By Jonny Whiteside While rock & roll is necessarily classified as a form of pop music, it is actually an idiom whose radical, destructive primitivism established a new type of socio-cultural disorder. It's about rejection of the status quo and celebration of the dis-imprisonment it instills. Alway ... More >>
The National Blues Musuem (601 Washington Avenue) sets its sights on an opening in late 2014, which seems awfully far away -- far away enough to induce a melancholy tune, wouldn't you say? Luckily, eager music fans won't have to wait to get schooled on the blues thanks to a special free film and lec ... More >>
Due to open in 2014, the National Blues Museum is set to become a must-visit destination for both St. Louis residents and out-of-town visitors. Located on the recently revitalized Washington Avenue downtown, the museum will present the history of blues, which it praises as the "foundation of all mod ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, July 13. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street. Sold Out.
The folks at the Heavy Anchor have been consistently booking solid shows -- both local and national -- since it opened earlier this year, and their lineup tonight is no exception. While a solo set by Tom May of Pennsylvania's punk-rock purists the Menzingers (Epitaph Records) would be perfect ... More >>
Today is Bosses Day. If you knew that before you read it here, chances are your boss informed you of this fact when you arrived at work this morning. Unless your first name is Max and you have Conan O'Brien on speed dial, your boss is probably not the Boss. In all actuality, the untouchable B ... More >>
This one doesn't make the cut, unfortunately.It's Fourth of July weekend, and in the haze of the heat, barbecue, domestic beer, and red-white-and-blue buntings, it's easy to get caught up in ranting-chanting, "USA! USA! USA!" The founding fathers and a lot of musicians might not agree with ... More >>
Photo by Jon ScorfinaIn early January, Rolling Stone reported that vinyl sales had increased fourteen percent over the previous year with around 2.8 million units sold, making 2010 the best year for vinyl in recent memory. DJ Billy Brown is part of a new generation of music fans choosing rec ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiJeff Tweedy at the Pageant, 2008Over the weekend, A to Z was in Cleveland and headed to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. To her delight, there was a new exhibit on display called Kick Out the Jams, which focused exclusively on music from the Midwest. Our fair region was w ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local Vintage Vinyl 1. KANYE WEST---My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 2. THE NATIONAL---High Violet (Expanded Edition) 3. NICKI MINAJ---Pink Friday 4. RIHANNA---Loud 5. LATIMORE---All About The Rhythm & The Blues 6. NELLY---5.0 7. LIL WAYNE---I Am Not A Human Being 8. ... More >>
courtesy of Kella MacpheeKella Macphee, photographer of weddings -- and the Boss!When Bruce Springsteen jumped into a shoot for a couple's engagement photos, he thrilled the couple and, as it turns out, the photographer, Kella Macphee. Macphee is a professional wedding photojournalist who's b ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, September 28. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Blogness On the Edge of Town via BackstreetsThose damn buskers just think they can go anywhere, can't they?(Via Blogness on the Edge of Town) Picture this: You and your beloved are getting engagement photos taken, on a picturesque Jersey beach. The light is right, the weather is balmy -- and ... More >>
6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
In our review of last night's show, Katie Moulton noted that Julian Casablancas and band covered Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark." Video of the version has already popped up on YouTube. While the clip is dark -- mirroring the lighting of the show, so it's no fault of the camera-person -- th ... More >>
For the second time in fourteen months, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played a non-stop, sweat-soaked, guitar-tossing, request-taking concert at the Scottrade Center. Springsteen's mission was clear: During "Working on a Dream" he claimed that he and the band were in town to "fulfill a sol ... More >>
It was a weekend for great concerts in St. Louis. We also saw the pre-Halloween parties begin. Here's a recap of our weekend coverage.Victorian Fetish Ball at Lure NightclubPhoto: Egan O'KeefeSee more photos from Saturday night's Victorian Fetish Ball at Lure Nightclub. Some photos are NSFW (Not Saf ... More >>
Yup, that's right, folks: Sunday is finally the return of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. They'll be playing at the Scottrade Center at 7:30 p.m. Part of the show will be a run-through of Born to Run in its entirety. And the rest? Well, up to the whims of the Boss. Check back Monday for our ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 25. The Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
Heard this rumor last night, but it turns out Kevin Johnson confirmed this Friday: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be playing the 1975 classic album Born to Run in its entirely at the Scottrade Center show on Sunday, October 25. Really, though, fans in front should be more alert for som ... More >>
In late June, Bruce Springsteen joined fellow Jerseyites the Gaslight Anthem onstage at Hyde Park in London. This super high-quality video just surfaced of them absolutely slaying "The '59 Sound." The GA is here at Pop's with Murder By Death and the Loved Ones on Thursday, September 10, while the Bo ... More >>
Todd OwyoungThe Boss at the Scottrade Center last August.Yes, it's true that Bruce Springsteen won't be coming to town until October 25 and tickets don't even go on sale until Saturday. That, in theory, should give you plenty of time to get your lungs in shape for an evening of shouting "Bruuuuuu ... More >>
Get your ticket-buying fingers ready: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band is confirmed to be returning to the Scottrade Center on Sunday, October 25. Tickets are on sale this Saturday, August 8, at 10 a.m. No word yet on ticket prices. I'll update this post when I know.
According to Bruce Springsteen's official website, the Boss and his E Street cronies will be returning to St. Louis on Sunday, October 25 at the Scottrade Center. Can he top last year's show? Doubtful, but never rule out Bruuuuuuuuuuuce. No word yet from the venue on show confirmation, but ... More >>
Bonnaroo just announced its 2009 lineup -- and like Coachella, it looks pretty strong. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are headlining, while Phish is doing two(!) shows. Other notables include Elvis Costello (solo), Wilco, Nine Inch Nails, Al Green, Snoop Dogg, Mars Volta and a bunch more. S ... More >>
This is one of my favorite YouTube finds, one I didn't get a chance to post before the Springsteen show in August. It's a 1988 local TV clip about the time Bruce Springsteen was in town in 1981, and was spotted at a movie theater. A local family recognized him -- and well, the rest is history. And p ... More >>
Today, Bruce Springsteen releases Working on a Dream, his sixteenth studio album. To mark the occasion, writers Steve Kozel and Christian Schaeffer had an e-mail volley over the merits of the new work. Steve Kozel: Working On A Dream starts with the eight-minute Western epic, "Outlaw Pete," which c ... More >>
(Welcome to Rock Math, where each week Ryan Wasoba will explain a newly released album with the aid of a mathematical equation.) Band: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Album: Greatest Hits Label: Columbia (available exclusively at Wal-Mart) Equation: Equation of an Ellipse ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Friday, September 26. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street
The Jersey bad boy still embodies the ambivalence of working class America, even if he's a happily married zillionaire.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 23. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue
A co-worker recently gave me a copy of Titus Andronicus' The Airing of Grievances, and enthusiastically described it as, "a cross between Bruce Springsteen and the Pogues being played from the bottom of a well." When I popped it into my CD player I wasn't a huge fan-- too lo-fi and too much scream ... More >>
7 p.m. Tuesday, June 12. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
Born to Run 30th Anniversary Edition (Columbia)
Saturday, August 6; Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard)
Kerry may have given up on Missouri, but musicians haven't
To the 5 Boroughs (Capitol)
Post-Dispatch columnist Bernie Miklasz follows his bliss
Friday, August 30; Savvis Center
Kiel Center; Saturday, April 8
Getting Springsteen tickets will cost you, one way or another