In the most head-shaking article unleashed on the Internet in recent memory, it was revealed that rapper/necrophiliac/federal agent impersonator DMX has been in talks to fight George Zimmerman, the infamous idiot who gunned down young Trayvon Martin. Luckily for humanity and overall decency in gener ... More >>
The annual hero-halloween for St. Louis bands known as An Under Cover Weekend* is scheduled for September 7 and 8 at the Firebird. Want to show everyone your excellent Spice Girls impression (someone please do this)? Now's your chance. The event is taking submissions for another 31 hours as of this ... More >>
Arlo Guthrie | Old Crow Medicine Show | Tim O'Brien | Jimmy LaFave | Roseanne Cash | Hanson | Del McCoury Band | Jackson Browne | The Flaming Lips | John Mellencamp This Land is Your Land: Woody Guthrie Centennial Concert Brady Theater, Tulsa, Oklahoma March 10, 2012 After decades of neglecting the ... More >>
Surely you have heard the charges made against Coheed and Cambria's bassist, Michael Todd, alleging that he robbed a Walgreens pharmacy before a performance, leaving with multiple bottles of oxycodone and hailing a taxi to the band's performance in Massachusetts. Hilariously baffling? Of cour ... More >>
Todd OwyoungMumford and Sons | The Low Anthem | Matthew and the Atlas The Pageant June 5, 2011 For all of you who weren't among the lucky clickers who obtained tickets to last night's Mumford and Sons show at the Pageant, this is how it went down: At 4:30 p.m., a line forms. Not anxious adol ... More >>
Katie MoultonEd: Last weekend, the Beale Street Music Festival welcomed one of the stranger lineups of the season to Memphis: Cee-Lo Green, Ke$ha, Mumford & Sons, Jon Mellencamp, Lucinda Williams, Wilco, Gregg Allman and more. We sent Katie Moulton on a last minute road-trip and she brought ... More >>
Image viaBob Dylan played his first ever show in Vietnam over the weekend as part of a brief tour of Asia. There was some amount of fanfare associated with this tour, and this stop in particular, given that so much of Dylan's most vibrant work was written as a response to military action in p ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiJeff Tweedy at the Pageant, 2008Over the weekend, A to Z was in Cleveland and headed to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. To her delight, there was a new exhibit on display called Kick Out the Jams, which focused exclusively on music from the Midwest. Our fair region was w ... More >>
Katie MoultonTaking up an acoustic guitar for "Save Some Time to Dream," John Mellencamp stood alone onstage and told a story about his father, who regularly asks him if he's "having any fun." The roots-rock veteran did look like he was having fun last night at the Fox Theatre, punching all h ... More >>
Movie screens at 6:45 p.m. music starts at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 6. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
Kate McDanielDeer Tick @ Off BroadwayAt first blush, a Band of Heathens and Deer Tick double bill at Off Broadway seemed a strange pairing. First blushes, however, are no match for good guitars, good songs and a damn good Halloween party.
