Lynyrd Skynyrd

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    The Top 10 Power Ballads of All Time

    If we're being completely honest, power ballads are responsible for some of the most resonant music-listening experiences in the entire world. They're a beautiful blend of sentiment and obviousness, a band willfully becoming emotionally available. Everybody makes fun of the power ballad, because som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    The Ten Best St. Louis Punk Bands

    This year's Best of St. Louis issue has hit the streets and this year like previous years (last year, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, etc.), we chose a winner for best punk band of 2013. But there's more than just one punk band worth your time, and many of these bands were winners in previous years. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: August 2 to 4

    Nelly and Backstreet Boys in the same weekend - heck, the same day? Whoa, guys. That's a bit much, don't you think? If neither of those big-time acts appeal to your tastes, plenty of other great options ranging from ground-level artists to mid-level touring musicians perform this weekend at a venue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Adrenaline Boost: Favorite Songs for Getting Shit Done

    In this week's music feature for the print edition of the Riverfront Times, we address the link between music and adrenaline in the sports world. Chemists and biologists have proven that music and other stimuli can have a major effect on sparking adrenaline, which in turn may boost both athleticism ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    The Six Best Diss Tracks

    This month, you won't be able to watch an episode of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" without seeing a half-dozen attack ads. The music world doesn't have attack ads, it has diss tracks. In honor of the onslaught of negativity in our political process, here are the six best diss tracks of all time. Let us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    The Six Best Songs About Birds

    Compiling the best songs about birds is tricky. Many great ones are too metaphorical ("Bird On A Wire" by Leonard Cohen, "Freebird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd) and many literal ones are not great ("I'm Like A Bird" by Nelly Furtado). Continuing the Nitpick Six series about animal songs, here are the six best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    The Six Best Presidents Of The United States Of America Songs

    Just as Thanksgiving was a reminder of Irish rock band the Cranberries, today's national holiday is a celebration of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and quirky Seattle alternative rock trio the Presidents Of The United States Of America. For your Presidents Day, enjoy this list of the six best PO ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    The Last Waltz Tribute is Back: A Mercifully Flashing-Free Chat with Johnny Vegas

    Once a year, the Stag Nite All-Stars form a ramshackle convergence to pay loving, egg-nog-addled tribute to The Last Waltz, arguably the most famous concert in history. Spearheaded musically by Mark Moynihan of Racketbox, the group also includes members of a dozen-odd other south city mainstays. Thi ... More >>

  • Music

    October 27, 2011

    The Sheepdogs

    8 p.m. Wednesday, November 2. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    The Ten Best Things to do in St. Louis This Weekend: June 24-26

    ​You made it through another week, and you should reward yourself with some live musical entertainment: Tonight it's the kings of Southern rock at the Family Arena, a strong local bill at Off Broadway and another Homegrown deal at the Pageant. STL Loud showcases an eclectic bill at the Firebi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    "Free Bird" is Actually, Seriously a Great Song

    wikimedia commons​The extraneous requesting of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" is one of the longest running jokes in rock and roll history. It also ranks among the least funny. Each time a lazy heckler yells "Free Bird" at a rock band, a lose-lose situation results. The band is mocked and the he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Mile 277 Tap & Grill Serves Up Bikes, Bands and Brews

    Robin UtzThe honey-bourbon chicken from Mile 277.​Its bike-and-entertainment theme precedes Mile 277 Tap & Grill (10701 Watson Road, Sunset Hills; 314-645-3277) -- you begin to become aware of it even before you enter the parking lot. Motorcycles are everywhere; their owners, friends and famil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: Friday, June 25 to Sunday, June 27

    asarofamily.comTool will play the Family Arena this Saturday​ Friday, June 25 *Michael Bublé, Scottrade Center *Cage the Elephant/22-20s/AutoVaughn, The Pageant *New World Spirits/Gravity Kills/Soul Kiss/The Hunted, Roberts Orpheum Theater *A Cursive Memory, Fubar *Zane Lamprey/Marc Ryan/Stev ... More >>

  • Music

    June 23, 2010

    The Eagles/Dixie Chicks

    6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24. Busch Stadium, Broadway and Poplar Street.

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Like Cheap Concert Tickets? You'll Like This Post.

