Will music journalism always suck? Probably. MTV will always feature at least three Justin Bieber articles on their news page and NME will continue their 1:4 ratio of articles about members of Oasis. And of course, people like me will still write articles about botching interviews and how cool nu-me ... More >>
Next weekend looks pretty awesome, though anything does when an extended weekend awaits most of us thanks to Memorial Day. Keep that extra sleep time in mind while slogging through the work week and affording yourself some time to enjoy visits from acts like Andrew W.K., Soundgarden and El Ten Eleve ... More >>
Whether Justin Bieber is being chased by a pack of fans while riding a Segway or pretending to get shot and killed on a popular television show, he can is increasingly dispatched in any setting. Your moment of certainty came this weekend, when Bieber and 50 Cent accompanied Floyd Mayweather, Jr., ... More >>
Longtime Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is winning a heap of (deserved) praise for scolding a homophobic traveler. According to the New York Post, Cornell was waiting in the Alaska Airlines lounge at Seattle's airport when he stepped in during a verbal fracas: Witnesses said Cornell jumped into ... More >>
Jason StoffTaylor MomsenBottle blonde guttersnipes split the city into two factions last night. Gossip Girl actress Taylor Momsen rocked hard with her black-clad band the Pretty Reckless, while Ke$ha put on a trash-tastic set for a sold-out crowd at the Pageant. Ke$ha must have won the tween ... More >>
This Saturday, the Pageant celebrates its tenth birthday with a concert by Chuck Berry. $35 general admission tickets are still available; balcony seats are sold out. The show starts at 8 p.m. with a set from Shooting With Annie. In the venue's lengthy history (a PDF listing its shows is a whoppi ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Apache Beat's Last Chants*Apache Beat, Last Chants "Apache Beat has garnered a great deal of fanfare around its new take on rock music. Clinging to the edg ... More >>
This year's Under Cover Weekend ended with a strong turnout at the Firebird last night. The crowd awaiting the opening super-group featuring Theodore and The Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra already surpassed the somewhat-skimpy attendance for last Saturday's event. It's a good thing so ma ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, November 10. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
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7 p.m. Tuesday, April 21. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
Say what you will about Trent Reznor, but the man has a sense of humor. He released a jokey "new album" a bit ago via Twitter, called Strobe Light. It's a very obvious -- but subtle -- satire on pop/hip-hop crossovers (and perhaps a slight dig at Chris Cornell, whose recent album was produced b ... More >>
Here are concert announcements for the week of February 24 at clubs around St. Louis! Editor's note: Keep in mind these are generally long-lead shows with national ties or last-minute local things just announced by venues -- not locals-only concerts happening in the far-off future. So don't be offen ... More >>
Pop's hasn't put this up on their website yet, but a publicist emailed me that Rancid and Rise Against will be playing at the venue -- outside -- on Saturday, June 13. The former played at Pop's last year, while the latter hit the Pageant in November. I imagine this is an early frontrunner for show ... More >>
2 p.m. Thursday, August 21. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights
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Your guide to St. Louis music from now till Labor Day.
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Or "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Ignore Audioslave"