Phil Collins

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    October 23, 2014

    Six Ways James Blunt Could Make Up For That Horrid Travesty "You're Beautiful"

    Recently, in an interview with Hello! Magazine, that sappy dude with Ashton Kutcher hair, James Blunt, apologized for his double-platinum song "Beautiful." Referring to it as "force-fed down people's throats" and "annoying," Blunt has openly admitted his grim misdeed in writing the 2005 anthem for t ... More >>

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    July 30, 2014

    The 10 Biggest Classic Rock Douchebags

    By Jonny Whiteside While rock & roll is necessarily classified as a form of pop music, it is actually an idiom whose radical, destructive primitivism established a new type of socio-cultural disorder. It's about rejection of the status quo and celebration of the dis-imprisonment it instills. Alway ... More >>

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    June 26, 2014
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    June 25, 2013

    Six Badass Flute Bands That Aren't Jethro Tull

    I remember in the sixth grade when we were all arbitrarily assigned instruments to learn. It was hell for broke parents who were now forced to buy or rent instruments they knew were just going to collect dust in a broom closet. And it was hell for us kids, as when you are a young boy, everything aro ... More >>

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    April 9, 2013

    The Top Ten Douchiest Drummers of All Time

    By Nate Jackson What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder who ... More >>

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    March 5, 2013

    Ten Bands You Never Would Have Thought Used to Be Good

    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 >>

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    October 8, 2012

    Which Song will FOX Ruin During the MLB Playoffs This Year?

    The MLB postseason began again over the weekend--you might have noticed your sports-agnostic fans living and dying with the Cardinals' Wild Card play-in game win on Friday. You might even have noticed, in yourself, a newfound interest in the vagaries of the infield fly rule. If you noticed those thi ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012
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    April 17, 2012

    Six Most Exciting Record Store Day Releases

    It's April and the smell of vinyl is in the air. Record Store Day is this weekend, that annual celebration of those places where the things you illegally download live. This equates to a wealth of exclusive releases and reissues, some of which are made in such small quantities they are practically o ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    Five Surprising Video Game Cameos by Musicians

    In this day and age, it's become almost commonplace for artists to plug songs into a video game. Heck, there's an entire freaking genre dedicated to translating music into video game form. While musicians and their labels frantically rush to get a song in the latest FIFA title, there's a small subs ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    The Six Best Key Changes In Pop Music

    The key change is an essential device in the pop canon. Play song, move chords and melody up a half step or so, continue in new key until otherwise noted. It's simple, really, and often effective, which is why it has been employed to the point of abuse. Here are the six best key changes in pop music ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    The Six Best Drum Fills

    ​In rock and roll, singers get the attention, guitarists get the glory and bass players usually just have to show up. It's the drummers of the world who often put in the most effort for the least return, lugging ten times the equipment and playing twenty times as hard as the rest of the band. ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    23 Musicians with Michele Bachmann Eyes: Horrifying and Hypnotic

    Jeff Tweedy as the Queen of Rage​Michelle Bachmann's Newsweek cover, on which she stares out icily over the headline The Queen Of Rage, has provoked intense reaction, mostly because of Bachmann's rapidly ballooning public caricature, but at least partly because the look in her eyes is somethin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Tattoo Suit Doesn't Delay Release of "Hangover" Sequel

    Ed Helms wears copyright protected ink.​Fear not, bro-dawg cinephiles. The release of The Hangover Part II will not be delayed over a suit filed by a Missouri tattoo artist. You'll still be able to edify yourself Thursday with 102 minutes of (presumably) dick-and-fart-and-drinking jokes. Hurrah!Yo ... More >>

  • Music

    December 30, 2010

    Cowboy Mouth

    8 p.m. Friday, December 31. The VooDoo Café & Lounge at Harrah's Casino, 777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights.

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    October 8, 2010

    Trifeckta Reigns Supreme at Red Bull Big Tune

    Twelve producers went head to head last night in front of a packed house at Pop's Nightclub in Sauget for the Red Bull Big Tune nationwide competition. Now in its fourth year, Red Bull Big Tune is the hunt for the one producer that can wow the crowd. Red Bull Photo Files/Carlos CruzThe final two p ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010
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    May 19, 2010
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    February 17, 2010

    Title Tracks

    9 p.m. Saturday, February 20. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

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    December 15, 2009

    And The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2010 Inductees Are...

