we played before dinner at the ... More >>
Part One: The Union Electric, Sweet Tooth, King Kong Magnetics, Warm Jets USA Part Two: Glass Teeth, Ryan Spearman, the Breaks and Adult Fur Part Three: Rum Drum Ramblers, Humanoids, Old Lights and Volcanoes Part Four: Bo & the Locomotive, Rockwell Knuckles, Dubb Nubb and Palace Part Five: Sleepy Ki ... More >>
Damon Riddick may be the coolest dude alive. Better known as Dam-Funk, Riddick is a walking embodiment of West Coast Relaxation, creating an electrifying brand of modern funk. Heavily inspired by the synth-based funk of the late '70s/early '80s, his music is full of interstellar synthesizers rife wi ... More >>
7 p.m. Friday, September 7. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
Year Zero (Interscope)
There's not much besides an extra controller to these minigames.
BY CHRIS WARD
Get out the magnifying glass. It's time to burn a game.
You'll be outdoors, friend
This horrible Winter Olympics game doesn't even medal.
The Matrix: Path of Neo is more chop suey than chopsocky.
Peter Jackson's King Kong earns its crown.
We talk shop with Duran Duran's John Taylor, convict the Bravery of crimes against music and give thirteen reasons why Journey rules
Christian Slater hunts monsters but finds only a lame movie
Did Patty Prewitt pump two bullets into her husband's head? It is a mystery that has lingered for twenty years.
We award the coveted case of Pimp Juice to the worthiest ride in the Lou, get sex tips from Wash. U.'s student paper and reminisce about the grocery strike; plus, a tribute to Westfall and an attempt to crash the hotel party in room 490
8-Bit Construction Set
Local discs make waves with national-caliber samplers
Even though the instruments of choice are computers, Paul Davis and Joe Beuckman of Beige Records make music brimming with energy and personality
With son Bob at his side, multi-instrumentalist Bill Row continues a lifetime of making music for the people.