Country music has always mystified me. On the one hand, the songs always seem to focus on alcohol, failed relationships, and poverty - subjects that have spawned fantastic art for years. On the other hand, popular country music has been virtually unlistenable for at least the last twenty years.
Ever wondered if Pink Floyd purposefully synced Dark Side of the Moon with the Wizard of Oz? Or if Johnny Cash actually had the Folsom Prison blues? Gary Graff and Daniel Durchholz tackle these questions and more in their newest book Rock 'n' Roll Myths: The True Stories Behind the Most Infamous Leg ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, June 15. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is two weeks away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Throughout May, we've been making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year, introducing the nominees from one or more o ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, May 3. Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
Earlier this month, Spin announced that it is moving most of its album reviews to Twitter. Music writing is getting shorter, not longer, and yet the 33 1/3 Series, which has the gall to publish entire books on albums that aren't even current, soldiers on. There are 85 installments in print n ... More >>
Roger Daltrey Peabody Opera House October 8, 2011 Better Than: Any band you've heard since John and Keith were here. It could have been an expensive disappointment, an awkwardly painful reminder that life moves too fast and people get old and it sucks. But in the thick of it, it was hard to think ... More >>
Jeff Tweedy as the Queen of RageMichelle Bachmann's Newsweek cover, on which she stares out icily over the headline The Queen Of Rage, has provoked intense reaction, mostly because of Bachmann's rapidly ballooning public caricature, but at least partly because the look in her eyes is somethin ... More >>
Rosanne Cash published her memoir Composed last August to widespread acclaim -- she'll be signing copies of it on September 27th at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room. The eldest daughter of Johnny Cash has been incredibly successful on her own, putting eleven singles on top of the Billboard Country ... More >>
Story time with Uncle Rodney Crowell is a heartwarming way to spend the evening. Once upon a time, in a land called Southeast Texas, there were demonic possessions, grand mal seizures, bottles busted over heads, lies, more lies, alibis, memories of love and lust at Roy Acuff concerts and tornados hu ... More >>
Jason StoffCarolina Chocolate Drops' Don Flemons. More photos from day two hereCarolina Chocolate Drops played at two in the afternoon to an enthusiastic, attentive audience. This wasn't a surprise: The trio's old-time string music is a popular draw in St. Louis. (In fact, CCD is coming back ... More >>
American Idol's taken a beating this year. Besides the usual drama with its judges, interest in the show appeared to be dwindling. In fact, its results-show finalé drew its lowest ratings ever. Perhaps what Idol again needs is a personality like Adam Lambert. The season eight runner-up lived up to ... More >>
"When are you going to Keith's? Keith's is perfect for 'Dive Bomber!'" Except it's no longer Keith's. Now it's Stan's Bar, as of January 1, anyhow, when bartender Stan took over ownership. Such is the nature of neighborhood bars, being bought by patrons or employees to continue the lineage when the ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
A * means the band is coming to town, a indicates locals. Vintage Vinyl 1. ERYKAH BADU---New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh 2. USHER---Raymond V. Raymond 3. DR.DOG---Shame Shame 4. MONICA---Still Standing 5. SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS---I Learned The Hard Way 6. SHE & HIM---Volume ... More >>
7 p.m. Monday, April 12. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
* denotes a band coming to town; signifies a local band Euclid Records 1. Broken Bells - Broken Bells 2. Jimi Hendrix - Valleys Of Neptune 3. She & Him - Vol 2. 4. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach 5. Johnny Cash - Ain't No Grave 6. Rogue Wave - Permalight 7. Fright ... More >>
Euclid Records 1. Jimi Hendrix - Valleys Of Neptune 2. Johnny Cash - Ain't No Grave 3. White Stripes - Under Great White Northern Lights 4. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach 5. John Hiatt - The Open Road 6. Graham Parker - Imaginary Television 7. Drive By Truckers - The Bi ... More >>
You know, if you had told me just a couple of years ago that signing Ron Bartell was going to be of paramount importance for the Rams to have any chance of being competitive, I probably would have laughed in your face.
Vintage Vinyl just released its list of best-selling LPs and CDs of 2008. (Physical product? Remember that?) Interesting to see how many local releases -- and how much hip-hop/R&B/rap -- is on the CD list, while how much old (and new) indie rock is on the LP list. Looks like you kids are downloa ... More >>
Tim finds moonstruck strangers.
The coolest guy you know named Glenn finds Lost Tracks.
7 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois).
9 p.m. Saturday, January 6. The Way Out Club (2525 South Jefferson Avenue).
7 p.m. Saturday, November 4. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
9 p.m. Thursday, October 12. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
Thursday, March 30 at 8 p.m. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)
In Capote, a murder leads to a masterpiece leads to an undoing
The tale of a journalist obsessed
Tiffany's Original Diner
Van Lear Rose (Interscope)
The Rock tries on Joe Don Baker's shoes for size, and they don't exactly fit
At the Balkan Café NYE party
Pop's Blue Moon, 5249 Pattison Avenue, 314-776-4200
The proprietors of JackSons' carry on a family tradition
The Truth About Us (New West)
The fourth annual Twangfest, the biggest and the best so far, celebrates some of the country's best roots artists
Cowboy Sally's Twilight Laments for Lost Buckaroos (Bloodshot)
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