Phil Ramone was not a member of the Ramones. He was also not Phil Spector. He was something in between, a musician who handled the controls for many legendary recordings beginning in the 1960s. Ramone died Saturday of a brain aneurysm at the age of 79. In his honor, here are the six best Phil Ramone ... More >>
In February Gut Check fell in love. The object of our affection: Lay's new, limited-time chicken-and-waffles potato chips, one of three flavor finalists in its "Do Us A Flavor" contest. It was love-at-first-bite. But as is the fate of most missed connections, we hesitated too long in reconnecting ... More >>
Devotees of Salume Beddu's (3467 Hampton Avenue; 314-353-3100) cured meats have known for years the glories that reside within the humble walls of its south St. Louis location. Now the masses can join the salami soirée. The locally made artisan salumi is now available at a number of Schnucks store ... More >>
St. Louis isn't the only city experiencing cold temperatures. The arid deserts of Arizona are also encountering similar weather. On a routine trip to the grocery store the other day, Gut Check found signage outside that said "unseasonably cold temperatures" in Arizona were affecting the local fresh- ... More >>
First, a joke: A man visits an Indian reservation. The tribe's chief leads him on a tour, and the man hears drums in the distance. "What are those drums?" he asks. The chief replies, "When the drums stop, bad things happen." They continue the tour, but the man keeps getting distracted. "Excuse me, w ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, August 23. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
It's easy to say you want to know all about what's in your food and where it comes from. You know -- farm-to-table, sustainable agriculture, heirloom parsnips and all that. But we all know that sometimes our go-to guy at the farmers' market is fresh outta parsnips, heirloom or otherwise, and more to ... More >>
Keith Richards early in his career. February is Black History Month, the mere existence of which is a reminder that white people have spent a majority of America's existence being total dicks. When it comes to popular music, Caucasians are like a race comprising Winona Ryders who have no prob ... More >>
The Village Voice has been running the definitive music critic's year-end poll for 39 years now, and its results are live. Your winners: tUnE-yArDs w h o k i l l unseats Kanye West in the album category and Adele continues to trample all over everything in the singles department. Go look at the comp ... More >>
Kiernan MaletskyPaul Simon | Punch Brothers Fabulous Fox Theatre November 15, 2011 Paul Simon still takes a wide stance when he gets into it. He tosses his hands for emphasis of his words, he converses his lines with an unseen foil. His voice belies his 70 years. Close your eyes and you can ... More >>
Courtesy of the artistPaul Simon's So Beautiful or So What tour makes a stop tonight at the Fabulous Fox Theatre -- check back tomorrow morning for a full review and setlist from the show. Paul Simon is among the best songwriters folk music has ever had, and at his worst you could still nev ... More >>
These Gargoyle shows keep popping up outta nowhere: Miami Horror, Austrailia's sugary disco outfit delivered a solid album last year that went relatively unnoticed despite three cuts featuring ultradarling Alan Palomo of Neon Indian. They'll drop the adorable jams on October 27. The inimitab ... More >>
Photo by Mark SeligerPaul Simon is coming to the Fabulous Fox Theatre! The legend will be in St. Louis on Tuesday, November 15th. Tickets are $49.50 to $79.50 and go on sale Friday, September 23rd at 10 a.m. Simon is touring in support of this year's So Beautiful Or So What, his first new re ... More >>
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 >>
On Thursday, March 3, The Harmony Game: The Making of Bridge Over Troubled Water will be screening at 7 p.m. at the Galaxy 14 Cine in Chesterfield Valley. The documentary focuses on the genesis and aftermath of Simon and Garfunkel's iconic album of the same name, and has interviews with Paul ... More >>
Kate StewartBananas at the Hampton Village Schnucks on Jan. 31. Sunday night, Facebook and Twitter lit up with a panic. Not just from the news of the impending storm doom, but because of a lack of bananas. Readers reported that Schnucks stores in Richmond Center only had organic bananas in ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 25. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
9 p.m. Thursday, November 19. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
8 p.m. Friday, September 18. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
Ziggy Marley is opening for 311 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on Tuesday, July 7. But in the morning he'll be signing autographs and performing at the Barnes & Noble in Chesterfield (1600 Clarkson Road). Marley (son of Bob) just released a solo album called Family Time, a kid-oriented col ... More >>
Before we begin, let's have a moment of silence, shall we? The Stache is gone, and I don't think it's coming back.
Busy weekend! Friday, April 17 *Solange/Teresajenee, Webster University *Pretty & Nice/Radical Sons, Firebird *Jason Ringenberg/Rough Shop, Off Broadway *Loyal Earth Fest at the Old Rock House*Unwed Sailor/Jovian Chorus/Dear Future, Luminary Center for the Arts*Alvin Jett and Phat NoiZ, Riddles* ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, April 18. Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
9 p.m. Thursday, March 12. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category.Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic F ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 13. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue
Return to the Sea (Equator)
Margot & the Nuclear So and So's make a joyful noise unto the indie-rock gods
Sunday, March 26 at 8 p.m. Blueberry Hill (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).
Saturday, March 18, at 8 p.m. Sheldon Concert Hall (3648 Washington Boulevard)
Dionne Warwick brings the pain
And back in song
Tracks offers comfort to Ensure-swilling music fans
Plus: charter control; the opera comes to town; and so does the wrecking ball
Apartheid didn't stand a chance against so many songs
Looking for influence, significance, development and perpetuation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The RFT music staff indulges itself by picking the best work of 2000
You're the One (Warner Bros.)
Written and directed by Cameron Crowe
Wednesday, April 19; Duck Room
Saturday, March 18; Khorassan Ballroom
Peter E. Parisi spins obscure music on WEW; Riverport Amphitheatre sends Paul Simon boomer fans home early because of the Maryland Heights curfew; work finally begins recently on the new city jail
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