In the epic battle between Laclede's Landing and, well, the rest of downtown, who will prevail?We're talking, of course, about the dueling blues festivals going head to head in the two areas: the inaugural St. Louis Bluesweek in the downtown corner, and Big Muddy Blues Festival representing Lacle ... More >>
Photo: Diana BenantiLeft to right: Blues musicians Bob Case, Roland Johnson and Mayor Francis Slay. Organizers of a new music festival to be called St. Louis Bluesweek held a press conference downtown yesterday to announce their lineup and unveil plans for construction of a new Blues Hall of Fame ... More >>
Diana BenantiLocal blues men with Mayor Francis Slay at the Bluesweek press conference this afternoon across from the Peabody Opera House. From left: Ron Edwards, Bob Case, Roland Johnson, Slay, Skeet Rodgers, Jimmy Hinds.
St. Louis blues legends and enthusiasts turned out this afternoon fo ... More >>
St. Louisans could have a new blues festival to add to their list of outdoor summer music options, if a local production company's plans go through.Mike Kociela, far right, at a press conference on Thursday announcing events for downtown this summer. Kociela wants to bring a new blues festival to do ... More >>
Busking, a.k.a., playing music or performing on the street for tips, is by its very nature a drifting occupation, from one corner to the next. But one St. Louis man has plans for organized busking this summer on one of St. Louis' trendiest streets: Washington Avenue.Brown Bottle Fever, a busking duo ... More >>
NWS, back in the day, circa 1997
On January 16, New World Spirits -- one of many St. Louis bands which earned a record deal in the '90s -- will be doing a reunion show at the Pageant. Tickets go on sale this Friday and are $20.
Judging from comments at this reunion post, the return of NWS i ... More >>