Local music makers really touch us, you know? Bands create melodies that just reach out and grab us, stroking our brains and hearts in a way that's only mildly inappropriate. But it's not only the tunes that grope for our attention; plenty of St. Louis bands also are named after body parts that care ... More >>
Shuttup fireworks, you're drunk. If you've seen and heard enough kaboom-y photos and videos to last through 'til next year, get as far away from the sounds of explosions as possible by hiding out at a show or two this weekend. Big Muddy Records brings the noise with a fish fry, Twista takes over the ... More >>
In this week's music feature for the print edition of the Riverfront Times, we address the link between music and adrenaline in the sports world. Chemists and biologists have proven that music and other stimuli can have a major effect on sparking adrenaline, which in turn may boost both athleticism ... More >>
Mystikal has been getting a lot of attention for an interview he did with Rolling Stone recently. In said interview, he mentions that lately he's been listening to James Brown, Sam Cooke, Master P, Ludacris, and Eddie Murphy lately, and is in the midst of working on a new album (recent singles seem ... More >>
Hyenas do more than laugh. Sometimes, they get right down to business. The following video was just uploaded yesterday to YouTube. It was apparently taken at the St. Louis Zoo, although we don't know the date of the incident. Our favorite comment came from a lady, off-camera, who says: "Sometimes th ... More >>
Time constraints occasionally preclude us from being able to preview every single great show in town. There's only so many hours in the week, and we have to keep the trains running on time in addition to writing up these recommendational blurbs. That said, a couple of shows early this week warrant y ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, July 30. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Award season has been very, very good for T-Bone Burnett. The musical impresario has won just about every conceivable honor over his decades-long career, from a Golden Globe to a BAFTA Anthony Asquith Award. Heck, Burnett is only one Rugrats sequel away from capturing a coveted Nickelodeon Kids' Cho ... More >>
courtesy of the ChalkBoyzFor the ChalkBoyz fourth mixtape, which gets an official release tomorrow night at Off Broadway, 22-year-old Drake Maret (a.k.a. Dominant Force, the J. Crew Kid) and 23-year-old Dylan Cunningham (a.k.a. Dyl Staxx, Staxx Fifth Avenue) created summer songs that are as e ... More >>
Best Buy has a certain number of CDs it sells for preposterously cheap. Let's be clear: This isn't a bargain bin situation, where they clearly just upend the refuse in a cardboard dumpster and let people dive in. This is actual stock, kept on shelves, that in most cases sold (poorly, obviousl ... More >>
Singer/songwriter Jay Nash keeps a busy schedule. He'll be in town tonight at Off Broadway for a show with TFDI (read: "Totally Fuckin' Doin' It"), his somewhat-spontaneous acoustically based collaboration with fellow troubadours of the road, Tony Lucca and Matt Duke. (The trio will enter the ... More >>
Not gonna lie: The Uglysuit has a terrible name, in the sense that it's not exactly the sort of moniker that's welcoming to listeners. However, its music is a warm, easygoing hybrid of haunting harmonies, ornate acoustic guitars and winsome songwriting. RIYL Fleet Foxes, My Morning Jacket, Counting ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, September 25. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
The long weekend behind us, here's what you might have missed.Bob Dylan at GCS BallparkPhoto: Roy KastenBob Dylan and Donnie Herron at the end of the nightOn Thursday night, Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp and Willie Nelson performed at GCS Ballpark (home to the Gateway Grizzlies minor league team) in Sa ... More >>
The Counting Crows opened up Live on the Levee concert series last night at the Gateway Arch, with locals Magnolia summer starting things off at 6 p.m. Photographer Stew Smith was there and has this slide show from the concert.Photo: Stew SmithCounting Crows. See more photos here.Photo: Stew SmithSe ... More >>
Happy July 4, everyone. Have fun, be safe and rock out. Thursday, July 2 *Bob Dylan/Willie Nelson/John Cougar Mellencamp, GCS Ballpark (Sauget) *Brooke Waggoner, Off Broadway *Dr. Manhattan, Cicero's *Hip-Hop Showcase, Atomic Cowboy *Bridgeton Air Defense/Tenement Ruth, Mangia *Peter J Woods/ Insti ... More >>
So, Counting Crows is headlining Fair St. Louis tomorrow night at 8 p.m. (Magnolia Summer opens at 6 p.m.) And so for the return of the '90s Jam of the Week, I have to post "Round Here." Now, "Mr. Jones" may have been more popular, but goddamn, this tune has endured. Who didn't have August and ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, July 3. Fair St. Louis, Gateway Arch and Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.
Pageant *18 & Life: The Favazz and KSHE Anniversary Show starring Joe Dirt and the Dirty Boys Band and The Who Band: A Tribute to the Who, Friday, June 19 *The Robert Cray Band, Tuesday, July 7 *The Wallflowers, Sunday July 26 *Rusted Root, Monday, July 27 *Xavier Rudd, Saturday, August 8
To go along with yesterday's announcement of Sonic Youth on July 17, here's the entire line-up for Fair St. Louis and Live on the Levee -- below! Fair St. Louis: Friday, July 3 6:00 p.m. Magnolia Summer 8:00 p.m. Counting Crows Counting Crows
9 p.m. Thursday, February 19. Off Broadway,
8 p.m. Sunday, December 28. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
6:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 7. GCS Ballpark, 2301 Grizzlie Bear Boulevard, Sauget, Illinois.
8 p.m. Friday, July 13. Budweiser Main Stage, on the Arch grounds, as part of Live on the Levee.
8 p.m. Sunday, February 11. Felix's (6335 Clayton Avenue).
9 p.m. Thursday, February 1. VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights).
9:30 p.m. Friday, October 20. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
B-Sides gets groovy with Ratdog's Bob Weir, gets the scoop on Counting Crows' new CD and hits a grand slam with our next scene trading card.
The Anatomy Of (Victory)
Concerts sure to rock your summer
Tuesday, October 18; the Pageant, (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Wednesday, October 5; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
The Wrens aren't living a rock & roll fantasy
The tale of a journalist obsessed
Sometimes the worst movies have the best soundtracks
Relax, it's just volleyball
Week of July 23, 2003
Local college station KCLC-FM proves that adult album alternative radio doesn't have to suck
Friday, March 28; Pageant
Week of November 27, 2002
Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz mines his ladies'-man rep for creative gold
Arteta's Good Girl transforms a Friend into a voracious cracker everywoman
Saturday, July 29; Riverport
Punk icon Robyn Hitchcock and roots master Grant-Lee Phillips get their art down to science