    Metric.​LiveNation/Ticketmaster already eliminated service fees on tickets purchased during the entire month of June. And now, for the last ten days of the promotion, it's having a lawn-ticket fire sale. Each day, one local show will have these tickets on sale for $10. Yup, just $10 -- with no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2010

    Review Photos Setlist: Bret Michaels Defeats Death, Brings '80s Glam Metal to Rib America

    Jon GitchoffBret Michaels at Rib America Festival, May 29, 2010. See an entire slideshow here.​Mortality and rock & roll usually don't mix. The whole point of rock music, especially at the retro-heavy Rib America Festival at Soldiers' Memorial this weekend, is to be forever young. But there wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    St. Louis Show Announcements: Week of March 25

    The Pageant*The New Pornographers/The Dodos June 28*Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros/Dawes, June 14 *Kevin Hart, April 30   ​Old Rock House*Gregory Alan Isakov, March 27*Honor Society, April 8*The Subdudes, June 26*Marcia Ball, June 20*The Nadas, May 6 *Tommy Castro Band, April 17 &n ... More >>

  • Music

    February 3, 2010

    Umphrey's McGee

    7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 4. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Music

    November 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Woodstock (or Altamont) in the Ozarks -- The 35th Anniversary

    ozarkmusicfestivalexhibit.comThe Ozark Music Festival kicked off 35 years ago last Saturday, July 18, at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia. Concert promoters had assured Sedalians that they would be hosting a "soft rock" festival with 50,000 spectators.Instead, 160,000 people (and that's a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Kid Rock's Name to Grace Detroit Tigers' Ballpark, Official Stadium Beer

    Press release of the week winner. Everyone else can go home. It was announced today that Kid Rock has purchased the naming rights to the home of the Detroit Tigers for an undisclosed sum. Kid Rock and The Michigan Brewing Company, in a separate negotiation, are proud to announce that Kid Rock's for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Second Spin: Stillwater, I Reserve The Right!

    Artist: Stillwater Album: I Reserve the Right! From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1978 Label: Capricorn Records What it sounds like: A real band that's not as good as a made-up one/Southern butt-rock/ Lynyrd Skynyrd-meets-Foghat.

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    STLog Song of The Day: Ooooh, That Smell!

    Word has it there's a strange odor hovering over St. Louis. As a colleague living near Tower Grove Park tells me, "The smell is extremely fecal." (I wouldn't know. My neighborhood located along the beautiful River Des Peres always smells like diaper fill.) But don't worry folks, local authorities ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    Second Spin: Head East, Flat As A Pancake

    Artist: Head East Album: Flat As A Pancake From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1975 Label: A&M Records What it sounds like: People from Southern Illinois trying to play southern rock—like Lynyrd Skynyrd meets AC/DC. The kind of thing that’s been reincarnated by the likes of the Drive-By Truc ... More >>

  • Music

    June 6, 2007

    Squeezing Out Larks

    B-Sides chats with the immortal soul-punk Graham Parker, and boogies down with the NYC power-trio Earl Greyhound.

  • Home Entertainment

    November 22, 2006

    Encore Performance

    Don't fret. Guitar Hero II kills the opening act.

  • Music

    July 19, 2006

    Various Artists

    Anti-Disco League Vol. 1 (Templecombe/TKO)

  • Music

    June 21, 2006

    Lynyrd Skynyrd/Shooter Jennings

    Tuesday, June 27. UMB Bank Pavilion (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights)

  • Music

    June 21, 2006

    Drive-By Truckers

    7 p.m. Friday, June 23. UMB Bank Pavilion (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights)

  • News

    May 24, 2006

    How Sweet the Sounds

    Concerts sure to rock your summer

  • Music

    December 7, 2005

    A Life Once Lost

    Friday, December 9; Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)

  • Music

    May 11, 2005


    Unreal drops by to chat with Bob Schneider; we visit Africa and the Old School

  • Music

    August 18, 2004

    Quick Picks

    Week of August 18, 2004

  • Music

    December 17, 2003

    But No Cigar

    Mama's Pride could have been a contender

  • Calendar

    December 3, 2003

    Ooh, That Smell

    Lynyrd Skynyrd at 30

  • Music

    September 17, 2003

    My Morning Jacket

    It Still Moves (ATO Records)

  • Music

    September 10, 2003

    Southern Gothic

    The Drive-By Truckers are bruised, battered and almost famous

  • Music

    June 18, 2003

    Earth Wind and Fire

    Saturday, June 21; Fox Theatre

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002

    Best Place to Watch Virile Kilted Men

    St. Louis Scottish Games and Cultural Festival

  • Music

    June 26, 2002
  • Music

    November 14, 2001

    The Drapes with the Monroes

    Saturday, Nov. 17; Frederick's Music Lounge

  • Music

    August 15, 2001

    Married, with Music

    Husband-and-wife team Puerto Muerto produce a strange and beautiful brainchild

  • Music

    March 28, 2001

    Hall Pass

    Looking for influence, significance, development and perpetuation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

  • Music

    December 13, 2000


    St. Louis native Russell Gunn returns home for a much-anticipated gig at Bistro Europa

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Peach Daiquiri

    Kinder's Restaurant

  • Music

    January 5, 2000


    Great expectations, laid low, for St. Louis bands

  • Music

    October 27, 1999

    ZZ Top with Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Friday, Oct. 29; Kiel Center

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