If we take the physicists at their science, then yes, you can get something out of nothing. The cosmos, for starters. Music is another matter. Ex nihilo might be fine for the Big Bang or God or John Cage's " 4'33" - nothing out of nothing -- but if music makes you move, think, feel or dream, it's ne ... More >>
Wondering where to go to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Look no further -- Gut Check's got the guide to the best spots for celebrating the holiday. Hit any or all up for the best tacos, margaritas and sopapillas St. Louis has to offer, not to mention giveaways, special brew releases and more. See also: H ... More >>
Outside the Casa Loma Ballroom at Iowa and Cherokee, storm sirens echoed their eerie warning to the city: "Take shelter immediately," they cautioned. However, roughly one thousand people -- city and county residents alike -- braved sheets of torrential rain and flash-flooded streets to see Pokey LaF ... More >>
Roy Kasten In this week's print edition, we profiled veteran St. Louis guitarist and flamenco artist Lliam Christy, chief composer for the Reventones. The group, also featuring guitarist and singer Jon Oliver Knight, released the album Dirty It earlier this year. Below, listen to standout tr ... More >>
Photo by Jon Scorfina. Read why we had no professional photos here. Mariachi El Bronx | Rise Against! | Foo Fighters Scottrade Center September 17, 2011 It's been a huge year for Dave Grohl. His band, Foo Fighters, began 2011 with its most reliable line-up of the group's existence. That was ... More >>
For your Cinco de Mayo drinking and rocking pleasure, Midwestern classic rock heroes Cheap Trick have mashed up their ode to parental perversion, "Surrender" with a mariachi band. You can thank the fine folks at Hornitos Tequila for thinking this was an awesome way to promote their Make a Mashup c ... More >>
Nick SchnelleA photo from last year's Cherokee Street Cinco de Mayo paradeSt. Louisans definitely love to drink, and this week, we'll trade in our cans of PBR for pitchers of margaritas! That's right, it's time for Cinco de Mayo in St. Louis. While arguably the city's biggest party, Cherokee ... More >>
The number of chain record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops as well as for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' recor ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, July 30. Foam, 3359 South Jefferson Avenue.
The May 14 Ozomatli show originally scheduled to be with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has been moved to Blueberry Hill's Duck Room. The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is no longer playing with the band. The show will start at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15. According to a press release from SLSO, peop ... More >>
Image ViaA scene from last year's fish fry at St. CeciliaTime for a Spanish quiz Gut Check readers. This e-mail arrived in the inbox yesterday afternoon from a friend. Hablamos un poco español, pero necesitamos ayuda con los detalles... Hola amigos, Después de tantas borracheras (el año nue ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, November 27. The Gramophone, 4243 Manchester Avenue.
8 p.m. Friday, April 10. The Gargoyle, on the campus of Washington University at Forsyth and Skinker boulevards.
As might be expected, I receive some pretty great text messages from random folks in town, either looking for show times or wondering what's going on at night. However, I received one last week that took the cake for random:"you don't happen to know any local mariachi musicians, do you?"And for once ... More >>
9 p.m. Sunday, November 9. The Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, Universtiy City.
Elvira Arellano is no Rosa Parks. She's more like Jesus.
9 p.m. Friday, August 17. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue
Icky Thump (Third Man Records/Warner Brothers)
Momento (Six Degrees)
Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Just check out Go!, our regular feature highlighting everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Friday, 3/23 We Want Auction Tonight: Drop by the Sunset Hills Country Club (2525 Highway 157 South, Ed ... More >>
Black Holes and Revelations (Warner Bros.)
Sunday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. The Sheldon Concert Hall (3648 Washington Boulevard)
Saturday, April 30; Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)
Monday, November 8; Borders Books & Music-Brentwood
Introduce the kiddos to international music and dance -- and learn a thing or two yourself
Tucson may be its home, but the uncategorizable collective known as Calexico roams free
Sabados Tropicales, KDHX (88.1 FM)
A local couple brings the long-forbidden culture of Cuba to St. Louis and vice versa
Everything Is Possible! (Luaka Bop)