The Beatles left Liverpool for Hamburg in August of 1960. By the end of the 39 weeks they played there on four trips from 1960 to December 1962, Beatles biographer Mark Lewisohn estimates, the band played about 1,110 hours. On one trip to Germany, the band played 415 hours in fourteen weeks. That's ... More >>
By Jonny Whiteside While rock & roll is necessarily classified as a form of pop music, it is actually an idiom whose radical, destructive primitivism established a new type of socio-cultural disorder. It's about rejection of the status quo and celebration of the dis-imprisonment it instills. Alway ... More >>
By Jeff Weiss During their fifteen-year musical estrangement, Nina Gordon and Louise Post frequently shared the same dream: They'd perform onstage together just like in the mid-'90s, when Veruca Salt became alternative-nation nobility with hit single "Seether." Except in these REM reveries, the Bea ... More >>
St. Louis indie act Dropkick the Robot could use your votes in a worldwide songwriting contest that starts tomorrow. This is no charity case, though -- the band has the chops to back up the favor it's asking. "We've been working for a really long time at songwriting," says Daniel Mehrmann, vocalist ... More >>
This month, fans all over the United States have been reliving Beatlemania, thanks to the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's defining appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Without a doubt, the Beatles majorly changed rock and roll in the early 1960s. Mop-top hair, smart suits, witty wisecracks, three- ... More >>
This month, you won't be able to watch an episode of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" without seeing a half-dozen attack ads. The music world doesn't have attack ads, it has diss tracks. In honor of the onslaught of negativity in our political process, here are the six best diss tracks of all time. Let us ... More >>
Near the top of the list of our favorite current rock bands is the Walkmen. A decade-plus into a career of kinetic music that would make an excellent soundtrack for some sort of epic Guy Ritchie movie set in New York, the band will release its seventh album, Heaven on June 5. And shortly thereafter, ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsKim Gordon and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth have separated after 27 years of marriage and now the future of the band is unknown. Their record label released this statement last Friday: Musicians Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, married in 1984, are announcing they have separa ... More >>
If John Lennon had believed in heaven, he'd be weeping from his cloud right now. Thanks to the Omaha World Herald, footage has emerged that would have killed the singer-songwriter dead, had Mark David Chapman not done the awful deed a decade earlier. Behold the song stylings of former Godfather' ... More >>
Harry Nilsson, one of the very few things all four Beatles agreed on and a singer of nearly unparalleled talent, will get the tribute treatment at Off Broadway on November 26th. What Is The Point? A Tribute To Harry Nilsson will feature Nilsson sets from Theodore, Ransom Note, Edward Burch, John Kra ... More >>
Rocky SchenckToday is Frances Bean Cobain's 19th birthday. Time flies, right? In celebration of Miss Frannie, we've compiled a list of hot rock 'n' roll spawn. These people have at least one rock star parent and their moms are frequently models. (Figures.) They are all totally bangable, and m ... More >>
AHHHHHH!!The mainstream ubiquity of tattoos is nothing new, but it does make for some pretty hilarious/horrendous Google searches. We chatted with two local tattoo artists to see what regrettable tattoos St. Louisians are getting these days. Iron Age Tattoo's Joseph Reincke said nothing surp ... More >>
Bastille Day is upon us, when all the world celebrates Louis XIV crossing the Delaware or something. We're not clear on the details, and on that front we join countless English-speaking pop and rock stars who took similarly haphazard forays into the Language of Love. In honor of the Frog's b ... More >>
This Wednesday marks the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death. This week faculty members and students from Webster University's Jazz Studies program will pay tribute to the late Beatle with a concert called "John Lennon Remembered." The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 7, a ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, October 21. The Chaifetz Arena, One South Compton Avenue.
Chuck Berry -- who performed at the Pageant on Saturday night, to celebrate the venue's tenth anniversary -- turns 84 years young today. Happy birthday, Chuck! He's not slowing down at all -- in the last few months, he's performed at a DNC benefit downtown, continued to do his monthly gig at Blueber ... More >>
While our music page has plenty of things to do this weekend, a quick note: The fun./Steel Train/Jarrod Gorbel show at the Firebird is sold out. Hope you bought tickets! Now on to some other options: All weekend: *Soulard Oktoberfest Drink. Listen to Brave Combo, Copper Box and Soulard Blues Band. ... More >>
More recalls. A Pennsylvania company recalled 8500 pounds of ground beef for suspected E. coli contamination. The Washington Post reports that the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service found a link between Cargill Meat Solutions in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, and three cases of the infection in Ma ... More >>
10 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. Deluxe, 2733 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood.
9 p.m. Friday, September 12. Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University, 20 North Grand Boulevard.
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene
Beatles trump dictatorship in the U.S. premiere of The Concert.
9 p.m. Monday, December 10. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Corey Smith challenges ideas about "country" music.
(The Casino Queen, East St. Louis)
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You can't spell "care" without "car"
Saturday, October 25; Off Broadway
The Hard Rock Café serves up a breakfast you won't soon forget
Former St. Louisan Walt Winston has a serious John Lennon fixation, but he's a true original
The latest music books struggle to demystify pop culture's greatest enigmas
Driving Rain (Capitol)
Saturday, Oct. 27; Fox Theatre
History tells us that musicians who turn to the written word are just asking for trouble. Occasionally, though, something special sneaks through.
Singer/songwriter Andrew John pops out of St. Louis