As St. Louis Shakespeare continues its landmark 30th anniversary season, completing the Bard's canon and beginning the cycle anew with last month's production of Hamlet, the small company is taking a decidedly modern detour with The Liar, David Ives' sparkling farce based on an obscure 1643 work by ... More >>
In this week's print edition, we make the case that the St. Louis music scene is more than just alive and kicking -- it's absolutely thriving. Local acts are grinding out shows and creating brilliant tunes that music lovers around the world would dig. For just one timely example, check out "Christma ... More >>
This and that Union Jack dress that Ginger Spice wore are just part of a list of uncomfortable moments in British invasion history.Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner looked dapper and distinctively British on the cover of SPIN's recent Success Issue. The slight singer sports a skinny suit th ... More >>
Behind the scenes of the Breaks' AUCW photo shoot. Photo by Bryan SutterIt's back: The event when some of St. Louis' best bands take on an alter-ego for the night. An Under Cover Weekend will take place on September 9th and 10th at the Firebird, but wait: There's more. This year, there will b ... More >>
American Idol's taken a beating this year. Besides the usual drama with its judges, interest in the show appeared to be dwindling. In fact, its results-show finalé drew its lowest ratings ever. Perhaps what Idol again needs is a personality like Adam Lambert. The season eight runner-up lived up to ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaDJs Agile 1 and Crucial with their twin boys(Note: This is part two of this week's Last Collector Standing. You can read part one right here!) Last Collector Standing: Are there different expectations for women as DJs? April: Yeah, I think the expectations are super low. Based on ... More >>
myspace.com/foreignermusicKelly Hansen, vocalist of Foreigner since 2005, is a frontman. He wields the mic stand like a sword -- or a young Steven Tyler. He struts around the stage wearing sunglasses without looking like a tool. When singing tender moments, he frames his face with clasped fis ... More >>
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scene ... More >>
We find out what rocked across the country in 2007.
We've even included a key!
Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo Green preaches to the redemptive power of music and his transcendent St. Elsewhere.
9 p.m. Saturday, October 7. Dante's (3221 Olive Boulevard).
Heartagrams and heavy living with H.I.M.'s Ville Valo
The naked truth about Missouri's backwater Sodom and Gomorrah
We tell the Bravery's fortune, decode a rock opera and groan over Sting's intoxicated verbosity
White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the years best pop-rock records.
Week of March 27, 2002