Before they were married, Steve Koch tried to convince his then-girlfriend Carla to try joining him in something he loved: reading comic books. She was skeptical -- comics weren't really her thing -- but he selected a special book for her, X-Men No. 1, and insisted that she would like it if she just ... More >>
As our nation's culture and economy continues to deteriorate, more and more people are taking an interest in watching people beat the shit out of each other. While, under normal circumstances, these events are highly promoted and take place in giant arenas after two opponents carefully train, there ... More >>
Over the years we've pouted as Pearl Jam announced tour dates in other cities again and again. Sure, Eddie Vedder had that fabulous gig with Glen Hansard at the Fox a couple of years ago, but St. Louis hadn't seen full-band Pearl Jam since early 2010. Was the Gateway City simply in Pearl Jam's perma ... More >>
The art of cartography is not dead. As Internet news becomes more visual and personalized, interesting maps seem to go viral once a week. These online maps aren't meant for navigation -- we have GPS for that -- but whether they're created by geographers, sociologists or idiot British people, there' ... More >>
Gateway to the West Fest is a St. Louis festival of hardcore punk music that first took place seven years ago at South City's American Czech Center when local hardcore promoter Adam "The Devastator" Greer pooled his contacts from his years of booking shows and brought St. Louis the likes of Outbrea ... More >>
When you hear Janiva Magness sing, you're hearing a life: a tough one, a lucky one, a damn hard-fought one. The Detroit-born, Southern California-based blueswoman has a near 30-year career in music behind her, and who knows, maybe 30 more years ahead of her. Whatever happens, she's unlikely to make ... More >>
A local military veteran who more recently spent his working days on one side of the iron bars will soon be living on the other side of them. Yesterday a U.S. district judge punished a federal correctional officer who previously served in Iraq for smuggling cigarettes into the prison where he worked ... More >>
Update, 9/28:This show is now sold out. You've got a little over two weeks to dig through craigslist or buddy up with a ticket-having friend. Original post follows... Matthew Sweet's Girlfriend is twenty years old, and to celebrate, he's playing the album in its entirety at Blueberry Hill's Duck ... More >>
Henry Diltz Matthew Sweet's Girlfriend is twenty years old, and to celebrate, he's playing the album in its entirety at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room on October 15th. He'll also play some songs from Modern Art, his latest. Tickets are $20 and go on sale August 19th at 5 p.m.
So the Tigers won their biggest game of the season, their biggest game in years, and knocked off the number one ranked Oklahoma Sooners last week. Their prize? A number six BCS ranking and the opportunity to travel to Lincoln, Nebraska to play their new biggest game of the season against the Corn ... More >>
Men's Health and Women's Health magazines have come out with their ranking of the 100 best -- and worst -- cities in America for healthy living. St. Louis ranks as the second-worst city in both Men's Health and Women's Health, with only Bakersfield, California, and Charleston, West Virginia, respect ... More >>
Sparks fly as So Many Dynamos generates indie buzz.
Week of June 29, 2005
Pop and noise meet at the Head of Femur
Chuck Warner's Hyped to Death label celebrates unsung punk-rock heroes by compiling their music on recordable CDs
Saturday, Nov. 20; Side Door