Last night in Branson, Missouri, the board of aldermen nixed a proposed outdoor concert by the Lou's hip-hop superstar, Nelly. According to the Springfield News-Leader: The Branson Board of Aldermen Tuesday night rejected an appeal from a production company looking to hold an outdoor concert at the ... More >>
Todd OwyoungDrive-By Truckers opening for Tom Petty. More photos here.Ask and ye shall receive: Drive-By Truckers were so good on Sunday night opening for Tom Petty in St. Louis, I tweeted that I wished the band would announce a Pageant show soon. Well, it just did this morning, for Saturday, ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, July 9. Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concerts, Gateway Arch, 707 North First Street.
Boy, it's a bad day for fans of pop music in St. Louis: The August 6 Jonas Brothers show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater is canceled. Says a press release: Jonas Brothers released today an all-new world tour schedule that now includes additional shows in both Latin America and Europe. ... More >>
Due to the Mississippi River's high levels, the Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concert series, which starts on July 9 with a show by Common, will be moving locations. This weekend's Fair St. Louis shows with John Legend and the B-52s are not affected. The press release we just received: Following exten ... More >>
Todd ReothEric Earley started Blitzen Trapper with just a guitar, his Portland basement studio and an insatiable desire to create. After its 2007 breakthrough, Wild Mountain Nation, the band jumped into a life of vans, planes, festivals, and opening slots for Wilco, Fleet Foxes and Iron & Win ... More >>
LA-based singer-songwriter Cary Brothers is co-billed as a headliner at the Old Rock House with Greg Laswell on Friday, July 30. Harper Blynn, who's in town opening for Charlie Mars at Off Broadway on June 9, is also on the bill. Tickets are $12, and are on sale Wednesday, June 2. Brothers is comple ... More >>
The promise of that Rolling Stone ad we posted came true: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers added a St. Louis date to its 2010 summer tour, on Sunday, July 18 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Drive-By Truckers will be opening. Petty and the band will be on Saturday Night Live tomorrow night; ... More >>
Didn't make it out this weekend? Lame! You missed some damn good times, including the Japandroids at the Billiken Club, Elvis Perkins at the Gargoyle and a wild night at Lure with a soft-core porn star. Check out what you missed in the photos below. The Japandroids at the Billiken ClubPhoto: Jason S ... More >>
So says a press release received from his publicist, with a list of 2010 solo tour dates. February 16 is the St. Louis one listed for the Lemonheads frontman, although the Old Rock House's website doesn't list it yet. The tour is this, says the email: Evan will be performing an intimate set featuri ... More >>
Ian wisely pointed out that last week U2 announced some 2010 U.S. tour dates -- and St. Louis is not on the list. I did some checking around and confirmed that nope, the dates originally rumored turned out to be false. Ah well! The band's in Chicago again on July 6, 2010. And who knows what might ha ... More >>
6 p.m. Saturday, July 18. Live on the Levee, Gateway Arch and Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.
8 p.m. Friday, July 3. Fair St. Louis, Gateway Arch and Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.
Friday, May 29 *Death Vessel/Beth Bombara/Cassie Morgan, Firebird *Loop Underground, featuring Jason and the Beast/Iron Fist Dillusion/Reigning Heir/the 12-6 Movement/Inappropriate Behavior, The Pageant *The Safes/Left Arm/Argonauts, Atomic Cowboy *Devon Allman, The Shanti *Leroy Pierson, BBs Jazz, ... More >>
Fresh off the St. Lunatics reunion concert at the Pageant this past Sunday, Nelly has taken his show on the road and people have started to take notice. It would be nice if a new hit single was attracting all the attention, but instead he'll have to settle for a struggling NFL quarterback tossing a ... More >>
10 p.m. Friday, April 24. Black Label Gallery Lounge, 758 South Fourth Street.
8 p.m. Thursday, November 13. Cementland.
p.m. Sunday, May 18. 2 Cents Plain, 1114 Olive Street.
7 p.m. Sunday, July 8. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
7 p.m. Thursday, June 28. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
8 p.m. Saturday, April 7. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
Then we check out a book about Edwardsville's legendary Mississippi River Festival.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, February 14 and 15. Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts (3716 Washington Boulevard).
The lights go out at a fabled club but only after one hell of a party.
Wednesday, June 15; the Linnean Lawn of the Missouri Botanical Garden (as part of the Whitaker Music Festival)
Friday, September 24; Off Broadway
Ludacris chooses a homegrown opener in Chingy
Mickey Hart and his grateful mates are out to prove they're more than mere Other Ones
Locked in a battle for ratings, The Beat and Q95.5 torture an assemblage of Nelly fans
KDHX-FM's "Celebrity Barbecue" promises a smorgasbord of music
Thursday, June 21; Way Out Club
Saturday, Dec. 16; Pageant
Wednesday-Friday, July 19-21; Winifred Moore Auditorium
Twenty North leaves its longtime Vandeventer Avenue home for new digs
Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 26-29; Backstage Bistro
The Holiday Inn Westport hosts the sixth annual convention of the Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica
Sound advice on the summer's hottest concerts
There's live jazz in St. Louis -- you just have to know where to look for it