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 >>
If there's one thing the Pussy Riot trial has taught us, it's that protest music can still be a dangerous, subversive tool. By performing an anti-Putin "punk prayer" during a guerrilla action at a Russian Orthodox church, Pussy Riot intended to provoke and offend. Many saw their action as blasphemou ... More >>
Zola Jesus is in a playground at midnight, and she's mucking in the darkest places, searching out tiny pains and feeding them blood and chocolate until they're large and capable of decimating cities. She's a conjurer, cloaking her voice in a strata of black magic and divined emotion. Zola Jesus is s ... More >>
wikimedia commonsIt has been a particularly grim summer already in music festival fatalities, with one death over the weekend at Electric Daisy and two more at Bonnaroo a couple weeks ago. But this is hardly a new phenomenon: The combination of crushing crowds, heat and mind-altering substanc ... More >>
courtesy of Fair St. LouisThe lineup for the 2011 Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concerts has just been announced: As you can see, it's Bill Biv DeVoe on July 15th, Gavin DeGraw on July 16th, Keb' Mo' on July 22nd and Barenaked Ladies on July 23rd. All shows are free and the headliners listed sta ... More >>
Nick LucchesiBob Reuter performs at Apop Records on Record Store DayOn Saturday, April 17, St. Louis was treated to a whole day of BBQ, beer and full-blown sonic wonderment as Apop Records proudly hosted its second-annual Record Store Day since moving to the Gateway City in 2007. In the ag ... More >>
Photo: Todd OwyoungKaren O. of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Pageant. More photos here.Yeah Yeah Yeahs' singer Karen O has crafted a persona as a shabby-chic fashion icon, a vulnerable diva, and some sort of female version of Iggy Pop. She has dated music video director Spike Jonze and is involved in t ... More >>
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