This happened: Laura Cantrell, a New York-based country singer and songwriter, shared a stage with two friends, Rosie Flores and Kristi Rose, backed by Fats Kaplin and Mark Spencer, two of the finer musicians in a town that, on this or any week, affords some stiff competition. The trio of voices fil ... More >>
If you turned on the Internet recently, you may have seen that South By Southwest is this week. The highlight of the annual Austin, Texas, festival is seeing great bands and discovering new favorites. Inversely, many of the thousands of artists who cram into the state capital are horrible. With good ... More >>
There is a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Music Festival, sponsored by Lexus, where blog-approved bands like White Denim and the Black Lips will play at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. Wait, what? The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Beauties & Beats Music Fest (didn't spend much time on that name, di ... More >>
Bonnaroo is next weekend already, and Wakarusa starts tomorrow. Summer Festival season is in full swing, and it's getting hard to keep track of all the offerings. In the next several weeks, we'll bring you guides to some of the best and biggest festivals within a day's drive of St. Louis. We ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6. The Chaifetz Arena, 1 South Compton Avenue.
Wikimedia CommonsIs this SWAT team coming to a music festival near you?â€‹Carrie Goebel went to sleep this Halloween in her own version of paradise. She woke up to a nightmare.The 46-year-old artist from Warrenton, Missouri, spent the last weekend in October camping out at Camp Zoe's Spookstock musi ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsIs this SWAT team coming to a music festival near you?â€‹Carrie Goebel went to sleep this Halloween in her own version of paradise. She woke up to a nightmare.The 46-year-old artist from Warrenton, Missouri, spent the last weekend in October camping out at Camp Zoe's Spookstock mus ... More >>
Progressive rockers Machree today released a video for the song "Wading," which is due on a forthcoming 7-inch EP. The group filmed it at Fubar -- pretty fancy-looking on film, eh? That's not the only good news for the band:
9 p.m. Tuesday, September 14. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Remember how we told you about the $10 lawn ticket promotion going on for the rest of June? And how fortuitous it would be for Metric fans if Lilith Fair also went on sale? Well, wish granted: Tomorrow and Friday, lawn tickets are just $10 for Lilith Fair on Friday, July 16. Go get 'em. Oh and incid ... More >>
Scenes from the Alex Chilton tribute at Antone's in Austin, March 20, 2010, plus more SXSW action. All photos by Dana Plonka. Dana PlonkaMike Mills of R.E.M. at the Alex Chilton tribute at SXSW 2010
The mammoth SXSW 2010 has competition this year from a new, independent music and arts festival south of the border in Monterrey, Mexico. Called Festival de Musica y arte para todas las Edades -- or simply MtyMx -- the three-day festival lasts Saturday, March 20 through Monday, March 22, and is bill ... More >>
Big Star's shadow is looming large at this year's SXSW.The text that Alex Chilton had died came through just before midnight on the first full day of South By Southwest 2010 in Austin. I was on my way to the sleeze-and-cheese-and-bathroom-cologne club Prague to see the anti-Alex, Billy Bragg, ... More >>
SXSW is the Kentucky Derby of American music festivals. It's a quick race to the finish for up-and-coming bands to test their might and merit against their fellow musicians and friends -- all while enjoying as much free beer as possible. Here's a look at five of the favorites who have a chance of br ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, October 13. The Gargoyle, on the campus of Washington University, One Brookings Drive.
As part of its fifteenth anniversary celebration, the Vans Warped Tour is holding a one-night only, simultaneous screening of a movie featuring two hours of performances culled from its September 6 anniversary show in LA. Says this website: Featuring larger-than-life performances on the big screen ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, July 24. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
It was a music-heavy weekend, and here's what you might have missed.Sonic Youth at the ArchPhoto: Todd OwyoungIndie rock godfathers, and godmothers, Sonic Youth played a free show under the Arch on Friday. See more photos.Music editor Annie Zaleski called this show on Friday "one of the best concert ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, May 6. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 3. Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street.
Saturday, April 4. Union Avenue Opera House, 733 North Union Boulevard.
Congratulations go out this Monday morning to HOME Nightclub and Bill Streeter of Lo-Fi St. Louis. The latter was nominated for "Best Reality Web Series" in the Streamy Awards, which honor -- what else? -- the best in web television. Lo-FI's competition is rather stiff, though: He's up against Penn ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, October 30. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
7 p.m. Wednesday, February 6. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
Noon, Monday August 6. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
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Friday-Sunday, Feb. 25-27; Henry VIII Hotel and Conference Center