Skin Graft Records emerged in the early '90s amidst the rise of music cross-genres noise-rock and math-rock. Being an early proponent of such salty sounds, label owner Mark Fischer saw fit to combine records and comics in an unholy union of visual and audio debauchery. Early art featured Rob Syers, ... 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 >>
It's been another steller year for live music in St. Louis, whether you were looking for the most legendary living pop artist or the quiet birth of a powerful local band. We've racked our brans and come up with our twenty favorite shows (they're listed below), but what tops your list? Was it The Ur ... More >>
A well placed, well delivered "yeah" can mean so much more than just a lazy "yes." Here are the six best YEAAAHs in rock and roll. Let us know your favorites in our comments, yeah? See also: -Six Most Overused Rhymes -The Six Best Effect-Enhanced Guitar Solos -Nitpick Six Archives
Ed. Van Halen came to the Scottrade Center on April 29, 2012 with Kool and the Gang in tow. The band, in its fifth decade, is back to its David Lee Roth roots. But his onetime replacement, Sammy Hagar, is not without his supporters. To settle the debate, Michael Dauphin spent some time with the true ... More >>
We're exhausted after a long week of running around town, correcting greengrocers' apostrophes in honor of National Grammar Day, which was March 4. (Punctuation over punctuality, we always say!) It's easy to blame technology for society's lazy spelling, but music is also complicit in this pandemic: ... More >>
Kelsey WhippleAfter an hour-long installation and a stint duck-walking across the sky with the help of a crane, the latest tribute to St. Louis music legend Chuck Berry is finally installed on Delmar across from Blueberry Hill. And Lord of the Loop Joe Edwards couldn't be happier. "I felt it ... More >>
Photo by Kelsey WhippleAfter an hour-long installation and a stint duck-walking across the sky with the help of a crane, the latest tribute to St. Louis music legend Chuck Berry is finally installed on Delmar across from Blueberry Hill. And Lord of the Loop Joe Edwards couldn't be happier. " ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, June 15. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
In part one of our interview with Joel Selvin, co-author of Sammy Hagar's new autobiography Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock, we talked about the early years of Sammy's career and one memorable incident in which Selvin's home phone number became very public. Here's the second part o ... More >>
In nearly 40 years as a journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle, Joel Selvin had a unique landscape to contend with as a writer. Some of his most famous subjects that he was writing about lived right there in the same zip code - bands such as The Grateful Dead, Huey Lewis & The News, Jour ... More >>
Our web editor, William Melton, found the following on Facebook. While Tom Waits is a new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, I'm pretty sure that the scenario described here isn't exactly based in reality. (Even though yes, VH is in the Hall already as well.) As Will puts it, "I can't picture Wait ... More >>
Why not have some stupid Internet music humor to make this nice Wednesday fly by?First: Peter Cetera -- he of heading up Chicago in its awesome '80s days fame -- is on Twitter. What's his handle? Tweetercetera. I pretty much laugh every time he updates.
7 p.m. Tuesday, October 7. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
8 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue
We find out what rocked across the country in 2007.
Riddle of Steel has its back against the record machine.
B-Sides walks a Mean Street, is saved by the Apostlez.
Sebastian Bach: Actor, singer, fighter, lover, pal of Axl Rose
B-Sides interprets Enya's cryptic language, scream alongside the vocal guru to the metal stars, and dream up some tribute bands we'd like to see
Friday, November 25; Bottleneck Blues Bar
(inside Ameristar Casino, St. Charles Landing, St. Charles)
Who'll replace Howard Stern in the STL?
We duel with Gretchen Wilson and Kelly Clarkson, get home-cooking tips from the stars and delve into Omarion's psyche
The Red Rocker pummels a world-renowned architect! Plus. Unreal worries about our ambassador to Luxembourg -- but then we get a great big hug.
Caitlin Cary gets the full-on Lipton treatment
Meet Brad Fink, a man of color whose body is the perfect canvas for his work
Week of July 28, 2004
We struggle with that most serious of questions: Roth or Hagar?
Tuesday, December 23; Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center
Nothing but love for Sammy F***in' Hagar, Melanie Moon and the Blanche; plus, we lay bare our soul (and other less metaphysical parts)
The left, turning right, was plain wrong to attack pop culture
Week of April 16, 2003
Or "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Ignore Audioslave"
Rick Springfield knows who's the biggest badass
With the rich, says Igby, always a little pity
Week of June 5, 2002
In Ted Demme's Blow, Johnny Depp summons an American snowstorm
For two decades, Henry Rollins has harnessed his anger through his art
Checking into Hotel Faux Pas
Sound advice on the summer's hottest concerts