Brand new music festivals rarely go off without a few kinks to work out. Despite some interference from Mother Nature, the first year for Phases of the Moon Music and Arts Festival ran pretty smoothly. Located at the 3,000-acre Kennekuk County Park in Danville, Illinois, the festival drew 8,500 peop ... More >>
Oh, St. Louis, our collective wish just came true -- Outkast will headline LouFest 2014, scheduled for September 6 and 7 in Forest Park! Did you fully take that in? OUTKAST! Not only will the 'Kast put on a memorable show, but its inclusion also proves that we're obviously psychic (evidence here an ... More >>
We music writers are often encouraged to argue our musical tastes in black-and-white terms. Not only does it make for a more interesting article, but hard-stance or scandalous opinions prompt conversations and an interesting, interactive online comment section. One band that every music journalist ... More >>
The St. Louis board of alderman approved Board Bill #328 yesterday. The vote paves the way for two large music festivals in downtown St. Louis. Initial plans will see the Summer Rocks music festivals in downtown St. Louis' Gateway Mall, beginning the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends in 2015. Cri ... More >>
SXSW is not a music festival so much as it is an experiment in excess. If Coachella is a glass of water that keeps getting bigger until it more resembles a kiddie pool, then SXSW is a flood with a neglected cup somewhere in the middle. The natural result is rampant crowds and ever more rampant lame ... 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 >>
The Kanrocksas Music Festival, assembled last year in rapid fashion with a lineup of surprisingly big names (Eminem, the Black Keys, the Flaming Lips...), will be taking what would have been its sophomore year off. The Kansas Speedway, which hosts the festival, is undergoing a major construction p ... 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 >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, September 14. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
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.
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.
God bless their hearts, the teens at Warped Tour each year let their freak flag fly, proudly and loudly. I love the one of this guy below. A faint 'stache, a Warped Tour lass on each arm, and a shirt with a clever little diss at whoever reads it -- with MySpace as the punch line. Preach brother. ... More >>
7 p.m. Wednesday, February 6. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
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