James Brown was, of course, the Godfather of Soul and the Hardest Working Man in Show Business. But all the work he did to grab those titles over decades seemed to come crashing down through much of the '80s and '90s. That's when he derailed into years of drug and domestic abuse, erratic behavior, ... More >>
George Orwell's predictions in his dystopian classic 1984 seem more apt for 2014 than the titular year. The scale and scope of our intelligence agencies suggest that Big Brother is well and truly with us. Our corruption of the English language in social media is more than reminiscent of newspeak (LO ... More >>
On Saturday, December 14, Off Broadway will host "The 12 Bassists of Christmas," a holiday spectacular presented by Bruiser Queen and featuring Sleepy Kitty and Middle Class Fashion. Notably, there's only one bassist -- MCF's Brian McClelland -- between all three lineups. BQ's Morgan Nusbaum started ... More >>
James Brown would have been 80 years old today, but who cares? What's worth remembering is not how many hits he had, how many millions he made and lost, or how many times he voted for Richard Nixon. No, when we talk about James Brown, we're talking about indisputably the single most important musici ... More >>
Little James Brown, Lee Fields, continues his prolific career with a stop at 2720 Cherokee on March 27. Southern California rap trio, Pac Div play the Gramophone tonight. Believe it or not, Afroman is still making music and will be performing at 2720 Cherokee on March 29. More show flyers below:
8 p.m. Thursday, August 23. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Whether Justin Bieber is being chased by a pack of fans while riding a Segway or pretending to get shot and killed on a popular television show, he can is increasingly dispatched in any setting. Your moment of certainty came this weekend, when Bieber and 50 Cent accompanied Floyd Mayweather, Jr., ... More >>
Chain and The Gang | XXO | Little Big Bangs Pig Slop Studios April 21, 2012 Back in the mid-1990s, there used to be an Indie-Rock Flea Market in Arlington, VA every summer. These events would attract not only music fans from throughout the Northeast, but also the local Washington, D.C.-area music c ... More >>
Advertising products they'd never endorse in the United States, American celebrities have always looked to Japan for extra income. Which is a shame, because Americans would have loved to have seen a post-prison James Brown shilling Cup o' Noodles in 1991.
From the Department of Awesome Stuff People Send Me Apropos of Nothing, here are two ads for a Japanese noodle company featuring James Brown:
7 and 9 p.m., Saturday May 14, at the Lumière Theatre in the Lumière Place Casino & Hotel.999 North Second Street.
7 p.m. Saturday, August 28. Chaifetz Arena, One South Compton Avenue.
8 p.m. Sunday, June 27. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
A tribute to James Brown and a benefit for KDHX (88.1 FM), Soul Brothers & Sisters! was a marathon of rhythm, a celebration of grinding groove and a retrospective of a singular genius. It also furnished a series of poignant reminders. There were ten bands, at least thirty-five songs performed ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, April 30. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
The Black KeysThe Pageant *Gregg Allman, May 26 *The Black Keys, June 10 Off Broadway *Oakhurst, April 11 *Dave Gonzalez and The Stone River Boys, April 15 *Rosie Flores Band/Jon Langford, April 18 *James Brown Tribute, April 30 *Dave Olney and Steve Dawson, May 1 *The Hillbenders, May 8 *Ba ... More >>
St. Louis police report that James Brown, 36, was discovered dead in a vehicle Tuesday night in the 5600 block of Maffitt Avenue in north city. View Larger MapThe 5600 block of Maffitt as viewed from Clara Avenue.Police responded to the scene around 10:10 p.m. Tuesday where they discovered the victi ... More >>
I approached Pepper's Bar and Grill (near Bevo Mill, not the place on Locust) on a cold, rainy night to see a woman sitting on the front stoop. She wore shorts and a t-shirt and was talking on the phone. She jumped up as I neared the door, smiled at me, opened the door and promptly let it slam close ... More >>
10 p.m. Saturday, August 22. The Gramophone, 4243 Manchester Avenue.
Forty years ago in July, eight years before his death, Elvis Presley began a stand of 57 shows at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, a concert run that restored the King to a throne he'd spent most of the previous decade abdicating. Yet, the image of Elvis in Vegas is largely misunderstood; ove ... More >>
Artist: Full Force Album: Get Busy 1 Time! From: Euclid Records Year: 1986 Label: Columbia Records What it sounds like: The missing link between Big Daddy Kane and Boyz II Men--not quite hip-hop, not quite R&B, not quite jazz, quite horrendous.
8 p.m. Friday, December 5. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
10 p.m. Friday, October 24. The Gramophone, 4243 Manchester Avenue.
9 p.m. Thursday, June 5. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Week of January 18, 2007
Week of February 16, 2006
LOMA merges art and music under the stars
Sunday, April 3; VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights)
Keep Right (Grit)
Cheers, Lambert International Airport, 314-429-3400
Decadence and desperation rendezvous at St. Louis' no-tell motels
Unleash your pent-up craving to flatten fruit at Stone Hill Winery's annual Grape Stomp
Bring in da funk, bring in da bucks: backstage with Dr. Zhivegas, St. Louis' most popular -- and derided -- cover band
Saturday, Oct. 21; Mississippi Nights
Wednesday, Sept. 8; Karma
The Neem offer up 29 songs on their self-titled debut