Frank Zappa

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Talking with Joel Hodgson About Mystery Science Theater 3000's Iconic Music

      Our favorite cult comedy about robots in space riffing on cheesy movies recently celebrated its silver anniversary. That's right, it's been 25 years since Mystery Science Theater 3000 hit the airwaves, and last week, archivist label Shout Factory released the 29th volume of episodes from the cult ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    St. Louis Native David Sanborn Returns With DMS

    ​After more than 40 years in the music business, one might think that saxophonist David Sanborn has done it all. From playing at Woodstock with the Butterfield Blues Band, to performing on dozens of hit records with artists ranging from Stevie Wonder to David Bowie, to a successful solo career ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Tom Huck On His Roots Phrenology Cover and Motorhead

    Photo by Jon Scorfina​Many artists have used the album cover as a vehicle for greater mass exposure. Robert Crumb transitioned from the obscurity of underground comics to mainstream consciousness with his cover of Big Brother and the Holding Company's Cheap Thrills. Derek Riggs made his mark o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    DJ Bobby Analog on Vinyl, Japanese Psych-Rock and the One Record He Can't Live Without

    Jon Scorfina​As more music listeners turn to free Internet radio and blogs to discover new music, building an audience for a new terrestrial radio show is increasingly difficult. DJ Bobby Analog took on an even greater challenge this year when he launched his new show on KDHX by choosing to pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Interview: Ellen Cook, a.k.a. Local Piano Songstress Ellen the Felon, Opens Up About Her Songs and Playing with Amanda Palmer

    Image via​Those fans who will flock to the Pageant on Sunday night for Ben Folds' sold-out concert should consider staving off the start of the work week a little longer and stick around for Ellen Cook's after-show concert at the Halo Bar. Cook, a pianist and singer, performs around St. Louis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Photos: Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa at the Pageant, Wednesday, December 8

    Last night at the Pageant, Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa performed Frank Zappa's seminal album Apostrophe (') "in its unmitigated entirety." (Seriously: That's how the venue billed the album.) A to Z's reviewer was unfortunately sick and couldn't make the show, but Todd Owyoung was there and snagged som ... More >>

  • News

    January 17, 2007

    Evil Ink

    A lust for the grotesque and a thirst for the jugular: the mad mind of printmaker Tom Huck

  • News

    June 15, 2005

    Buffet of Champions

    You came, you saw, you voted: the winners of the 2005 Riverfront Times Music Awards

  • Music

    August 25, 2004

    Moustache-free to Be You and Me

    We chat with a fresh-faced John Oates, pick the brain behind M.O.T.O. and play a scary game with Burnt by the Sun

  • News

    November 19, 2003

    Gland of Opportunity

    Dr. William J. Catalona built an unrivaled repository of blood and tissue samples. Washington University wants to keep it. Now a judge will decide: Who owns the prostates?

  • Music

    September 11, 2002

    Money Shot

    9/11 was supposed to sound the death knell for irony -- so what's gonna happen to Money Mark?

  • News

    December 12, 2001

    Baron Rothschild

    He can turn bricks into gold, junk into antiques, disasters into opportunities. But Pete Rothschild just can't transform his reputation.

  • Culture

    June 13, 2001

    The Fire Within

    Yet another barn-burner from the magical Opera Theatre of St. Louis

  • Calendar

    June 13, 2001

    The Masochism Musical

    K's Theatrical Korps resurrects the tunes of Dr. Demento fave Tom Lehrer

  • Music

    May 9, 2001

    Champing at the Bit

    The Fucking Champs wage their solitary war on the wuss hegemony, the indie-rock cabal, the bass and soundmen

  • Music

    April 11, 2001

    Soul Survivor

    Twenty-seven years ago, Shuggie Otis released one amazing record. Maybe now it'll get its due.

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000
  • News

    August 16, 2000

    The Redundant-Component Campaign

    Vote for Gore, vote for Bush -- what's the difference?

  • Music

    September 8, 1999


    Four new releases don't tell all of the Captain Beefheart story