Shut Up and Play the Hits Directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace Oscilloscope Pictures July 18 at the Tivoli By Karina Longworth "When we started the band, suddenly we were, like, New York famous. We could get into anyplace, but you know--I was never recognized on a plane." James Murphy, fo ... More >>
A two-fer this week as I venture to Ferguson to visit Cork Wine Bar and Hill Brewing Company. Any pop-culture observer worth her weight in Chuck Klosterman books can identify the exact moment when wine geekery went mainstream: the 2004 Alexander Payne movie Sideways, with Paul Giamatti as the pinot ... More >>
It's Pavement!Before this post devolves into whining that Kansas City gets all the best shows, let the record show that in recent years, St. Louis has hosted Radiohead, Tom Waits and (this weekend) the Magnetic Fields -- and our neighbor to the west hasn't. That being said: Indie-slacker demi ... More >>
Week of December 21, 2006
Our best pal, Chuck Klosterman, brings Killing Yourself to Live to Left Bank Books
With the Black Crowes back on the road, we reflect upon the band's tumultuous history
These are the best rock & roll conversations in the world. No argument.
Why Morrissey is newly hip among bands that sound nothing like him