Bill Hicks

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    Six Legitimate Reasons to Make Art

    A contributor to the decline of decent art was recently dragged onto center stage by the New York Times in an article called "Brooklyn Communal Cool: The Brand." The piece, authored by a person who spells "mic" like "mike," focuses on a communal living quarters in Brooklyn called the Clubhouse and i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Six Common Misconceptions That Make Bands Suck

    For some dumb reason, everyone wants to be in a rock band. Probably because it's a good way to avoid gazing into the inescapable black hole of painful loneliness. That and rock & roll kicks ass, and gets you chicks or dudes or money or something. The problem with rock music (aside from the talentle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    David Bowie is Real-Life Space Alien. No, Seriously.

    David Bowie is an Alien. No, really. We Mean it. I've had this idea marinating for a long time. Like, years. I've floated it to various sources and it's been met with reactions that vary from amused to annoyed, but I'm dead serious: I really think David Bowie is an alien. An extraterrestrial. A bei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    W. Kamau Bell Explains why Bill Hicks is his Comedy Icon

    Despite his ever-expanding recognition as a socio-political voice in our society, one thing remains the same for W. Kamau Bell: His desire to be recognized as a great comedian. Kamau will be storming the stage at the the Firebird in St. Louis on December 11th for the next stop on his The Kamau Mau U ... More >>

  • Music

    November 22, 2012

    Future of the Left

    8:30 p.m. Friday, November 23. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Standup Andi Smith Gets Raw About Her Mom, Refinancing and Hot Female Comics

    ​While on stage, Andi Smith doesn't wrap her feelings in pretty bows, whether the evening's agenda involves Justin Bieber, at-risk children, or sweatpants. Nor does she mince words off-stage, as we found out last August when we did this Q&A  and crowned her Best Standup Comedian (Female) ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Tour Diary, Day Two: The Incurables Open for Alejandro Escovedo in Cincinnati

    In October, the Incurables had the opportunity to open several Midwest dates for Alejandro Escovedo. Guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Griffin agreed to keep a tour diary for A to Z. Here's the second installment; part one is here. All photos are from the Bloomington, Illinois, show. Stay tuned to A to Z for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Special Offer: Pay to Watch Doug Stanhope Get Liquored Up & Miserable

    Image viaDoug Stanhope - adored in Britain, ignored in America. ​Doug Stanhope is a sick man: a sufferer of umbilical hernia, a surly boozer, recidivist smoker, champion of recreational drugs, former Libertarian candidate for President, rambling social satirist and stand-up veteran who's crawling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Last Night: Hamell on Trial; Jesse Irwin at the Deluxe

    Ed Hamell, a.k.a. Hamell on Trial, made a pit stop at the Deluxe Diner in Maplewood last night on his way to the SXSW Festival in Austin. The Brooklyn-based artist-- known for his subversive, spoken-word lyrics and blistering acoustic guitar (a '37 Gibson) -- performed before a small but enthusiasti ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2009

    Ed Hamell

    10 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. Deluxe, 2733 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood.

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2008

    Last Night: "800-Pound Gorilla" Opens at Mad Art Gallery

    Last Night: "800-Pound Gorilla" at Mad Art. What You Missed: The opening of a new show featuring St. Louisans Ron Buechele, Jim Mahfood and Peat Wollaeger. Where: Mad Art Gallery 2727 S. 12th Street. Better Than: Reading dirty comics and watching "Leave it Beaver." The lines between comic books ... More >>

  • News

    January 4, 2006

    Girl Walks into a Comedy Club...

    Julie Seabaugh profiles local laugh-riot Brie Johnson

  • Music

    December 10, 2003

    Grand Theft Audio

    Radar Station discovers the soundtrack to crime

  • Calendar

    April 2, 2003