Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
It's been another steller year for live music in St. Louis, whether you were looking for the most legendary living pop artist or the quiet birth of a powerful local band. We've racked our brans and come up with our twenty favorite shows (they're listed below), but what tops your list?
Was it The Ur ... More >>
Ed. Van Halen came to the Scottrade Center on April 29, 2012 with Kool and the Gang in tow. The band, in its fifth decade, is back to its David Lee Roth roots. But his onetime replacement, Sammy Hagar, is not without his supporters. To settle the debate, Michael Dauphin spent some time with the true ... More >>
Florence the Machine
Peabody Opera House
April 29, 2012
It's been a year since St. Louis last hosted Florence the Machine, but things have changed in the short time that's passed. Florence Welch has been catapulted into a whole other realm of popularity, selling out the Peabody Opera House in ... More >>
Happy birthday, MTV! Although you take a lot of whacks for not playing music anymore, there's no doubting the swift and massive change in American culture after your debut. Not only did video kill the radio star, it smacked the crap out of staid old food advertising. In a few brief years, we ... More >>
Jon GitchoffElvis Costello & the Imposters
July 1, 2011
When Elvis Costello finally sells out, quits working as a tireless singer, songwriter and music scholar, and takes over Celine Dion's gig in Las Vegas, he'll have a great stage show to fall back on.
Costello and his backin ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsMardi Gras is this weekend. For some, it's a reason to stay the hell away from Soulard. For others, it's the time to go on a bender for a few days. The latter scenario wreaks havoc on livers, arrest records -- and jukeboxes. Yes, throw alcohol into the mix, and sane, rational ... More >>
The Singers: Founded by brothers Robert and Ronald "Kool" Bell, Kool & the Gang was one of the most successful funk acts of the '70s and '80s. Best remembered for dance-club hits like "Jungle Boogie" and "Ladies' Night," the group also had a slower side. Singles like "Cherish" and today's jam "J ... More >>