Will music journalism always suck? Probably. MTV will always feature at least three Justin Bieber articles on their news page and NME will continue their 1:4 ratio of articles about members of Oasis. And of course, people like me will still write articles about botching interviews and how cool nu-me ... More >>
In Rush's 40-plus years of existence, the band has released approximately 1,000 T-shirt designs. In fact, if one goes to rushbackstage.com right now, there are thirteen Rush shirts for sale, including the "Rush Explosion Running Shirt." Before Rush's show Saturday night at the Scottrade Center, pho ... More >>
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 >>
Wikimedia CommonsAs the old saying goes, no news is good news. However, no local news makes for a rather-boring music section - or music blog, as the case may be. If you aren't a regular visitor to this here music blog, definitely become one: We compile breaking news, show reviews and local t ... More >>
Todd OwyoungRush's Geddy Lee. More photos from the show here.Rush shows are a marathon, not a sprint. They're also not for the faint of heart or for the casual fan: Over forty years into its career, the Canadian trio still plays for close to three hours. Last night at the Verizon Wireless Amp ... More >>
10 p.m. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
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What really happened to John Anthony Kaiser, a missionary in Kenya, the night of his death? Ask Amiee Levitt. Unreal discovers Johnnie Brock's already sold out of Hannah Montana costumes, ponders Joe Buck's future in the late-night talk-show circuit and inquires about a massager, stimulus, electric ... More >>
Menomena's manager is a bitch. No, really.
8 p.m. Friday, August 24. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
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