    According to Crain's Cleveland Business: ABBA, Genesis, Jimmy Cliff, the Hollies and the Stooges! David Geffen will be inducted as an executive, while songwriting teams of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry also made it in. (Other songwriters getting the nod include Jesse ... More >>

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    June 3, 2009

    Show Review: Yeah Yeah Yeahs with Grand Ole Party and Pajo at The Pageant, June 2

    Photo: Todd OwyoungKaren O. of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Pageant. More photos here.Yeah Yeah Yeahs' singer Karen O has crafted a persona as a shabby-chic fashion icon, a vulnerable diva, and some sort of female version of Iggy Pop. She has dated music video director Spike Jonze and is involved in t ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    Second Spin: Sammy Hagar, Three Lock Box

    Artist: Sammy Hagar Album: Three Lock Box From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1982 Label: Geffen Records What it sounds like: The exhaust pipe of a white trash Ferrari

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    February 17, 2009

    Second Spin: Phil Collins, No Jacket Required

    Artist: Phil Collins Album: No Jacket Required From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1985 Label: Atlantic Records What it sounds like: The 80's Dance Pop Special: A smooth synthesizer groove, with an order of keyboards, drum machines, and horns on the side.

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    December 22, 2008

    Xmas Jam Countdown: Band Aid, "Do They Know It's Christmas?"

    MP3: Band Aid, "Do They Know It's Christmas Time? (Original 1984)" I couldn't find the best version of this song, which is an extended mix with a totally earnest spoken-word bridge featuring the tune's participants. But here's the original version of 1984's seminal charity single, "Do T ... More >>

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    November 11, 2008
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    September 26, 2008

    Show Review, Photos: Stars at the Pageant, Thursday, September 25, 2008

    At its best, the Montreal-based indie rockers Stars are cute, catchy, and eloquent. At its worst, Stars are redundant, boring and shallow. I've felt that way about the band's albums since I first dropped Set Yourself on Fire into my CD player in 2004. Slide Show Stars' performance last night at ... More >>

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    September 17, 2008
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    May 14, 2008
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    December 12, 2007

    Almost Famous

    It's never been easier to start your own (fake) band.

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    October 3, 2007

    The #12 Looks Like You

    7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 4. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Boulevard.

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    May 16, 2007

    Prog-Rocking Beats

    B-Sides gets intimate with Rhino Records' new Genesis reissues, then catches up with the cool cats in Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

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    April 18, 2007

    The River of Dreams

    B-Sides gives you a guided tour of St. Louis through the eyes of Billy Joel, and provides three nifty downloads for the price of one.

  • Film

    July 26, 2006

    Undercover of the Night

    Violent shoot-outs and dangerous love in Manns visceral cop series update

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    March 29, 2006

    Glenn Kotche

    Mobile (Nonesuch Records)

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    February 22, 2006

    A Star Is Born

    B-Sides explores whether actors can really sing, downloads some Pixies goodness and has some devilish words for Bleeding Through

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    February 8, 2006

    Lucky Boys Confusion/Pomeroy

    Friday, February 10, 8 p.m. at Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)

  • Film

    December 7, 2005

    The Color of Money (1986)

    Week of December 8, 2005

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    August 31, 2005

    You've Got a Friend

    We catch up with the Gentleman Callers, find out what Ron Jeremy has to do with school and examine how much James Taylor really sucks

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    June 8, 2005


    Friday, June 10; Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)

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    May 11, 2005


    Unreal drops by to chat with Bob Schneider; we visit Africa and the Old School

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    October 6, 2004

    Phil Collins

    Love Songs (Atlantic)

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    September 8, 2004


    Monday, September 13; the Pageant

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    September 1, 2004
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    August 18, 2004

    Love's Labor Remixed

    We strike out with the ladies, music-geek style, check out John Kerry's Behind the Music and hunt for Weird Al trivia

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    May 5, 2004

    High Score

    Sometimes the worst movies have the best soundtracks

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    February 4, 2004
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    October 29, 2003

    Film Openings

    Week of October 29, 2003

  • Film

    February 12, 2003

    Bearly Necessary

    Jungle fever fails to fully catch hold in this routine sequel

  • Film

    March 29, 2000

    The Road to El Dorado

    Directed by Eric "Bibo" Bergeron and Don Paul

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    June 16, 1999
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