Cree Rider Family Band One Night Stand crfb.bandcamp.com The "family" in Cree Rider Family Band is a relatively small affair -- the singer and guitarist is joined by his fiance Cheryl Wilson on harmony vocals, and handful of friends round out his studio and live band. On the debut One Night Stand, ... More >>
Country music has always mystified me. On the one hand, the songs always seem to focus on alcohol, failed relationships, and poverty - subjects that have spawned fantastic art for years. On the other hand, popular country music has been virtually unlistenable for at least the last twenty years.
8 p.m. Thursday, December 20. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
A one Chuck Berry was born on this day in 1926. Last night he played a show at the Duck Room, wearing an ensemble remarkably similar to the one he's got on in that photo above, taken at Keiner Plaza a few years back. And somewhere in the middle, between 1926 and 2012, the man invented rock & roll. I ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 24. Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles.
According to my new calendar, the word of the day is "volant," and it is defined as "moving lightly" or "nimble." I'm not really sure how to incorporate that into a post recommending shows for this week, but I'll do my damnedest. Legendary metal monsters Corrosion of Conformity play the Firebird to ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, May 3. Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
This week is another of those extra-packed ones, so this list is a bit longer than usual -- hooray for St. Louis music! If anything remains of your vehicles after Saturday's ridiculous hailstorm (mine only lost a window or two, no biggie) make sure hit the town or else you'll be missing some excelle ... More >>
Jon GitchoffBob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band Scottrade Center December 9, 2011 There's something to be said for reinventions and longevity, but as Bob Seger proved on Friday, getting it right the first time is still the best way to go. At 66, Bob Seger is no longer a young man, but he's go ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, June 21. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
Image viaAt 9:30 p.m. or so on Wednesday evening at the Fabulous Fox, the band was playing the crowd out with an instrumental reprise of "Okie From Muskogee." The house lights came up, the singers had gone and the stagehands were making their move. There would be no encore for Merle Haggard a ... More >>
This concert announcement coincidentally came a few hours after we posted our list of musicians who turn back time: Merle Haggard (age 73) and Kris Kristofferson (age 74) will be playing at the Fabulous Fox on March 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $48, $58 and $68, and are on sale Friday, January 14, at 10 ... More >>
"When are you going to Keith's? Keith's is perfect for 'Dive Bomber!'" Except it's no longer Keith's. Now it's Stan's Bar, as of January 1, anyhow, when bartender Stan took over ownership. Such is the nature of neighborhood bars, being bought by patrons or employees to continue the lineage when the ... More >>
Robin WheelerRockin' Gators Bar & Grill‚ÄčThere are three customers at Rockin' Gators Bar & Grill, not counting the inflatable alligator that hangs from the ceiling. The Cardinals game plays with the sound off in a bar that's silent -- save for one patron loudly talking bugs. She's named one ... More >>
Founding member of X, a benchmark Los Angeles band that redefined punk in the 1980s. A solo career that has stood astride country and rockabilly and folk rock. In person, an ideal combination of sweetness and light. And, as a working Hollywood actor, bartender at the Double Deuce in Jasper, Missour ... More >>
The 24th annual Farm Aid started with the old-school gospel quartet harmonies of the Blackwood Brothers and enough warm sunshine to persuade all the family farms in Missouri -- the Show Me State has the second highest number of farms in the Union -- that their summer work is far from over. What Will ... More >>
Bonnaroo just announced its 2009 lineup -- and like Coachella, it looks pretty strong. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are headlining, while Phish is doing two(!) shows. Other notables include Elvis Costello (solo), Wilco, Nine Inch Nails, Al Green, Snoop Dogg, Mars Volta and a bunch more. S ... More >>
Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene
8 p.m. Tuesday, August 12. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard
7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. Popís, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
7 p.m. Saturday, June 16. Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles.
B-Sides explores the van woes of Cars Can Be Blue, talks to Split Lip Rayfield's Kirk Rundstrom about conquering cancer for one last tour and downloads some screaming Sleater-Kinney.
9 p.m. Wednesday, July 19. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
Bob Dylan's Fox show leaves something to be desired
Countryís hardcore hard-ass is still bringiní it.
A look at the sophomore efforts from a few local bands
Friday, September 3; Frederick's Music Lounge
Saturday, May 29; Off Broadway
Have You Forgotten? (DreamWorks)
Friday, September 27; Off Broadway
Kamikaze Cowboy's Bob Reuter shows off his work behind the camera
Friday, April 5; Frederick's Music Lounge
Thursday, Nov. 8; Sheldon
Wednesday, Oct. 3; Off Broadway
The fifth annual Twangfest offers the best in alt-country (whatever that means)
Friday, Oct. 13; Mississippi Nights
Poor Little Knitter on the Road (Bloodshot)
Friday, Oct. 15; Off Broadway
Visiting the future with local iconoclast Tory Z. Starbuck