Kudos to A to Z pal Jason Harper for finding and sharing this video on Twitter. It's a montage of deaths in old video games -- Pong, arcade games and home gaming systems -- set to a MIDI version of Tears for Fears' "Mad World." The latter is rendered as a rather poignant 8-bit ditty with even more ... More >>
Big Star/Box Tops legend Alex Chilton's sad, unexpected death continues to reverberate throughout the music industry. Tributes are pouring in, from the LA Times and Rolling Stone to the NY Times and basically the entire SXSW music festival. Jason HarperThe cover of the Austin Chronicle's SXSW suppl ... More >>
Congrats goes out to photographer Scott Spychalski, whose photo of Tom Waits graces the back cover of the forthcoming live album, Glitter and Doom. The best part about this? Spychalski shot the photo right here in St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox last June. Here's our review, and a whole slideshow of h ... More >>
The Shaky Hands The Shaky Hands Where: The Firebird With: The Mhurs Sounds Like: "If Mott the Hoople and Dr. Dog had a baby, it would be called Tom the Poodle, and it would sound like the Shaky Hands. The Portland band's no-frills, all-boogie presentation reclaims the spirit of the blues-jamm ... More >>
As I was perusing the music blog of our sister paper in Kansas City, I noticed a familiar face in the "featured posts": Clownvis Presley. Intrigued, I scrolled through the entire post and discovered that my colleague, Jason Harper, noted a list of out-of-town musicians who garnered votes in the Pit ... More >>
Now that Independence Day and the All-Star Game are in July's rear-view mirror, you might be watching your wallet, what with all those fireworks shopping sprees and major-league bar tabs behind you. So, here are a few economical things to do this weekend all under $10.Cowboy Mouth at Mad Art Gallery ... More >>
We find out what rocked across the country in 2007.
9 p.m. Thursday, September 28. Schlafly Tap Room, (2100 Locust Street)