Native St. Louisan Kristeen Young, well-known for recently giving Morrissey a simply dreadful case of the common cold which caused Moz to cancel his entire tour (still an unbelievably flimsy excuse, brah), made her television debut this week -- and boy, was it a doozy. Young performed on the Late L ... More >>
Jessica Lea Mayfield has often said that some of her favorite music is '90s alternative rock - Stone Temple Pilots, Foo Fighters -- and that Dave Grohl, especially, was an inspiration as she began her career in music as a teenager. If you listened closely to the Kent, Ohio native's first two albums, ... More >>
In late October, St. Louis declared its love for pop-punk by selling out a 335-seat screening of Filmage: the Story of Descendents/ALL in only three days. To meet the demand for the chance to see the feature-length documentary, Mad Art Gallery (2727 South 12th Street; 314-771-8230) hosts a second sc ... More >>
Nine Inch Nails recently released a new single entitled "Came Back Haunted." It sounds just like Nine Inch Nails has sounded over the last five albums: absolutely and totally 100 percent OK as fuck. In honor of Nine Inch Nails continuing to keep me simultaneously unengaged and unrepulsed, I figured ... More >>
You'd think that having jobs like our's would grant us innate superpowers to recall the goings-ons of any particular day at the blink of an eye, but the reality of it is that staring at the dozens and dozens of new shows that roll in weekly can become somewhat disorienting (luckily, this here concer ... More >>
This year, our sister papers at the Houston Press music blog Rocks Off and Dallas Observer music blog DC-9 at Night teamed up to bring you only the choicest moments from last week's SXSW madness. See Also: -The Scene at SXSW: Here's What You Are Missing -SXSW 2013: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Spai ... More >>
By Craig Hlavaty Before I take any trip to Austin and SXSW, I always take more than a few days to peruse the schedule and check out a few of the hundreds of names on the roster and read their bios. Some years there are more bands with "wolf" and "space" in their monikers than usual, and some year ... More >>
Here's something you don't get to say too often: It's a shame when Paul McCartney turns up. Before McCartney arrives, rasping, puppy-eyed, and eager to have a go at the hot new grunge sound of 1993, Dave Grohl's Sound City is an exciting, sometime illuminating documentary about how a squad of techni ... More >>
Regardless of what anybody thinks about the actual program, there's no disputing that Glee has become an absolute juggernaut in the music industry. As of October 2011, songs from the show have been downloaded 36 million times. And during that same time period, 11 million physical albums that have be ... More >>
There's no precise way to define a sweet guitar riff, much less a criteria for such categorization. A sweet riff is, like love or God or truly excellent barbecue, something only realized upon experience. This, the second year of the second decade of the twenty first decade of the modern calen ... More >>
Photos by Diana Benanti The Joy Formidable | US Royalty September 21, 2011 The Firebird This is the time to see a band. The Joy Formidable is still pie-eyed and loving it, and there's a new single around every bend. The band is still in love with its luck, and there is no way to not fall in ... More >>
The Foo Fighters: "We squeal like six-year-old girls with skinned knees when we see this ice!"Foo Fighters' superfan and Blues City Deli kitchen worker James Washburn received a letter in June that said the band might make an appearance in his place of work. The letter, which he threw in the ... More >>
Photo by Jon Scorfina. Read why we had no professional photos here. Mariachi El Bronx | Rise Against! | Foo Fighters Scottrade Center September 17, 2011 It's been a huge year for Dave Grohl. His band, Foo Fighters, began 2011 with its most reliable line-up of the group's existence. That was ... More >>
7 p.m. Saturday, September 17. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
Neal Boyd's American dream includes serving in Missouri House of Representatives.Neal E. Boyd of Sikeston has already won lots of American votes. Enough to win the 2008 season of America's Got Talent, when he wowed audiences with his pop opera skills. Before finding reality-show fame, Boyd ... More >>
image courtesy of Live NationThe Foo Fighters has just announced its fall 2011 tour dates, and we get one! Saturday, September 17th at Scottrade Center. Rise Against, who was here just eight days ago, will open. Update: Tickets are $49.50 for GA Floor ticket, and reserved tickets range from ... More >>
Chrissy WilmesEvery week, we'll ask your local record store clerks to advise you on which new releases are worth your hard-earned pennies. Today, Vintage Vinyl employee (and drummer for the Humanoids and Doom Town) Shaun Morrissey fills us in on some of his favorite recent releases and reissu ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
Motorhead is playing at Pop's this Sunday, February 20. We'll have an interesting feature -- an interview with the codirectors/producers of a new Lemmy documentary -- in this week's paper, so stay tuned. Lemmy is popping up everywhere these days, it seems. Just yesterday, Foo Fighters posted ... More >>
(Via BIllboard) During a recent show, Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears apparently exposed his testicles. Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl was in attendance, and filmed a hilarious video in which he discusses a mock-lawsuit he's filed against the band, Ticketmaster, the venue and others. The fallo ... More >>
As the Blind Eyes is an-all male trio, there was some question as to who was going to play the all-important role of Stevie Nicks in its Fleetwood Mac cover set. The solution to this quandary was as simple as it was brilliant: Get every noteworthy female vocalist from St. Louis' indie-rock scene to ... More >>
(The number of chain-record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops -- and for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' record a ... More >>
myspace.com/foreignermusicKelly Hansen, vocalist of Foreigner since 2005, is a frontman. He wields the mic stand like a sword -- or a young Steven Tyler. He struts around the stage wearing sunglasses without looking like a tool. When singing tender moments, he frames his face with clasped fis ... More >>
Them Crooked Vultures sure do like to tease. The supergroup -- featuring Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and John Paul Jones -- keep posting only snippets of songs via its Twitter account. Today comes 30 more seconds of the studio version of a song called "Nobody Loves Me And Neither Do I." I'm not sure capi ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, June 21. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Because I'm on vacation, I'm writing this FROM THE PAST (ooh, spooky), and there won't be any live-blogging about Sunday's Grammy Awards broadcast from me this year. However, consider this post an open commenting thread for the show. According to Grammy.com, the list of performers is crazytown:Curre ... More >>
In my Foo Fighters review, I mentioned that Dave Grohl spoke at length about Nirvana's infamous 1991 show at Mississippi Nights, where a quasi-riot broke out onstage. Turns out, video footage of his speech has surfaced on YouTube. It's a little hard to hear, but Grohl's storytelling skills are funny ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, December 25. Way Out Club, 2525 South Jefferson Avenue.
9 p.m. Saturday, July 1. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
Mobile (Nonesuch Records)
Sunday, November 20; Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
B-Sides sees triple with Alkaline Trio, crunches numbers with Son Volt and gives Billy Idol some career advice
In Your Honor (RCA)
We sit in on an Usher wank-fest, chat with Evanescence and watch the Dems pull out their magic stick
Probot (Southern Lord Records)
The Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl is always between rock and a hard place
Wednesday, May 7; Savvis Center
Is Cat Power free at last?
You know you're right -- you can't lose with rare Nirvana
Friday, September 20; Pageant
The Stormtroopers of Death return to set heavy metal straight