I thought I would have to wait until the 20th anniversary of Sublime's 1996 self-titled mainstream breakout album to write about how fundamentally misunderstood and judged Sublime is. I have so many feelings, probably too many, about a band whose legacy is beaten up almost as much as Insane Clown Po ... More >>
There are two distinct eras to Jandek, an experimental-music project revolving around a Houston, Texas, musician and songwriter who — though it has never been officially confirmed — most people generally agree is named Sterling Smith. The enigmatic performer arrives in St. Louis¬†on Frid ... More >>
On Saturday, December 14, Off Broadway will host "The 12 Bassists of Christmas," a holiday spectacular presented by Bruiser Queen and featuring Sleepy Kitty and Middle Class Fashion. Notably, there's only one bassist -- MCF's Brian McClelland -- between all three lineups. BQ's Morgan Nusbaum started ... More >>
In late October, St. Louis declared its love for pop-punk by selling out a 335-seat screening of Filmage: the Story of Descendents/ALL in only three days. To meet the demand for the chance to see the feature-length documentary, Mad Art Gallery (2727 South 12th Street; 314-771-8230) hosts a second sc ... More >>
In case you missed it in this week's show announcements, Houston's Jandek is scheduled to play at St. Louis University's Billiken Club on March 21, 2014. "Rare" doesn't even begin to describe what an event this is.
The Black Keys headlined the first day of Coachella. Black Sabbath is about to play Lollapalooza. Local metal phenom Black Fast just wowed a crowd at Euclid Records for Record Store Day. These are all reminders that black is the official color of rock & roll. Here are the six best "Black ______" ban ... More >>
For a guy who makes some of weird sounding shit, Tom Fec is a pretty normal dude. He exercises. He dreams of giving up, getting fat and going bald. He loves the '80s, but not in a lame, ironic way. But Fec crafts day-glo hallucinogenic pop with Black Moth Super Rainbow, and drops bass like a ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, April 14. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Chrissy WilmesVintage Vinyl General Manager, Leon Reed, with some of this week's releasesEvery week, we'll ask your local record store clerks to advise you on which new releases are worth your hard-earned pennies. Today, Vintage Vinyl General Manager Leon Reed fills us in on a particularly st ... More >>
Dan Bejar, the indie maestro behind Destroyer's Euro blues sound and lyric poesy brings his erudite rock to the Luminary Center for the Arts with War on Drugs on March 28. Apop Records *Hush Arbors, January 26 BB's Jazz Blues and Soups *Chainsaw Dupont Blues Band, January 29 *Josh Vowell and ... More >>
(Heavy Hydrogen Records)
I Need That Record chronicles the events that led up to the demise of many record storesBefore there was an iTunes "store" and torrent sites, the record store played a vital part in thousands of people's lives -- a church for the sinners. For some this hasn't changed. But by and large, peop ... More >>
The signs on the doors of the Pageant box office and entrances said it all: "Earplugs are available for purchase at the bar and soda areas." The occasion? Dinosaur Jr. was in town last night, and the band is notorious for being loud. How loud? Well, friends who saw the trio's show in Columbia a few ... More >>
Via TIRC, via NME: Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton was found dead at the age of 60 at his Michigan home. Cause of death is unknown right now.You know, it's almost easy to forget how influential the Stooges are on modern music -- all strains of it. Every time I listen to one of their older songs, I'm s ... More >>
The Weirdness (Virgin)
Legendary bassist Mike Watt doesn't care what you think is punk rock
Carla Bozulich has the balls to remake a classic
Oh, the M80s' red glare
Your verdict is in: Check out St. Louisí favorite local musicians.
The Argument (Dischord)
Wednesday, Sept. 26; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room
Ronald Reagan was president, Michael Jackson and Phil Collins ruled the charts and a bunch of little rock bands were changing lives
Friday, Aug. 3; Rocket Bar
Monday, March 26; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room.
Taking St. Louis' lead-footed concertgoers to task