Copyeditors don't have the splashy bylines of reporters or the lovable kookiness of art directors. They sit at their desks with bowed heads, poring over their well-worn copies of the Chicago Manual of Style, checking to see if "postimpressionism" is one word, two words or hyphenated. They hear "und ... More >>
There's lots of good shows this week for music fans of every shape in size, and I'm not just saying that (this time). Deicide is playing the Firebird on Friday, the same day Carolina Chocolate Drops plays the Sheldon. I'd wager that these two musical experiences will not be alike in many ways whatso ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, November 11. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
It's Monday, it's shitty outside, and I'm tired. My brain is mush, creativity is lacking, and there's an unknown chirp occurring somewhere in the vicinity of my desk (seemingly overhead somehow, but it is not a smoke detector) that is driving me to distraction. I've played out the coming hours in my ... More >>
We'll start this post off by recognizing the fact that yes, Red Hot Chili Peppers is playing in town on Friday (Scottrade Center); as is Local H (Firebird), but Friday is already well-represented below with another what-is-this-1996 artist, Snoop Dogg, playing at Pop's and roots-reggae pioneer Might ... More >>
Sasha BarrNeutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum launches his first national tour since 1998 today. Unfortunately, none of the shows are in St. Louis -- he'll play a pair at the Athenaeum Theater in Chicago on February 6 and 7. Still, his resurrection has not gone unnoticed in these parts. In this ... More >>
Jon GitchoffRooney at the FirebirdGiven the way the audience reacted to Rooney at the Firebird last night, it was only appropriate that guitarist Taylor Locke teased a few Beatles riffs mid-set. Although Rooney thankfully didn't reduce any girls to tears the way the fab four did, the Los Ange ... More >>
Image viaIt's been nearly a decade since Valient Thorr arrived on Earth - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to be exact - from its home on Venus. This Sunday the band will make its second St. Louis appearance in six months, opening for Motorhead at Pop's. In September Valient Thorr headlined at th ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, September 14. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8:30 p.m. Friday, July 10. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
If you don't like geeking out, unabashed fandom or good music, stop reading now. Anyone else, please forge ahead. It's no surprise that I'm stoked for this weekend's appearances by Chris Stamey and Peter Holsapple. But why is this such a big deal? Roy touched on this in his story, but these two men ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, October 3. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
9 p.m. Sunday, June 20. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street
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Beatle Bob has been on a one-man dance marathon, bop-bop-bopping all over town. But why?