Everyone's sick this week! I've quarantined myself in my little cube corner all week OD'ing on oranges and gummy vitamins, staring at the box of Kleenex on my desk and nervously awaiting my turn. As a wise man once said, the only prescription for this fever is more cowbell, and while I can't guarant ... More >>
Editor's note: This post is half of a two-parter! Please read its companion post as well, Six Tips For Hosting Dirty Vagrants (Also Known as Touring Bands). Musicians are selfish, entitled bastards. The most insidiously horrible ones tend to take their acts on the road, so as to gleefully mooch off ... More >>
Editor's Note: The end of 2012 is upon us, so we thought we'd put a cap on things by sharing some of our personal favorite shows, albums, events and general shenanigans. Join us as we indulge in some navel-gazing! I am not the most active of local scenesters. I am not up on many of the year's crit ... More >>
Like any red-blooded American, Gut Check uses liquid medication to cope with holiday stress. Not only does a good winter cocktail make it possible to tolerate family members, say, inquiring about your procreation plans, it helps keep you warm, too. From now until Christmas, we're calling upon local ... More >>
9 p.m. Monday, November 21. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Photo by Jason StoffDeath Cab For Cutie The Pageant October 2, 2011 Ben Gibbard has left us. The melancholic Ben Gibbard we once knew is gone, for all intents and purposes. He's skinny now, having swapped drinking for running, and he's got a new, Jordan Catalano haircut. He's visibly bouncy, ... More >>
The Raincoats. Photo by Mike AppelsteinThe Raincoats | Grass Widow The Double Door September 19, 2011 After three decades of sporadic activity, it's about time the Raincoats played the Midwest. This legendary late '70s/early' 80s London band toured the East and West coasts during its init ... More >>
Courtesy of YowieTo call Yowie an acquired taste would be a flagrant misrepresentation. Yowie is not something you can acquire. Try to understand its sonic mindfuckery, try to follow the preposterous complexity of Yowies' sound, and your dendrites will start to short-circuit. Music like this ... More >>
One by one they walked into the auditorium. Some were somber. Others were chatty. The overwhelming majority were women and children. Nearly all were black. Boxes of tissues were scattered around the room during this April 9 vigil to honor those residents of St. Louis city and county who wer ... More >>
Image via WashingtonPost.comTodd A. Nicely was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medalâ€‹Today is Veteran's Day and, whether you're relaxing at home at the couch or grumbling about being at work, it's easy to lose sight of how much this holiday can mean to people who have either served i ... More >>
Today's Purple Prose is another excerpt from Uncontrolled Desires by Granite City author Scarlet Edwards.Word of caution: You may need some Kleenex for this tear-jerker.
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the St. Louis theater scene
â€‹ Image via last.fmKate McGarrigleSad news out of Montreal: Folk singer Kate McGarrigle -- the former wife of Loudon Wainright III, and mother to Rufus and Martha Wainwright -- died of liver cancer today. She was 63. Here's footage from last December, of Kate with children Rufus and Martha ... More >>
9:30 p.m. Saturday, November 28. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Four people disappeared from the Joe Cool. They may never be found.
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene.
Week of June 14, 2007
B-Sides gets intimate with Rhino Records' new Genesis reissues, then catches up with the cool cats in Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 South Broadway, St. Louis; 314-621-8811.
The 7 Shot Screamers hang with Morrissey, tour with Exene Cervenka — and make the Lou proud
Lynch Street Bistro, 1031 Lynch Street, 314-752-5777.
Walgreens, 4140 S. Broadway, 314-832-4990.
Thursday, October 20; Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)
Traveling Pants is an ill fit for the screen, but teens and tweens will love it
Week of August 11, 2004
A devastatingly moving Opera Theatre double bill
Exxon pulled out of its Clinton County coal mine nearly a decade ago. Locals still live with the mess.
Marie Clark's group-therapy sessions are a sex offender's worst nightmare. Her down-and-dirty approach gives some of her colleagues the willies too.
Warner's biggest fans turn on their hero, feeling betrayed
His inspired passion made him a favorite in the art world. Now Marcel Salinas is stuck in St. Louis, where hardly anybody knows his name.
Halo and hype over Jack Buck pierced by the passing of Darryl Kile
Divine Secrets gives us Southern-accented mother-daughter issues.
SIU-Edwardsville answers the question "What happens to A Raisin in the Sun?"
Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH South) Cafeteria
Local Quixote Ed Golterman tilts at civic windmills in his quest to rehabilitate Kiel Opera House
How the manager of a plumbing-supply company got a little too interested in the female employees' plumbing
Steve McCracken has overseen a 13-year, $800 million cleanup and burial of the radioactive waste at Weldon Spring. Now that the odyssey is nearing its end, one thought haunts him -- how to warn people in the future not to dig it up.