Don't listen to the thermometer and its 90 degree readings this week. Fall is right around the corner. Really! And so is another exciting season of St. Louis theater, gallery openings and other art happenings. Plan ahead with our annual Fall Arts Guide below...
Catch some classics this weekend including Boston at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater and the O'Jays at Fox Theatre. Alternatively, check out contemporaries this Saturday at Scottrade Center during Super Jam or choose from a variety of other great shows all weekend long including Andrew Jackson Jihad a ... More >>
This week, the RFT Music Showcase hits the Grove with more than eighty local bands -- that's a new record! If you haven't yet, grab your tickets via the showcase homepage, and pick up a paper this week to read up about all the performers. Besides that, there are plenty of great shows worth checking ... More >>
Jack White has just announced a tour that includes a stop at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis on Sunday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 11 at 10 a.m. through MetroTix. Tickets will be available online at MetroTix.com, by calling 314-534-1111 or in person at the Fox Theatre Bo ... More >>
I thought maybe I'd change the headline of this month's list of comedy picks to "April 5: The Choice is Yours!" but believe it or not there's more than just one day of comedy this month (despite that over-stacked date). April is an exciting month for St. Louis comedy because there are a handful of c ... More >>
Inexplicably known to some as the sexiest man alive, Barry Manilow heads to the Fox Theatre March 1. Dream beat duo Teengirl Fantasy and Chicago's Kids These Days are the fist announcements out of the Gargoyle in 2012, and uuugggghhhh; Vinny from that societal genital wart we call Jersey Shore will ... More >>
Ricky Smiley and his infectious chuckle tickle our eardrums daily during his long-running morning show syndicated on Hot 104.1. The ATL funnyman brings his comic stylings to Chaifetz in February. Chaifetz also snagged the Black Keys in late April, and newcomer Plush is bringing our Missouri boys bac ... More >>
Courtesy of the artistHot.From the looks of it, we're in for another killer spring as far as concerts are concerned. The Old 97's bring that highly accessible Texas twang to The Pageant is a bright spot on January 21. Henry Rollins, he of nimble mind and Black Flag fame also heads to the Page ... More >>
There's another St. Louis Secret Sound Society joint: Slumberland's Big Troubles at the STL Style House with Young Prisms and Frances With Wolves on October 15. Big Troubles just dropped its sophomore effort Romantic Comedy, a collection of pop gems shrouded in fuzz and reverb, in the vein of labelm ... More >>
These Gargoyle shows keep popping up outta nowhere: Miami Horror, Austrailia's sugary disco outfit delivered a solid album last year that went relatively unnoticed despite three cuts featuring ultradarling Alan Palomo of Neon Indian. They'll drop the adorable jams on October 27. The inimitab ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, June 21. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
8 p.m. Friday, June 17. Chaifetz Arena, 1 South Compton Avenue.
wikimedia commonsDJ Lance Rock with a young fan. Awwz. One-time St. Louisian DJ Lance Rock and the Yo Gabba Gabba! Live crew bring their kiddie show on crack back to the Fox Theatre for two family friendly performances on September 17. Leave it to the Luminary--last week it announced that sp ... More >>
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene
The fire was contained in this mechanical room on the fourth floor and quickly extinguished. About 100 people were hard at work Monday dealing with the aftermath of a three alarm fire that broke out in the wee hours of Sunday morning in the historic Fox Theatre. The blaze started in a mechani ... More >>
Foals: at Vintage Vinyl, April 23. Foals and Freelance Whales sold out the Firebird, but you can still see both at Vintage Vinyl. Oxford's Foals will be doing an electric set and New York's Freelance Whales will be adorable. You can also see Nat Baldwin of the Dirty Projectors, who is bringin ... 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 >>
Huzzah! TV On the Radio is finally playing a St. Louis show, as part of the second annual LouFest.2720 Cherokee *Lyrics Born, April 14 *Vibesquad, April 1 Blueberry Hill *Soja, May 18 Europe Nightclub *Above and Beyond, April 22 *Wolfgang Gartner, May 11
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene
Friday, May 8*Mac Lethal/Soulcrate Music, Firebird*Thao and the Get Down Stay Down/Samantha Crain and the Midnight Shivers/Sister Suvi, Off Broadway*Yonder Mountain String Band, Pageant*Earth Crisis/Walls of Jericho, Fubar*Nightwish/Volbeat, Pop's*KRISTEENYOUNG, Vintage Vinyl (8 p.m.)*Benjamin Del S ... More >>
Here are some of the new shows announced this week at venues around St. Louis! Pageant *Railroad Earth/Split Lip Rayfield, Thursday, March 26 *Morrissey, Wednesday, April 8 *Bonnie Prince Billy, Friday, April 10 *The Bamboozle Roadshow Spring Tour feat. We the Kings/Forever the Sickest Kids/Th ... More >>
I imagine we'll get press releases about this stuff either later today or tomorrow, but just received publicist notes that the Killers are slated to play the Fox Theatre on Monday, May 4, and the Ting-Tings are slated for the Duck Room on Friday, April 3. Let's hope the Killers bring an opening act ... More >>
Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Friday, 2/15My Funny Valentine: Have you ever bought a love interest something for Valentine’ ... More >>
Another day, another restaurant closing to report. The Tuxedo Room, which opened across from the Fox Theatre in late October, has closed "temporarily" for "reorganization," according to a sign posted outside the restaurant. I reviewed the Tuxedo Room just two weeks ago. Read my impressions here. ... More >>