Imagine you're on a date and you're telling a story. It's a long one, but you know it's a winner. Everyone always loves this story. Three quarters of the way to the punch line, you notice a shift in your date's behavior. They're glancing at the door, bouncing their leg or messing with their hair. Do ... More >>
A few weeks have passed since we found out who will be officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April. Which means enough time has passed for the migraines and projectile vomiting to have subsided. Here's a scorecard for the inductees of the Class of 2014. First to note, using th ... More >>
Get 'Er Done: The To Do List is, at least, a welcome start
Glen Hansard, with The Lost Brothers The Pageant September 25, 2012 Glen Hansard is a master manipulator. Oh, he doesn't toy with you intentionally, but with lyrics so tightly crafted and rhythms so expertly layered, Hansard can make you feel just about anything. He rips out your heart, uses it for ... More >>
With music being so subjective, it's no surprise that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame emerged over the years as a colossal punching bag. When people disagree over whether Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music is dreck or a stroke of genius, no decision is going to be universally loved. The Cleveland instit ... More >>
These days, any old band can come out as Christian (even ICP) but the title used to come with a heavier dose of Savior swagger. And maybe more guilt. Because Creed recently announced its plan to grace the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161) with its divine presence May 26, we decided to ha ... More >>
Yes, we had some of these in the 1990s. Some of them couldn't even hold a guitar.I am 24 years old. When I was twelve years old, and Napster was a real thing and not a horrifying tale RIAA parents told their RIAA children to get them to clean their plate, I was briefly under the delusion that ... More >>
Jon GitchoffEddie Vedder with Pearl Jam at the Scottrade Center last year.2011 is a year of reflection for generation Xers. It's been twenty years since Nirvana released Nevermind and Eddie Vedder moved to Seattle to front Mookie Blaylock, the band that would become Pearl Jam. Rock journali ... More >>
Jason StoffEddie Vedder | Glen Hansard Fox Theatre July 1, 2011 Nobody tell Nic Cage, but Eddie Vedder's voice is basically a national treasure at this point. It's the voice that launched a thousand alt-rock vocalists, those of Creed and Fuel least notable on the list. And when it comes t ... More >>
Jon GitchoffElvis Costello & the Imposters The Pageant July 1, 2011 When Elvis Costello finally sells out, quits working as a tireless singer, songwriter and music scholar, and takes over Celine Dion's gig in Las Vegas, he'll have a great stage show to fall back on. Costello and his backin ... More >>
Daniel BoudIt is on nights like tonight when we most wish we were some kind of amorphous blob that could split six ways: Elvis Costello's at the Pageant, Eddie Vedder's packing his ukulele into the Fox, Fucked Up and JEFF the Brotherhood are going to kick ass at the Firebird, Clownvis is fil ... More >>
Why yes: That is one person.It happens to the best of us: You do the same thing over and over (and over), so you feel the need for change -- or at least a good drink. For Beyonce, that meant a new personality: Sasha Fierce. For Vanilla Ice, it meant launching a hard-rock career. For Fred Durs ... More >>
Tony Bennett appears in the first of 50 consecutive American Idol finales. I saw Tony Bennett was trending on Twitter the other day, and I'm not sure if this makes me a bad person or just an unobservant one but my first thought was: Oh, god, Tony Bennett's dead. It turns out that the 84-year- ... More >>
Huzzah! TV On the Radio is finally playing a St. Louis show, as part of the second annual LouFest.2720 Cherokee *Lyrics Born, April 14 *Vibesquad, April 1 Blueberry Hill *Soja, May 18 Europe Nightclub *Above and Beyond, April 22 *Wolfgang Gartner, May 11
Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder is gearing up to release a solo album, Ukulele Songs. As you might expect, the collection features original songs and some covers, all performed on the ukulele. He's also embarking on a solo tour that's coming to the Fabulous Fox on Friday, July 1. Glen Hansard (of the Frame ... More >>
This year's Under Cover Weekend ended with a strong turnout at the Firebird last night. The crowd awaiting the opening super-group featuring Theodore and The Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra already surpassed the somewhat-skimpy attendance for last Saturday's event. It's a good thing so ma ... More >>
After Pearl Jam opened its first St. Louis show since 2004 with the moody No Code album cut "Sometimes," vocalist Eddie Vedder bellowed, "In the immortal words of Marvin Gaye - let's get it on!" Cue "Corduroy," just one of many snarled rockers the quintet unleashed during a two-hour-plus set. Ph ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
7 p.m. Tuesday, April 21. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
Not gonna lie: Pearl Jam's Ten was a very influential record for me. I believe it arrived at my house in the same Columbia House shipment as Nirvana's Nevermind, R.E.M.'s Out of Time and Eponymous, an Andrew Lloyd Webber collection and Genesis' We Can't Dance. (Hi, 1993, what's up?) So I was not-so- ... More >>
Opening for Waco Brothers. 9 p.m. Saturday, June 7. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Into the Wild released on DVD
Sending up the biopic, Walk Hard sells cheap laughs, lame cameos and lifeless Cox.
Week of May 24, 2007
B-Sides steps out with Gabriel and Dresden, matches drugs with Tool albums and previews the WM3 benefits going on around town
December 22; Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue)
We fatwa Magnet, chat up Ken Bethea and wonder what exactly is going on with Todd Rundgren's Web site
Sometimes the worst movies have the best soundtracks
Is the soul balladeer Burt Bacharach or Michael Bolton?
Lost Dogs (Epic)
Radar Station mourns the chill of winter lineups
Pearl Jam outlives its grunge-life expectancy
Is Cat Power free at last?
Riot Act (Epic)
Pointessential 7 is largely disappointing
Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz mines his ladies'-man rep for creative gold
Sean Penn plays retarded for Oscar, and audiences aren't rewarded
Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis is the guy behind the guys
Music can free your soul, but can it spring the West Memphis Three?
Ben Harper's journey to musical stardom