Garth Brooks

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2014

    Misfits, Guster, Fragile Porcelain Mice and More in This Week's Show Announcements

    Here again is every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos of artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new shows, so you can do some digging of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Remembering Garth Brooks' Alter-Ego Chris Gaines

    Inspired by Garth Brooks' recent announcement of his world tour, we thought we'd take a minute to look back on our favorite era of Garth-ness: the invention of Brooks' alter-ego, Chris Gaines. Alter-egos help an artist feel free to express sides of their persona that might make their fans uncomfort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    The Ten Biggest Douchebags In Country Music

    Mainstream country music gets an unfair rap as being universally over-polished and formulaic, a notion that artists like Kacey Musgraves and Eric Church obliterate every time they strap on their guitars. But there's a granule of truth to the stereotype, and a particularly damagin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Ian Fisher and the Present in This Week's Print Feature: Interview Outtakes

    In our music feature this week, we dive into the nomadic existence of Ian Fisher and the Present, a duo comprised of Ste. Genevieve native Ian Fisher and St. Louisan Ryan Carpenter. Fisher has carved out a living in Europe as a traveling minstrel, booking shows with Carpenter and other friends in Au ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    How to Avoid Becoming a Walking Country Song in Five Easy Steps

    Like many people, I had a brief but intense relationship with country music in the mid-1990s. College couldn't come quickly enough, and, with it, an appreciation for music that delved a little deeper than, "Way down yonder on the Chattahoochee/It gets hotter than a hoochie cootchie." Of course, tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Raul Malo Talks Mavericks Reunion and Staving Off Cynicism with Holiday Music

    Kristin Barlowe​When Raul Malo rattles off singers like Frank Sinatra, Pavarotti, Elvis, Andrea Bocelli, Hank Williams and Celia Cruz, he's not name dropping and he's not blowing smoke. The former lead singer of one of the great country bands of the '90s, the Mavericks, and current solo artist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    The Five Most Bizarre Genre Crossovers

    Why yes: That is one person.​It happens to the best of us: You do the same thing over and over (and over), so you feel the need for change -- or at least a good drink. For Beyonce, that meant a new personality: Sasha Fierce. For Vanilla Ice, it meant launching a hard-rock career. For Fred Durs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    The Ten Most Annoying Drunk-Sing-Along Songs

    Wikimedia Commons​Mardi Gras is this weekend. For some, it's a reason to stay the hell away from Soulard. For others, it's the time to go on a bender for a few days. The latter scenario wreaks havoc on livers, arrest records -- and jukeboxes. Yes, throw alcohol into the mix, and sane, rational ... More >>

  • Music

    December 16, 2009
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    March 12, 2008
  • News

    August 15, 2007

    God. Country (and what a country!). BRANSON.

    Join us on a guided tour of emigré comedian Yakov Smirnoff's adopted home, a veritable geezer's Shangri-La.

  • Music

    May 23, 2007

    Dance, Dance, Dance

    Week of May 24, 2007

  • Music

    March 14, 2007

    Buddy Mondlock

    8 p.m. Saturday, March 17. The Focal Point (2720 Sutton Avenue, Maplewood).

  • Music

    December 27, 2006

    God Only Knows

    Todd Snider's restless soul belies a heart of gold.

  • Home Entertainment

    April 12, 2006

    Cowboy Up

    We just can't quit this countrified Karaoke.

  • News

    August 31, 2005

    Ozark Orgy

    The naked truth about Missouri's backwater Sodom and Gomorrah

  • Music

    May 26, 2004

    Queer Eye for the Country Guy

    Cowboy crooners are putting some metro-sex into their rural images

  • Music

    March 3, 2004

    Cubic Zirconium

    Jewel joins Ronnie Milsap, Howie Mandel and Chris Gaines on the dustbin circuit

  • Music

    February 18, 2004

    Organ Donor

    Joey DeFrancesco brought the Hammond B3 back to life

  • Calendar

    January 7, 2004

    Steady Diet of Atkins

    Chet Atkins, that is

  • Music

    May 21, 2003

    He Can Make It

    The strangest fact in the George Jones bio is that he's survived at all

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002

    Best Honky-Tonk Band

    Rockhouse Ramblers

  • Music

    February 6, 2002

    Darden Smith

    Sunday, Feb. 10; Generations

  • Music

    December 13, 2000

    The Pleasure Principle

    Robert Christgau's Consumer Guide rates the music of the '90s.

  • News

    October 18, 2000

    Playing With Fire

    Chris Hummel was the life of the party until he joined Life Christian Center. There, the Holy Spirit set his soul aflame -- and his joy burned so bright it blinded him.

  • Music

    October 11, 2000

    Caustic Heaven

    On Songs for a Caustic Guitar, St. Louis popster Geoff Kessell delivers witty lyrics wrapped in good guitar work

  • Music

    August 4, 1999


    A Point-ed exchange with KPNT program director Allan Fee

  • News

    July 28, 1999

    Lost in America

    When the feds busted the "Black String Gang," they scratched the surface of the Vietnamese youth problem in South St. Louis. But no one's bothered to dig deeper into how it started.

  • News

    January 20, 1999
  • Music

    January 13, 1999

    Are You Sure Hank Done It That Way?

    An essential boxed set shows what was right about Hank Williams and what's wrong about country music today

  • Music

    December 23, 1998