This month, you won't be able to watch an episode of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" without seeing a half-dozen attack ads. The music world doesn't have attack ads, it has diss tracks. In honor of the onslaught of negativity in our political process, here are the six best diss tracks of all time. Let us ... More >>
Hey, Earth. Not sure if you heard, but the 2012 Olympics are happening right now in London. Music is an important part of the overall festivities, although most selections heard during the ceremonies and coverage are catchall motivational songs or hype-up tracks. Okay, a few national anthems too. We ... More >>
Marshall Amplification founder Jim Marshall passed away yesterday at the age of 88. He had been diagnosed with cancer late last year after suffering from a series of strokes. His name may not be familiar to the average music lover, but his amplifiers provided the massive, crunchy guitar sound that s ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>
Courtesy of Cirque Du Soliel Michael Jackson: Still filling arenas.Trumpeter Keyon Harrold has spent much of his professional life in the relatively laid-back atmosphere of jazz clubs and recording studios. But when the St. Louis native performs in his hometown this week, he'll be in the midd ... More >>
Springtime, soft breezes, moonlight, music...the perfect setting for seduction, whether you're a romantic-minded human or a tree frog. But don't think the female tree frogs aren't any more picky than humans just because they happen to be, well, frogs. If a female tree frog doesn't like a dude's musi ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local Vintage Vinyl 1. LIL WAYNE---I Am Not A Human Being 2. ELTON JOHN & LEON RUSSELL---Union 3. SUFJAN STEVENS---Age Of Adz 4. BELLE & SEBASTIAN---Write About Love 5. KINGS OF LEON---Come Around Sundown 6. JOHN LEGEND & THE ROOTS---Wake Up! 7. AVETT BROTHERS---Vol. 3 ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local Euclid Records 1 Belle & Sebastian - Write About Love 2. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest 3. Of Montreal - False Priest* 4. John Legend/Roots Wake Up! 5. Neil Young - Le Noise 6. Old 97's - The Grand Theatre 7. Eric Clapton - Clapton 8. Fistful Of Mercy - As I Cal ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local Vintage Vinyl 1. ICE CUBE---I Am The West 2. GUCCI MANE---The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted 3. TREY SONGZ---Passion, Pain & Pleasure 4. BAD RELIGION---Dissent Of Man 5. JOHN LEGEND & THE ROOTS---Wake Up!
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Acorn's No Ghost*The Acorn, No Ghost Drowned In Sound's review of the album explains, "Cynics might argue about the familiar sounds on No Ghost and may per ... More >>
image viaArt Holliday, TV news anchor and director of an in-production film, Johnnie Be GoodLast week, we published an interview with Art Holliday, who's working on a documentary about Chuck Berry pianist Johnnie Johnson, called Johnnie Be Good. Here's part two of our chat, below. Speaking ... 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: Vintage Vinyl 1. K-JON---I Get Around 2. MAXWELL---BLACKsummers'night* 3. MICHAE ... More >>
7 p.m. Sunday, February 8. The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard.
9 p.m. Thursday, November 20. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
8 p.m. Thursday, December 20. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Scheduled for release this week.
Local musicians and writers weigh in on the Police's legacy in St. Louis -- then and now.
8 p.m. Wednesday, December 27. Harrah's VooDoo Café and Lounge (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights).
The Road to Escondido (Reprise)
7:30 p.m. Monday, September 18. Savvis Center (South 14th Street and Clark Avenue).
Sunday, April 23, at 9 p.m. BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups (700 South Broadway)
Saturday, December 3; Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)
B-Sides sees triple with Alkaline Trio, crunches numbers with Son Volt and gives Billy Idol some career advice
Week of February 2, 2005
We ban rock cliches, fatwa Eric Clapton and read up on music nerds
We evict party laggers, improve our singing voice and remember the best beer ad of all time
Monday, September 13; the Pageant
Thursday, April 29; Generations
True Love (V2)
Bernardo Bertolucci revisits young love with The Dreamers
Concert for George (Warner Strategic)
Week of October 1, 2003
Friday, June 28; Pageant
Renowned session drummer Ndugu Chancler heads up a celebration of the beat at UM-St. Louis
Sunday, July 1; Broadway Oyster Bar
The Fucking Champs wage their solitary war on the wuss hegemony, the indie-rock cabal, the bass and soundmen
A visit to Astoria European Cuisine yields mixed but largely enjoyable results
The Big Muddy Blues Festival cascades over Laclede's Landing
St. Louis may be the center of the classic-rock universe
Friday, Oct. 8; Fox Theatre