It's a big week for music in St. Louis. LouFest brings a barrage of artists to Forest Park while Pü Fest simultaneously congregates bands from near and far at Empire Hall. Besides that, there's plenty to look forward to all week, including the Breeders, Inspectah Deck and more. Read on for our crit ... More >>
Some facts as I know them at deadline: Two are dead and dozens are injured after a high speed chase along Red River Street. in downtown Austin, Texas last night. After being pulled over by police for a suspected DWI, the vehicle sped off against traffic, crashed through a barricade and plowed throug ... More >>
After spending eight years touring and recording with one of the best -- if not the best -- rock & roll units around, Drive-By Truckers' Shonna Tucker decided to step down as the band's bass player in 2011 to go home and chill out for a while. After touring relentlessly, recording DBT albums almost ... More >>
Next weekend looks pretty awesome, though anything does when an extended weekend awaits most of us thanks to Memorial Day. Keep that extra sleep time in mind while slogging through the work week and affording yourself some time to enjoy visits from acts like Andrew W.K., Soundgarden and El Ten Eleve ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, October 28. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Bernard Ente/jimmyvivino.comThe man himself playing with Felix Cabrera in 2007.Watchers of late-night television knew Jimmy Vivino as the guitarist for the Tonight Show band during Conan O'Brien's short-lived stint as host. Before that, Vivino was part of the Max Weinberg 7 on Late Night with ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, July 9. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Pieter M Van HattemTo surrender to the sway of the Black Keys is to worship at the altar of the Riff. The Riff is holy; the Riff is sacred; the Riff may seem simple but is, in fact, really, really fucking awesome. If you can't get down to Dan Auerbach's thick, fuzzy blues riffs and Patrick Ca ... More >>
In this week's issue, Annie Zaleski heralds the arrival of In Concert: KSHE and 40 Years of Rock in St. Louis, a scrapbook of the area's latter-day music history. Reading "Raised on Radio" put a few of us locals in a nostalgic state of mind, inspiring an e-mail frenzy of the KSHE Klassics o ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, June 9. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Remember that horrific wreck July 15 when a tractor-trailer slammed into stopped traffic on Highway 40? The wreck killed three people and injured fifteen others. The driver of the truck -- Jeffrey Knight of Muscle Shoals, Alabama -- escaped uninjured. West County EMS and Fire, via stltoday.com ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, January 14. Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
9 p.m. Monday, November 6. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
Drive-By Truckers: As Southern as they wanna be.
The Drive-By Truckers are making their homeland universal
Thursday, September 30; the Ambassador
Cee-Lo Green Is the Soul Machine (Arista)
The songs on Cassandra Wilson's new album unfold over many listens, revealing some of their secrets and leading to more
Almeria Club (Curb Records)
Wednesday, March 14. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room.
My Heart's in Memphis: The Songs of Dan Penn (Rounder Records)