It's Monday, and we're already daydreaming about how we can stay out all night Sunday and sleep in the next day thanks to Labor Day weekend up ahead. Expend some of that excess energy to be by checking out some shows this week. The English Beat, the Bulletproof Tiger, Slut River and more make stops ... More >>
Sorry, spring breakers! We know, we know -- Animal Collective postponing their St. Louis show throws a huge wrench into the works, along with all this freezing and wet mucky, gloomy sadness outside the window. Chin up, music fans. There's plenty of other bands to make donning some galoshes and splas ... More >>
If you're one of the seven people who didn't watch the Lost finale last night -- or see any of the show, ever -- you can breathe a little easier this morning. Drive-time radio talkers won't be wheezing about it on-air any longer and publications ranging from your uncle's blog to the New York Times w ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiDave Wakeling of the English Beat at the VooDoo Lounge, July 2008For the third year in a row, Dave Wakeling brought his reconstituted English Beat line-up to St. Louis for a summer ska dance party. But unlike the shows in 2008 (with the Alarm and the Fixx) and 2009 (co-headlining ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, May 22. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Photo: Stew SmithReel Big Fish. See more photos from last night.Last night, Reel Big Fish and the English Beat worked the Pageant into a skanking frenzy like it was the late '90s, if you're an RBF fan, or the late '70s if 2-Tone is more your speed. (Be sure to check out our interview with Dave Wa ... More >>
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer chatted with Dave Wakeling of the English Beat. The band will be co-headlining the Pageant tonight with Reel Big Fish. We'll have photos tomorrow. In the meantime, read Schaeffer's feature and enjoy some interview outtakes -- along with some video I shot at ... More >>
Talk about shocking news: John Hughes -- the movie director and screenwriter famous for his '80s teen movies -- died this morning of a heart attack. He was 59. Hughes' films -- especially the holy trinity of Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink -- were innovative in the way they us ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, July 17. VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino, 777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights
B-Sides peeks in on a rehearsal for Riders on the Storm and finds out that the (English) Beat goes on for vocalist Dave Wakeling.