Les Claypool

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2014

    Candy-Coated Fans at Primus' "Willy Wonka" Concert: Photos

    Surely Les Claypool of Primus has had dreams about jumping into the chocolate river seen in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Or finding the golden ticket. Or getting a golden egg-laying goose nooooow, Daddy. Claypool's obsession with Willy Wonka is on display in Primus & the Chocolate Factory, ... More >>

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    November 5, 2014

    Les Claypool Talks Primus & the Chocolate Factory: "Expect Lots of Chocolate"

    Les Claypool has been the driving force behind funk-metal outfit Primus since 1984. In that time, he has also written a book, South of the Pumphouse, directed a film, Electric Apricot, and become synonymous with the sounds of animated TV shows Robot Chicken and South Park. Now he's remade the Willy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    36 New Year's Resolutions for An Awful Music Journalist

    Will music journalism always suck? Probably. MTV will always feature at least three Justin Bieber articles on their news page and NME will continue their 1:4 ratio of articles about members of Oasis. And of course, people like me will still write articles about botching interviews and how cool nu-me ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012

    Swastikas, Lemmy and Screaming Christians: Picking the Winner of the Mayhem Festival

    This Friday, the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival rolls through our fair city, bringing fifteen purveyors of heavy music to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. The scope of artists ranges from old-timers like Anthrax and Motorhead to young guns like The Devil Wears Prada and Asking Alexandria. These b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    The Six Best Songs About Cats

    When discussing animals in song, it is important to distinguish between a track that uses an animal as a metaphor - for freedom or wildness, usually - and a song that is actually about an animal. We will be exploring the latter in this month's animal-style Nitpick Six series. Here are the six best s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Primus Coming to the Pageant

    Les Claypool has been at the Pageant with his various bands/incarnations over the past few years, but arguably his best-known band, Primus, is making an appearance there on Sunday, May 29. Tickets are $40 for general admission and reserved balcony and tickets are on sale on Friday, March 11. "My Na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Opening Acts to See: Longwave and Joan Jones of Sun 60

    The not-so-big secret at Pageant shows is that the opening acts are often just as worthy as the headliners. Les Claypool bringing along Saul Williams and DeVotchKa on March 17 is one example of this -- and Saturday, January 31 is exhibit B. On that night, Joan Jones of Sun 60 is opening for Big Head ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    STL Show Announcements, Week of January 13

    Here are some of the new shows announced this week at venues around St. Louis! Pops * The AP Tour featuring Family Force 5/The Maine/3OH!3, Wednesday, April 15 Family Arena * Avenged Sevenfold/Buckcherry/Papa Roach/Saving Abel, Tuesday, February 17 Scottrade Center *Billy Joel and Elton John, ... More >>

  • Music

    September 5, 2007

    Duck and Cover

    Some of the city's best-known bands go incognito at Off Broadway.

  • News

    May 23, 2007

    Hot Summer Music

    Your guide to St. Louis music — from now till Labor Day.

  • Music

    March 21, 2007


    There's No 666 in Outer Space (Ipecac)

  • Music

    October 5, 2005

    Les Claypool

    Tuesday, October 11; Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)

  • Music

    September 22, 2004

    Watt, Me Worry?

    Legendary bassist Mike Watt doesn't care what you think is punk rock

  • Music

    September 15, 2004

    Stockholm Syndrome

    Tuesday, September 21; Mississippi Nights

  • Music

    December 11, 2002

    New Bands From Old

    Or "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Ignore Audioslave"

  • Music

    October 30, 2002

    Gov't Mule

    Sunday, November 3; Mississippi Nights

  • Music

    January 24, 2001

    Snocore Icicle Ball

    Tuesday, Jan. 30; Pageant.