Some kids go to summer camp. Some kids mow lawns. Some kids play softball. And some kids take their musical acts on tour, perform at the world's largest music festival and get face time with the drummer from the original Smashing Pumpkins. You know -- no big. It's been quite a summer for students ... 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 >>
Lollapalooza is one of the crown jewels of the modern festival era. We may not love the lineup every year, but we certainly can see how, over the past decade, the Chicago production has redefined what a multi-stage, multi-day, multi-artist event can be, especially in an urban setting. The long-runni ... More >>
In recent weeks St. Louis has had a bit of a hard-on for Lollapalooza. After all, representatives from Los Angeles-based ICM Partners and leaders from our board of aldermen have told us time and again that the proposed Summer Rocks festivals will offer the Gateway City a multi-stage, multi-act, mult ... More >>
[Each month in this space we will be bringing you our picks for the best St. Louis hip-hop shows of the month. St. Louis is an excellent town for hip-hop -- just ask Complex Magazine -- and plenty of great acts come through town regularly, in addition to our own local talent. Speaking of, this list ... More >>
That's where the big bands Used to come and play My sister went there On a Saturday -- "Come Dancing" Ten local bands hope you'll believe in the power of Ray Davies and "come dancing" during a benefit concert for KDHX 88.1 FM tomorrow, March 30. Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy: A Tribute to the Kinks ... More >>
Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>
Cherokee Street's newest watering hole the Livery Company (3211 Cherokee St) plans to provide the neighborhood with another outlet for their live performance fix with regular concerts and other music-based fun. The bar holds live shows on Fridays, although a complete schedule is still in the works ... More >>
We Are Scientists has just announced that it is canceling a series of upcoming tour dates -- including a scheduled set at LouFest -- due to lead singer Keith Murray's throat issues. The band's full statement can be found below. LouFest, meanwhile, took to its official Facebook page to say that an ... More >>
Dethklok and Lamb of God, with support from Gojira, were supposed to make a stop at the Family Arena on August 15. It's a bill we've been excited about since it was first announced and was probably the marquee metal show of the summer. Unfortunately, the entire tour has just been cancelled because L ... More >>
When it comes to the ever-subjective exercise of ranking the greatest bands of all time, The Beatles tend to be the default number one. Number two varies: Some would pick an obvious choice like the Rolling Stones or Led Zepplin, while others would pick a less universally popular band with great infl ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Bruce Springsteen's long awaited 2012 US tour dates are out and, at lest in this first batch, the closest he'll come to St. Louis is an April 17 show in Cleveland and an April 12 show in Detroit. A stop here could be announced at a later date -- there is a tantalizing week between the Cleveland show ... More >>
New Zealand electropop outfit the Naked and Famous is coming to the Gargoyle on Wash U's campus. The show's on April 12th, and tickets are $10 for the public. They'll be on sale soon through Metrotix and the Edison box office. As with all shows at the venue, its free to Wash U students. The ... More >>
Dr. Dog has just announced its fall tour, and the slightly-damaged, sun-flecked rockers will be at the Firebird on November 5th. Tickets go on sale August 19th. Dr. Dog has played St. Louis plenty over the years, including shows at the Gargoyle, Creepy Crawl and previous Firebird incarnatio ... More >>
wikimedia commonsBrooklyn alt-rock pioneer and boundless life enthusiast They Might Be Giants has just announced a whole bunch of fall tour dates, and we've got one of them. The band comes to the Pageant on Saturday, September 24. Tickets are $25.00 and go on sale May 20th at 5 p.m.
Photo by Jon Gitchoff Talib Kweli/Fred the Godson/Dusty Wallets/Earthworms Pop's Nightclub and Concert Venue Tuesday, April 19 Not to be discouraged by the lightning, hail and winds that tore through the area last night, fans of alternative hip-hop ventured out to see one of the genre's pre ... More >>
On Tuesday, noisy U.K. trio Male Bonding opened for Best Coast at the Gargoyle. During its set, Male Bonding made note of the show being dry -- e.g., sans alcohol, since the Gargoyle doesn't serve booze -- and quipped that it might have been its first sober show ever. This morning, Pitchfork publish ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 30. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Bob Dylan. The Band. Grateful Dead. Janice Joplin. The Who. B.B. King. The Eagles. And many more. All played at the Mississippi River Festival -- an outdoor music venue on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville that from 1969 to 1980 hosted hundreds of the nation's biggest rock and ... More >>
Hey, check it out: The Kemper Art Museum at Wash U is holding shows this spring. So sayeth them: "Join us on Fridays from 6-8 pm throughout the spring from to enjoy the second annual Kemper Presents Spring Concert Series, FREE live concerts from a diverse variety St. Louis musicians, plus complimen ... More >>
And he's proud of it.The younger Berry will perform on Monday night at Blueberry Hill, headlining a night of stand-up comedy on the same stage at the Duck Room where his legendary uncle performs monthly. Berry says he's been working the comedy circuit off and on for nearly two years now but has ... More >>
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