It's Sunday in Austin, I'm on South Congress at Jo's Coffee Shop, trying to write as the 5000th (at least) performance of the week takes place on yet another parking lot made into a venue. There's much to say about my final three days at SXSW 2014 (read about the first two days here), and only so ma ... More >>
In theory, music venues are interchangeable. If one especially great place shuts down, another spot surely will rise elsewhere. But there's something disquieting about the closure of an especially memorable venue. Even years later, I'm still bummed about how Shattered - a Columbia, Missouri, insti ... More >>
Roy KastenJohn Prine stands and delivers at the TouhillJohn Prine | Jason Isbell Touhill Performing Arts Center December 3, 2011 Why is John Prine so beloved? He's never had a major hit of his own, never really crossed over from the folkie netherworlds, never, as a touring musician, done muc ... More >>
Who says the record store is dead? Not us here in St. Louis, where both Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records sold a lot of tunes. Below, please find the top selling albums from both stores, including a separate top vinyl list from VV. Enjoy! Vintage Vinyl: Top CDs 1. Murphy Lee - You See Me 2. ... More >>
Your guide to St. Louis music from now till Labor Day.
Fabled concert venue Mississippi Nights closes its doors for now.
Elvis Costello comes back to claim America's throne
Grab a slice of 2004s best roots music while its still hot.
Just try to keep a straight face when Steven Wright comes to the Touhill
Week of August 18, 2004
Week of March 10, 2004
Week of May 1, 2002
Gillian Welch's new record marks a testing of the very limits of that "confessional singer/songwriter" mode
Metropolis St. Louis again attempts to stir enthusiasm for downtown life with a new incarnation of "The Lot"
St. Louis folk-rockers One Fell Swoop celebrate the domestic release of their latest CD, previously available only in Europe