George Orwell's predictions in his dystopian classic 1984 seem more apt for 2014 than the titular year. The scale and scope of our intelligence agencies suggest that Big Brother is well and truly with us. Our corruption of the English language in social media is more than reminiscent of newspeak (LO ... More >>
One More Time: A Daft Punk Tribute, presented by Loyal Family and Connector, brought down the house on April 12, 2013 at 2720 Cherokee, as two Daft Punk impersonating DJs -- complete with their own mini-Daft Punk pyramid, which looked like a smaller version of the real thing -- spun the hits of the ... More >>
Shut Up and Play the Hits Directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace Oscilloscope Pictures July 18 at the Tivoli By Karina Longworth "When we started the band, suddenly we were, like, New York famous. We could get into anyplace, but you know--I was never recognized on a plane." James Murphy, fo ... More >>
Dance music is fighting for its soul. The charts are filled with tracks (Rihanna, Flo Rida) that borrow from the ecstatic trance and pulsing grooves of electronic dance music. The last time pop was so infatuated with the dance floor was 1979, the year disco died. This time around fans are more sa ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, December 1. The Gargoyle, 1 Brookings Drive.
8:30 p.m. Sunday, August 28. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
image viaUK minimal electronic duo Mount Kimbie play the Luminary Center for the Arts on March 27.We peed a little when a pretty bird told us that Mount Kimbie is confirmed at the Luminary Center for the Arts on March 27. Keep it up, St. Louis venues that are making us glee pee!
Internet, what can't you do? Via Laughing Squid, here's an extremely detailed, extremely well-done chart of Daft Punk's helmet evolution. Robot-tastic!
8 p.m. Thursday, December 30. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City. $7. 314-862-0009.
Sarah ParadoskiThe Thaxton Speakeasy's main floor during its April 2008 openingBootleg Beats is a relatively new local monthly at the Thaxton Speakeasy (1009 Olive Street). The Friday, November 26 ("Black Friday") edition is a special expanded version: Besides the below-ground bar venue, the ... More >>
Dvdn Alterior DJing the Victorian Fetish Ball at Lure in 2009. Dvdn Alterior introduced rave culture to St. Louis in the early '90s, and since then, he's been producing envelope-pushing parties that have left an indelible mark on the St. Louis scene. Alterior -- who prefers to go by the monik ... More >>
Click for a larger versionFrom September 3-5 -- that's this weekend -- the first North Coast Music Festival is happening in Chicago's Union Park. The lineup is pretty fantastic: Umphrey's McGee, Paul van Dyk, Benny Benassi, Chemical Brothers, De La Soul, Moby (as a DJ) and Lupe Fiasco are the ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, July 31. Luminary Center forfor the Arts, 4900 Reber Place.
The Chemical Brothers' FurtherTuesday, June 22 marked the release date of the Chemical Brothers' seventh album, Further. Although, "album" doesn't begin to define the project, which consists of eight new tracks, each with a corresponding film produced by Adam Smith and Marcus Lyall in conju ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, March 19, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Last night's installment of the Urban Alchemy Concert Series at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts had a unifying theme: minimalism. This emerged in the selections by John Cage and Steve Reich; the installment of deconstructed art by Gordon Matta-Clark; composer/vocalist Meredith Monk's deliberate ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, January 30. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Late last night, soul legend Teddy Pendergrass died after a battle with colon cancer. He was 59. Christian Schaeffer's "Hump Day Slow Jam of the Week" on Pendergrass' group, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (which was eerily published one year ago today), detailed the influence and nuance of his tal ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, November 5. The Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.
8 p.m. Wednesday, September 2. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
The long weekend behind us, here's what you might have missed.Bob Dylan at GCS BallparkPhoto: Roy KastenBob Dylan and Donnie Herron at the end of the nightOn Thursday night, Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp and Willie Nelson performed at GCS Ballpark (home to the Gateway Grizzlies minor league team) in Sa ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, December 12. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
9 p.m. Friday, May 2. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City
8 p.m. Saturday, December 8. The Gargoyle, on the campus of Washington University at Forsyth and Skinker boulevards.
Plus, meet the finalists for the RFT DJ Spin-off!
9 p.m. Wednesday, February 7. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
B-Sides gets the skinny on the renovations going on at BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups, and gets to the bottom of the MetroLink's sound installation.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 14. Lucas School House (1220 Allen Avenue).
7 p.m. Sunday, October 8. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
Idol Tryouts Two: Ghostly International Vol. Two (Ghostly International)
Saturday, October 23; Velvet
Monday, August 11; Pageant
Evil Heat (Epic)
Friday, March 29; Pageant.
Thursday, Oct. 25; Z
Mondays at the Upstairs Lounge
Japanese composer Nobukazu Takemura has released some of the most important experimental electronic music of the past decade
Thursday, June 15; Velvet
Beating the drum for German electronica
INCredible: Sound of Drum "n' Bass Mixed by Goldie (Ovum/Ruffhouse)
The best loud stuff Japan has to offer
Thursday, Oct. 28; Galaxy