[Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>
Not all things that come from the St. Charles area are homogenized and soul-less. Take Strangers Now, for example. I went out to a Halloween show at one of the members' houses out there last year: It was chock full of un-jaded, fresh-faced kids who I barely recognized. This was somewhat unheard of, ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, September 21. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Tomorrow's the day, friends, when we begin the quadrennial sixteen days of sitting on our asses in front of the TV glory, the only time we ever get to see the likes of Greco-Roman wrestling or skeet shooting or synchronized swimming. (Who cares that synchronized swimming is a dumb excuse for a "spor ... More >>
When Champaign/Urbana, Illinois' Parasol Records announced this week that it was closing its retail store and suspending its mailorder operation, the general reaction seemed sad but not surprising. On Facebook, some former customers reminisced about ordering records through Parasol's service, and th ... More >>
Getty ImagesThe entire city is buzzing about a certain local sportsball team, and we're no exception. It's our job to write about music, however. But the two intersect on "Cardinal Rules," a crimson call to arms from Missouri's native sons Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. The Cardinals ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, September 22. Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
With LouFest, Pitchfork and Lollapalooza done you may think the music festival season is over after Labor Day. But there's still more: Those who crave an indie rock festival featuring creative, innovative and up-and-coming artists will be glad to know that their audio paradise is only 178 mi ... More >>
The diocese is on the hook for another $6.35 million after the Illinois Supreme Court refused to hear its appeal.The Illinois Supreme Court yesterday refused to hear an appeal of the Diocese of Belleville -- letting stand a $5 million jury verdict for a former altar boy at St. Theresa's Parish in ... More >>
Jon GitchoffRhett Miller of Old 97'sRhett Miller packs more boyish charm into one pick-clutching pinkie finger than the entire Justin Bieber empire. And don't get me started on his hair. Apologies for invoking the Bieb, but last night at the Pageant, Miller and the Old 97's delivered an energ ... More >>
Missouri, you get an F in reporting foodborne illnesses. TheHill.com shared a new report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, grading states on their ability to report outbreaks of foodborne illness. The more a state reports, the better chance they have of getting it under control. "' ... More >>
Have cabin fever yet? If you don't, I'd be surprised. Thankfully, this weekend will be a little respite from the cold. Go check out some of the shows listed here. Or explore the events below. Friday STL Loud EP Release @ Off Broadway The first EP in the STL Loud series is being released toni ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, August 13. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Image viaNot the Subway Diet that Jared meant.Sometimes the true cost of that $5 Foot Long can't be measured in money.According to the Illinois Department of Health, via the delightfully named Food Poison Journal, there have been 68 confirmed cases of salmonella traced back to Subway sandwich sho ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiIt's a good rule of thumb to keep expectations low for a reunion show, especially if it's one involving a band that doesn't play together very often. That way, if a group is particularly good, you can be pleasantly surprised. If band is only okay - or, heaven forbid, terrible - y ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, May 22. Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
Champaign, Illinois, rockers Hum -- who have been doing the odd show here or there in recent years -- will be doing a show at the Old Rock House on Saturday, May 22. Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 day of show. It is all-ages and on sale Wednesday, March 24, at 5 p.m.
9 p.m. Saturday, February 27. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 21. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Per an email received just now, Jay-Z will be performing next year on March 19, 2010 at the Scottrade Center. Tickets are on sale Saturday, November 14, and prices are TBA. Nice! He's in Champaign, Illinois, next week -- and so anyone who doesn't feel like driving, you don't have to.
Just before the RFT music showcase in June, the Wooden Kites broke up. However, the band left behind demos for an album it was planning to record later this summer. (Side note: The 'Kites had planned on going to Jay Bennett's Pieholden Studios in Champaign for the recording process - and several wee ... More >>
YouTube is known for its live video footage, but the website features a whole ton of vintage radio broadcasts too. Courtesy of Doug Quick (who's now a weather anchor in Champaign), here are some revealing snapshots of what St. Louis radio was like in yesteryear.
8:30 p.m. Friday, July 10. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
If you haven't already eaten lunch today, stop reading now. Seriously. Go eat, come back, then dive into something that's sure to make you lose your appetite.Unreal was browsing news of the weird yesterday when we stumbled upon this whopper of a headline: "Placentas Found In Sewage System."Apparentl ... More >>
Jon Hardy and the Public is playing a free -- free! -- show on Saturday night, December 6, at Off Broadway, along with Caleb Travers and the Champaign band Santa. (Appropriately, the group is calling it "Working for Free," a play on its album, Working in Love.) Check out a promo video the group whip ... More >>
Columbia, Missouri, University of Missouri, Mizzou, Out Traveler, Gay-Friendly College Towns
Venue: Mike ‘N Molly’s Location: Champaign, Illinois Date: 06.21.08 Other Bands: Sangamon, Curb Service, Todd Kessler We spent the morning at our favorite DeKalb eatery, The Hillside. It may have been Ryan and Stephen’s fourth time eating there, but in their defense, it is pretty great. I r ... More >>
9 p.m. Sunday, June 8. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
9 p.m. Wednesday, November 7. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
10:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5. Mangia Italiano (3145 South Grand Boulevard).
8 p.m. Tuesday, August 29. Hi-Pointe (1001 McCausland Avenue).
9 p.m. Monday, August 7. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
The long and tipsy road to the World Series of Beer Pong
Friday, July 11; Hi-Pointe
Saturday, Dec. 29; Off Broadway
Wednesday, May 3; Rocket Bar
Fri., Feb. 18; Washington University's Gargoyle
June 2 - 9, 1999