By Dan McQuade Trent Reznor sure is a happy guy these days. In a recent interview in The Fader, Reznor is even shown as chipper when facing a root canal. Reznor's apparent changed mood is so interesting because he has faced his demons so publicly in his music. Reznor today is sober. His first Nine ... More >>
This week, check out Geto Boys, featuring the author of our recurring column Ask Willie D, check out Ransom Note's CD release show, get a load of the one and only Nine Inch Nails and much more. This Monday's looking pretty gray. Spruce up your week with the following show recommendations.
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists featured. Page two contains our complete listing of new shows, so you can do so ... More >>
Has anyone noticed that Johnny Depp is a musician now? Wait, has everyone but me noticed that Johnny Depp has been a musician...always? I mean, aside from his singing in movies that I slept through because I thought it'd be funny to get drunk beforehand. Maybe this is just news to me. See Also: - ... More >>
It took a while, but local hip-hop trio 12 to 6 Movement finally unleashed their new collaboration-heavy album, Titties Out. Since our last interview with the group, they added songs with Joe Budden, Opio and A-Plus from Souls of Mischief/Hieroglyphics and Psycho Les from The Beatnuts to a tracklist ... More >>
American Idiot Peabody Opera House March 2, 2012 The average age of the attendees of American Idiot's opening night at the Peabody Opera House hovered around the mid fifties, neither the target demographic for the music of Green Day nor that of a contemporary musical with a 1:4 ratio of choreograph ... More >>
Todd OwyoungAlice Cooper at the Family Arena.As might be expected, the Alice Cooper/Rob Zombie "Gruesome Twosome" double bill at the Family Arena was a somewhat surreal experience. Between the fans aping Cooper's look, those dressed to the goth nines and the setting - a faceless concrete aren ... More >>
Corey GoodmanCorey Goodman, also known as Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship, loves Weezer - a lot. So much so, in fact, that he had to do something to keep himself occupied in the weeks leading up to the release of the band's new album, Hurley. "Well, I used to listen to only Marilyn Manson and h ... More >>
Unreal discovers underwear's newest dimension! Plus, we learn how to handle a crisis and check in with a diligently dieting local blogger.
Three St. Louis-area women take burlesque to new heights
Korn's guitarist moves to holier pastures, words fall into oblivion and B-Sides encourages Gwen and Madonna to grow up.
B-Sides boogies with a member of ABBA, gets dramatic with Colin Meloy and talks to the funniest NIN fan around
LOMA merges art and music under the stars
Meet Brad Fink, a man of color whose body is the perfect canvas for his work
Six reasons why the Dresden Dolls ought to suck...but don't
Week of September 15, 2004
Pick your personal Jesus, plus three questions for a pop princess and the poetry of heavy metal
Week of October 22, 2003
The left, turning right, was plain wrong to attack pop culture
Rick Nielsen is not content to pull his old hat tricks anymore
Tuesday, October 29; Creepy Crawl
Michael Moore goes threshing about in search of fear itself
Week of February 6, 2002
Ohmigod! Five seasons in, South Park's the funniest show on TV.
Knowing how Nick Drake expired helps bring his music to life
Satanists disdain the season -- they'd rather be carnal than good for goodness' sake
Robert Christgau's Consumer Guide rates the music of the '90s.
It takes real metal to interview W.A.S.P.'s Blackie Lawless
Ben Harper's journey to musical stardom
A tribute to the great trumpeter Lester Bowie
A case file on the multiple personalities of Kool Keith
Visiting the future with local iconoclast Tory Z. Starbuck
Christian rock combines the Lord's message with the devil's beat. Sometimes the result is exhilaration. Sometimes it's god-awful confusion.
It's the power of the music, not cartoonish surface appearances, that makes for a music hero, say the local young folk we polled