Lamb of God | Hatebreed | In Flames | Sylosis The Pageant November 7, 2012 Before I start trashing one of the most popular metal bands on the planet, let me offer my credentials: In 1989, I saw Sepultura at the Bridgeton Soccer club at just nine years old. I got in trouble for spray painting the S ... More >>
Update: You've got two more days to enter this thing. There are two ways to win -- the first is by coming up with a new Randy Blythe slogan for us. And today I'm adding a second. Tell us your favorite Halloween song and a pair of tickets could be yours. It can be campy, kiddie, creepy or fit some ot ... More >>
If there's one thing the Pussy Riot trial has taught us, it's that protest music can still be a dangerous, subversive tool. By performing an anti-Putin "punk prayer" during a guerrilla action at a Russian Orthodox church, Pussy Riot intended to provoke and offend. Many saw their action as blasphemou ... More >>
Dethklok and Lamb of God, with support from Gojira, were supposed to make a stop at the Family Arena on August 15. It's a bill we've been excited about since it was first announced and was probably the marquee metal show of the summer. Unfortunately, the entire tour has just been cancelled because L ... More >>
Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending May 6, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books, Subterranean Books and Sue's News. The Heart and the Fist, we think, would be a great ti ... More >>
This weekend, two world leaders passed. One, North Korea's Kim Jong-Il, is remembered as an eccentric but dangerous dictator, a man who suppressed dissent and kept his people in a perpetual state of war and famine. The other, Vaclav Havel, played a key role in freeing Czechoslovakia from Comm ... More >>
The first round of the 2011 NFL Draft is in the books, and there's plenty to talk about before round two starts up again tonight. Cam Newton was picked first overall and fellated unceasingly by pretty much everyone with a microphone for the rest of the night. The lockout scared a bunch of teams i ... More >>
Seen at a bus stop in Prague: Image source The Pope is saying, "Nothing but Oishi for me!" Obama responds, "Nothing but Oishi for me as well!" The main headline translates as "New beginnings." Does this mean Oishi Green Tea is ushering a new era of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and ... More >>
Big Star's shadow is looming large at this year's SXSW.The text that Alex Chilton had died came through just before midnight on the first full day of South By Southwest 2010 in Austin. I was on my way to the sleeze-and-cheese-and-bathroom-cologne club Prague to see the anti-Alex, Billy Bragg, ... More >>
Bryon MillerHot Cha Cha, in the fleshCicero's hosts a riotous bill of epic proportions tonight. First up are long-distance-locals the Natural Selection. If you missed our feature a few weeks ago -- or missed the band's show then -- here's your chance to catch the act's funk-da-fied dance party ag ... More >>
One of the summer's more anticipated shows happens tonight at the Firebird: Drone-metal legends Sunn O))). Paul Friswold interviewed the band Greg Anderson's this week. Here are some outtakes from the interview. ideologic.org Paul Friswold: Who first thought of doing the album with the acoustic e ... More >>
Where to begin? I should start with the ornamental comb, like three white gleaming stakes from some Gnostic purification ritual, holding a jet-black stack of hair atop the fiery head of Polly Jean Harvey. She's never wanted for making an impression. Wrapped in white, backed by a hard avant-garde blu ... More >>
Imagine, if you will, the worst possible way to spend a day at SXSW, one that doesn't involve an emergency colonoscopy or a Marnie Stern showcase, and then imagine something even more tedious and despairing, a day of utter humiliation and loathing. And then it really starts to go downhill.I should h ... More >>
Fernando de Sousa, Wikimedia Commons Dara Strickland is a leading expert on sneaking food and drink into the movies. She reports on her exploits for Gut Check (from an undisclosed location) every Monday.Show: Watchmen, in all its nearly 3 hours of incomprehensible, geeky glory. No one should ever b ... More >>
Does it matter who's doing the cat-calling? Should it?
Elvira Arellano is no Rosa Parks. She's more like Jesus.
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out local theater
And bluesy British songwriter James Hunter clarifies why his eyes aren't as blue as one might think.
The Bond franchise takes a gamble on a new guy and comes up aces.
Roseanne's still sweet
The Great Gray Grinch gets its own infomercial
We look for a home for Hem, weigh Soulard against folk music and visit the Old School
Blade confronts the ultimate vampire, and geeks everywhere rejoice
As Nazi artillery fire draws nearer, two opposites share an unlikely love
Week of October 27, 2004
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Greendale stays true to Neil
Mandy Moore's likable enough; wish we could say the same about her movie
The exodus of the creative class continues apace
What would happen if lunatics decided to refilm Xanadu?
Week of January 2, 2002
Sporting a disguise, the original Bud readies for battle in the realm of the King of Beers
With this presidential debate, the highlights didn't come from Bush or Gore
A new exhibit presented by the Missouri Historical Society recalls one Olympics that was anything but fun and games
Home is where they have to take you in. But for the Roma refugees who've come to St. Louis, there's no such place.
By Christopher Durang (Echo Theatre Company)
Fourth annual Jewish Film Festival