[Editor's note: In the time since this post was published this morning, Zach Sobiech has succumbed to his illness. May he rest in peace, and may his family find comfort in these sad times.]
Anyone who has either been to a wedding or a funeral in their life knows from that fortunate/ unfortunate ev ... More >>
In the last couple of weeks St. Louis has had somewhat of an influx of '90s nostalgia acts coming through town. Sponge played Cicero's, Soul Asylum made an appearance at the Old Rock House and Reel Big Fish just played the Pageant. This got us to thinking....
The '80s are remembered musically for t ... More >>
I am a chronic ranker of things, a lister. You give me a category - movies, music, vegetables, just about anything besides my children - and I'll give you a nice, neat list of my favorites. For my summary of the year 2012, a single Top Ten List didn't seem sufficient, so instead I submit my Top Five ... More >>
Last week, I received a surprising call from the North Pole. Apparently Santa Claus has become a fan of my column and wanted some musical selections to play in his sleigh on the big night. "Anything but 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus', I was told. "Mrs. Claus always looks askance at him when they ... More >>
Babel, the second release by the English folk quartet Mumford and Sons, is in its third week atop the Billboard Album chart. This surely makes their parents and accountants happy, but the fact that such luminaries as Matchbox Twenty, Linkin Park and the Zac Brown Band have recently held this spot de ... More >>
When I found out that Taylor Swift's new album, Red, would be available via Papa John's Pizza delivery, I pretty much had the same thoughts that I had upon hearing the first single off of Red: The fuck? Followed by: Mmmm. Tasty.
Modern record labels are working hard to find new ways to get the prod ... More >>
Here again is every newly announced show for the week! We have offerings from the big-arena rock show variety all the way down to the hole-in-the-wall club type; music fans of all shape and size are bound to see something worth getting excited about. 311 will be bringing Slightly Stoopid and the Agg ... More >>
wikimedia commonsThe unlikeliest ladies' man in contemporary music comes to the Pageant on October 15th. Brett Dennen, who is fresh of the release of his fourth album, Loverboy, has found success by sounding like a straight-faced soft pop star without looking or acting like one. Though he ha ... More >>
For the 25th year, Farm Aid combined music, agriculture and food, this time in Milwaukee. USA Today covered the festival, emphasizing its support of family farms. Performer Jason Mraz said, "This is the one concert (and) cause that affects everybody. This is about our food. Farm Aid reminds us that ... More >>
Alissa NelsonLife isn't all sunshine and rainbows in this food blogger's kitchen. I was seriously tempted to just link to the New York Times recipe for Ratatouille Pot Pie and call it a day. (It was really excellent, by the way.) Then I made a meal that resulted in the exclamation, "What the fuck ... More >>
Good Monday to you, St. Louis. Here's a recap of our weekend coverage:Big Muddy Records Roof Top PartyPhoto: Sarah ParadoskiSee more photos from Friday night's party.On Friday night, local label Big Muddy Records hosted a party on the roof of the Jefferson Underground gallery. The music went on l ... More >>
It's not a stretch to call Jason Mraz the hottest act at Farm Aid 2009. He may not have the legacy of Willie or the hipster cachet of Wilco, but Mraz's star is still on the rise and seems to show no sign of dimming.
Mraz's continued climb to the top, however, is accompanied by a healthy dose of ma ... More >>
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 >>
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.