One doesn't join the world's foremost Western swing band lightly, and one leaves it even less so. When Austin singer and songwriter Elizabeth McQueen signed up for Asleep at the Wheel in 2005, she had no choice but to throw herself into the role fully, never quite guessing that's she'd wind up with ... More >>
This Valentine's day weekend, celebrate St. Louis' 250th birthday with a festival in Forest Park or snuggle up to Bruiser Queen during an acoustic intimate set in south city. Alternatively, ignore the holiday entirely and check out some rock and comedy at Pet Sounds, an event to benefit Stray Rescue ... More >>
Elizabeth Mitchell didn't set out to sing children's songs -- or, more specifically, "all ages folk music." Along with husband Daniel Littleton, she was best known as the main voice of Ida, a NYC-based acoustic band with several hushed, emotionally driven albums to its credit. During the day, howeve ... More >>
After 58 years of slinging wax and compact discs, Webster Records is closing its doors on January 31. Owner Jennifer Graves Bellm has been the proprietor for five years, and she said the current climate of the music industry is the impetus for closing the small shop that's been operating since 195 ... More >>
Photos by Bryan Sutter and Jason StoffNow in its fifth year, An Under Cover Weekend has ten local bands play a set of covers by an idol or influence of their choosing. Spread over two nights and almost certain to sell out, this years incarnation spans maybe the widest range in the event's his ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Friday, October 9. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
Why waste money (or steal) those bogus Thriller remixes when you can get better Michael Jackson reinventions legally — for free? Plus, the history of the classic Harlem Globetrotters song "Sweet Georgia Brown."
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene
Then we check out a book about Edwardsville's legendary Mississippi River Festival.
Saturday, November 5; Sheldon Concert Hall (3648 Washington Boulevard)
Tucker Booth disses on the lot while the Wall Street Journal has a lot of love for Erin Bode
The songs are immortal, even if Porter pic isn't
When audiences dug the dexedrine-fueled, pot-stoked Nervous Set at the Crystal Palace back in 1959, St. Louis was like cool, man, cool
Is younger than Clark Terry's flugelhorn
Les Nubians take one big step forward for humankind
A mini zeitgeist hits the city's stages as companies examine the '70s
Master harmonica player Toots Thielemans blows into St. Louis