This week, check out performances from touring groups including Vintage Trouble, Daniel Francis Doyle and the Dreamers, Parasites and many more. Some recommendations for shows to check out this week await right after the jump!
Earlier this month, Spin announced that it is moving most of its album reviews to Twitter. Music writing is getting shorter, not longer, and yet the 33 1/3 Series, which has the gall to publish entire books on albums that aren't even current, soldiers on. There are 85 installments in print n ... More >>
Tomorrow, Nirvana's Nevermind turns twenty years old, leaving Gen Xers questioning where their lives have gone, just as they questioned where their lives were going to the strains of Smells Like Teen Spirit. While Nevermind marked a victory for the underground in a stellar year of albums, th ... More >>
Drugs are a crucial part of the classic triumvirate of rock & roll; very few things in our society are of enough import to rival "sex." As a result, drugs have been mentioned and implied in countless songs crossing every imaginable genre. I'm sure there's some Indonesian Gamelan track about o ... More >>
In the old days, just being an actress wasn't enough. Everyone had to be a double threat just to keep up with singing actresses like Julie Andrews, Doris Day, Marlene Dietrich and Judy Garland. But then musicals fell out of fashion and we find ourselves asking, "Why the hell is Gwyneth Paltrow singi ... More >>
Ted Leo hasn't been to St. Louis in...well, a very long time. (I believe his last full-band show at the Gargoyle was canceled at the last minute, too.) But that's changing as of February 2: He'll be doing a solo show at Off Broadway at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of show. While ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Bob Dylan's The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964*Bob Dylan, The Bootleg Series: The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 Guardian said of the Witmark Demos: "The latest Christm ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiIt was Glen Hansard's show last night at the Pageant. Although he shared the stage with Markéta Irglová, the Swell Season's other co-founder - as well as his other band the Frames, opener Rachael Yamagata and the occasional overzealous audience member -- Hansard commanded the s ... More >>
Ah, it's that time again, that magical time of the week when I force you to watch some random thing I dug up out of the dustbin of history. No, don't try to stop me; it's quite useless to struggle. I'm like a Bond villain that way. You'll get away before you die, sure, but you're damn sure going to ... More >>
Last night was the debut of Joe Buck's new show on HBO, called, appropriately enough, Joe Buck Live. Now, let me get this out of the way at the very beginning: I'm a fan of Joe Buck. I've always enjoyed listening to him call a game, whether that be on television or on the radio. He isn't his father, ... More >>
Artist: Fig Dish Album: That's What Love Songs Often Do From: The Record Exchange, North Olmsted, Ohio Year: 1995 Label: Polygram Records What it sounds like: The post-Weezer feeding frenzy, when major labels signed any band with tendencies toward grungy power-pop and heartfelt melodies. Also ... More >>
Oh, hey! Lots going on this weekend. Marnie Stern When/Where: 9 p.m. Friday, November 21, The Billiken Club, with Thor Axe Sounds Like: "The brain-bending, technical nature of Marnie Stern's guitar playing is impressive by anyone's standards. Her math-rock explorations are pointed and deliberate, ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, November 21. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Your guide to St. Louis music from now till Labor Day.
9 p.m. Thursday, February 1. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
A look at oodles of local shows going on this week.
B-Sides crafts a mix CD for the dumped, reviews a ringtone blowing up our cells and explores the beef between MF Doom and MF Grimm
Somebody forgot to tell Emil Williams Jr. that bowling is for fat, beer-guzzling honkies
Why didn't Live at the Levee make a big 'Splash?
Unlike Jesus, Avril Lavigne will live to prove her haters wrong
Pick your personal Jesus, plus three questions for a pop princess and the poetry of heavy metal
The Trackboyz see the future, and it is us
Week of July 21, 2004
A dozen things you just can't miss this summer
Here are ten hot, not-to-miss local acts
And he is sexy -- maybe the last sexy musician around
Week of March 10, 2004
Jewel joins Ronnie Milsap, Howie Mandel and Chris Gaines on the dustbin circuit
Signing bands and pleasing fans, Pete Yorn is here for the Lou
Week of September 3, 2003
Week of August 13, 2003
Week of July 30, 2003
The critical response to the new Liz Phair album is senseless, sexist and stupid
Mandy Moore's going to be around for a while -- but that doesn't mean you should see her movies
Pointessential 7 is largely disappointing
Week of June 19, 2002
Camden Joy turned Cracker's David Lowery into fiction. Too bad he's real -- and really angry.
Friday, April 21; Side Door