[Editor's Note: Shea Serrano sometimes writes about Why This Song Sucks, and sometimes about his hilarious and poignant life and times. Better put your shoes on because your socks are about to be blown off.] Song: "Royals" by Lorde History: Some time between year 1250 and 1300 Eastern Polynesians ... More >>
For all the effort that is put into the art of making people laugh, often the funniest things in life happen by accident. A well-crafted joke by Louis C.K. or the Sklar Brothers is great, but most people would probably laugh harder at an old man's pants falling down on a wedding dance floor. If not ... More >>
Sad news out of Wisconsin: Dennis Flemion, one half of the Milwaukee-based sibling duo the Frogs, disappeared over the weekend during a weekend family boating trip, and is currently presumed drowned. Of the growing population of rock & roll heaven, surely Flemion is one of the few members already eq ... More >>
Andrew Bird | Eugene Mirmin The Pageant March 22, 2012 Andrew Bird had a rough day. He didn't offer details or share the wherefore and why. Instead, he performed an impromptu cover of Kermit's ballad about individuality and identity, "It's Not Easy Being Green," at his show last evening at the Page ... More >>
Most people wouldn't care to know who prevails in a fight between puppets and animated birds -- unless they've taken some sort of hallucinogen. But that's precisely the battle set to be resolved Sunday during the latest iteration of the Academy Awards. The Best Original Song award this year is a tw ... More >>
Photo by Francine DavetaTodd Barry looking "playfully fed-up."Unlike lots of standups who are frenetic loudmouths, Todd Barry is a soft and gentle sip of vinegar. A card-carrying member of alt-comedy's inner circle, Barry has mastered a delivery that's famously low-key, though his working life is ... More >>
Euclid Records 1. Sting - If On A Winter's Night... 2. Beatles - Revolver 3. Monsters Of Folk - Monsters Of Folk 4. Nirvana - Live At Reading 5. REM - Live At The Olympia 6. Tegan & Sara - Sainthood* 7. Flight Of The Conchords - I Told You I Was F ... More >>
Stand-up, author, actor, filmmaker and comedy-festival curator Eugene Mirman may have a lot on his plate, but the onetime Comedian of Comedy knows it's all about finding a balance, preferably one involving crazy religions and Jethro Tull. He opens for Flight of the Conchords tonight at the Fabulous ... More >>
2008's version of Record Store Day -- an entire day devoted to the glory of, uh, the record store -- was such a booming success, people are celebrating again this year on Saturday, April 18. And like last year, Euclid Records and Vintage Vinyl are participating in the festivities. Details ... More >>
Yes, it's true! Flight of the Conchords will be appearing at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Thursday, April 30. Tickets are $38.50 and go on sale on February 6 at 10 a.m. "Bowie Song"
Here are some of the new shows announced this week at venues around St. Louis! Pageant *Uberzone and DJ Dan, Saturday, March 7 *Blue October, Sunday, April 5 *Ray Lamontagne, Wednesday, April 22 Fox Theatre *Flight of the Conchords, Thursday, April 30 Blueberry Hill *Roger Clyne and the ... More >>
B-Sides talks to the Comas about their latest release and downloads Iron & Wine's "The Boy With a Coin"