When I was in seventh grade, before I knew anything about indie rock or Athens, Georgia, or Reagan-era politics, R.E.M. was my favorite band. I'm certainly not alone; the band was a landmark in many lives for both the music it created and the doors it opened up for young listeners. And like m ... More >>
Jason StoffIt is an inexplicable force of nature - like a tornado in February - that so many people will leap to the defense of mediocre musicians. Pete Yorn may not be a core-shaker, but last night's show at the Pageant has inspired this writer's existential crisis: Is it the place of an und ... More >>
As you see from that picture, we have a pair of Pete Yorn tickets to give away to his show on Sunday night at the Pageant. (Ben Kweller and the Wellspring are also on the bill.) To enter, leave a comment with your name, a valid email and why you want to see Pete this time around. We'll close ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, February 27. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
* = coming to town, = local Vintage Vinyl 1. LIL WAYNE---I Am Not A Human Being 2. TREY SONGZ---Passion, Pain & Pleasure 3. WAKA FLOCKA FLAME---Flockavelli 4. BLACK ANGELS---Phosphene Dream 5. CHUCK BERRY---Definitive Collection
Photo: Todd OwyoungButch Walker at the Pageant, April 5, 2010.1991 wasn't exactly the best year to launch a career, if you were a head-banging metal guitarist. But that's just the position that a young Butch Walker found himself in when his band, SouthGang, made its heavy metal pilgrimage fr ... More >>
Does anything scream "This Happened in the '80s" more than an All-Star Charity Single? (Yes. But for our purposes, no.) Cue "Do They Know It's Christmas"? -- alternate title in some circles: "Feed the World" -- the Bob Geldof-and-Midge-Ure-written benefit tune featuring English and Irish rockers. ... More >>
Friday, August 7 *The Breeders/Times New Viking, Blueberry Hill's Duck Room *Wussy/The Fervor/A BIt Shifty, Off Broadway *Dredg/RX Bandits/As Tall As Lions, Pop's *Ernie Isley and the Jam Band, Alton/Argosy Casino *Wussy, Vintage Vinyl (5 p.m.) *Carney/Leon Lamont, Halo Bar *Jake's Leg, Cicero's *Te ... More >>
Every Monday, A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Vintage Vinyl 1. WILCO: Wilco (The Album) 2. MICHAEL JACKSON: Thriller 3. MICHA ... More >>
Every Monday, A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Euclid Records 1. REGINA SPEKTOR: Far 2. DINOSAUR JR.: Farm* 3. ELVIS COSTELLO: ... More >>
The Pageant *Arc Angels, featuring Charlie Sexton/Doyle Bramall II and Chris Layton, July 31*Pete Yorn, August 9*They Might Be Giants, October 9They Might Be GiantsFirebird*The Life and Times, July 18*Other Girls/The Sham, July 22*Gil Mantera's Party Dream/El Ten Eleven, July 28*Throw Rag, August 30 ... More >>
Two show announcements snuck in after our deadline on Tuesday, and they're good ones! First, Jersey working-class heroes the Gaslight Anthem is (finally) returning to town on Thursday, September 10, with the Loved Ones and Murder By Death opening. Tickets are on sale tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. And ... More >>
6 p.m. Saturday, July 21. Budweiser Main Stage, on the Arch grounds, as part of Live on the Levee.
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9 p.m. Friday, March 23. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).
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