For writers, there are few spaces more motivating, focusing and inspirational than a window seat on a train. Walt Disney came up with Mickey Mouse on a train. Same thing with J.K. Rowling, who says Harry Potter popped into her head fully-formed on a crowded car. And now 24 writers will get a spec ... More >>
Image viaHey, girl -- you there, in the reindeer sweater -- I need an object lesson. Come over here and dance up on me while I write this Christmas music-related blog entry. See, Justin Bieber and Boyz II Men have just recorded a new Christmas song, "Fa La La," and, uh, it's kind of about Chr ... More >>
Didn't know you were going to blow an eyeball vein today, did you?A Very Bert Dax Christmas, Volume Nine has now officially been bequeathed upon the world, with hard copies available and four (count 'em) release shows in the books for next week. Wednesday the 14th kicks things off at Off Broa ... More >>
Eloise Web SiteKay Thompson took the term "multi-faceted" to new extremes with her work in radio, television, film and literature. Modern music constricted what it means to be multi-faceted. Today, Justin Bieber would fit that description because he sings, dances, appears in a substandard 3-D ... More >>
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? You must have a four-wheel drive vehicle, or a hearth that everyone else gathers around. Anyway, it looks like you'll get your wish. According to weather.com, there's a 50 percent chance it'll snow in St. Louis Friday during the day, and a 60 percent chance of ... More >>
A still from the "Last Christmas" video.As of 5 p.m. Friday, November 12, KEZK (102.5 FM) has started programming Christmas/holiday music 24-7 on the terrestrial airwaves and online at KEZK.com. According to a press release, the station "will feature traditional songs from top artists like Bi ... More >>
Parks' 1972 LPTonight is the third and final night of An Under Cover Weekend at the Firebird. Bands performing include Via Dove (Pearl Jam), the Dive Poets (R.E.M.), Fractured Army (Pat Benatar), Makeshift Gentlemen (the Doors) and Theodore/Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra (Van Dyke Par ... More >>
(The number of chain-record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops -- and for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this new weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' reco ... More >>
Christmas music is inherently sentimental and sappy -- which just makes videos for some of its most famous songs unintentionally hilarious. Here are five that are particularly awkward/charming.David Bowie and Bing Crosby, "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy" This was from Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde C ... More >>
Why waste money (or steal) those bogus Thriller remixes when you can get better Michael Jackson reinventions legally — for free? Plus, the history of the classic Harlem Globetrotters song "Sweet Georgia Brown."
Geeky, freaky teen virgins attempt to get knocked up in Superbad, produced by guess who?
This St. Louis crooner plays old tunes for old folks.
Week of December 28, 2006
Meet Kate Baldwin, the Muny's answer to Jason Isringhausen.
Snow business like show business: White Christmas at the Muny
Mercernary (Blue Note)
2005's best and brightest albums
Mr. Night rediscovers the meaning of Christmas. Thanks, Mr. Crosby!
An emerging star will take on the Muny in Annie Get Your Gun
Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater
Forget caroling. Here are a few hip-hop jammy-jams to warm your Yule log.
Young Blue Eyes: Birth of a Crooner Bluebird (RCA)
Saturday, December 13; Borders Books and Music on Brentwood
Hellcab's meter is running
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Troma's Lloyd Kaufman has guts, all over the floor
Week of April 30, 2003
Fair St. Louis organizers dig up new ways to lure visitors
RCA unearths 100 "lost" Elvis recordings, just in time to celebrate his death day
Fed up with the abysmal state of Mormon cinema, mission veteran Richard Dutcher found himself on a second quest
Punk icon Robyn Hitchcock and roots master Grant-Lee Phillips get their art down to science
A look into Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire
Peter E. Parisi spins obscure music on WEW; Riverport Amphitheatre sends Paul Simon boomer fans home early because of the Maryland Heights curfew; work finally begins recently on the new city jail