Fresh off its recent success with Rent, New Line Theatre closes its season with a very different tale of mid-'90s American angst, staging Doug Wright's adaptation of S.R. Bindler's 1997 documentary, Hands on a Hardbody, which chronicles a days-long contest where ten participants try to outlast one a ... More >>
Jam. Band. Apart, these two words are innocuous. Put them together, though, and for whatever reason they become instantly polarizing. Whenever the subject of jam bands comes up, it seems to send some people into a frenzy of dogmatic snideness. In some cases, you get the sense that they'd almost rath ... More >>
Didn't win our 4/20 Cannabis Cupcakes giveaway? Fret not, dear reader. Gut Check has a treat for you! It just so happens that a person of our acquaintance -- we'll call her "Mary Jane" -- spent three years traveling the jam-band circuit, supplying cannabis-based baked goods to hungry audiences from ... More >>
It's been another steller year for live music in St. Louis, whether you were looking for the most legendary living pop artist or the quiet birth of a powerful local band. We've racked our brans and come up with our twenty favorite shows (they're listed below), but what tops your list? Was it The Ur ... More >>
Editor: Mr. Sawyer-Dickhoff has been playing bass guitar for a little over a year, ever since he visited the Experience Music Project and did that hands-on exhibit where you learn how to play some two-note Beatles bass line. He bought himself Yamaha and a little amp, and quickly discovered that the ... More >>
Phish Chaifetz Arena Tuesday, August 28 Jam band shows are like the female orgasm: there are multiple climaxes and riding each is a cathartic renewal, which for many translates into a full spiritual experience. For true fans of the jam scene, this is not a drug culture (although don't be naive, th ... More >>
Did everyone survive LouFest? Surrounding this post is our extensive coverage; be sure to read up. Rain be damned, the whole thing seemed to go off without a hitch. More big outdoors shows populate this week's post, for those of you that didn't get enough over the weekend. Tonight Verizon Wireless ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 28. Chaifetz Arena, 1 South Compton Avenue.
The team: six 40-year-old men, leaving behind six fairly respectable jobs, five wives and 14.9 children for four days. The tools: a 32-foot RV, VIP tickets, comfortable shoes and enough beer to take down a small fraternity. The task: to do and see as much as physically and logistically possible at ... More >>
Update: And our winner is Alex Fritz, because we love it when our food writer makes sex jokes about bands. Instructions are on their way via Twitter. Thanks, everyone. Yep, that's right. Looking to make some last minute plans for a trip down to Tennessee this weekend? We've got a pair of Bonnaroo w ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Today in band names that give grammarians high blood pressure: moe. is coming to the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161) on Thursday. The band, whose credits include Bonnaroo and frequent comparisons to Phish, approaches rock much like Carl Weathers approaches stew. Tickets are $25 day-of ... More >>
7 and 9 p.m., Saturday May 14, at the Lumière Theatre in the Lumière Place Casino & Hotel.999 North Second Street.
8 p.m. Thursday, March 17. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Stew SmithPhish at the Fabulous Fox, June 2009. View more photos herePhish 3D -- the concert film by the popular, legendary jam band -- will be screening in St. Louis at the Moolah Theatre (3821 Lindell) for six days only, beginning April 30. According to a press release: Filmed in October 2 ... More >>
Rivers, Old Growth and the Wizard's Cloak
7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 4. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
8 p.m. Friday, January 15. The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard.
We reviewed a lot of shows this year -- nearly 100, judging by the number of posts in the "Show Reviews" archive. Deciding which 2009 concerts comprised the creme de la creme wasn't easy, to say the least. However, the following stood out from the pack. What did we miss? What were your favorites thi ... 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. Avett Brothers - I & Love & You 2. Bottle Rockets - Lean Fo ... More >>
Better than: Streaming last night's show via the Internet, as a friend was doing. Photo: Stew Smith Phish on June 16, 2009 at the Fox. View concert slideshow. It took about three hours for Phish's show last night at the Fabulous Fox Theatre to reach transcendence. This occurred at the precis ... More >>
This product comes from Greg Perez, the ex-chef and owner at the now-shuttered Grateful Inn, formerly located on Manchester Road in Maplewood. Since the restaurant, which featured several hemp-based dishes on the menu, closed in March of last year, Perez has focused on expanding his salad dressing b ... More >>
Bonnaroo just announced its 2009 lineup -- and like Coachella, it looks pretty strong. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are headlining, while Phish is doing two(!) shows. Other notables include Elvis Costello (solo), Wilco, Nine Inch Nails, Al Green, Snoop Dogg, Mars Volta and a bunch more. S ... More >>
Yup, a reunited Phish is coming to the Fabulous Fox at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16. Tickets are $49.50 and go on sale Friday, January 30. Not gonna lie -- I dig on some of the band's tunes. Granted, they're the structured pop songs, so I'm probably the fan hardcore aficionados hate. Ah well."Free"
9 p.m. Friday, January 2. Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
8 p.m. Friday, February 15. Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard
Friday and Saturday, September 8 and 9. Bearcat Getaway Campground (Lesterville, Missouri).
8 p.m. Wednesday, July 5. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)
Wednesday, January 25; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
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Friday, September 30; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
We gush over Trey Anastasio, get some cowbell advice from Blue Öyster Cult's expert and administer a headphones fidelity test
Thursday, May 5; Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard)
Thursday, November 11; Mississippi Nights
Gorjus: Fighting Bockman's Euphio (Totoba)
Saturday, September 13; Cicero's
Wednesday, February 5; Pageant
Friday, January 31; Pageant
Round Room (Elektra)
Cicero's champs brace for the second coming of Vermont's phinest. Prince disciples couldn't care less.
Friday, November 15; Mississippi Nights
The Neem offer up 29 songs on their self-titled debut
May 5 - 12, 1999