Every year for An Under Cover Weekend, Mike Tomko and Mike Cracchiolo throw together two nights of exceptional local bands that pay tribute to their favorite nationally known acts at the Firebird. Well, "throw together" isn't quite right, considering that the event takes more than eight months of pl ... More >>
You probably saw this Thursday morning, attached to a mostly accurate quote on your Facebook news feed: Will Ferrell appeared as Ron Burgundy on Conan to announce Anchorman 2. That's great, and anybody who's ever derived any joy from quoting any movie will have long since dug their "I Love Lamp" shi ... More >>
It's a time-honored tradition: A candidate for political office starts walking out for stump speeches to the strains of a hit by a band that doesn't agree with his views. Cease-and-desist letters follow. This week's episode stars one Newt Leroy Gingrich, who has been using "Eye of the Tiger" dating ... More >>
In theory, music venues are interchangeable. If one especially great place shuts down, another spot surely will rise elsewhere. But there's something disquieting about the closure of an especially memorable venue. Even years later, I'm still bummed about how Shattered - a Columbia, Missouri, insti ... More >>
Todd OwyoungChris Robinson of the Black Crowes. An entire slideshow of photos is right here.Bands tour beyond their expiration date far too often, with the end result that their legacy is tarnished or they become a parody of themselves. The Black Crowes, meanwhile, prefers to go on indefinite ... More >>
Run for your life if you can, little girl: Julie Taymorís í60s-set musical is a bust.
Fabled concert venue Mississippi Nights closes its doors for now.
www.factorybelt.net The end of an era? After months of speculation and rumor, it can finally be said: Mississippi Nights, a concert club favorite since 1979, will close its doors after one last jam session takes place on Friday, January 19. But the popular venue at 914 North First Street may l ... More >>
The Big Muddy Blues Festival is back and bigger than ever, while B-Sides finds out that Michael Bolton isn't an assclown and spotlights photography superstar Tammy Leahy,
Saturday, September 24; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Looking for the perfect songs for Valentine's Day? Yeah, we're not going to help you out at all.
Thursday, April 29; Generations
Saturday, March 6; Off Broadway
Another SNL vet may be the next Bill Murray. Seriously.
Week of July 16, 2003
Week of July 9, 2003
Pure 80's Love, the #1 Hits: 18 Classic Love Songs from the Decade of Excess (Universal Music Group)
Directed by Bruce Paltrow