MECC's elementary school computer lab classic The Oregon Trail probably taught its users relatively little about American History. The lasting impression the game did leave was the idea that choices have consequences and that, sometimes, bad things just happen, regardless of how well you plan for th ... More >>
Bonnie Raitt | Marc Cohn May 18, 2012 The Pageant They'd come in from Kansas City, Columbia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Louisville and West County -- and places further, I'm sure. The general admission ticket holders lined up outside the Halo Bar four hours or more before the doors would open, tailgatin ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, February 14. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
(This is the last part of our 31 Best Concerts of 2010 countdown. If you missed part one, #31-21, you can view that here; part two, covering #20-11, can be found here.) 10. Jonsi, The Pageant, November 2, 2010 Todd Owyoung"Catharsis. That's the first word that comes to mind." -- Annie Zalesk ... More >>
For many musicians, the lure of the Christmas songbook is hard to resist. Despite the challenge of reworking well-worn (and, in some cases, worn out) songs, each year a few dozen acts try to make something fresh out of these seasonal favorites. This year's crop is heavy on female-fronted pop, ... More >>
Doug StanhopeLots to do (again) this weekend. See the music page for some ideas -- and below for many more! Friday Bootleg Beats - Guy Fawkes Edition @ The Speakeasy (1009 Olive) This newish monthly unleashes a special Guy Fawkes edition tonight at the Speakeasy. Varying shades of electro fr ... More >>
So, perhaps you're someone who hates Halloween. No shame -- dressing up isn't really A to Z's bag, either, and we understand that it's hard to find costume-free events this weekend. And so below, here are some non-holiday happenings this weekend to enjoy: Jon GitchoffCory Chisel at LouFest.Fr ... More >>
Jon GitchoffMary J. Blige, live at Lilith FairExactly three months after her show-stealing performance at Lilith Fair, R&B icon Mary J. Blige returned to St. Louis to indulge her fans in the more intimate setting of the Fabulous Fox Theatre. The "Music Saved My Life" tour mixed the old-school ... More >>
Jason StoffBottle Rockets kick out the jams. Check out our entire slideshow of LouFest Day One."These are the first musical notes of Loufest!" Brian Henneman crowed, and the members of the Bottle Rockets were off, igniting the first set of St. Louis' inaugural LouFest. The BoRox wasn't on ... More >>
Jon GitchoffMary J. Blige, live at Lilith Fair"This is so much better than I could have ever imagined," exclaimed Mary J. Blige, as the Lilith Fair crowd cheered wildly for her. The same could be said about yesterday's all-day show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. While negative publicit ... More >>
Metric is finally coming back to St. Louis.Later today, I'll be trekking out to Maryland Heights for Lilith Fair. Expect photos and a recap tomorrow. In the meantime, please check out our interview with Metric's Emily Haines -- and some outtakes below. Snag Metric's Daytrotter session right h ... More >>
sarahmclachlan.comLilith Fair St. Louis is finally happening this Friday, July 16. Did you check out our Metric interview with Emily Haines yet? Just wait -- we'll have outtakes from the chat tomorrow. Now, I know people are curious as to what act was playing at what time on Friday -- and s ... More >>
Yesterday, Kelly Clarkson pulled out of the Lilith Fair, in light of canceled dates and her work on a new album. The St. Louis Lilith Fair stop has already added a new act: Court Yard Hounds, the side project of Dixie Chicks Martie Maguire and Emily Robison. Everything else is still status quo.
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Remember how we told you about the $10 lawn ticket promotion going on for the rest of June? And how fortuitous it would be for Metric fans if Lilith Fair also went on sale? Well, wish granted: Tomorrow and Friday, lawn tickets are just $10 for Lilith Fair on Friday, July 16. Go get 'em. Oh and incid ... More >>
Snakebit PhotographyAirplanesBack in May, we told you about a contest Lilith Fair was having to fill one "Ourstage" slot at the St. Louis Lilith Fair. It was just announced that local twosome Airplanes won the area talent search, with the original song "Sun." Airplanes will be the first perf ... More >>
Metric.LiveNation/Ticketmaster already eliminated service fees on tickets purchased during the entire month of June. And now, for the last ten days of the promotion, it's having a lawn-ticket fire sale. Each day, one local show will have these tickets on sale for $10. Yup, just $10 -- with no ... More >>
The email Gods have shined upon me, to mitigate my disappointment over the lack of Heart at the local Lilith Fair stop: According to a press release I just received, the band is allegedly going to be playing a show in St. Louis on Sunday, August 29. The venue is listed as TBA, so this show should be ... More >>
Metric, at Lilith Fair.So, Lilith Fair? Still happening on July 16 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. (We're not bitter that Heart is playing every date around St. Louis, though. Nope. Not at all.) And right now, the tour's holding a contest to choose one local/regional artist to take the ... More >>
Canadian indie rockers Metric will grace St. Louis with their presence not once, but twice in the coming months; with Muse on November 5 and Lilith Fair on July 16. GET EXCITED. Antarctica *Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk, May 13 BB's Jazz Blues and Soups *Eli Cook, June 9 Beale On Broadway * ... More >>
Kelly Clarkson will be at Lilith Fair in St. Louis.Pop powerhouse Kelly Clarkson, hip-hop diva Mary J. Blige and country legend Emmylou Harris will be joining previously announced acts Sarah McLachlan and Metric at the St. Louis stop of the Lilith Fair on Friday, July 16. Others scheduled to ... More >>
Metric is finally coming back to St. Louis.So, the roll-out of 2010 Lilith Fair dates and each city's line-up is slow. Really slow. As in, almost one at a time. Look in the dictionary under the definition of "piecemeal," and the tour is there. We reported months ago that the tour was coming t ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, March 4. Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
Stop smirking: The fact that St. Louis snagged a date on the being-routed Lilith Fair is kind of awesome. This year's list of artists playing some (or all) of the dates for the reactivated all-female-artists tour -- nothing's set in stone yet -- is bordering on the incredible: Heart! Cat Power! Lore ... More >>
Wednesday, September 1; Savvis Center
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