The Scottish Arms (6-10 South Sarah Street; 314-535-0551) has made a remarkable discovery: When you take top-shelf whiskey, pair it with elegant samplings of delicious food, and serve it under the stars, people will want to be a part of it. Thus, the creation of "Whisky After Dark," the inauguration ... More >>
Nelly and Backstreet Boys in the same weekend - heck, the same day? Whoa, guys. That's a bit much, don't you think? If neither of those big-time acts appeal to your tastes, plenty of other great options ranging from ground-level artists to mid-level touring musicians perform this weekend at a venue ... More >>
Archdiocese be damned, PrideFest is going to be all kinds of crazy fun this year. Celebrating with new digs at Soldier's Memorial downtown, commitment ceremonies in City Hall, a headlining appearance by Taylor Dayne and the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision that the Defense of Marriage Act is u ... More >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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
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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
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