By Tom Murphy In the late 1980s, it was nearly unheard of for Japanese underground rock bands to play in the United States. But Shonen Knife, appearing at the Firebird this Saturday, October 18, played a show in Los Angeles in 1989. By then, the band's music had already spent several years circula ... 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 >>
On Friday, March 7, the St. Louis bike and punk communities come together to help out a veteran from both fronts. Peter "Peat" Henry, a hyper-positive personality who spent years pogo-ing across stages in bands including the Pubes and Nerve Parade, recently fractured his femur at the hip during a re ... More >>
This week, check out Galactic at the Pageant, Noah Gunderson at the Demo, Water Liars at Off Broadway and more to help defrost that tid bit nipply feeling. Check out details on these recommendations and more, and as usual, stayed tuned for Friday for more suggestions on what to see in our weekend be ... More >>
Well, 2013 is coming to a close and the year-end lists are pouring in from all corners of the music universe. St. Louis saw more than its fair share of incredible live music over that last 365 days, with stops from the much-hyped (Chance the Rapper, Masked Intruder), the much-adored (Iron Maiden, Me ... More >>
[Editor's note: Space constraints kept the prose version of our interview with Marilyn Manson out of the print edition, but here you can read the stuff that was left on the cutting room floor. Point your mouse here for the Q & A version in the paper this week.] Once, there was a subculture of peop ... More >>
I, Ryan James Wasoba, hereby announce that, after over a year and a half of weekly contributions, the end of my Nitpick Six column is upon us. As such, it's bucket list time. This space is usually reserved for microscopic aspects of music, but now let's go big. These are the six sweetest riffs of ... More >>
Lamb of God | Hatebreed | In Flames | Sylosis The Pageant November 7, 2012 Before I start trashing one of the most popular metal bands on the planet, let me offer my credentials: In 1989, I saw Sepultura at the Bridgeton Soccer club at just nine years old. I got in trouble for spray painting the S ... More >>
First, a joke: A man visits an Indian reservation. The tribe's chief leads him on a tour, and the man hears drums in the distance. "What are those drums?" he asks. The chief replies, "When the drums stop, bad things happen." They continue the tour, but the man keeps getting distracted. "Excuse me, w ... More >>
No-wave tends to work as an anti-music, a reaction to pop music slathered in classy hooks.The wondrous prog of yore dared not mix with the rough edges of hairy music from the outer crust. Skarekrau Radio is a cult under the pretenses of fantastical rock and experimental sludge. Calling on the shriek ... More >>
In case you hadn't heard, fireworks displays are cancelled all over town this year because everything is on fire. Fair St. Louis is just about the only game left in town, which is convenient for our music-related purposes since that's also where Heart will be playing this Wednesday. Other than that, ... More >>
Bass has many forms -- electric, upright, synthesized. Whatever its shape, it is a crucial element to popular music. Most songs don't need good bass lines, but the ones that have them are propelled into greatness. Here are the six best bass lines. Please note that bass parts that parrot guitar par ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaAs more music listeners turn to free Internet radio and blogs to discover new music, building an audience for a new terrestrial radio show is increasingly difficult. DJ Bobby Analog took on an even greater challenge this year when he launched his new show on KDHX by choosing to pl ... More >>
Todd OwyoungOzzy Osbourne last night at the Scottrade Center"The crazier you fuckers go, the longer we will play," Ozzy Osbourne crowed to the audience at the start of last night's Scottrade Center show. While a statement like that is always tinged with hyperbole, there was an element of trut ... More >>
Last week, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler announced he's ready to reconvene his band GZR. The latest lineup, he said, will "probably" feature Chad Smith -- the veteran St. Louis drummer, not the Red Hot Chili Peppers percussionist of the same name. Smith has been all over the local scen ... More >>
Ozzy Osbourne is performing at the Scottrade Center tonight, Friday, December 10. Halford (the band fronted by Rob Halford of Judas Priest) opens. Tickets are $27 to $72.50, and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. A few weeks ago, KSHE DJ Favazz had the chance to interview Osbourne. The results, pre ... More >>
Photo: Todd OwyoungFrom last night's show at the Scottrade Center. See more photos of Green Day last night. Caveat: I've been a Green Day fan since 1994 or so. And so I have a sneaking suspicion that last night's Scottrade Center show wasn't for me - even though the band ran through plenty of ... More >>
The coolest guy you know named Glenn finds Lost Tracks.
B-Sides traces Mastodon's surprise world domination from Blood Mountain to easy street.
B-Sides covers, well, the covers repertoire of the Bad Plus and learns about Todd Mosby's newfangled imratgitar.
Sebastian Bach: Actor, singer, fighter, lover, pal of Axl Rose
Umbrellas opens up
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The Cardinals' legendary organist tickles the keyboard -- and a lot more
The bare essentials of St. Louis strip clubs
The elusive Paul Westerberg hits the road
The Wiggles rock St. Louis
Make Sweet Meat proud in the KSHE 95 March Bandness: Tournament of Rock; plus, give us your juiciest Berger Bite, check out some cranky public art and a Branson Idol hopeful -- and don't pack heat in Dierbergs
Radar Station discovers obscure link between rock music and alcohol
Chris Duarte has kicked addiction, but he still has the blues
With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not a pejorative
The music industry says online piracy's killing the biz. Stan Liebowitz says otherwise.
The music industry says online piracy's killing the biz. A UTD prof says it ain't.
The name has changed, but the song remains the same
For two decades, Henry Rollins has harnessed his anger through his art
Iommi (Divine Recordings)
Singer/songwriter Andrew John pops out of St. Louis
Christian rock combines the Lord's message with the devil's beat. Sometimes the result is exhilaration. Sometimes it's god-awful confusion.
Sound advice on the summer's hottest concerts