In the last couple of weeks St. Louis has had somewhat of an influx of '90s nostalgia acts coming through town. Sponge played Cicero's, Soul Asylum made an appearance at the Old Rock House and Reel Big Fish just played the Pageant. This got us to thinking....
The '80s are remembered musically for t ... More >>
The War on Christmas is upon us! Time to take sides! Did you know there was a War on Christmas? There is! Us Godless heathens are burning all the mangers, or at least politely asking that they not be forcibly erected (oh, I said it) in public spaces.
But you know what? Fine. You want a War on Chri ... More >>
Remember when the turntable was considered a legitimate instrument in a rock band? Neither do I. But there are rare instances where DJ scratches are not a dealbreaker in a non hip-hop context. Here are the six best rock songs featuring turntables. Let us know your favorites and we'll REEEEEEEEEEEEMI ... More >>
In the business model of the one hit wonder, the commercially unsuccessful follow-up album is essential to the tag. Had the second album not flopped, the artist would be at least a two-hit wonder. Many folks assume that these artists are only worthy of a single dose of limelight, but some have prove ... More >>
Now that Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt is apparently back from Samoa, one of the music world's biggest mysteries is over. This means we can turn our attention to other matters. Such as this: Just who is sneaking all the indie-rock questions into Jeopardy!?
In the past month, Jeopardy! contestan ... More >>
Yuck released one of the best albums of 2011. The London band's self-titled debut encompasses everything great about '90s indie rock all squished into one album. It contains melody, distortion and a tons of volume. Unfortunately, these distinctive qualities have earned Yuck a reputation in th ... More >>
www.whosdatedwho.comRolling Stone omitted Timmy T from their list of horrible songs from the '90s. We won't make that mistake.Rolling Stone recently polled its readers and compiled a list of the worst songs of the 1990s. It's about as predictable as a Saved by the Bell episode:
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Wikimedia CommonsLast week, William Shatner unveiled the tracklist to his third studio album, Searching For Major Tom. Regardless of how you feel about the actor or his musical career, it's imperative you look at it right now. The album comprises nineteen covers of mostly space-themed songs l ... More >>
A screencap from the Limp Bizkit video for "N 2 Gether Now"On Wednesday, February 23, everyone in St. Louis is going to be chilling with the wea-sel. Yes, that's right, comic Pauly Shore is coming to the Old Rock House for two shows, at 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Tickets are $30, and the shows are ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaThe "pretentious record store guy" has long been the bane of the record shop. Despite their wealth of archaic knowledge, music lovers were never sure whether these pompous clerks were an asset or a plague to their shopping experience. Local comic artist and graphic designer Carlos ... More >>
Remember the Jonas Brothers? They were cool back when Justin Bieber was still a zygote (last year).
*Chico DeBarge, June 4
*Dana Dane and Kurtis Blow, June 19
*Bonne Tyler, September 16
*Damon Wayans, September 9
*Ray Price, May 20
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Boy, it feels a lot like 1996 'round these parts this week, what with Hole, Tool and now the reunited Limp Bizkit announcing summer shows in St. Louis. Fred Durst and co. will be rolling, rolling, rolling into town on Monday, August 2. Special guest is TBA. (Snoop Dogg, who was originally scheduled ... More >>