Michael Smith

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    PHOTOS: Six Ferguson-Themed Election Fliers from Seven States (That Aren't Missouri)

    Nobody wants to be like Missouri right now. In at least four states around the country, campaigns are referencing the shooting death of Michael Brown to encourage black voters to go to the polls today. No matter which state they're in, the mailers have a clear message: If you don't vote, what happe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Youth Lagoon, Ben Kweller Lead This Week's Show Announcements

    Youth Lagoon. ​If you didn't catch Youth Lagoon at Cicero's back in September, you're getting another shot at the Firebird April 3. Music critics have been collectively moist over 22 year old Trevor Powers' debut, thirty minutes of salad day musings dressed in reverb that sounds like it was re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    New Jennings Police Commander Tries to Right the Ship

    ​It's November 10, 6:45 a.m., and Lt. Jeffrey Fuesting is tired. The new commander of the Jennings police force is driving down a street pockmarked with boarded-up homes, trying to shake off his recent lack of sleep. Two nights ago an emergency call roused him from bed; a man had contacted t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Kansas City, Here We Come

    ​Drink of the Week just returned from our first-ever trip to Kansas City, where we admired the Christmas lights in Country Club Plaza, did a little shopping and ate and ate and ate. For two days, from Dean & DeLuca to Arthur Bryant's and Oklahoma Joe's to the three places we're about to mentio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 4.22

    It's Earth Day. Bon Appetit has the ultimate guide to all enviro-friendly food-related goodies, from grocery bags made from recycled t-shirts, direct trade coffee, a primer on CSAs, and three pages of everything a food-loving Earth-dweller will love. The Food Network prepares to debut The Cooking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    St. Louis Concert Announcements: Week Of January 12

    NOFX‚ÄčFirebird *Dance Gavin Dance, Monday, February 1 *Polysics, Tuesday, February 9 *Luxora, Friday, February 12 *Balmorhea/Grace Basement/Brothers Lazaroff/Northwoods, Friday, February 26 *Tigercity/Wave Machines, Sunday, March 14 *Knockout/Opposites Attack/Say Uncle, Thursday, March 18 *Past Liv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    St. Louis Concert Announcements: Week of March 10

    Off Broadway *Marshall Crenshaw, Thursday, April 2 *Lydia, Wednesday, April 8 *Michael Jonas, Sunday, April 12 *Hot Panda, Monday, April 13 *Joy Bus, Wednesday, April 22 *Richard Buckner, Sunday, May 3 *KRISTEENYOUNG, Tuesday, May 5   Pop's *Dragonforce, Friday, April 24 *Twiztid, Saturday ... More >>

  • News

    November 3, 2004

    A Shot in the Arm

    A federal appeals court says Darryl Burton might very well be innocent of the 1984 murder of Donald Ball. But there's nothing they can do about it.

  • Music

    March 31, 2004

    Sounds Around Town

    Week of March 31, 2004

  • Music

    April 2, 2003

    Sounds Around Town

    Week of April 2, 2003

  • Music

    March 20, 2002

    Sounds Around Town

    Week of March 20, 2002

  • Music

    September 15, 1999


    Renowned singer/songwriter Michael Smith hasn't limited his craft to the coffeehouse folk scene