Former Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa doesn't just inspire greatness on the field -- he also inspires greatness in life. Last Friday, LaRussa gave the commencement address at Washington University in St. Louis, bidding thousands of students good luck as they go from the minors to the big leagues. ... More >>
Comic books have seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years, thanks to film series revolving around The Avengers, X-Men and Superman. But with hobby reading in general going down nationwide, how can comic book shops ensure that younger generations will be interested in the adventures of Batman ... More >>
Spring has sprung (supposedly)! Celebrate by checking out the spry variety of shows going on this week. There's plenty to see, including an assortment of traveling acts such as Useless Eaters, Night Birds, Deerhoof and Hot 8 Brass Band. Get hopped up on all that leftover Easter candy and see what re ... More >>
Clownvis Presley, with Little Rachel and the Griddle Kids The Firebird Oct. 12, 2012 I'll be honest: even after 30-odd years, I still think clowns are freaking scary. I'll never understand why parents enjoy parading humanoids with scary makeup, dead eyes and a sinister smile in front of their kids. ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, April 14. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Tyson WirtzfieldCalifornia retro-pop perfectionists Dum Dum Girls are at the Billiken Club tonight, with Minks and Dirty Beaches. In last week's paper, Mike Appelstein chatted with Dum Dum Girls' Dee Dee; below are some outtakes in which she describes writing music despite her mother's illnes ... More >>
image viaTobacco is the solo project of Tom Fec, frontman of Pennsylvania's preeminent psychotropic daymares Black Moth Super Rainbow. Tobacco follows the BSMR formula of analog electronics and vocoded vocals, but adds a thick coat of grime and hip hop sensibility to his beats. At Off Broadway May 6 ... More >>