Way to go, bookworms. Your fervent page-flipping and e-book ingesting has put St. Louis high on Amazon.com's list of the most well-read cities in America. St. Louis comes in at No. 11 on the list, between No. 12 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and No. 10 Columbia, South Carolina. Alexandria, Virginia, to ... More >>
"Godfather of Goth" Peter Murphy will be performing at the Firebird on June 18, according to the tour dates announced last night on his website. The former Bauhaus vocalist is heading out in support of his latest solo album, Lion, available June 3.
Local band Foxing officially is on the national -- nay, international -- radar. The band's album The Albatross landed on the U.K. site of the Huffington Post as part of a writer's list of "The Best Albums of 2013 (That You Probably Haven't Already Heard)." Placing The Albatross at number five in a l ... More >>
This week, look forward to stops in town from touring bands including No Age, Typhoon, Against Me!, Billy Bragg and Black Prairie. An Undercover Weekend 7 takes over the stage at the Firebird, too! Get details on these shows and more in our show recommendations.
The Missouri Tigers have played three games since losing forward Laurence Bowers to a sprained ligament in his knee, and the results have been less than ideal. The hope was Bowers could be back on the floor in time to take on the Florida Gators in Gainesville, but that didn't happen. The question of ... More >>
Less Than Jake The Firebird Sept. 19, 2012 Remember when ska enjoyed that revival in the '90s? And remember when Less Than Jake said, "This ska thing is great, but it could use some pop punk, too?" And remember when it combined those things to such great effect that critics said, "This shit will ne ... More >>
Nostalgia is a word that sometimes gets thrown around a bit too hastily. When a band doesn't record an album, or play a proper show in St. Louis, for roughly eight years, is the anticipation for its return an exercise in reliving the past, or is it just as much an eagerness to celebrate the now? Whe ... More >>
I think I dropped several IQ points over the weekend when I attended / reviewed the Odd Future show at the Pageant on Friday. My headache has subsided, but matters of intelligent thought or focus are still coming slowly and proving difficult. In other words, I can't think of anything to write here, ... More >>
photo courtesy of Mike JonesAs major record labels continue to consolidate their lineups, it might seem an unlikely time to start an independent record label. Yet, for Mike Jones, founder of I Hate Punk Rock Records, starting his label in the mid 2000s came as naturally as expanding his perso ... More >>
wikimedia commonsWhether he's banging out guttural post-hardcore, punk rock anthems with Hot Water Music or delivering heartfelt, jagged-yet-delicate country ballads on his own, Chuck Ragan's honesty and sincerity have always seeped through his songs. His everyman's music paired with his non- ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Jeff NationsNorman, the airport shuttle turned Science Hill Tour Bus, is for sale. If you are a band looking for a mode of transport, head on over to Craigslist, where you will find the particulars. Science Hill's Jeff Nations explains that the band has moved on: He's focusi ... More >>
Doors at 7 p.m. Friday, February 11. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
Just because they're hungry doesn't mean they should have junk food. NPR covers the touchy subject of how desperate food pantries manage junk food donations. Grocery stores often donate damaged items like soda and chips, which food banks are loathe to forgo for fear of losing healthy donations from ... More >>
Nick SchnelleAndrew Elstner, playing with Riddle of Steel in October 2009Tilts vocalist/guitarist Andrew Elstner is joining the well-regarded stoner-metal band Torche. The latter group, which has members in Atlanta, Gainesville and Miami, has known Elstner since he was the vocalist/guitarist ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/ryangladstonephoto Stuff like this happens in Columbia every day! That's what makes it one of the most romantic cities in America.Some shocking news from Amazon.com: The most romantic city in Missouri is...Columbia. Yep. The home of the University of Missouri ranks 17th i ... More >>
Stefani Pollack is the author of the food blogs Cupcake Project and Food Interviews. She is also a member of the St. Louis Dinner Club. She blogs about her large-group dining experiences twice a month for Gut Check.Chopstix Asian Kitchen8021 West Florrisant Avenue, Jennings314-383-6888Is it a Chain? ... More >>
7 p.m. Thursday, August 7. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights
Against Me! Plays anarchist punk rock for the masses.
Week of May 31, 2007
Baseball's bad boy is now doing the Lord's work in O'Fallon, Missouri. How long will that last?
Searching for a Former Clarity (Fat Wreck Chords)
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department keeps a tight lid on internal affairs. Even if it means breaking the law.
Friday, March 28; Pageant
Thursday, Dec. 20; Creepy Crawl
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Superstar DJ Carl Cox moves the masses with his inspired beat-matching
Novelist Padgett Powell draws on his Florida upbringing to examine -- with sometimes disturbing accuracy -- his Southern brethren