Madonna is considered a living legend, a cultural icon and one of the best performers of her time. She is one of the most influential artists in the history of American music, and last night at the Scottrade Center we found out why: hard work and natural charisma. If we are to believe any of the pe ... More >>
The annual hero-halloween for St. Louis bands known as An Under Cover Weekend* is scheduled for September 7 and 8 at the Firebird. Want to show everyone your excellent Spice Girls impression (someone please do this)? Now's your chance. The event is taking submissions for another 31 hours as of this ... More >>
David Perron, wicked handsome, wicked awesome. And no longer singing for the Eurythmics. David Perron, you magnificent bastard. Perron scored twice last night, helping the Blues to a 3-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators, who have suddenly gone from playoff contender to Tom Petty. (As in they ... More >>
The Watson Twins are coming back to Off Broadway on Wednesday, September 21. Alvan & Ayosha will open. Tickets are $10 and on sale now. The Watson Twins were at the same venue exactly 363 days before this show playing with Laura Veirs, though this will be the duo's first headlining show at ... More >>
Happy birthday, MTV! Although you take a lot of whacks for not playing music anymore, there's no doubting the swift and massive change in American culture after your debut. Not only did video kill the radio star, it smacked the crap out of staid old food advertising. In a few brief years, we ... More >>
Roy KastenFitz and the Tantrums at the Duck RoomSaturday afternoon and evening in the Delmar Loop, the icepocalypse was finally subsiding after weeks of sadistic winter. Gutters and parking lanes yet proved treacherous, but the scene at the sold-out basement bar, Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, d ... More >>
For many musicians, the lure of the Christmas songbook is hard to resist. Despite the challenge of reworking well-worn (and, in some cases, worn out) songs, each year a few dozen acts try to make something fresh out of these seasonal favorites. This year's crop is heavy on female-fronted pop, ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, October 21. The Chaifetz Arena, One South Compton Avenue.
8 p.m. Saturday, September 12. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
The third-annual An Under Cover Weekend is taking place in September at the Firebird. Like last year, the event spans two weekends: Friday, September 4 and Saturday, September 5, and Saturday, September 12. Unlike the past few years, however, a few of the acts have already announced who they're cove ... More >>
The Exotic Birds were a Cleveland synthpop band which in hindsight was sort of a farm team for electronic musicians. The band, which formed in 1983, at various times featured Trent Reznor on keyboards, programming and backing vocals; Andy Kubiszewski -- later known for his work in Stabbing Westward ... More >>
Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo Green preaches to the redemptive power of music and his transcendent St. Elsewhere.
'Twas pacing killed this Desdemona