I have an embarrassing tendency to bait people into conversations where I just talk about cool things I am doing. Surprise, right? While it likely stems from being bored with hearing of the mundane achievements of others (babies, crappy jobs, cars), there is a part of me that figures it must stem fr ... More >>
Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's DIY hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be brough ... More >>
I think I dropped several IQ points over the weekend when I attended / reviewed the Odd Future show at the Pageant on Friday. My headache has subsided, but matters of intelligent thought or focus are still coming slowly and proving difficult. In other words, I can't think of anything to write here, ... More >>
On the heels of their Epitaph Records debut, In Desolation, Minneapolis' Off With Their Heads have clearly hit their stride. After churning out several albums and split seven-inches on Florida punk-core institution No Idea Records and gaining more and more punk-rock cred with each release, the quart ... More >>
PHOTOS AND REVIEW BY JASON TOON "In most cities in the Midwest," Dillinger Four's Paddy Costello said between songs Tuesday night, "the people we knew in '99, or especially '96, or even 2002, are all bike messengers in Berkeley now, delivering cocaine. Or they got some gig as a DJ in London and they ... More >>
Thanks to this weekend's Bonnaroo fest, St. Louis out-of-town shows this week are plantains. Here's what's on tap tonight:*Viva Voce, Cut Off Your Hands, Stella Mora and Erica Fitzgerald & The Mulanix Street Orchestra, Firebird*Dillinger Four, Japanther, Humanoids, Off Broadway*Crystal Method, L ... More >>
7 p.m. Tuesday, June 9. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Pageant *Cross Canadian Ragweed, Saturday, May 23 *Gogol Bordello, Thursday, July 23 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *New Kids on the Block, Wednesday, July 1 *Incubus, Thursday, July 23 Kranzberg Arts Center *Kay Love, Saturday, May 9 *Ken Haller, Friday, June 12 Firebird *Yea Big Kid Static, ... More >>
I guarantee you some folks are going to be stoked about this one: Starting the summer off right are rock-solid punks Dillinger Four, party-punks Japanther and local fomenters the Humanoids at Off Broadway on Tuesday, June 9. Tickets are $12 and, thankfully, it's all-ages. Hopefully a ... More >>
Local upstarts the Humanoids play classic punk rock the way it's meant to be heard: loud, fast and fun.
8 p.m. Friday, July 21. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)
B-Sides investigates the story behind the new Take Action tour, Dar Williams opens her mind, and we suggest the coolest tunes to download this week
Sunday, March 16; Hi-Pointe
Thursday, Dec. 20; Creepy Crawl
Sunday, Aug. 20; Galaxy
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