John Lennon

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    September 15, 2014

    The Drug That Helped Turn the Beatles into the World's Greatest Band

    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 >>

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    July 30, 2014

    The 10 Biggest Classic Rock Douchebags

    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 >>

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    July 10, 2014

    Veruca Salt Returns After Fifteen Years

    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 >>

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    April 4, 2014

    Vote for Dropkick the Robot to Win Songwriting Contest Before It Conquers France

    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 >>

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    February 13, 2014

    Here is the Setlist from the Beatles' 1966 Concert at Busch Stadium

    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 >>

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    May 2, 2013
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    October 9, 2012

    The Six Best Diss Tracks

    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 >>

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    April 10, 2012

    The Walkmen: At Plush on June 28

    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 >>

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    November 10, 2011
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    October 19, 2011

    Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore And The Four Biggest Rock And Roll Breakups

    Wikimedia Commons​Kim 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Imagine Herman Cain Sang a John Lennon Song About Pizza

    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 >>

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    October 4, 2011

    Harry Nilsson Tribute At Off Broadway: What Is The Point?

    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 >>

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    August 18, 2011

    Frances Bean Cobain And The Other Nine Hottest Offspring Of Musicians

    Rocky Schenck​Today 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Juggalos and Bald Britney: The Ten Worst Music Tattoos Ever

    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 >>

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    July 14, 2011

    The Ten Most Facepalm-Inducing Uses of French in Pop Music: In Honor of Bastille Day

    ​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 >>

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    December 6, 2010

    John Lennon Remembered Via a Concert from Webster University's Jazz Studies Program

    ​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 >>

  • Music

    October 20, 2010

    Bob Dylan

    8 p.m. Thursday, October 21. The Chaifetz Arena, One South Compton Avenue.

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    October 18, 2010

    Happy 84th Birthday, Chuck Berry!

    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 >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Ten Things to Do This Weekend: October 8-10

    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 >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Cargill Meat Solutions Recalls Ground Beef

    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 >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2009

    Ed Hamell

    10 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. Deluxe, 2733 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood.

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    September 12, 2008
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    September 10, 2008

    James Jackson Toth

    9 p.m. Friday, September 12. Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University, 20 North Grand Boulevard.

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    September 10, 2008
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    April 16, 2008

    St. Louis Theater Capsules

    Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene

  • Culture

    April 9, 2008

    You Say You Want a Revolución?

    Beatles trump dictatorship in the U.S. premiere of The Concert.

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    February 11, 2008
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    January 2, 2008
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    December 5, 2007

    The Treasury

    9 p.m. Monday, December 10. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

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    August 29, 2007
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    June 20, 2007

    Songs of the South

    Corey Smith challenges ideas about "country" music.

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    February 21, 2007

    American English

    (The Casino Queen, East St. Louis)

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    December 6, 2006

    The Walkmen

    Pussy Cats Starring the Walkmen (Record Collection)

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    September 27, 2006

    Film Openings

    Week of September 28, 2006

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    July 19, 2006


    Hot fun in the summertime with Warped Tour

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    May 31, 2006

    Beat Happenings

    Music news you can use

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    May 24, 2006

    Get Inside!

    A round-up of summer's surefire hits (and definite duds)

  • Music

    January 12, 2005

    John Lennon

    Acoustic (Capitol)

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    September 15, 2004


    Week of September 15, 2004

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    September 8, 2004


    Week of September 8, 2004

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    September 1, 2004

    Wheels of Good Fortune

    You can't spell "care" without "car"

  • Music

    October 22, 2003

    Shelby Lynne

    Saturday, October 25; Off Broadway

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    July 10, 2002

    Hard Schlock

    The Hard Rock Café serves up a breakfast you won't soon forget

  • Music

    January 16, 2002

    Walter Ego

    Former St. Louisan Walt Winston has a serious John Lennon fixation, but he's a true original

  • Music

    January 2, 2002

    Paperback Writers

    The latest music books struggle to demystify pop culture's greatest enigmas

  • Music

    November 28, 2001

    Paul McCartney

    Driving Rain (Capitol)

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    October 24, 2001

    Tori Amos with Rufus Wainwright

    Saturday, Oct. 27; Fox Theatre

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    February 14, 2001

    Touch of Evil

    History tells us that musicians who turn to the written word are just asking for trouble. Occasionally, though, something special sneaks through.

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    June 28, 2000

    Dear John

    Singer/songwriter Andrew John pops out of St. Louis

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    December 9, 1998
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