What better time for a "gotcha moment" (to borrow a Palin-ism) than the very beginning of a song? It takes some guts to change a listener's perception of a track before it is fully formed, but it is eternally memorable when executed well. Here is a list of the six best fakeout intros. Feel free to l ... More >>
Today is May Day, also known as "International Worker's Day." To celebrate, kick your feet up and read our list of the six best songs about work. Feel free to let us know what your favorite working class songs are in our comments, just make sure the boss isn't looking. 6. Dolly Parton - "9 to 5" 9 ... 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 >>
8 p.m. Friday, July 1. The Pageant, 6161 DelmarBoulevard.
Elvis Costello is bringing his Spinning Songbook tour to the Pageant on Friday. The show starts at 8:30, the balcony is sold out and general admission is $45. But we have two tickets to give away. Costello released his first album, My Aim is True, in 1977, and since then he's beco... oh wh ... More >>
Mumford and Sons blew up faster than a barn housing a meth lab, and now the Anglo-folksters are commanding $35 at the door. Don't make the same mistake you made with Florence and the Machine, this show will sell out before you can say hoe-down. At the Pageant June 5. Blueberry Hill *Dread Ze ... More >>
Elvis Costello & The Imposters are coming to the Pageant on Friday, July 1. Save for a cameo appearance with Sheryl Crow during MLB All-star weekend, this is Costello's first appearance in St. Louis since an October 2007 concert at the Fabulous Fox with Bob Dylan. Tickets are $45 general admission, ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local Vintage Vinyl 1. LIL WAYNE---I Am Not A Human Being 2. TREY SONGZ---Passion, Pain & Pleasure 3. WAKA FLOCKA FLAME---Flockavelli 4. BLACK ANGELS---Phosphene Dream 5. CHUCK BERRY---Definitive Collection
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) The Autumn Defense's Once Around*The Autumn Defense, Once Around Consequence of Sound claims Once Around is "very much worth your time." "There seems to be ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsLate yesterday, the Pageant announced that it's celebrating its tenth anniversary of being open (huzzah!) with a show by Chuck Berry (double huzzah!). Tickets are $35 and $40 and on sale Friday at 5 p.m. This occasion made me start thinking about all of the amazing concerts ... More >>
Although Vampire Weekend dominated both stores this week, I would just like to note that Dr. Dre's The Chronic was a top seller at Vintage Vinyl last week. Proof that it's always Dre Day. Euclid Records 1. Vampire Weekend - Contra 2. Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind 3. Tom Waits - Glitter & Doom L ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, August 22. Off Broadway, 3500 Lemp Avenue.
I just got off the phone with a spokesman for Major League Baseball, and he clarified that Elvis Costello is not opening for Sheryl Crow next Saturday, July 11, nor is he doing an entirely separate set of his own material. He'll come out during the show and join her for some songs. In other words, h ... More >>
This in from Major League Baseball, Elvis Costello will be that previously announced "special guest" at the Sheryl Crow concert on July 11 beneath the Gateway Arch."I cannot think of anything better than sitting in with Sheryl and her band for a few surprise numbers and a rocking good time in St. Lo ... More >>
Every Monday, A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Euclid Records 1. REGINA SPEKTOR: Far 2. DINOSAUR JR.: Farm* 3. ELVIS COSTELLO: ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, April 14. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
This idea has been floating around ever since U2 released "Get On Your Boots" last year, but thanks to YouTube, it's now a reality. Here's some rock math-like mash-up of the new single. (Now all they need is to add Elvis Costello's "Pump It Up" to this, and we're all set...) Snaps to Jason for findi ... More >>
Bonnaroo just announced its 2009 lineup -- and like Coachella, it looks pretty strong. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are headlining, while Phish is doing two(!) shows. Other notables include Elvis Costello (solo), Wilco, Nine Inch Nails, Al Green, Snoop Dogg, Mars Volta and a bunch more. S ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, May 16. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue
Is Elvis Costello's Aim still true? Plus, B-Sides rocks the Cradle of Filth?
9 p.m. Wednesday, April 18. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
8 p.m. Friday, October 13. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street).
8 p.m. Sunday, August 27. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).
7 p.m. Sunday, July 2. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard)
My Flame Burns Blue (Deutsche Grammophon)
Loneliness Keeps Company (self-released)
Thursday, January 19; Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
Locals share their holiday memories; the latest on Frederick's Music Lounge's sartorial swag and for-sale signs
Our top DVD picks for the week of September 27, 2005
Tuesday, August 2; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Gimme Fiction (Merge)
Elvis Costello comes back to claim America's throne
Goodbye Cruel World
Kojak Variety (Rhino)
Almost You: The Songs of Elvis Costello (Glurp)
Could '02' mean "Oh, too many records?"
Elvis Costello defies expectations and returns to rock
Chefs and musicians collaborate on a delicious piece of performance art
Friday, March 15; Off Broadway
Wild Oats Community Market, Ladue
Punishing Kiss (Decca/Universal)
RFT music critics offer a cut-and-paste compendium of the year in music. Everyone's wrong. Everyone's right.
St. Louis musical sage Steve Pick reveals what Elvis Costello really said about St. Louis
Monday, Oct. 11; American Theater