Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending December 2, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books and Subterranean Books.
This week, there are three books on the local St. Louis inde ... More >>
Todd OwyoungBen FoldsAs the sound of a soul-funk emcee roaring like a crazy man boomed over the Pageant's soundsystem, Ben Folds and his four-man backing band ran around the stage. They climbed over their instruments, made lots of clanging noise, acted ridiculous - the piano man even shook hi ... More >>
Kyleigh DiGregorioIn this week's paper, I chatted with Ben Folds, who's playing a sold-out show at the Pageant on Sunday night. Folds' latest album, Lonely Avenue, is a collaboration with author Nick Hornby. In addition to this project, Folds has been dabbling in the world of a cappella over ... More >>
According to an email from Ben Folds' publicist, he's going to be playing at the Pageant on Sunday, January 30. The venue has not yet announced this show, so until we hear otherwise, consider this show unconfirmed. The show -- Folds with a full band, for the record -- is confirmed! Tickets are $32, ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local
1 Belle & Sebastian - Write About Love
2. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
3. Of Montreal - False Priest*
4. John Legend/Roots Wake Up!
5. Neil Young - Le Noise
6. Old 97's - The Grand Theatre
7. Eric Clapton - Clapton
8. Fistful Of Mercy - As I Cal ... More >>
Jonathan Franzen's new book, Freedom, isn't out until Tuesday, but he's already pissed off some pretty prominent women in literary circles. This time, however, it's not Oprah. And he hasn't really done much besides exist and be the recipient of a rave review in the New York Times from another powerf ... More >>
Ben Folds and his piano rocked the Chaifetz Arena last night, despite the less-than-intimate venue and somewhat-inattentive crowd.
The personable popstar didn't chat as much between songs, possibly because it's hard to unite a crowd in an oversized venue like the Chaifetz. For such an intim ... More >>