Alabama Shakes' rise to success has certainly been swift and deserved. Just two years ago, the band stood on the stage of the Old Rock House and put on an electrifying set to a half-full room. Anyone in attendance that night walked out of there knowing: a) The band was poised for big things. b) Si ... More >>
Update, 10/8: One day before the show, it has sold out. Not the kind of instantaneous ticket grab the Pageant often sees, but it's still an impressive leap for Alabama Shakes. Original post follows... Alabama Shakes has just announced a show on October 9 at the Pageant. Tickets are $22.50 in advanc ... More >>
Alabama Shakes has just announced a show on October 9 at the Pageant. Tickets are $22.50 in advance or $25 day of show -- the advance tickets go on sale this Friday at 5 p.m. As recently as December, this band was playing the Old Rock House. That's a quick jump and the sort of upgrade that tells y ... More >>
The team: six 40-year-old men, leaving behind six fairly respectable jobs, five wives and 14.9 children for four days. The tools: a 32-foot RV, VIP tickets, comfortable shoes and enough beer to take down a small fraternity. The task: to do and see as much as physically and logistically possible at ... More >>
The swelling crowd at Bonnaroo had hardly enough time to process the emotional Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. "I Will Always Love You" tribute to Whitney Houston when Alabama Shakes took This Stage slightly before midnight. After an opening interlude, Brittney Howard and her Athens, Alabama, bandmates launc ... More >>
Photo by Mabel SuenNoise-rock duo Spelling Bee recently embarked on a tour that took members Joseph Hess and Mabel Suen to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Bost and more. We explored the band's approach to D.I.Y. in a feature as the tour was kicking off. Now that they've returned, we asked drumme ... More >>
Jason StoffThe Black Lips have done this show before -- and better. Here they are at the Firebird in 2010.Black Lips The Firebird August 4, 2011 The Black Lips who appeared on the dark stage at the Firebird last night were, in a word, tame. Gone were the antics of mid-level indie-rock lore, ... More >>
Fresh off its annual late-spring run (The Taming of the Shrew), this morning Shakespeare Festival St. Louis up and announced its production for 2012: Othello. You know SFSL, they're the folks who stage one of Shakespeare's plays each year on an outdoor stage in Forest Park and don't charge ad ... More >>
We rejoiced in your fire, Chicago. But you got last laugh.Hard to believe today, but, 140 years ago, one of the most exclusive clubs in town was the St. Louis Philosophical Society. The organization, started by a couple followers of German philosopher Georg Hegel, published the influential journa ... More >>
It's FRIDAY, FRIDAY! Gotta get down on FRIDAY! Here's where you can find this weekend's FUN, FUN, FUN and partyin', partyin' (yeah), starting with locals Bikini Acid at Floating Laboratories and ending with Lil' Wayne and a few of his famous friends.
9 p.m. Monday, November 15. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Image viaDon DeLilloDon DeLillo hearkened back to his days as a student at Fordham University in New York City as he accepted St. Louis University's annual Literary Award late Thursday afternoon. It was at Fordham, said the 73-year-old novelist, that he learned an important lesson: "There's no es ... More >>
This year's Under Cover Weekend ended with a strong turnout at the Firebird last night. The crowd awaiting the opening super-group featuring Theodore and The Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra already surpassed the somewhat-skimpy attendance for last Saturday's event. It's a good thing so ma ... More >>
What better way to kick off summer than with some warm weather-friendly Hellenic cuisine? With two Greek Orthodox churches hosting festivals this weekend, there's no excuse to not have some moussaka. Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Town & Country hosts its festival Friday through Monday, from 1 ... More >>
In last week's paper, Jeff Giles profiled Red Pill Entertainment, a St. Louis-based label that's not hesitating to evolve along with the music industry. Business partners Jacob Detering and Laura Markow are working with local musicians Javier Mendoza, R. Scott Bryan and Caleb Travers, and New Ham ... More >>
This is Part One of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Jarvis Putnam of Bossanova Restaurant & Martini Lounge. Part Two will be published tomorrow, Part Three on Friday. Robin WheelerJarvis Putnam of Bossanova Restaurant & Martini LoungeThink of food in Alton, Illinois, and som ... More >>
Athens, Ohio's Skeletonwitch finished up a short U.S. tour in St. Louis last night with openers Howl of Providence, Rhode Island. Although on previous tours both bands have played warehouses and basements, this time around they're filling clubs such as Fubar. Locals Everything Went Black, who opened ... More >>
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