This week, Pink, Pure Bathing Culture, Little Howlin' Wolf and more makes stops in town. Besides that, check out Foxing's album release and the New Music Circle's next event featuring Olivia Block, Sandra Gibson and Luis Recorder. Read about these shows and more in this week's recommendations.
KSDK (Channel 5) has an in-depth segment today, investigating these "quirky" new members of a species called "hipsters" who are taking over St. Louis. They're in bars. They lurk in coffee shops. They dance during the daytime. They wear sunglasses. They're into jazz. And fashion. And they're young! ... More >>
In the last couple of weeks St. Louis has had somewhat of an influx of '90s nostalgia acts coming through town. Sponge played Cicero's, Soul Asylum made an appearance at the Old Rock House and Reel Big Fish just played the Pageant. This got us to thinking.... The '80s are remembered musically for t ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, October 20. 2720 Cherokee, 2720 Cherokee Street.
6 p.m. Thursday, July 5. Pop's Nightclub, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
Pop quiz, hot shots: What was the second-highest charting song of 1969? "Come Together" by The Beatles? "Honky Tonk Women" by the Rolling Stones? "Everyday People" by Sly and the Family Stone? Those are all excellent guesses. But the correct answer is "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by The 5th Dimen ... More >>
Akon hasn't been perfect throughout his career, but it's hard to accuse him of being selfish. The St. Louis native developed a propensity to share the spotlight with other artists, even if it means his presence isn't always noticed. That cooperative mentality allowed Akon's behind-the-scenes career ... More >>
What can be said about Chuck Berry's "My Ding-a-Ling" that hasn't already been said? It's a naughty crowd-pleaser that contains more double entendres than there are silver bells on a Christmas tree. But the song holds some intriguing designations, besides that fact that it was utilized brilliantly ... More >>
Georgia singer Corey Smith is playing the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161) this evening, and we'd like to send you. Smith's 2011 album The Broken Record landed him on the Billboard charts for the first time. Florida-Georgia Line opens the show. Tickets are $15 if you don't win them her ... More >>
The early 2000s were Nelly's salad days, a time period where the University City rapper was known more for slinging out hits than his efforts to take over Branson or for dealing with burglars at his Wildwood home. An example: Nelly had the number one song in the country nine years ago today ... More >>
Courtesy of the artistIt's not like Fleet Foxes needs endorsements -- its show tonight at the Pageant sold out with a quickness and the band's sophomore full-length, Helplessness Blues, peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard album chart. It's still hanging around at No. 61. And in spite of the f ... More >>
In the old days, just being an actress wasn't enough. Everyone had to be a double threat just to keep up with singing actresses like Julie Andrews, Doris Day, Marlene Dietrich and Judy Garland. But then musicals fell out of fashion and we find ourselves asking, "Why the hell is Gwyneth Paltrow singi ... More >>
(Via BIllboard) During a recent show, Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears apparently exposed his testicles. Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl was in attendance, and filmed a hilarious video in which he discusses a mock-lawsuit he's filed against the band, Ticketmaster, the venue and others. The fallo ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 14. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
7 p.m. Tuesday, August 3. Six Flags St. Louis, 4900 Six Flags Road, Eureka.
photo by Keegan HamiltonYung Ro was not riding in a Cadilac when a bullet grazed his head last NovemberCall Yung Ro the Soulja Boy of St. Louis, and he'll take it as a compliment. The eighteen-year-old rapper prides himself on producing the sort of vapid club bangers that make hip-hop heads cring ... More >>
According to Billboard, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters is performing the band's legendary album The Wall in full this fall -- and the tour is coming to St. Louis. The date is October 29 at Scottrade Center; info should be up on his official website in a few hours. The Billboard article says: Prior to th ... More >>
The Knack's "My Sharona" spent over a month at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard singles chart in late summer 1979 -- from August 25 to September 29. In that period, the band apparently performed to 900 people at Kirkwood High School, at least according to the book So, Where'd You Go to High School? ... More >>
6:30 p.m. Friday, December 4. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
Artist: Slave Album: Slave From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1977 Label: Cotillion Records What it sounds like: George Clinton and P-Funk performing during an acid trip gone bad.
8 p.m. Wednesday, February 25. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Freak Nasty's "Da' Dip" was a Billboard hit in 1997, reaching No. 15 on the pop charts. The Southern rapper released an album called Freaknotic/Crunk City in 2005, but as his MySpace shows, Freak Nasty is still an active recording artist.
The Chicago Sun-Times’ blog recently published an interesting piece by noted music critic Jim DeRogatis, in which he attempts to prove that ‘90s Alternative Nation darlings (and specifically Chicago acts Urge Overkill, Veruca Salt, Liz Phair and Smashing Pumpkins) resemble the baby-boomer acts t ... More >>
7 p.m. Sunday, November 2. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
Black Aria II (Megaforce)
A Life Less Lived: The Gothic Box (Rhino)
It's been virtually impossible lately for local residents to escape the children's song "Do Your Ears Hang Low." If it isn't boring its way into your skull as a synthetic loop emanating from ice cream trucks, it's rattling windows as the chorus to St. Louis hip-hop phenom Jibbs' hit single, "Chain H ... More >>
Friday, April 14, at 8 p.m. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)
Thursday, March 16. Ameristar Casino (1260 South Main Street, St. Charles) Sold out. 636-949-7777
Saturday, December 24; The Arena (formerly the Limelight), 9973 Lewis and Clark Boulevard, North St. Louis County
Friday, August 20; America's Center
The Best of Chillout Past and Present (Nettwerk)
Q-95.5 and the Beat duke it out -- and the St. Louis hip-hop scene flourishes
Chingy hits the Jackpot and successfully eludes Radar Station
People reveal themselves, often in ways they don't intend, and the rest of us get to watch!
American Idol Season 2: All-Time Classic American Love Songs (RCA)
Trash cans in front of Vintage Vinyl
Nuggets II strikes gold by mining new territory
10 Years of Abuse (and Still Broke) (Century Media)
Competition in the burgeoning St. Louis rap-radio market? Bring it on, says one station manager.
Rising local rap stars Nelly and the St. Lunatics stay at home to film their first video, "Country Grammar," to the delight of their fans