The number of chain record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops as well as for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' recor ... More >>
More sad news for music fans this morning: Ari Up of the Slits (real name: Arianna Forster) died yesterday. She was 48. John Lydon of the Sex Pistols broke the news via his website. (His wife, Nora, is Up's mother.) A cause of death was not immediately known; Lydon's note only mentioned "a se ... More >>
In keeping with the holiday spirit (that's the holiday spirit, not the Holliday spirit, which involves protracted negotiations and ridiculous midnight Twitter visits), I would like to bring you another dose of yuletide cheer.
Understanding the ins and outs of concert promotion is a little like understanding quantum physics: There's sold out, and then there's beyond sold out. Rumor has it that last night's Camera Obscura show at Off Broadway was in the latter camp, but while the accommodations were certainly snug, the Sco ... More >>