Sunday thunderstorms kept us from getting into anymore trouble for the remainder of the week, but hey -- it's Monday! It's a new week rife with opportunities to see some shows. See some top-notch working musicians like Roland Johnson and Dave Stone in action, or catch some touring acts like John Ful ... More >>
In theory, music venues are interchangeable. If one especially great place shuts down, another spot surely will rise elsewhere. But there's something disquieting about the closure of an especially memorable venue. Even years later, I'm still bummed about how Shattered - a Columbia, Missouri, insti ... More >>
Psychedelic Furs' Richard Butler at a previous show.Psychedelic Furs | Tom Tom Club The Pageant September 23, 2011 Well? What do you consider fun? In his latest book, Retromania, author/theorist Simon Reynolds explores pop music's current obsession with its past. We're all familiar with ba ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, September 23. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
New wave heaven hits the Pageant on Friday, when Psychedelic Furs share a bill with Tom Tom Club. And we want to send you to the show for free! Go to our Facebook page for contest details. Robin Wheeler and Christian Schaeffer previewed the show in this week's print edition; they're take ... More >>
Congrats to St. Louis native/Guns 'n Roses member Richard Fortus, who will be filling in for guitarist Vivian Campbell in Thin Lizzy this summer. (Campbell is also in Def Leppard, and that band has a busy summer touring schedule set, including a date in St. Louis with Heart on August 10.) According ... More >>
Fellow members of Generation X who attended the second annual Pale Divine reunion show: We are getting old. Remember snickering when our Baby Boomer parents went to cheesy Beach Boys reunion shows? We're getting close to that turf.Photo: Jason StoffPale Divine guitartist Richard Fortus last ni ... More >>
In this week's paper, the members of Pale Divine were kind enough to indulge questions about their favorite cover songs -- you see, their second-annual reunion show tonight at the Pageant will feature them doing two sets and tons of old covers. But the band's been quite busy in the last year since w ... More >>
Repo! The Genetic Opera features a who's-who of cult actors and musicians, including Alexa Vega, Anthony Stewart Head, Sarah Brightman, Paris Hilton, Ogre, Terrance Zdunich, Bill Moseley and Paul Sorvino. The list of musician contributing to the soundtrack is even more impressive: Joan Jett, Poe, Cl ... More >>
Tonight at the Pageant is the long-awaited Pale Divine reunion show. I penned a story in this week's paper about the band, its history and its new boxed set. (Hopefully, I'll get a chance to check out a bit of the show after my radio show.) In the article, I mentioned Richard Fortus' post-PD band, ... More >>
Two of the Lou's famous rockers fill us in on their favorites of 2007 — and what the next year holds.
Modern Blues (self-released)
The lights go out at a fabled club but only after one hell of a party.
Fabled concert venue Mississippi Nights closes its doors for now.