If we take the physicists at their science, then yes, you can get something out of nothing. The cosmos, for starters. Music is another matter. Ex nihilo might be fine for the Big Bang or God or John Cage's " 4'33" - nothing out of nothing -- but if music makes you move, think, feel or dream, it's ne ... More >>
With the holidays nigh, it's good to take a look ahead at the potential aftermath. Unwind from the street of Christmas season with some shows this week. Schlafly Beer celebrates its 22nd birthday with a rock show on the big stage upstairs, Jack Buck plays its last show in St. Louis at Apop Records, ... More >>
The Bottle Rockets, Goblin and Chance the Rapper all headline gigs to kick off December in style. Besides that, catch shows including Pat Martino Trio at Jazz at the Bistro and Midlake at the Old Rock House. Read on for a selection of shows in St. Louis this week.
MECC's elementary school computer lab classic The Oregon Trail probably taught its users relatively little about American History. The lasting impression the game did leave was the idea that choices have consequences and that, sometimes, bad things just happen, regardless of how well you plan for th ... More >>
If the music of the Claudia Quintet seems somewhat genre-ambiguous to the first-time listener, it's likely by design. "I kind of like the mystery of listening to music and not knowing what it is or how it was put together," says John Hollenbeck, the group's drummer and leader. Originally formed in 1 ... More >>
Eddie Van Halen demonstrates the exact opposite of this idea.The guitar solo has become an integral part of the rock and roll formula, either as a melodic counterpoint to a vocal line or an excuse for showing off. But there's a different kind of solo out there. The kind that, by all technical ... More >>
This week's Riverfront Times explores our city's literary history. Check back throughout the week for online-only maps and articles supplementing this week's cover story. image viaFielding DawsonDavid Clewell, a professor at Webster University, currently reigns as Missouri's poet laureate. Could ... More >>
(The number of chain-record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops -- and for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this new weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' reco ... More >>
Last night's installment of the Urban Alchemy Concert Series at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts had a unifying theme: minimalism. This emerged in the selections by John Cage and Steve Reich; the installment of deconstructed art by Gordon Matta-Clark; composer/vocalist Meredith Monk's deliberate ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsReceived a press release from the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra yesterday, trumpeting some good news about revenue and ticket sales as it passes the middle of its season. As compared to the same time last year: Classical revenues are up 6.5% ($3.41m vs. $3.2m) Classical ti ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, November 5. The Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.
Prepare for prepared piano
With his spiky, greying mullet, Bob Dylan shades and hotel room drink in a plastic cup, Glenn Branca cuts a mean, iconic hipster figure, a pure punk aesthete who for 30 years has been taking music -- call it rock, call it classical, call it Post-Minimalist, call it Maximalist -- to places the most s ... More >>
We find out what rocked across the country in 2007.
The Saint Louis Symphony is ready to hit the high-tech notes.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, February 14 and 15. Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts (3716 Washington Boulevard).
Stand clear: A young St. Louis sculptor named Moses has entered the building
Matching the playoff-rockin' Cardinals with some appropriate tunes
Ivy Cooper encapsulates the St. Louis art scene
Ivy Cooper encapsulates the St. Louis art scene
Breakin' All the Rules packs all the fun of a mediocre sitcom
Jewish pottymouth MC Paul Barman makes a brilliant hip-hop oddity
The Stephen Scott Bowed Piano Ensemble plays by committee and sounds good doing it
Circuit-benders make music from obsolete electronics. You won't believe your ears.
Japanese composer Nobukazu Takemura has released some of the most important experimental electronic music of the past decade
"Hyperpianist" Denman Maroney pulls strings to get the sounds he wants
Bassist Darin Gray learns that the library is where they have to take you in
Sun Ra, the prolific progenitor of space-is-the-place jazz, gets more of the reissue treatment
William S. Burroughs
Washington University Performing Arts Department
Saturday, Jan. 29; American Theater
Classical pianist Margaret Leng Tan downsizes her ambitions -- with big results
Saying farewell to Ovations! Series artistic director Evy Warshawski
Visiting the future with local iconoclast Tory Z. Starbuck