There's something to be said for non-conformity. We tend to think of non-conformist types as pioneers, free-thinkers, uninhibited by the expectations and opinions of others and unafraid to stand out in a crowd. We admire their courage and originality, and secretly wish we could be so brave. We've he ... More >>
It's a good time to be a metal fan in St. Louis. No, not because of the corporate metal shows that roll through Verizon Wireless Amphitheater each summer (although Iron Maiden is welcome here any time), but because of the breadth of local musicians who are forming bands and playing songs right here. ... More >>
Late last year, Bret Hoy and Sam Geneser set out to cast a lens on Midwestern punk. The duo had few preconceptions, and they found themselves welcomed into an open, diverse community. An initial interview with St. Louis's own Mark Sarich, the curator of the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, opened the ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
Sen. Daniel Inouye, who passed this week, was present for some of the 20th Century's pivotal events. Born in Hawaii in 1924, he witnessed the Pearl Harbor attack as a medical volunteer. He enlisted in the Army and fought in World War II; there he lost an arm and still stayed in the service until 194 ... More >>
There's very little middle ground with Nardwuar the Human Serviette. This plaid-clad Canadian DJ, musician and celebrity interviewer has been causing havoc for more than twenty years. His interviewing style is usually to ambush a random musician or celebrity, and begin firing away questions in an ea ... More >>
The Black Keys headlined the first day of Coachella. Black Sabbath is about to play Lollapalooza. Local metal phenom Black Fast just wowed a crowd at Euclid Records for Record Store Day. These are all reminders that black is the official color of rock & roll. Here are the six best "Black ______" ban ... More >>
Lookout! Records officially shut down this month, which is not shocking news to anybody familiar with the long-running punk rock label. The company's financial struggles were well known to the public, and since 2006 it has only stayed in business to keep up its back catalog. In honor of the i ... More >>
7 p.m. Friday, August 26. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
8 p.m. Tuesday, April 12. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Thursday, July 1. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
8 p.m. Wednesday, August 12. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.
8 p.m. Thursday, July 31. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard
Kathleen McLaughlin spends some time in O'Fallon, Missouri, and finds a city in turmoil. Unreal uncovers love letters from coworkers to Ray Hartmann in addition to the usual antics. Cupcake connoisseur Ian Froeb tells us about this issue's food-related items on Gut Check. For a band with t ... More >>
Kooky rock legend Robyn Hitchcock takes a gander back at his career, and Ian MacKaye takes on new venues.
B-Sides gets our groove on to Scott Kay & the Continentals, establishes Joan Jett's badass reputation and gets cozy with Strawfoot's Reverend Uncle Marc
The complete low-down on this year's nominated acts
Tuesday, March 21. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Avenue)
Week of May 4, 2005
Wednesday, October 20; Creepy Crawl
The Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center relieves social constipation, one ear-splitting roar at a time
And plays locally
Saturday, May 10; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room
Haymarket Riot struggles to distinguish itself from the alt-rock darlings of yesteryear -- and may yet succeed
The Argument (Dischord)
Thursday, Sept. 20; Creepy Crawl
Tuesday, Feb. 20; Mississippi Nights
Ian MacKaye of Dischord Records and Fugazi discusses his 18 years as a linchpin of American punk rock