The Monday after Independence Day weekend is one most brutal. After a full weekend of barbecue and beer and illegal fireworks, going to work seems all the more objectionable. I'm too damned hungover on Freedom to be productive, personally. My "word of the day" today is "aliquant," which even my spel ... More >>
It's safe to say that of all the ambassadors for old-time music - from Bill Monroe to Pete Seeger to Ralph Stanley - Abigail Washburn has had, through her passion for and knowledge of China, the most remarkable of international impacts. At one time, the singer, songwriter and instrumentalist had pla ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, August 4. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Roy Kasten A Loudon Wainwright III gig is a performance but not a show. He stands on the stage alone, with a big Martin D-28 acoustic guitar, a small table with scattered cheat sheets and a bottle of water. He barely even dresses the folksinger part. With rumpled Dockers slacks, a button-down ... More >>
The number of chain record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops as well as for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' recor ... More >>
Today, Bruce Springsteen releases Working on a Dream, his sixteenth studio album. To mark the occasion, writers Steve Kozel and Christian Schaeffer had an e-mail volley over the merits of the new work. Steve Kozel: Working On A Dream starts with the eight-minute Western epic, "Outlaw Pete," which c ... More >>
A year-end wrap-up of what we adored, what was ignored and what the new year will bring.
Greendale stays true to Neil
In comedy -- and comebacks -- it's all about the timing
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
The music made inside Velasco's bar in Florissant is both defiant and relaxed
Singer/songwriter Tom Paxton is still just folk