I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom's Highway is both a music biography and a lively slice of American history. Pops Staples, the group's patriarch, grew up in turn-of-the-20th-century Mississippi, with a grandfather who had been a slave and a father who ... More >>
All those poor Thursday shows had a run-in with a winter storm, and few made it out alive. Avenge their would-be good times by living out the glory with these shows -- there's way too much cool stuff (no pun intended) happening to skip out on account of a little bit of snow. See Also: -Son Volt, D ... 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 >>
Well I don't know about you, but I was certainly not impressed by so-called "Tropical Storm" Isaac. Yeah, it rained a little, but the way people were talking about it made it seem like we would all be awash over the weekend -- my neighbor even asked me on Friday if I had enough groceries and batteri ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, September 4. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
Twelve producers went head to head last night in front of a packed house at Pop's Nightclub in Sauget for the Red Bull Big Tune nationwide competition. Now in its fourth year, Red Bull Big Tune is the hunt for the one producer that can wow the crowd. Red Bull Photo Files/Carlos CruzThe final two p ... More >>
Friday, November 6 *Son Volt/Peter Bruntnell, The Pageant *Nelly's Birthday Party -- Pajama Jam, HOME Nightclub *Tech N9ne/Slaughterhouse/Stevie Stone et al, Pop's *Breathe Carolina/Cash Cash/more, Fubar *Buddy Mondlock, Focal Point *Tenement Ruth, Lemmons *Poor Historians, Way Out Club *Eric Moelle ... More >>
Last weekend when I was visiting my parents, I had the pleasure of taking a music-centric tour of Cleveland and some of its music landmarks. The timing was fortuitous, because the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are taking place this Saturday, April 4, in the lakefront city. Those ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, July 5. Live Off the Levee, Soldiers Memorial, 1315 Chestnut Street
Grab a slice of 2004s best roots music while its still hot.
Saturday, August 7; Gateway Arch Stage on the St. Louis Riverfront
Dangerous Kitchen comprises some of St. Louis' best musicians -- and they make the most of their time away from their day jobs