Will music journalism always suck? Probably. MTV will always feature at least three Justin Bieber articles on their news page and NME will continue their 1:4 ratio of articles about members of Oasis. And of course, people like me will still write articles about botching interviews and how cool nu-me ... More >>
Lamb of God | Hatebreed | In Flames | Sylosis The Pageant November 7, 2012 Before I start trashing one of the most popular metal bands on the planet, let me offer my credentials: In 1989, I saw Sepultura at the Bridgeton Soccer club at just nine years old. I got in trouble for spray painting the S ... More >>
The Lemonheads Old Rock House January 28, 2012 Between Evan Dando's Lemonheads set at Old Rock House on Saturday and the Ryan Adams show at the Peabody this Tuesday, St. Louis is being paid visits by two of the more mercurial personalities in alternative rock n'roll. Both have let fits of erratic b ... More >>
History shows that Axl Rose doesn't like cameras. The cell phone era must drive him batshit crazy. Overshadowed by the celebration of Independence Day, another explosive moment from American history came and went on Saturday, July 2 -- the twentieth anniversary of the infamous Riverport Riot. ... More >>
Ted Leo. Photo by Roy KastenTed Leo/Title Tracks/The Blind Eyes Off Broadway Sunday, May 8, 2011 Few axioms in live music are as rigid as the Law of the Solo Headliner: Never put two loud and catchy power-pop bands on before him. Break it at everyone's peril. Unless, of course the solo artist ... More >>
Well, technically, Danzig's 2011 tour is bringing it to Sauget, Illinois -- yes, our favorite kitty litter-carrier/Henry Rollins lover/bookworm is coming to Pop's on Wednesday, May 25. DevilDriver and 2Cents are opening. Tickets are $25 in advance, $27 day of show and are on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. ... More >>
Jason StoffThe National at the Pageant. Click here for more pics from The National.The National was in chatty mood at the Pageant, or perhaps baritone intoner Matt Berninger and brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner were just trying to fill the awkward silences between the acts of their rock opera ve ... More >>
= local, * = coming to town Euclid Records 1. Black Keys - Brothers 2. Tom Petty - Mojo* 3. Punch Brothers - Antifogmatic 4. Robert Randolph And The Family Band - We Walk This Road 5. Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. 6. Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows - Songs Of ... More >>
In the movie The Wrestler, Necro Butcher memorably assaults his opponent Randy "The Ram" Robinson (played by actor Mickey Rourke) with a staple gun, barbed wire and plate-glass window. And while Rourke is no longer manhandling "heels" inside the square circle, Butcher remains a very real wrest ... More >>
The photo restrictions for Sunday's Danzig and Dimmu Borgir show were strict. So strict that photographers weren't actually allowed to take pictures of either band. Sarah Paradoski checked out the scene at the Blackest of the Black Tour anyway, capturing fans and some of other opening bands. Sli ... More >>
In this week's paper, Nick Lucchesi profiles Cross Examination, a local thrash-punk band playing at FUBAR on Tuesday night, July 29, with Murphy's Law and others. That night just so happens to mark the release of Cross Exam's Organized Crime Records CD, Menace II Sobriety. After the jump, check ... More >>
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B-Sides talks physical fitness with treadmill gurus OK Go and blows out some smart-ass birthday candles with the Conformists.
Our semi-quarterly round-up of local releases.
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