The Beatles left Liverpool for Hamburg in August of 1960. By the end of the 39 weeks they played there on four trips from 1960 to December 1962, Beatles biographer Mark Lewisohn estimates, the band played about 1,110 hours. On one trip to Germany, the band played 415 hours in fourteen weeks. That's ... More >>
This month, fans all over the United States have been reliving Beatlemania, thanks to the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's defining appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Without a doubt, the Beatles majorly changed rock and roll in the early 1960s. Mop-top hair, smart suits, witty wisecracks, three- ... More >>
Fifty years ago this week, the Beatles ushered in a new era in pop music and youth culture when they made their first live appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. While the four lads from Liverpool were still mostly unknown to Americans in 1964, they were already the most hyped rock and roll band in U.S ... More >>
G Tom MacBesides the shows listed on the music page -- including the Skarekrau Radio DVD screening/puppet show extravaganza at Apop Records and tonight's Space Parlour shindig at the Firebird -- here are some other music-centric options for this lovely fall weekend. Have you found your sweate ... More >>
A consortium of state-backed Chinese companies are looking to take over the Potash Corporation, a Canadian-based company that's one of the world's largest fertilizer producers. The New York Times explains the possible implications of such a huge link in the modern food chain belonging to Chinese int ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiBangles vocalist/guitarist Susanna Hoffs while singing "Eternal Flame" at the Pageant last night.The Bangles saved its mega-hit, "Walk Like an Egyptian," for the last song of the encore. The three principal members of the Cali group - vocalist/guitarist Susanna Hoffs and sisters ... More >>
So exciting! The Bangles -- who completely ruled at the Illinois State Fair last year opening for Heart -- are playing at the Pageant on Sunday, May 2. When I interviewed Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs last year, the latter said a new Bangles record was in progress. Still, the band plays pretty muc ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, February 4, and Thursday, February 5. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
Let's face it, there are few things more entertaining (on the most puerile level, of course) than watching people blow stuff up. The Discovery Channel has long been aware of this burning human need, which is why they show stuff like MythBusters.But even MythBusters only features explosions sporadica ... More >>
Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature delivers the top nine canâ€™t-miss activities to complete your fun-seeking agenda. Looking for live music? Here's the St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar. 1. A Hard Day's Night is pretty cool. The fore ... More >>
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8 p.m. Monday, June 16. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard
Beatles trump dictatorship in the U.S. premiere of The Concert.
Sitting through The Vertical Hour is a tall order.
Run for your life if you can, little girl: Julie Taymor’s ’60s-set musical is a bust.
Week of May 31, 2007
She designs the duds that make the OSTL sing
We picnic with Parrotheads, get literary with book-minded bands and witness an old-fashioned blues royale
Who Killed...the Zutons (Deltasonic)
The tale of a journalist obsessed
Body Kiss (T-Neck/Dreamworks)
Jungle fever fails to fully catch hold in this routine sequel
Week of October 16, 2002
Nuggets II strikes gold by mining new territory
Be forewarned: Liam is not for the sensitive, especially right now
The music made inside Velasco's bar in Florissant is both defiant and relaxed
Starnineteen stalwart Pat Oldani is a sparkling showman