It's Sunday in Austin, I'm on South Congress at Jo's Coffee Shop, trying to write as the 5000th (at least) performance of the week takes place on yet another parking lot made into a venue. There's much to say about my final three days at SXSW 2014 (read about the first two days here), and only so ma ... More >>
Daniel Hill made it back from the Gathering of the Juggalos alive, you guys! Let's celebrate by seeing some shows while he slowly adjusts to a regular, civilized life (sort of) once again. Plenty of great local releases await this weekend including new tunes from Dock Ellis Band, Bruiser Queen and B ... More >>
This week, catch the Appleseed Cast, Sin Motivo, Father Figures, Chuck Prophet and more. Chuck Berry also plays his monthly show this Wednesday -- it's sold out, but take that as a reminder that you should purchase tickets to see him next time around while you can! More recommendations on what to se ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
A one Chuck Berry was born on this day in 1926. Last night he played a show at the Duck Room, wearing an ensemble remarkably similar to the one he's got on in that photo above, taken at Keiner Plaza a few years back. And somewhere in the middle, between 1926 and 2012, the man invented rock & roll. I ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, September 21. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Chuck Prophet | The Jans Project Off Broadway March 22, 2012 In Austin a few days before his semi-annual stop in St. Louis, Chuck Prophet sat outside a Mexican restaurant and said, "You know, I think we finally cracked that town." Maybe. Or maybe it will take another twenty years. Or as he recent ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, March 22. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Friday, March 16, 2012 2:15 p.m. By mid-afternoon the South Congress strip had become a not-quite-debauched Mardi Gras parade of young and old, hip and unhip, crunchy and coiffed, and dogs, lots of dogs, all taking in the food trucks, boutiques, vintage apparel encampments and day parties, lots of ... More >>
Last week we alluded to the fact that this March is a great time to be a music fan in St. Louis....this week we're driving the point home and then some. Unless you are capable of bi-location (or in some cases: tri / quadro), you are going to miss some good shows this week. We have Andrew Bird at the ... More >>
Thursday, March 15, 2012 1 p.m. SXSW is time machine, not always dialed towards the future. Though the clubs change names every season, the gimmicks get more and more outrageous -- witness the skyscraper-sized vending machine stocked with minivan-sized bags of chemically-enhanced corn chips whose n ... More >>
Courtesy of Euclid RecordsPainkillers never got its due. Back in the '80s, the St. Louis band was recording the kind of purposeful pop that evolved from the likes of Big Star. Euclid Records' Joe Schwab was a fan then, and he's still a fan today -- that's part of the reason he's re-releasing ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local Vintage Vinyl 1. LIL WAYNE---I Am Not A Human Being 2. ELTON JOHN & LEON RUSSELL---Union 3. SUFJAN STEVENS---Age Of Adz 4. BELLE & SEBASTIAN---Write About Love 5. KINGS OF LEON---Come Around Sundown 6. JOHN LEGEND & THE ROOTS---Wake Up! 7. AVETT BROTHERS---Vol. 3 ... More >>
Ten things to do, that is, besides what we previewed on the music page, the Earthworms DVD screening and Ryan Bingham Sunday night at the Old Rock House. Friday: 7 Shot Screamers @ Way Out Club Punk-a-billy faves 7SS haven't done a show in a long, long time; this gig features the golden-age ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, October 23. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
To conclude: Susan Cowsill and the Watson Twins sang "September Gurls," with the remains of Big Star playing loose and beautiful all around them. It shouldn't have happened; most of what happens shouldn't. In life, as with music, we only get so much say. Alex Chilton's passing just days before Big S ... More >>
Scenes from the Alex Chilton tribute at Antone's in Austin, March 20, 2010, plus more SXSW action. All photos by Dana Plonka. Dana PlonkaMike Mills of R.E.M. at the Alex Chilton tribute at SXSW 2010
Euclid Records 1. Rosanne Cash - The List 2. Jay Farrar/Ben Gibbard - One Fast Move Or I'm Gone 3. Swell Season - Strict Joy* 4. REM - Live At The Olympia 5. OST - Where The Wild Things Are 6. Tegan And Sara - Sainthood* 7. Chuck Prophet - Let Fr ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, June 10. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Tuesday, September 13; Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue)
Week of September 18, 2002
Wednesday, September 18; Off Broadway
The Hurting Business (Hightone Records)