Pre-holiday parties are in full swing this weekend, so strap on some bells and show 'em some hell. On the flip side, Friday the 13th shows spook things up a bit. So whether you decide to check out Rough Shop playing its tenth annual holiday gig or get weird with Freezerburn zine and Barely Free as t ... More >>
Let's talk about the mighty country of Canada for a minute. For most of us, our neighbor to the north is a a vast, mysterious frontier of nothingness and seasonal affective disorder. But those of us more carefully attuned to its culture have discovered the following: There is a meal that has been co ... 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 s ... More >>
When Titanic was released in 1997, some of us at Gut Check were only 10-years-old. We weren't allowed to go to the movies, the mall or to Rollercade without a parent, and we begged our parents to spare us the embarrassment of being the only kid in fifth grade who hadn't seen the blockbuster of our g ... More >>
Earlier this month, Spin announced that it is moving most of its album reviews to Twitter. Music writing is getting shorter, not longer, and yet the 33 1/3 Series, which has the gall to publish entire books on albums that aren't even current, soldiers on. There are 85 installments in print n ... More >>
(KCNA) -- Pyongyang, DPRK. Magnificent leader Kim Jong Il of Independent Juche State Democratic People's Republic of Korea has succeeded single-handedly in killing most malevolent dictator of 21st century with great strength of will and people's blessing. Students of Pyongyang Musical And Vet ... More >>
www.whosdatedwho.comRolling Stone omitted Timmy T from their list of horrible songs from the '90s. We won't make that mistake.Rolling Stone recently polled its readers and compiled a list of the worst songs of the 1990s. It's about as predictable as a Saved by the Bell episode: 10. "What's U ... More >>
Jon Scorfina Often, the most sincere record collectors have no professional associations with the music industry. Their collections stem from nothing but a love of music. We met this week's Last Collector Standing through Anna Zachritz of Euclid Records, who suggested two of the store's most ... More >>
Jon GitchoffElvis Costello & the Imposters The Pageant July 1, 2011 When Elvis Costello finally sells out, quits working as a tireless singer, songwriter and music scholar, and takes over Celine Dion's gig in Las Vegas, he'll have a great stage show to fall back on. Costello and his backin ... More >>
Photos courtesy of the artistsKate Middleton and Prince William are getting married in a matter of hours (have you heard about this at all?). You can watch the Royal Wedding via webcam, but let's be honest: Weddings are boring when you're actually there. So we'll take a pass on grainy video f ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsLast week, William Shatner unveiled the tracklist to his third studio album, Searching For Major Tom. Regardless of how you feel about the actor or his musical career, it's imperative you look at it right now. The album comprises nineteen covers of mostly space-themed songs l ... More >>
We find out what rocked across the country in 2007.
8 p.m. Saturday, October 27. Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
The Big Muddy Blues Festival is back and bigger than ever, while B-Sides finds out that Michael Bolton isn't an assclown and spotlights photography superstar Tammy Leahy,
A middle-aged couple with a million dollars and a big dream: To make St. Louis a pop-music hub
Week of November 9, 2005
Yarr! Unreal's a-searchin' for booty (but, please, not those VH1 Divas Live CDs). Plus, we go gaga over a QVC pitchman and meet a local blogger who needs to get something off her chest.
Norway's Sissel mixes classical songs with pop trappings. And it works.
It isn't just for losers anymore
VFW Post 3944
People reveal themselves, often in ways they don't intend, and the rest of us get to watch!
Rosanne Cash is the friend who will say, or sing, what you can't
Leon Bierbaum's renowned namesake restaurant needs some polishing
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
The pundits scoff, but the little girls understand
Punishing Kiss (Decca/Universal)
Katie was in a rush to graduate, and McCluer North was eager to send her off. But education is never that simple.
Directed by Chris Columbus
Rock & roll is alive and well in St. Louis, living in sin with the Highway Matrons
Highlights from RFT's "Calendar"