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  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Hail to the Self-Appointed DJ: A Rebuttal

    I have never met Mary Grace Cerni. She appears to be someone that I would really like - a Los Angelino with strong opinions she is unafraid to share, a lady that enjoys a solid party and a good writer with presumably excellent taste in music (although if you continue attending Lorde shows, Mary, peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    The Real Decade of the One Hit Wonder

    In the last couple of weeks St. Louis has had somewhat of an influx of '90s nostalgia acts coming through town. Sponge played Cicero's, Soul Asylum made an appearance at the Old Rock House and Reel Big Fish just played the Pageant. This got us to thinking.... The '80s are remembered musically for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    The Six Best Cover Songs By Ska Bands

    About ten years after its decline, third wave ska still seems like an oddity in the history of rock and roll. One principal tenant of the genre was the cover song. It was sometimes a formulaic practice, but it continues to be a way for the ska community (yes, such thing exists and its bonds are stro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Ten Songs Perfect for Drunk Sing-Alongs

    Wikimedia Commons​For many people, today is a drinking holiday -- whether you're celebrating St. Patrick's Day or reveling at SXSW. It's also a day to let loose those vocal cords, with these stellar drunk sing-along songs. Whether fun, maudlin or cheese-tastic, these ten songs are among the be ... More >>

  • Film

    March 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    The Top Ten St. Louis Concerts of 2009

    We reviewed a lot of shows this year -- nearly 100, judging by the number of posts in the "Show Reviews" archive. Deciding which 2009 concerts comprised the creme de la creme wasn't easy, to say the least. However, the following stood out from the pack. What did we miss? What were your favorites thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Interview Outtakes: The English Beat's Dave Wakeling

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Girl Talk at the Pageant, Thursday, January 8: Show Review Photos

    Better than: A crowded dorm-room party with cheap beer and cheap vodka drank out of red plastic cups, awkward grinding and an iTunes playlist full of cheesy dance hits. Actually, wait - that was kind of what the show was. Slide ShowThere's no easy way to review last night's Girl Talk show, mainly b ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 28, 2007
  • Music

    November 17, 2004

    Dogs Die in Hot Cars

    Please Describe Yourself (V2)

  • News

    August 28, 2002

    Sweaty Teddy

    For this maestro, the weddings go on forever and the receptions never change

  • Music

    August 1, 2001

    Midlife Mettle

    The Proclaimers celebrate the release of the aptly titled Persevere