It takes twenty stomps to ascend the white staircase to David Beeman's Native Sound Studio. Only after one navigates a bar in the midst of construction are the stairs visible. Two confused, yet affable builders stare bemused. The bespectacled nods left and says, "You just go up those stairs. Don't t ... More >>
Earlier, we introduced you to our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over fifty nominations, and our judges narrowed the field to these ten folks. Over the coming week-plus, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists in turn by having them share with you five of thei ... More >>
It's Monday, it's shitty outside, and I'm tired. My brain is mush, creativity is lacking, and there's an unknown chirp occurring somewhere in the vicinity of my desk (seemingly overhead somehow, but it is not a smoke detector) that is driving me to distraction. I've played out the coming hours in my ... 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 >>
Last week we alluded to the fact that this March is a great time to be a music fan in St. Louis....this week we're driving the point home and then some. Unless you are capable of bi-location (or in some cases: tri / quadro), you are going to miss some good shows this week. We have Andrew Bird at the ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
On Valentine's Day, Beth Bombara posted "Don't You Know" -- her "first love song," she says -- for free download over at ReverbNation. The song is from her late-2010 album, Wish I Were You. It's a strikingly beautiful song that starts with buckling banjo and then makes room for lush, lacy str ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, November 18. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Kings of Leon will show their faces again at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on September 25. 2720 Cherokee *Two Fresh, September 5 *Vibesquad, August 26 America's Center *MBE Music Fest: Doug E. Fresh, Fonzworth Bentley Apop Records *UV Race, September 26 Blueberry Hill *Chuck Berry, Septe ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, August 19. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Blueberry Hill *Bryan Greenberg, Saturday, July 18 *Gaelic Storm, Tuesday, July 21 *Dread Zeppelin, Friday, August 21 Scottrade Center *Kings of Leon, Wednesday, September 30 *Miley Cyrus, Sunday, October 4
The things you find via random Internet searches. Here's a blog based in Canada (Calgary, Alberta, more specifically) raving about our own Theodore. In a very kind post, the author says he's "quite taken with them at this point. They have that hazy, slide guitar country ballad feel. This stuff ... More >>
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category.Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic F ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, September 26. Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University, 20 North Grand Boulevard
Meet Casey Reid, St. Louis' preeminent junkyard folkie.