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 >>
Photo by Todd OwyoungWillie Nelson brought his Throwdown spectacular to Sparta, Illinois over the weekend, bringing Jamey Johnson and a whole slew of country fans with him. Todd Owyoung was there to enjoy a beautiful afternoon and evening of cowboy boots, good ol' twang and, of course, a few ... More >>
wikimedia commonsHope you're well rested: It's a hell of a weekend in the 'Lou. David Bazan is at Old Rock House and Twangfest goes for two more nights at the Duck Room. The Blind Eyes and Yowie are both playing big shows on Saturday, and two very different pot enthusiasts headline gigantic ... More >>
C.Taylor CrothersThe Zac Brown BandBY PHIL FREEMAN Country's hard to define in 2010. The genre includes pop stars (Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum), critic-friendly brooders (the morose, arty Jamey Johnson) and grinning, suburbanite showmen (Brad Paisley). And then there are all the indie-rock ... More >>
Friday, December 11 *Troubadour Dali (CD release)/Jon Hardy and the Public/Campire Club, Off Broadway *Via Dove/Bear Ceuse/Art Majors, The Firebird *Whisperwall/Makeshift Gentlemen/Matt Rowland Band/Drew Mantia, The Pageant *Aaron Neville Quintet, Lumiere Place *Bill Charlap/Sandy Stewart, Kranzber ... More >>
*Christian Schaeffer reviews ten of the year's holiday albums. Ho ho ho. We'll have more releases featured on the blog very soon... *On the B-Sides tip, D.X. Ferris spoke with Ben Weinman of the Dillinger Escape Plan, who will be playing with Thursday at Pop's on Saturday. Ferris also chatted with ... More >>
7 p.m. Sunday, December 13. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
The 24th annual Farm Aid started with the old-school gospel quartet harmonies of the Blackwood Brothers and enough warm sunshine to persuade all the family farms in Missouri -- the Show Me State has the second highest number of farms in the Union -- that their summer work is far from over. What Will ... More >>
Trish LeeperThe Action DesignCicero's *Nico Vega, Thursday, October 1 *Moneen, Sunday, October 4 *Devon Allman's Honeytribe, Friday, October 9 *The Action Design/Sick of Sarah, Wednesday, October 14 *Sissy Wish, Tuesday, October 20 *Bad Veins, The Subjects, Sunday, October 25 *Chase Pagan, Tuesda ... More >>
Wilco, Jason Mraz, Jamey Johnson and Phosphorescent were just added to the Farm Aid lineup this morning, according to a press release. (I was psychic, apparently.) The event takes place October 4 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.