This week's show recommendations include visits from Mount Moriah, The Mountain Goats, Black Flag, and more. Also, be on the look out for the Skin Graft St. Louis Homecoming and a dual release show featuring Humdrum and the latest Tower Groove Records single. Read on for all that and more!
Way back in the '80s, people liked feeling magnanimous. "I hear there are starving kids in Ethiopia." "Fuck that! We can feed people with a song!" And thus, the idea for "We Are the World" was born. Maybe. I haven't actually talked to Lionel Richie about his motivation for coordinating the song, bu ... More >>
It's a time-honored tradition: A candidate for political office starts walking out for stump speeches to the strains of a hit by a band that doesn't agree with his views. Cease-and-desist letters follow. This week's episode stars one Newt Leroy Gingrich, who has been using "Eye of the Tiger" dating ... More >>
So smooth.Nobody saw this coming - 2011 may go down as the Year of the Saxophone. The instrument infiltrated many of the year's most creative albums, often showing up unannounced to push an already awesome song into unforeseen greatness. As the world begins looking back at the past twelve mon ... More >>
Behind the scenes of the Breaks' AUCW photo shoot. Photo by Bryan SutterIt's back: The event when some of St. Louis' best bands take on an alter-ego for the night. An Under Cover Weekend will take place on September 9th and 10th at the Firebird, but wait: There's more. This year, there will b ... More >>
The soon to be collaborating Voices. Courtesy of NBCOh great. The judges/coaches from NBC's hit karaoke tournament vocal competition "The Voice" are going to collaborate. Specifically, Maroon 5, led by slightly soulful popster Adam Levine will be joined by Christina Aguilera to perform their ... More >>
In an age where bands can succeed or fail on the basis of one MP3, it's refreshing that full-length albums are alive and well in St. Louis. Each year, the Riverfront Times receives dozens of CD, MP3 and, occasionally, vinyl submissions for our local-review column, Homespun, and we do our best ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Floacist's Floetic Soul*Floacist, Floetic Soul Soultracks.com says of the new record, "With Floetic Soul, Stewart successfully continues the neo-soul and po ... More >>
Space Age Blues
David M. Hagerty memorial page/FacebookAsk people what they remember most about Dave Hagerty, and chances are they won't mention his genre-bending guitar playing or the bizarre obsessions he sang about in his band, Fattback. What friends recall is Hagerty's smile - a genuine, kind-eyed grin t ... More >>
Todd OwyoungTaylor Hanson at the Pageant. View more photos here.Mock Hanson's music at your peril. The fresh-faced trio is still best-known for its effervescent tween-pop days - don't front, you know all the words to "MMMBop" - but it's grown into its bubblegum-funk/soul sound rather nicely. ... More >>
White Picket Fence
Jon ScorfinaNicole Peterson, this week's Last Collector StandingNicole Peterson has worked in many facets of the music industry, including retail at Slackers CD's and Games and (currently) at Suite 100 at the Pageant handling merchandise and ticket sales. After looking through her modest reco ... More >>
Clay LipskyA: They'll both a part of Space Age Blues, the forthcoming album from Devon Allman's Honeytribe, which is due out June 1. That's according to a post on the Ardent Studios website, which is spotlighting the local band today. Allman's presence is a given -- duh, it's his band. But Le ... More >>
The B-52's are just one act slotted for the HullabaLOUfestOne of the best things about St. Louis is its close proximity to the summer's major music festivals. Not only do we get cool acts stopping here on their way to -- or from -- these events, we're within driving distance to Chicago (Pitch ... More >>
On Monday, we'll be counting down the top ten concerts of the year in St. Louis. (Thoughts? Add 'em below! Still compiling...) In the meantime, web editor Nick Lucchesi spent hours combing through slideshows and reviews and cherrypicked 50 of 2009's best concert photos. Whew. I had forgotten about m ... More >>
To my knowledge, the slew of vocalists which accompanied the Trans-Siberian Orchestra last evening never sang the word "Jesus." The concert did not feature a denouncement of Santa or the formation of a manger in laser lights on the Scottrade Center's roof. Yet the event felt an awful lot like the ... More >>
TLR's mugshot on TwitterThat's right. Yesterday, Tony La Russa joined the ranks of millions when he registered a real Twitter account under his name. As you'll recall, the Cardinals skipper sued Twitter back in May, when he discovered someone was passing himself (or herself) off as La Russa on t ... More >>
Artist: June Pointer Album: Baby Sister From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1983 Label: Planet Records What it sounds like: The youngest Pointer sister takes a turn as a nymphomaniacal disco diva.
It was a big weekend at Saint Louis University's Chaifetz Arena. On Saturday night, the long-suffering Billikens basketball team beat George Washington 63-59 in a to-the-wire game (which almost erased the memory of last year's humiliating 49-20 loss to GW). The atmosphere wasn't quite as h ... More >>
What a weekend we just had. Decent weather, little precipitation, about 30 concerts around town and lots of football and pot-culture on Sunday. A big weekend all around, which might be why this weekend wrap-up is coming a little after noon. Forgive me.In case you missed it, here's what went down ove ... More >>
Friday, January 16*Republic Tigers/Analysts/Oceania, Bluebird*Target Market/Jovian Chorus/Say Panther, Cicero's*Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, Sheldon*Leroy Pierson/Los Carnales Blues Band, BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups*Rum Drum Ramblers, The Stable*Everett Dean, Deluxe*Left Arm, The Blind Eyes/The Abac ... More >>
Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature delivers the Top 10 can't-miss activities to complete your fun-seeking agenda. Looking for live music? Here's your St. Louis weekend concert calendar.
6:30 p.m. Sunday, January 18. The Chaifetz Arena, on the campus of Saint Louis University, 1 South Compton Avenue
What's going on New Year's Eve? Well, here are some of the musical choices if you're up for going out tomorrow night. What did we miss? Chime in below. *Shame Club/Lions of Hazelwood/Dirty 30's/Heroes of the Kingdom, Bluebird*The Livers/Fundamental Elements/Dear Future, Cicero's*Fattback (as Huey Le ... More >>
(Words by Andrew Scavotto; photos by Annie Zaleski) After devoting a significant amount of time to exploring local music in 2008, moreso than in years past, I've decided to end the year by blogging about my favorite moments. This isn't necessarily a list of my favorite shows -- rather, it's a list ... More >>
8 p.m. December 31. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
You might be broke or close to it, but hell if that's going to keep you holed up at home on the biggest party night of the year! Here are the ten best, cheap ways to ring in 2009 in St. Louis. And you can still check out our complete list of more than 70 St. Louis New Year's Eve parties.Also be sure ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, August 24. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street
That Marty McFly went back in time
We look back on the career of Gary Mac and check out the concerts of the Final Four
The Yard Dogs are here
It's his birthday
The Year in Review: A Quiz
Mickey Hart and his grateful mates are out to prove they're more than mere Other Ones
Who says a record review can't be a piece of poetry?
Or: Why winning an Oscar sometimes means losing sight of a career
Picking the best of a bad movie year
Directed by Bruce Paltrow