When you purchase a ticket to any concert, you run the risk of not getting the experience you paid for. Outdoor shows get rained out. Favorite songs don't get played. Opening bands go over their allotted time. Sometimes a musician is just having a very bad night. The one variable any musician can fe ... More >>
Rick Astley is a freaking tease. All this week, 103.7 FM, a Clear Channel radio station in the St. Louis metro region, has been playing Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" nonstop in a stunt to drive interest in the launch of the station's new format. And honestly, it seemed to have worked. We saw S ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
Music radio is much maligned in St. Louis. According to many of our friends, local radio stations have heavy, predictable rotations, feature annoying DJs and ignore entire formats. And, yeah, we occasionally agree with those sentiments; we can recall quite a few times when our index finger has gone ... More >>
This is part two of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Brian Moxey of Pastaria. Read part one, a profile of Moxey, here. Part three, a recipe from Moxey, will be published on Thursday. Though a native son of Sikeston, Brian Moxey made his bones as a young cook on the world's biggest stage: New Yo ... More >>
This month, you won't be able to watch an episode of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" without seeing a half-dozen attack ads. The music world doesn't have attack ads, it has diss tracks. In honor of the onslaught of negativity in our political process, here are the six best diss tracks of all time. Let us ... More >>
When I was in seventh grade, before I knew anything about indie rock or Athens, Georgia, or Reagan-era politics, R.E.M. was my favorite band. I'm certainly not alone; the band was a landmark in many lives for both the music it created and the doors it opened up for young listeners. And like m ... More >>
by Bob Weinstein; Wikipedia. Note to self, as a future historical-figure-ghost: If Sarah Palin and Paul Revere are any indication, the best way to trend on Twitter 200 years after your death is to have someone controversial give a particularly strange recounting of your life's work, as inform ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaOut of the genres that would seem adaptable to the digital transition away from vinyl, electronic seems to be the most obvious choice. Yet the culture of trainspotting, or having the knowledge to pick out samples of electronic music playing at a club, was explicitly linked to reco ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaThe cultural sea change of downloading has not stopped Michael Allen's quest for vinyl LPs. A collector since childhood, Allen showed an early interest in this column and emailed us to be profiled. Though he is a self-proclaimed vinyl "junkie," it hasn't stopped him from taking ad ... More >>
Rapper/producer Vandalyzm makes a major splash with his debut album.
Your guide to St. Louis music from now till Labor Day.
A St. Louis company is making a killing off Halloween. Your screams are music to their ears.
Xanadu goes to great lengths to fulfill fantasies -- but foodies might not be thrilled
Wednesday, December 15, through Saturday, December 18; Jazz at the Bistro
Anthony's brings class and comfort to the power meal
The best foul-mouthed breakup songs of all time
Week of August 13, 2003
Week of April 30, 2003
Week of April 2, 2003
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same
Friday, Sept. 28; Powell Symphony Hall
Sunday, July 1; Riverport Amphitheatre
Heaven Can Wait, but hell can't, for Down to Earth
A visit to Astoria European Cuisine yields mixed but largely enjoyable results
Leroy Huddleston likes to reach out and touch his neighbors -- all day long
Students at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park pay homage to the Roland Corp.'s creations
Starnineteen stalwart Pat Oldani is a sparkling showman
Tuning in to community-radio station KDHX
The Stormtroopers of Death return to set heavy metal straight
An essential boxed set shows what was right about Hank Williams and what's wrong about country music today