This week, our critics' picks include a varied pool of performers across genres including Boz Scaggs, 7 Seconds, Pigeon John and Peter J. Woods. Take your pick from punk and hip-hop to blues and noise. As always, stayed tuned until Friday for even more recommendations over the weekend.
The city is certainly heating up and so are our hip-hop lineups for July. This month's shows feature a healthy sampling of rap: the indie, underground and mainstream, all coming from the east, west and midwest. To spice things up even more, not one of St. Louis' venues are repeated twice, providing ... More >>
In what is being hailed as a historic step forward for marijuana law reform, the U.S. Congress has voted in favor of an amendment that could end Drug Enforcement Agency raids on medical marijuana facilities -- but don't give much credit to Missouri's representatives. Twenty-one states have laws to ... More >>
Bug Chaser Bug Chaser bugchaser.bandcamp.com After a few years' worth of EPs, demos and splits, the many-headed beast known as Bug Chaser released its first formal LP in November. The collection, available digitally, recently saw its release on vinyl, and that's a nice bit of formality for a band b ... More >>
Long-time St. Louis hip-hop heads may have noticed a familiar face manning the decks at Killer Mike and El-P's Run the Jewels show last night. DJ Trackstar, who spent his first ten years as a DJ in St. Louis, is backing up the whole tour in his capacity as Killer Mike's touring DJ. See Also: - Kil ... More >>
Slightly Stoopid brings their signature Cali ska/punk sound to the Pageant on April 18th. Murs visits the Gramophone on March 5th, as part of the Road to Paid Dues tour. More show flyers, below:
Delta Spirit is playing next Thursday (the 15th) at the Pageant. The show starts at 8:00 p.m.; Nashville rock duo JEFF the Brotherhood opens the show. Both have made recent appearances at smaller venues in town; their escapist tendencies should play well together. We have a pair of tickets to give ... More >>
Last week we alluded to the fact that this March is a great time to be a music fan in St. Louis....this week we're driving the point home and then some. Unless you are capable of bi-location (or in some cases: tri / quadro), you are going to miss some good shows this week. We have Andrew Bird at the ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
Photo courtesy of Jeff NationsNorman, the airport shuttle turned Science Hill Tour Bus, is for sale. If you are a band looking for a mode of transport, head on over to Craigslist, where you will find the particulars. Science Hill's Jeff Nations explains that the band has moved on: He's focusi ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiBangles vocalist/guitarist Susanna Hoffs while singing "Eternal Flame" at the Pageant last night.The Bangles saved its mega-hit, "Walk Like an Egyptian," for the last song of the encore. The three principal members of the Cali group - vocalist/guitarist Susanna Hoffs and sisters ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, March 2. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Unreal has spent all of June breathlessly tracking the Tony La Russa v. Twitter brouhaha. OK, so we've actually just quickly spent the past few minutes skimming our columnist colleague Bill Streeter's two dispatches about the lawsuit, and also the one by Kristen Hinman. And even though those two are ... More >>
I'm still receiving comments and emails about my article outlining new year's resolutions for the music community -- in fact, local show promoter John Mancuso wrote me a lengthy response earlier this week. He gave me permission to post the email, which is below. The show he's referencing i ... More >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, October 15. Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University, 20 North Grand Boulevard.
B-Sides gets intimate with Rhino Records' new Genesis reissues, then catches up with the cool cats in Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
Week of December 28, 2006
8 p.m. Wednesday, July 19. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Hip-hop's trends in 2005
In Her Shoes is pretty but useless, a Prada with a broken heel
Step into the nasty shoes of a SXSW correspondent
Washington Avenue Bistro, 817 Washington Avenue, 314-418-5750
Biker Boyz is furious, but it's not fast, which is a real drag
Friday, October 4; Frederick's Music Lounge. (Fojimoto also performs at Vintage Vinyl at 4 p.m. that day.)
A performer's diary charts the brilliant, the bawdy, the baked and the banal among St. Louis open mics
Local apathy over one of St. Louis' most noted exports, Miles Davis, isn't stopping his fans from organizing a bang-up commemoration of what would have been his 75th birthday
Saturday, Sept. 11; Side Door