St. Louis' long-running hardcore favorite Cardiac Arrest will be releasing its first new material in seven years (and first ever full-length) on Saturday, July 19. Those familiar with frontman Rob Ruzicka -- a longtime booker of punk and hardcore in St. Louis -- know to expect the unexpected, and Ru ... More >>
One of the icons of independent hip-hop for over a decade, Murs comes to St. Louis tonight at the Gramophone. The fearless leader of the Road to Paid Dues Tour, Murs is traveling coast-to-coast to spread the word about the upcoming 2013 installment of his annual festival, which takes place at the e ... More >>
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah has had quite a year. Still riding high on 2011's release of Hysterical, the band has toured almost nonstop in 2012, had a few bandmates call it quits, recorded a video in an Australian drainpipe and visited South Africa. And even after all of that, CYHSY still wants to play ... More >>
Genres can be handy organizational tools. Without them, we would have to resort to long-winded explanations of every artists or unwarranted comparisons to similar acts. But as genres become more specific, they often become more ridiculous. Here are the six most cringe-inducing genres. Feel free to l ... More >>
7 p.m. Wednesday, June 6. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
American Idiot Peabody Opera House March 2, 2012 The average age of the attendees of American Idiot's opening night at the Peabody Opera House hovered around the mid fifties, neither the target demographic for the music of Green Day nor that of a contemporary musical with a 1:4 ratio of choreograph ... More >>
Legendary punk club CBGB closed five years ago tomorrow. In its final week, the venue hosted a string of shows paying tribute its storied thirty year run, and it all culminated with a headlining set from Patti Smith. There were only a couple hundred people lucky enough to get tickets to that ... More >>
The Joy Formidable, at The Firebird September 21. The broken glowsticks and prepubescent sweat have barely dried on the Pageant floor from last week's epic Skrillex show, but the man, the myth, the haircut is returning for an encore performance on November 3. H.R. (Human Rights), the lead sin ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Chikita Violenta's Tre3s*Chikita Violenta, Tre3s Spin says of Tre3s, "This Mexican quartet's third release suggests a largely untapped indie-rock revenue st ... More >>
bukowski.netThe two of us are giggling like little girls. The drunk to our left is telling the bartender (loudly, unsolicited) how to make something called a Flaming Dr Pepper. "First you take all your flaming liquors...." "What exactly is a 'flaming liquor?'" she asks softly. "Um, cinnamon ... More >>
With all of the old-school St. Louis band reunion shows happening in the coming weeks, figured this week was a good time to unroll another installment of local old-school videos. Up first is a clip from Judge Nothing, the much-beloved Alton punk/pop/whatever act. The band played gigs with anybody w ... More >>
The St. Louis hardcore band Cardiac Arrest has been invited to play a reunion show for the influential club A7 on Saturday in New York City at the Knitting Factory. (Check out a retrospective of the club's heyday and full preview of the show by our friends at the Village Voice.)The show features a n ... More >>
The parking lot of Pop's Nighclub and Concert Venue in hardscrabble Sauget, Illinois is desolate. And that's putting it nicely. The gray spread of gravel seems like the setting for a midnight knifing. But the rough-and-tumble appearance (to be fair, the place has cops buzzing around the parking lot ... More >>
Build a Nation (Megaforce)
Week of November 2, 2006
Owner Sheri Ford creates St. Louis' first punk and metal boutique
Tuesday, January 24; Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
Yakuza mixes rock and jazz, but don't let that scare you off
Could '02' mean "Oh, too many records?"
The latest music books struggle to demystify pop culture's greatest enigmas
Friday, April 13; Pop's.