Todd OwyoungKings of Leon's Caleb Followill at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. More photos here.Let's just get this out of the way now: pigeon shit, pigeon shit, pigeon shit. No rock concert has been stigmatized by bird feces as much as last evening's Kings Of Leon performance at Verizon W ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local Vintage Vinyl 1. COHEED & CAMBRIA---Year Of The Black Rainbow* 2. THE FORCE---Everybody Wins 3. KEM---Intimacy* 4. BLACK CROWES---Croweology* 5. SLEIGH BELLS---Treats 6. ESPARANZA SPALDING---Chamber Music Society 7. JOHN MELLENCAMP---No Better Than This 8. METRI ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Iron Maiden's Final Frontier*Iron Maiden, The The Final Frontier Iron Maiden guitarist Dave Murray says the new album features "straight-ahead, uptempo rock ... More >>
Canadian near-supergroup Wolf Parade play The Pageant on November 20. Billiken Club *Anais Mitchell, September 9 *Callers, October 25 *Field Music, October 2 *Light Pollution, October 4 *Sarah Jaffe, September 2 *Times New Viking, October 14 Cicero's *Dirt Daubers, September 9 Family Are ... More >>
Todd OwyoungJohn Mellencamp at Farm Aid, October 4, 2009On Saturday, November 6, John Cougar Mellencamp (affectionately known as "the Coug" around these parts) will be performing at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. The "opener" for the night is a screening of the documentary It's About You, which is ... More >>
We reviewed a lot of shows this year -- nearly 100, judging by the number of posts in the "Show Reviews" archive. Deciding which 2009 concerts comprised the creme de la creme wasn't easy, to say the least. However, the following stood out from the pack. What did we miss? What were your favorites thi ... More >>
John Mellencamp's introduction -- directed toward what still-sizable crowd remained after Dave Matthews had left the building -- reminded that Neil Young has been with Farm Aid since the start. He remains the cantankerous old crank the event needs. The death-by-progress of American agriculture is no ... More >>
John Mellencamp and his crack band may have stolen the show at Farm Aid. The Seymour, Indiana, native opened his nine-song set with slower versions of "Pink Houses" and "Paper in Fire." The youthful intensity Mellencamp exuded when he called himself Johnny Cougar has smoldered into a slower-burning ... More >>
12:30 p.m. Sunday, October 4. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
The third-annual An Under Cover Weekend is taking place in September at the Firebird. Like last year, the event spans two weekends: Friday, September 4 and Saturday, September 5, and Saturday, September 12. Unlike the past few years, however, a few of the acts have already announced who they're cove ... More >>
farmaid.orgFor the past several days it has not been a matter of if Farm Aid would play in St. Louis this year. The question has been where in town organizers planned to stage the concert. That's because the organization has been dropping hints like crazy this month on its Twitter account pointing t ... More >>
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, center, with St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, left, Missouri farmer Rhonda Perry, far right, and Farm Aid Executive Director Carolyn Mugar, near right, on Thursday at Soulard Farmer's Market.My colleague Chad Garrison (via the P-D) reported this morning that F ... More >>
The long weekend behind us, here's what you might have missed.Bob Dylan at GCS BallparkPhoto: Roy KastenBob Dylan and Donnie Herron at the end of the nightOn Thursday night, Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp and Willie Nelson performed at GCS Ballpark (home to the Gateway Grizzlies minor league team) in Sa ... More >>
Everything looked bad but the weather. I crawled through traffic in parts of Cahokia and Sauget that will never make a John Mellencamp small town video. I stared at the lines snaking around the GCS Ballpark half an hour before show time. I forked out $10 for the pleasure of later waiting an hour to ... More >>
Happy July 4, everyone. Have fun, be safe and rock out. Thursday, July 2 *Bob Dylan/Willie Nelson/John Cougar Mellencamp, GCS Ballpark (Sauget) *Brooke Waggoner, Off Broadway *Dr. Manhattan, Cicero's *Hip-Hop Showcase, Atomic Cowboy *Bridgeton Air Defense/Tenement Ruth, Mangia *Peter J Woods/ Insti ... More >>
5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 2. GCS Ballpark, 2301 Grizzlie Bear Boulevard, Sauget, Illinois.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 15. Scottrade Center, South 14th Street and Clark Avenue.
Freedom's Road (Universal Republic)
9:30 p.m., Friday, December 29. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).
The town of Madison deserves more than this sports-movie cliché
Kerry may have given up on Missouri, but musicians haven't
Look for local knockout Katina Mitchell at the newsstand (and up on roofs); plus, we're feeling the Joe-mentum and want to see how John Edwards measures up, and Sanford-Brown coach John Campbell gets the kudos he deserves
Saturday, November 1; Off Broadway
True Reflections (RCA/Bama Rags)
Lullaby for Liquid Pig (Ineffable/imusic)
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
Monday, Aug. 20; Riverport Amphitheatre
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