Welcome to March, aka insane show season in our fair city of St. Louis. Bands from all over begin to defrost from winter weather and warm up to the road once more, loading up vans and booking mini tours to Austin's South by Southwest fest and beyond. Catch some in the act as they swing through in co ... 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 >>
The Castle Ballroom - one of St. Louis' few remaining links its jazzy musical past - is in need of a buyer. And despite some challenges, boosters see potential to rehabilitate the facility to its former glory.
Located at 2839 Olive St., the Castle Ballroom was one of the first dance halls that targ ... More >>
After 58 years of slinging wax and compact discs, Webster Records is closing its doors on January 31.
Owner Jennifer Graves Bellm has been the proprietor for five years, and she said the current climate of the music industry is the impetus for closing the small shop that's been operating since 195 ... More >>
Photos by Bryan Sutter and Jason StoffNow in its fifth year, An Under Cover Weekend has ten local bands play a set of covers by an idol or influence of their choosing. Spread over two nights and almost certain to sell out, this years incarnation spans maybe the widest range in the event's his ... More >>
Mae Wheeler: 1934-2011Singer Mae Wheeler, who earned the nickname "Lady Jazz" entertaining several generations of St. Louisans, died Wednesday evening at her home in Maryland Heights after a long illness. She was 77.
Known for her efforts raising money for college scholarships as well as for ... More >>
Bernard Ente/jimmyvivino.comThe man himself playing with Felix Cabrera in 2007.Watchers of late-night television knew Jimmy Vivino as the guitarist for the Tonight Show band during Conan O'Brien's short-lived stint as host. Before that, Vivino was part of the Max Weinberg 7 on Late Night with ... More >>
To the casual observer, the quiet, tree-lined streets of Webster Groves probably do not suggest a jazz hotbed. Yet over the years the St. Louis suburb has become home to the independent label MAXJAZZ; a respected jazz studies program at Webster University; and two music stores - Euclid Records and W ... More >>