This week, check out Alexis Gideon, Bill Callahan and Gateway to the West Fest to start things off. After that, gear up for a crazy weekend including one of the busiest Sundays we've seen in some time. Read on for multiple picks from our critics, and as always, stay tuned to our weekend post for eve ... More >>
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Update: Sarah Kendzior and Liza Long release a joint statement, via Kendzior's website. Yesterday, a personal essay entitled "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother" lit the internet on fire. It was published on the website Gawker, but it originally appeared Friday as an entry on a so-called "mommyblog" called T ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
Last December, detectives in Boise, Idaho began chatting up a guy online about his child pornography offerings on the Internet. It soon led them to Fairview Heights, Illinois and 43-year-old Andrew Gerald Millas.Yesterday, Millas pleaded guilty in East St. Louis federal court to three counts of prod ... More >>
Mumford & Sons second full-length, Babel, will be out on September 25. Many things characterize the British band: Banjos, sheepskin, Jesus and crescendos, for example. But It is also a a group that has maintained an almost strange grounding. It is not an exaggeration to call Mumford & Sons among the ... More >>
The Manhattan Institute, a conservative research foundation, released a large study this week claiming that the nation's all-black "ghettos" are dissolving and that American neighborhoods have never been so racially integrated since 1910. Using census data, the authors of the report, titled "The En ... More >>
Youth Lagoon. If you didn't catch Youth Lagoon at Cicero's back in September, you're getting another shot at the Firebird April 3. Music critics have been collectively moist over 22 year old Trevor Powers' debut, thirty minutes of salad day musings dressed in reverb that sounds like it was re ... More >>
Image viaJanae Helgerson stole a bunch of these. In essence, 32-year-old Janae Helgerson of Boise, Idaho, pleaded guilty today to stealing egg cells from Missouri women. Several years ago, she was running a fertility company in Idaho called Midwest Egg - a sort of middleman operation that offered ... More >>
The news that Mangia Italiano has sued Mangia Mobile over its name seems to have struck a nerve with readers on both sides of the issue. As a few commenters have pointed out, this isn't the first time a situation like this has arisen in St. Louis this year: Just last week, Taste Wood Fired Fare i ... More >>
Ted Leo. Photo by Roy KastenTed Leo/Title Tracks/The Blind Eyes Off Broadway Sunday, May 8, 2011 Few axioms in live music are as rigid as the Law of the Solo Headliner: Never put two loud and catchy power-pop bands on before him. Break it at everyone's peril. Unless, of course the solo artist ... More >>
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