I was as surprised as anyone when I clicked online and saw the message: there was a new product from an old favorite, now available for download. Given that this was the first such release since 1991, I wanted to check it out immediately. And indeed, I was not disappointed. There was enough of th ... More >>
Cardinal fans and Cub fans. Democrats and Republicans. Those who keep up with the Kardashians and those who should be allowed to vote. Country music fans and country music haters. While no end is in sight to the strife between the first three aforementioned warring factions, there may be hope for t ... More >>
Twangfest 16 has come and gone in a blurry four nights of expert bands ranging from quiet folk to raging rock. What we saw in person was excellent and the evidence suggests the rest was that way, too. And now it's time for the annual Twangfest auction, where KDHX (88.1 FM) puts up a mess of records, ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, June 7, to Saturday, June 9. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Tonight, the KDHX (88.1 FM) affiliated Twangfest Festival kicks off tonight with a sold-out show at the Schlafly Tap Room featuring Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, Humming House and Prairie Rehab. The festivities continue through Sunday and the lineup is impressive throughout; you can see th ... More >>
Here again is every newly announced show for the week! We have offerings from the big-arena rock show variety all the way down to the hole-in-the-wall club type; music fans of all shape and size are bound to see something worth getting excited about. 311 will be bringing Slightly Stoopid and the Agg ... More >>
The Twangfest lineup has arrived, and it looks like a good 'un: Headliners include John Doe, Ha Ha Tonka, Langhorne Slim, Pokey Lafarge & the South City Three and Kelly Hogan. The annual festival, presented in partnership with KDHX (88.1 FM) enters its 16th year on June 6 at the Schlafly Tap Room wi ... More >>
Dots Not Feathers won Best New Band. Photo by Kelly Hogan The RFT Music Awards were announced at the Firebird this week, and we only just now finished fighting off the hangover. 18andCounting, Prince Ea and Sleepy Kitty all played memorable live sets, with Prince Ea inviting Teresajenee up f ... More >>
Courtesy of Chris MillsYou can take the kid of out Collinsville, Illinois, but you can't take Collinsville out of the kid. A certain sense of Midwestern, small-town alienation pervades the music of singer, songwriter and orchestral pop obsessive Chris Mills, even as his music has grown more c ... More >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
To conclude: Susan Cowsill and the Watson Twins sang "September Gurls," with the remains of Big Star playing loose and beautiful all around them. It shouldn't have happened; most of what happens shouldn't. In life, as with music, we only get so much say. Alex Chilton's passing just days before Big S ... More >>
Big Star's shadow is looming large at this year's SXSW.The text that Alex Chilton had died came through just before midnight on the first full day of South By Southwest 2010 in Austin. I was on my way to the sleeze-and-cheese-and-bathroom-cologne club Prague to see the anti-Alex, Billy Bragg, ... More >>
Photo: Todd OwyoungNeko Case last night at the Pageant. See more photos from last night's show.Neko Case's show last night at the Pageant wasn't that different from her September 2008 appearance at the same venue. However, the comfortably crowded show was, shall we say, loose. Not musically - ... More >>
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Saturday, May 26; Off Broadway.
Friday, Sept. 15; Off Broadway
Saturday, May 27; Side Door