George Orwell's predictions in his dystopian classic 1984 seem more apt for 2014 than the titular year. The scale and scope of our intelligence agencies suggest that Big Brother is well and truly with us. Our corruption of the English language in social media is more than reminiscent of newspeak (LO ... More >>
Kip Berman doesn't think his band is any more important than any other group of artists. And this doesn't appear to be a statement born out of false modesty -- for every band that brushes with success, there are dozens of talented artists who go unnoticed. The brains behind the self-described indie- ... More >>
This week, look forward to stops in town from touring bands including No Age, Typhoon, Against Me!, Billy Bragg and Black Prairie. An Undercover Weekend 7 takes over the stage at the Firebird, too! Get details on these shows and more in our show recommendations.
Happy Monday, everybody! We like to think of the start of each week as a new slate. Which shows will you go see? Some options include Canadian Rifle, Lord Huron and Kittypalooza. Read about these recommendations and more after the jump, and make this week a good one.
See also: Our complete Coachella coverage By the third day of Coachella's second weekend -- the sixth and final day of this year's festival -- folks had more or less learned to ignore the dust and the heat. Here are our intrepid writers' favorite things about the final hours of the 2012 event.
Joe AppleMeet Volcanoes, the drum and bass duo whose shitkicking noise rock has taken seismic toll on the eardrums of St. Louis' underground enthusiasts. Jon Ryan and Eric Peters are probably the most badass act to come out of St. Charles in quite some time, and definitely the most badass thi ... More >>
Beirut came to the Pageant to string lights from the ceiling and play lots of horns. And, by all accounts, to deliver a truly singular performance. After four years without a new full-length, the Sante Fe band returned with this year's The Rip Tide proved its particular blend of Eastern-Bloc-flavore ... More >>
Beirut. A spate of new concerts for your future listening pleasure: Beirut is coming to the Pageant on October 9, and the band's newest, The Rip Tide, is out on August 30. Ramshackle garage rockers the Smith Westerns are back at the Firebird in September. Everyone knows the best hardcore com ... More >>
A standing ovation from an enthusiastic (though under capacity) audience greeted Anthony Bourdain as the chef turned author and TV host strolled onto the Fox Theatre stage on Friday evening. For the next two hours, Bourdain demonstrated the force of personality that has made him one of the bigges ... More >>
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews the Bootz Orchestra's album Bony Jars. He had this to say:From the sweetly sung ukulele reveries of Beirut to the raggle-taggle gypsy-punk of Gogol Bordello, the hybrid of Eastern European folk and Western pop has hollowed out its own niche in indie ... More >>
Last weekend, Nick Lucchesi headed up to Chicago to cover this year's Pitchfork Music Festival. In case you missed his reports, here's a handy-dandy list of links to his photos, interviews and reviews: *A Flaming Lips photo essay *A video interview with M83's Anthony Gonzalez *Black Lips and the N ... More >>
Here's an unlikely duo from today's performances at Pitchfork Music Festival: Brooklyn's hyper-kinetic Matt and Kim battling for attention with the dreamy melancholy of New York's Beirut.Beruit at Pitchfork Music FestivalBeirut -- masterminded by Zachary Condon -- played with presence on the Pitchfo ... More >>
No Reservations is sweet and savory fare. Without the foam.
B-Sides gives you a guided tour of St. Louis through the eyes of Billy Joel, and provides three nifty downloads for the price of one.
Week of August 31, 2006
Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood; 314-241-2337.
The long and tipsy road to the World Series of Beer Pong
Time for this town to cash in on Hurricane Katrina
A love story told in iambic pentameter? Yes, and yes again.
St. Louis turns its lonely eyes to Al
Week of January 29, 2003
Webster University hosts the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
Week of February 20, 2002
For more than three decades, Eric Vickers has been lighting brushfires, crusading against the racism he sees around him. Now, the civil-rights lawyer and activist finds himself burned.
When it came to guns, the Overland cops weren't just playing around
Comprehensive coverage of the Eighth Annual St. Louis International Film Festival