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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
8:30 p.m. Friday, November 23. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
10 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. Deluxe, 2733 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood.
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 >>
Julie Seabaugh profiles local laugh-riot Brie Johnson
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