Well, I can cross "get personally serenaded in a room full of people by an expertly expletive-spitting, sparkly cape wearing Blowfly" off of my bucket list now (the "girlfriend" mentioned in the appropriately titled Blowfly Stole My Girlfriend and Called My Dick Puny show recap is me). He held my ha ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Jaime Lees profiles Renee DePauli of Friendly's. Below is a Q&A with DePauli, followed by the recipe for the Blue Steel.Friendly's Restaurant & Pub (3503 Roger Place; 314-771-2040) is a ... More >>
"Sometimes you have to go up really high to see how small you are" - Felix Baumgartner Where were you Sunday, October 14? Like seven million of my closest Internet friends, I was watching Felix Baumgartner's historic parachute dive online and chatting about the #livejump on Twitter.
LouFest is this weekend, but you will not find it listed within this post. This is because St. Louis's favorite outdoor festival will already see plenty of press this week -- hell, I'd be surprised if this blog post isn't surrounded on either side by bigass advertisements for the event. Point is, yo ... More >>
After visa issues forced the Godfathers to postpone a few shows on its current U.S. tour, the show is happening tonight at Off Broadway. Here are outtakes from our recent interview with vocalist Peter Coyne.Mike Appelstein: You know, I saw you play at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New ... More >>
Anne Streng According to some garage rock geeks, the Fleshtones is the greatest rock & roll band in the world. For once, the geeks may have a point. At the very least, the New York group, formed in 1976 by high school friends Keith Streng and Peter Zaremba, has come to symbolize what still ma ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Bob Dylan's The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964*Bob Dylan, The Bootleg Series: The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 Guardian said of the Witmark Demos: "The latest Christm ... More >>
TLR, Bob Schneider and the Twitter bird. Don't ask me, but the image works.Tony La Russa is driving home. Rather than flying home after the season, he's taking his time heading back to the Bay Area this year and recreating a trip he took in 1996, which you all may recall was the year he took over ... More >>
Photo: Todd OwyoungFrom last night's show at the Scottrade Center. See more photos of Green Day last night. Caveat: I've been a Green Day fan since 1994 or so. And so I have a sneaking suspicion that last night's Scottrade Center show wasn't for me - even though the band ran through plenty of ... More >>
Fernando de Sousa, Wikimedia Commons I was planning on regaling you with tales of the highly appropriate rainbow-hued foods I snuck into the Pride Parade this weekend in Tower Grove Park. Alas, even Southern sneaks wilt like delicate magnolia blossoms in 100-plus degree heat, and I am no exception. ... More >>
The audience present for the 8:30 p.m. Bad Plus set last evening leaned more toward curious observers than diehard fans. It was difficult to suspect the sort of crowd that would take interest in the piano, bass, and drum trio, and even harder to guess what aspect of the group appealed to whom. Some ... More >>
Picture the dirtiest dive bar you know. Stale cigarette smoke loiters in the air. Hockey or basketball plays on a TV over the bar, which has signs everywhere advertising cheap beer specials. The bartenders always look tired, their skin leathery, their fashion dated. Usually, the dive bar has karao ... More >>
Artist: Joel Diamond Experience Album: Joel Diamond Experience From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1979 Label: Casablanca Record and FilmWorks What it sounds like: Disco-licous. John Travolta twirling around looking dapper in a white suit.
(Rhino)Control Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Joy Division portrait proves the exception to the rock biopic drool.
Sparks fly as So Many Dynamos generates indie buzz.
Week of October 19, 2006
Week of June 1, 2005
Wes Anderson takes Bill Murray out to sea and strands him there
Week of December 1, 2004
The Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center relieves social constipation, one ear-splitting roar at a time
It's all sex, drugs and systems analysis for corporate rock bands
Thursday, March 4; Mississippi Nights
Jazz instead of rocks
Saturday, August 23; Rocket Bar
Friday, July 18; Pageant
Live 1975: The Rolling Thunder Revue (Columbia/Legacy)
Girls who dress and act like boys, St. Louis' drag kings get up onstage to bend and blur the line between the sexes
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
Husband-and-wife team Puerto Muerto produce a strange and beautiful brainchild
Baz Luhrmann makes movies -- and audiences -- in his own image
With three new reissues, the Krautrock innovators finally get the exposure they deserve
Wave bye-bye to the bootleg -- in the MP3 domain, a digital file is replacing an artifact
An ambitious new book chronicles the glorious sights of the Apollo missions
Prize (Righteous Babe Records)