Warning: show-going can be bad for your health. I type this with watery eyes, a sore head and throat, and a forever-runny, impossible-to-breathe-out-of nose. I suppose all that putzing around in the rain between breaking a sweat at shows over the weekend really exacerbated things quickly. Bah! Worth ... More >>
The Revival Tour stops at Old Rock House on April 8th; the tour is an "acoustic collaborative showcase" featuring the front men of assorted punk bands including Chuck Ragan of Hot Water Music and Tom McIlrath of Rise Against. Psychedelic-Soul-Funk band Monophonics play Old Rock House on April 5. Mor ... More >>
Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo that doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's DIY hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problem can be brough ... 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 >>
The Gaslight Anthem, with Dave Hause The Firebird July 13, 2012 By Allison Babka In a huge win for St. Louis, Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem played an intimate, sold-out show at The Firebird. Supported by friend and collaborator Dave Hause, the band brought humor and energy to the hungry audie ... More >>
Here again: 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; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
This week's Most Triumphant Beard of the Week award goes unequivocally to Map's and Atlases' Dave Davison, whose facial hair would be worthy of IFC's cut-throat Whisker Wars competitions -- if that show is still a thing, anyway (I sure hope so, but doubt it). Jack Passion would be proud. Maps and At ... More >>
Ok folks, this week is insane -- the number of excellent shows that did not make the cut for this post could easily fill another, if not for the nagging reality that time is finite. We don't want to short-change you though, so here's the runner-up rundown: Crowbar at Fubar on Monday, Cursive at Off ... More >>
7 p.m. Monday, April 16. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
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 >>
This just in: SoCal gravel-punks Social Distortion, who just released the well-received album Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, are coming to the Pageant on Wednesday, May 4. Chuck Ragan (of Hot Water Music fame) and Sharks are opening. Tickets are $30 general admission, $32.50 for reserved balcony, an ... More >>
6 p.m. Friday, October 15. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 28. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
7 p.m. Thursday, May 31. Creepy Crawl, (3524 Washington Boulevard)
7 p.m. Friday, September 29. Creepy Crawl, (3524 Washington Boulevard)
Friday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
Week of October 16, 2002
Tuesday, October 22; Galaxy
Haymarket Riot struggles to distinguish itself from the alt-rock darlings of yesteryear -- and may yet succeed
Thursday, Dec. 20; Creepy Crawl
Thursday, Sept. 27; Creepy Crawl
Tuesday, April 10; Creepy Crawl