If there's one thing the Pussy Riot trial has taught us, it's that protest music can still be a dangerous, subversive tool. By performing an anti-Putin "punk prayer" during a guerrilla action at a Russian Orthodox church, Pussy Riot intended to provoke and offend. Many saw their action as blasphemou ... More >>
There is no conversation about music that is less interesting than one party talking about a band/album/song/genre that the other has never heard of or heard. Obscurity is a necessary evil when dealing with music, particularly for those constantly seeking a new aural thrill. But taking pride in obsc ... More >>
See also: *The Best Of Coachella: Saturday, April 14 *Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs Wow, that was fast! In a whirlwind of top-notch performances from legends and buzz bands alike, pool parties, and rain, Coachella's first weekend is over. Here are our scribes' favorite moments from Sund ... More >>
If you turned on the Internet recently, you may have seen that South By Southwest is this week. The highlight of the annual Austin, Texas, festival is seeing great bands and discovering new favorites. Inversely, many of the thousands of artists who cram into the state capital are horrible. With good ... More >>
This weekend, two world leaders passed. One, North Korea's Kim Jong-Il, is remembered as an eccentric but dangerous dictator, a man who suppressed dissent and kept his people in a perpetual state of war and famine. The other, Vaclav Havel, played a key role in freeing Czechoslovakia from Comm ... More >>
As we have already mentioned, Record Store Day 2011 was a massive success, with a couple local stores suggesting it may have been their biggest sales day ever. Most places did plenty to give back to their rabid patrons, offering free food, beer, live music and local celebrity DJ sets througho ... More >>
The number of chain record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops as well as for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' recor ... More >>
Image viaSaturday morning, 11 a.m. at the TivoliGet out while you can -- before it starts snowing (again). Sigh. Some shows are here. Others are below. Also, note: Buckcherry at Pop's is sold out, so unless you have tickets -- you are out of luck. Friday: Firebird 2nd Anniversary Show KC san ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, August 21. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
9 p.m. Tuesday, April 20. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
8 p.m. Wednesday, February 10. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dr ... More >>
7 p.m. Saturday, September 6. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue
Then we talk action and politics with Brooklyn Afrobeat aficionados Antibalas.
The Good, the Bad & the Queen (Virgin)
9 p.m. Friday, February 9. Lucas School House (1220 Allen Avenue).
Week of January 19, 2006
The influence of Jamaican remixes has spread far and wide since British punk rockers took to dub reggae in the 1970s
Red Hot & Riot (MCA)
Friday, July 6; Viva!