About this time five years ago, I was driving around with the radio tuned to a classic rock station when whatever super-computer Clear Channel uses to program its stations decided it was time for "Heart of Gold." "That was Neil Young," the DJ bantered afterwards. "Congrats to him for winning his fir ... More >>
Another school year has passed, and now all that's left for departing students to cherish are the sweet memories of Friday-night football, prom and the loin-burning, unrequited, forbidden lust for their smoking-hot teachers. I know, it sounds kind of creepy. But admit it: You once had a fantasy tea ... More >>
When it comes to the ever-subjective exercise of ranking the greatest bands of all time, The Beatles tend to be the default number one. Number two varies: Some would pick an obvious choice like the Rolling Stones or Led Zepplin, while others would pick a less universally popular band with great infl ... More >>
It's an eclectic mix of offerings we have for you this weekend, ranging from the sold-out-every-venue-in-the-eighties variety to the soon-to-be-selling-records local release types. Friday Barry Manilow and Eddie Money clash for dominance of St. Louis's 106.5 the Arch radio-listening demographic, pla ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, and Friday, March 2.
Megadeth rocker Dave Mustaine raised a few collective eyebrows this week when he endorsed former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum's bourgeoning presidential bid. The former Pennsylvania senator has been gaining steam as of late after prevailing in a trio of February contests, including Missouri's non-bindin ... More >>
Inexplicably known to some as the sexiest man alive, Barry Manilow heads to the Fox Theatre March 1. Dream beat duo Teengirl Fantasy and Chicago's Kids These Days are the fist announcements out of the Gargoyle in 2012, and uuugggghhhh; Vinny from that societal genital wart we call Jersey Shore will ... More >>
Image viaAfter a recent lunch at a Chinese hog trough buffet where we were lulled into stupor by the gentle tones of "Rock-a-Bye-Baby" on the sound system and one too many sticks of chicken meat, we've been thinking a lot about music and food. Turns out we're not the only ones. Around the s ... More >>
This is part two of Emily Wasserman's Chef's Choice profile of Steve Komorek of Trattoria Marcella. Part one can be found here. Part three, a recipe from Komorek, will be posted on Thursday. Emily WassermanDid your family cook together when you were a child? Only professionally. My brother d ... More >>
You know, A to Z has a love-hate relationship with Weezer. The band has the capability to write crunchy, catchy pop tunes -- see the strummy single "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To" -- and replicate its best-known tunes; the Blue Album/Pinkerton tour was, by all accounts, ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsBefore we get to the list, I want to make clear that this is not a Christmas-bashing article, but simply a piece listing ten Christmas songs that are so awful they should never be played again for any reason. I love Christmas, I love the season and I love the spirit -- and th ... More >>
Artist: Joel Diamond Experience Album: Joel Diamond Experience From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1979 Label: Casablanca Record and FilmWorks What it sounds like: Disco-licous. John Travolta twirling around looking dapper in a white suit.
Here are ten holiday releases to deck your halls.
Dennis Brown, Deanna Jent and Lew Prince suss out local theater
A middle-aged couple with a million dollars and a big dream: To make St. Louis a pop-music hub
Columbia's True/False Film Festival tops itself. Again.
B-Sides explores whether actors can really sing, downloads some Pixies goodness and has some devilish words for Bleeding Through
We make a shopping list for GWAR's anniversary, talk to Men, Women and Children's Lou ex-pat and chronicle a day in the life of our town's most famous rapper
An emerging star will take on the Muny in Annie Get Your Gun
Bill Haas trumps other Blog o' the Week possibilities, a white supremacy group loses its power (literally), and we wonder if Hotel Rwanda is OK for kids; plus, everybody loves Einar!
Week of December 29, 2004
No obvious joke goes untouched in this so-so TV show remake
The Copa Cabana Lounge
A guide to new holiday discs, from surprise presents to Tannen-bombs
Saturday mornings, WEW (770 AM)
9/11 was supposed to sound the death knell for irony -- so what's gonna happen to Money Mark?
A mini zeitgeist hits the city's stages as companies examine the '70s
Scratch reveals the power of two turntables, minus the microphone
Week of April 3, 2002
Week of March 27, 2002
Barry Manilow gets the last laugh
Twenty-five years ago, an idealistic freak recorded Canadian children singing pop songs. Newly reissued, the CD is an underground hit.
The classic camp tune "Copacabana" gives rise to a less-than-satisfying musical
Co-written and directed by Todd Phillips
Directed by Edward Norton
Beatle Bob has been on a one-man dance marathon, bop-bop-bopping all over town. But why?