Fall Out Boy, fresh off of hiatus and touring in support of a new album, will be coming to the Pageant this Friday, and we've got two tickets to give away!
It's a common cliché by now: Some snobby, balding guy with glasses in every bar across America rants and raves about how he only likes "the old stuff" by every band. "I liked the first record," is his creed. This character floats around, bumming everyone out and sucking all the fun out of a karaoke ... More >>
Before we get into it: I am sure you are all already aware that White Rabbits is playing in town this week. And I am sure you've all seen this ubiquitous press photo, wherein all the members of the band are sprawled lazily on the floor, haphazardly surrounded by their hopelessly-tangled instrument c ... More >>
History shows that Axl Rose doesn't like cameras. The cell phone era must drive him batshit crazy. Overshadowed by the celebration of Independence Day, another explosive moment from American history came and went on Saturday, July 2 -- the twentieth anniversary of the infamous Riverport Riot. ... More >>
Fact: '80s hellraisers The Dead Milkmen are awesome. The snot-nosed-punk yin to They Might Be Giants' goofy-pop yang, DM skewered pop culture like no other band (cf. "Instant Club Hit," the timeless "Punk Rock Girl"). Guitarist Joe Jack Talcum is constantly on tour -- no St. Louis date this time aro ... More >>
REVIEW BY JASON TOON On pedigree alone, the Union Electric is an intriguing proposition. Singer/guitarist/banjo-picker Tim Rakehell spent several years (and several releases) leading Bad Folk through the darkest backwoods of acoustic Americana, sometimes as the band's only member. Guitarist Glenn B ... More >>
Just before Dillinger Escape Plan took the stage at Pop's on Saturday night, an ominous, low rumble emanated from the PA, rattling the entire venue and its contents with the force of a jet engine. The droning prelude was so enveloping that when the New Jersey mathcore vets launched into its first so ... More >>
It's easy to take Local H for granted. After decades of pumping out consistently entertaining hard rock and maintaining a hard-work touring ethic, the Chicago duo often gets overlooked by critics more interested in covering the latest sound than promoting no-bullshit rock. This is a shame, but it's ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, November 13. The Chapel, 6238 Alexander Drive.
How We Prospered
(Welcome to In the Studio, a new section on A to Z that spotlights -- what else? -- local artists in the studio. If you are also recording/recently recorded -- or are a studio engineer/producer and working with people -- email Annie Zaleski, with the phrase "In the Studio" in the subject heading.) H ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, November 22. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
8 p.m. Thursday, September 20. Harrah's Casino Voodoo Lounge, 777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights.
8 p.m. Monday, April 9. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (3301 Lemp Avenue).
SoTheySay earns a record deal via hard work -- and a little help from the Internet
Monday, May 23; Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Street)
Thursday through Saturday, May 19 through 21; Finale (8025 Bonhomme Avenue, Clayton)
Catch The Blue Bird
You're Living All Over Me
Week of November 24, 2004
Cryptooology (Skin Graft Records)
Monday, September 13; the Pageant
Asobi Seksu (Friendly Fire)
Week of December 24, 2003
Put away those cowbells and show the Blue Oyster Cult some respect
Friday, April 4; Rocket Bar
The call of Ring, Cicada is persuasive indeed
Tuesday, July 9; Pop's
Is it bureaucracy, post-Sept. 11 paranoia or their own criminal records? Whatever the reason, Sweden's Marduk can't come here.
Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 31-Nov. 3; Jazz at the Bistro
The Fantasy Four and the Julia Sets take their show on the road
Tuesday, Sept. 11; Pageant
10 Years of Abuse (and Still Broke) (Century Media)
Intrepid columnist attempts to placate the pissy masses with a quick survey of recently received offerings
Friday, Feb. 9; Hi-Pointe.
The Spiders have become one of this town's finest balls-to-the-wall punk-rock acts
Sunday, Aug. 1; Generations