In the 20th century, St. Louis was a veritable Petri dish for noise-rock artists. Once the mid-aughts hit, most of those bands drifted off, and our city's loud-music exports became punk and metal. But the dream still lives in locals like Yowie and What We Won't See, though, who will join Pittsburgh' ... More >>
After a decisive Game 5 victory over the Pirates, Cardinals fans were feeling jubilant and rowdy last night outside Busch Stadium. WTAE-TV Pittsburgh news anchor Guy Junker was doing an admirable job ignoring the St. Louis fans' best efforts to derail his report, until one red-haired lady managed ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wro ... More >>
Thank god for Adam Wainwright. I've said it before over the past four or five seasons, but I think it bears repeating now and again. Thank god for Adam Wainwright. It's been a great ride, watching Wainwright progress from hyped prospect (acquired in return for J.D. Drew way back in the 200 ... More >>
The Lemonheads Old Rock House January 28, 2012 Between Evan Dando's Lemonheads set at Old Rock House on Saturday and the Ryan Adams show at the Peabody this Tuesday, St. Louis is being paid visits by two of the more mercurial personalities in alternative rock n'roll. Both have let fits of erratic b ... More >>
A select few got to "Roll With Wiz" last night at the Flamingo Bowl. The chronic-loving Pittsburgh rapper was in town promoting his new album Rolling Papers, which drops next week. Khalifa gamely posed for pictures with fans, signed posters and treated them to free eats -- it's no wonder he's ... More >>
"That does it! Release 'Quick Strike' and proceed to target. Launch all available missiles!"It's believed to be the only U.S. government film depicting the catastrophic atrocities of nuclear war, and for the first-time ever it's available to the masses. The Power of Decision was produced in 1957 ... More >>
Dove ShoreTonight is the long-awaited, very-sold-out Girl Talk show at the Pageant. In this week's paper, D.X. Ferris spoke with Gregg Gillis, the man behind the moniker. (Note: The author is a fellow Pittsburgh native who grew up in the same classic-rock-obsessed area and witnessed Girl Talk ... More >>
Pennsylvania has some of the screwiest liquor laws in the country. It also now has one of the screwiest retail gimmicks* I've ever seen: wine vending machines. It requires you to swipe your ID, have your identity verified via camera by someone at a call center and take a breathalyzer test before you ... More >>
Hope you have tickets to Girl Talk's January 18 show: According to the Pageant, it just sold out, a month after it was announced. Here's a video of Girl Talk from Pittsburgh. (It took me a while to find this; you can only imagine what comes up on YouTube if you search "girl talk.")
Justin Kockott, a 19-year-old Pittsburgh high school student, is enjoying his fifteen minutes of Internet fame today after he smashed his $499 iPad with a baseball bat. If you were burned out by the hype over this latest Apple gadget, you're sure to enjoy this video. The LA Times intervi ... More >>
librarianavengers.orgUnreal issues a battle call: All in favor of starting a Hot Librarian ranking, spell Y-E-S!If you thought the decade would end without some national ranking flipping the bird to our fair city, well, you've had your fill of the Christmas Kool-Aid, now haven't you? Party's ... More >>
Who says there's nothing to do on Thanksgiving night? Not the Firebird, which is hosting a triple bill featuring Pittsburgh hip-hop duo Grand Buffet, and local punk bands Celery and the Humanoids. To celebrate, we have two prize packs to give away. Each one contains a copy of the Haunted Fucking Ga ... More >>
Mayor Francis Slay easily won a third term yesterday, collecting 60 percent of the vote and defeating Independent challenger Maida Coleman who garnered just 30 percent of votes.In other election news, maverick Town & Country mayoral candidate John Hoffmann lost handily to incumbent Jon Dalton. T ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, April 14. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Tonight's not only the grand re-opening of the Bluebird (as the Firebird), it's also the return of Gil Mantera's Party Dream, by far the hippest thing Cleveland has going for it. (I speak from experience.) D.X. Ferris previews the show right here, and talks about the act's new album Dreamscape, whic ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, February 5. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Wednesday, September 3. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street
8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street
7 p.m. Monday, January 7. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
The Mexican takes a look at the biggest cities in the U.S. with the smallest Mexican communities.
7 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Creepy Crawl (3528 Washington Boulevard).
Reviews by Dennis Brown, Paul Friswold and Deanna Jent
Despite great performances, this one sinks.
B-Sides analyzes the mathematics of Don Caballero's existence, calls out Bon Jovi for cliches and points you to some hot Futureheads action in the Download.
8 p.m. Wednesday, July 5. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)
Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater
Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater
Monday, May 30; Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
The Black Rep assays August Wilson
The St. Louis Black Repertory Company presents Jitney, August Wilson's story of Pittsburgh gypsy-cab drivers with a lot on their minds
St. Louis has a long and tortured history with the Admiral, home of the President Casino, but the city is about to gamble another $3 million to keep it afloat. It's a risky bet.