The ol' Casio keyboard sound effects never get a workout quite like they do around Halloween, when nearly every spooky song comes punctuated with a howl or a squeak. Or a half-dozen of them, as in the case of the maddeningly catchy kids' song "Pumpkin Jack." (Click here to listen, and don't say we d ... More >>
Parrotheads in action. Photo by Kristie McClanahanEven if you've never been, a Jimmy Buffett show is pretty much exactly what you think it will be: Otherwise normal people swishing around in raffia skirts -- friendly, if a little unsteady on their feet, but doing a decent job of not spilling ... More >>
Larry D. MooreKinky Friedman, the original Texas Jew Boy and salty king of the one-liners, makes a rare appearance in St. Louis tonight at Off Broadway. We're celebrating with a week of wisdom nuggets from our interview with the Kinkster; read them here and here, and get the lowdown on the le ... More >>
Is National Wine Appreciation Week wearing you out? Maybe all you need is a change of pace.
Lucky you! Today's National Margarita Day! At least, according to Jimmy Buffett, who will be opening Verizon Wireless Amphitheater's season on May 3.
And who could doubt the word of a 64-year-old man ... More >>
Icy nuggets of electropop bliss shrouded in gothic imagery, Cold Cave's atmospheric abrasion and disillusionment make for the most depressing songs you'll ever want to dance to. Cold Cave's sophomore effort is out April 5, so cop that before they play the Luminary on April 9.
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Lyle WhitmoreA Parrothead in 2008Right now summer -- okay, spring -- seems very, very far away. There is a tiny glimmer of hope, however: The Verizon Wireless Amphitheater is starting to announce shows for its 2011 season. Appropriately, concert number one is Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefe ... 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 >>
Wikimedia CommonsTomorrow night, Kings of Leon returns to the scene of the bird-poop crime, the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. The concert is a make-up date for the band's abbreviated July 23 show, during which pooping pigeons sent them offstage after three tunes. To ensure that tomorrow's co ... More >>
A few troubling facts about my trajectory as a Jimmy Buffett fan: The "newest" Buffett CD I own is Banana Wind, which came out in 1996. I've never finished his book, A Pirate Looks at Fifty. Both were gifts. If I were being honest with myself, I'd admit that I'm still floored by last week's incredib ... More >>
â€‹Those winds out there today? They're the tropical breezes blown in special for Jimmy Buffet's concert tonight at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. And one of Buffet's fans who plans to attend the show is Republican congressional candidate Ed Martin, who is hosting a concert pre-party (and fundra ... More >>
The Bangles!The Pageant
*Edwin McCain, April 8
*Cross Canadian Ragweed, April 18
*Angels and Airwaves/Say Anything, April 19
*The Bangles, May 2
*30 Seconds to Mars/MUTEMATH, May 4
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
*Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, April 29
*Brad Paisley/Darius Rucker, M ... More >>
Lyle WhitworthYou have over two months to train for tailgating at Jimmy Buffett. Fans in 2008. More scenes from that show.Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will be performing at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Thursday, April 29. This will only be Buffett's second appearance here i ... More >>
The Daily RFT reports: Anheuser-Busch is said to be working on a contract to purchase the naming rights to Dolphins Stadium in Miami.
If concluded, the stadium would be the second professional sports stadium -- after Busch Stadium -- to name itself after an A-B product.
The St. Louis brewer (via B ... More >>
Buffett: A cheeseburger in a paradiseAnheuser-Busch is said to be working on a contract to purchase the naming rights to Dolphins Stadium in Miami. If concluded, the stadium would be the second major professional sports venue -- after Busch Stadium -- to name itself after an A-B product.The St. Loui ... More >>
What it sounds like:
Jimmy Buffett The Beach Boys Barbra Streisand Elton John/Scissor Sisters
Diana Ross = Captain & Tennille.