At the end of our talk, Scott McCaughey -- founder of the Young Fresh Fellows and the Minus 5, once-upon-a-time sideman in R.E.M. and veteran clutch hitter with the Baseball Project -- expresses some disappointment that this interview is even happening at all. "Hey, it's opening day in St. Louis," h ... More >>
So many Coachella-goers spend months before the festival working on their tans, their outfits, their figures and their breezy poses. There's a real glut of fabulousness, we have to say, both among those in attendance at the Polo Grounds and the parties surrounding the festival. Here are the 50 mos ... More >>
Round one of Coachella is over and damn, was it a good one! We're all sore, sunburned and smiling. Here's the best of what we saw during another memorable weekend in Indio.
Our favorite cult comedy about robots in space riffing on cheesy movies recently celebrated its silver anniversary. That's right, it's been 25 years since Mystery Science Theater 3000 hit the airwaves, and last week, archivist label Shout Factory released the 29th volume of episodes from the cult ... More >>
This month, fans all over the United States have been reliving Beatlemania, thanks to the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's defining appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Without a doubt, the Beatles majorly changed rock and roll in the early 1960s. Mop-top hair, smart suits, witty wisecracks, three- ... More >>
With the holiday season in full swing, lots of bands pull out the stops. El Monstero hits the Pageant for its annual string of holiday season shows, Sarah Bollinger graces the Gramophone with her blue-eyed soul for a special Christmas show and Pet Rock invades the Livery with a tape release. Besides ... More >>
If you are like me, your Internet exploded when word hit that the Replacements was reuniting to play three festivals. Everyone was talking about it. Some shed tears of joy while others likened the band's reformation to a remaking of Predator 2. In any case, here are a few things you should know abou ... More >>
Time constraints occasionally preclude us from being able to preview every single great show in town. There's only so many hours in the week, and we have to keep the trains running on time in addition to writing up these recommendational blurbs. That said, a couple of shows early this week warrant y ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, July 30. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
9 p.m. Thursday, June 23. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Alex Chilton, the singer/guitarist known for his work with ragged rockers Box Tops and power-pop legends Big Star, died today in New Orleans. He was 59. According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, it's believed Chilton died of a heart attack. His death comes three days before Big Star was scheduled ... More >>
There's a good reason for that headline, I swear. Nick Jonas and the Administration -- the new band featuring the youngest JoBro -- has made St. Louis one of the stops on its brief U.S. tour in January. The January 19 Pageant show features opener Diane Birch. Tickets are on sale November 12 and are ... More >>
(Words and photos by Steve Kozel)It was a fairly cold Friday night in University City, so I was little surprised at how hard it was to find a vacant parking space in the lot that sprawls behind the shops on the West end of the Loop. The packed lot turned out to be a good indication of the turnout at ... More >>
Open Season (Lost Highway)
8 p.m. Sunday, June 11. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
The Long Winters, dusted off and deliciously nonsensical
The elusive Paul Westerberg hits the road
We scope out Pinkeye's publicity, chat with Hopesfall and declare a fatwa on A Perfect Circle
The pierced and the ponytailed come together in Lucinda love
Saturday, June 26; Frederick's Music Lounge
Come Feel Me Tremble (Vagrant)
The Guns N' Roses tour collapses, and Axl folds. Is anyone really surprised?
No, the Replacements aren't getting back together -- yet
With Sebastopol, Jay Farrar has made one of the finest and most unusual records of his storied career
The Flying Luttenbachers are booked for the Way Out Club in a show tailor-made for these trying times
100 Broken Windows (Capitol)
Saturday, March 18; Duck Room