By Chris Lane Your band has been playing shows for a while and seems to be getting popular. Perhaps you're still just rising stars on the hometown circuit or have hit the road a few times to try your luck at touring. Eventually, the day comes when you get a dream gig opening up for a big national a ... More >>
Over the years we've pouted as Pearl Jam announced tour dates in other cities again and again. Sure, Eddie Vedder had that fabulous gig with Glen Hansard at the Fox a couple of years ago, but St. Louis hadn't seen full-band Pearl Jam since early 2010. Was the Gateway City simply in Pearl Jam's perma ... More >>
Deliberately shrill and mostly dense, "noise" has become a blanket term for bands that explore and experiment around the beaten path. The genre, like others, isn't without its share of hangups, but that's why we're here. Every month, we supply a short list of sure bets in St. Louis, ranging from nee ... More >>
Nathan Cook wears many masks. As the head of the local Close/Far label, he produces digital albums and limited-edition cassettes, curating an expansive sound through his compilation project, Rhizomatic St. Louis, and working with musicians from in and outside the city to fill a small but essential n ... More >>
Word arrived this morning that Drake's St. Louis concert with Miguel has been pushed back to Wednesday, December 11 at the Scottrade Center, "due to an intense rehearsal schedule and technical production requirements that will be part of the show." The show was originally scheduled for October 8. ... More >>
10 p.m. Thursday, October 11. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
9 p.m. Saturday, September 29. Plush, 3224 Locust Street.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 11. Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
This week's picks feature three rather large (as in a lot of bands) festival-type shows -- four if you count the 90s-fest happening at Verizon on Tuesday. On Friday, STL is the Movement 3 will go down at the Firebird; rappers Tef Poe, A-Game, Vega, Step or Get Left, Domino Effect, and ATG will perfo ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, August 7. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
1:30 p.m. Friday, July 20. Verizon Wireless Ampitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive.
9 p.m. Thursday, May 3. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
9 p.m. Friday, April 13. The Heavy Anchor, 5226 Gravois Avenue.
8 p.m. Thursday, April 12. The Sheldon, 3648 Washington Boulevard.
8 p.m. Saturday, November 5. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
8:30 p.m. Friday, September 30. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, September 17. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
Earlier this week, Gavin DeGraw was hospitalized after he was attacked during a walk home from his club in New York City, and, while staggering away, bleeding, was hit by a taxi cab. He canceled several upcoming shows, and for that we don't blame him at all. But on the grand scale, where King ... More >>
Everyone get excited!Wilco just announced a string of North American tour dates for this fall, and St. Louis has one of them: October 4th at the Peabody Opera House. You can see the announcement on the band's official Facebook page, but it's not on the Peabody site yet, and Wilco's own site i ... More >>
One of the biggest success stories in independent music, Dispatch, has added a St. Louis date to its 2011 comeback tour. Ready your Birkenstocks: The band will play the Pageant on August 30. Tickets are $40 and go on sale June 24 at noon through the Pageant box office or Ticketmaster. Dispat ... More >>
In the two-and-a-half weeks since a massive tornado leveled the town of Joplin, Missouri and left over 140 people dead and scores more injured and homeless, the enormity of the event is still staggering. People across the state and beyond have banded together to help survivors with food, clot ... More >>
On March 4, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University will be kicking off its annual Kemper Presents Concert Series with a performance from the Pernikoff Brothers. These seven free concerts -- which take place on Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. -- are open to the public, and take place in ... More >>
When the Decemberists announced tour dates a few weeks ago, some local fans of the band were a bit grumbly, because the trek didn't include St. Louis. Judging by a new list of tour dates I just received from the band's publicist, however, people might have cause for celebration: The email lis ... More >>
Last week Pop's teased a big outdoor concert announcement, which is ostensibly coming today.. While the venue hasn't yet revealed what that is, an email I just received perhaps leaked the secret early: Rise Against is embarking on a U.S. headline tour with Bad Religion and Four Year Strong opening - ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiA rendering of what the U2 360 stage will look like in Busch StadiumAs hinted at on Friday, U2 today announced a show at Busch Stadium on July 17, 2011. Capacity of the concert is expected to exceed 50,000, with 90 percent of tickets priced at under $100, according to today's pre ... 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 >>
This morning, Sade announced a series of tour dates for 2011, its first world tour in a decade. St. Louisans have reason to rejoice about this: The U.K. group is coming to town -- LiveNation sent out a press release which says "STAY TUNED - ST. LOUIS SHOW TO BE ANNOUNCED!" Sade's latest album, Soldi ... More >>
5 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday and Sunday and 12:15 p.m. Monday, May 28-31. Soldiers Memorial, 1315 Chestnut Street.
9 p.m. Monday, February 15. The Old Rock House, 1200 South 7th Street.
8 p.m. Friday, July 31. Live on the Levee, Gateway Arch and Jefferson Expansion Memorial.
Gotta admit, I'm super excited that the No Doubt/Paramore summer tour is officially stopping by St. Louis on Wednesday, July 8 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. The tour pre-sale is Tuesday, March 3 and Friday, March 6, with real on-sale March 7. I'm also seeing unconfirmed lists of tour dates f ... More >>
After many delays, the Coachella lineup was finally announced a wee bit ago. The lineup is light on huge reunions -- shocker, the Smiths aren't playing -- but has a few cool surprises. Night one headliner Paul McCartney is preceded by Morrissey and Leonard Cohen. Mr. Cohen is the big surprise/draw, ... More >>
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