Hard times, high gas prices and an ill economy did little to derail local artists from expanding outward in 2012. As a musician, I've never seen so many of my peers crawl out from these red brick buildings to push their River City sounds than in the past 12 months. Many return with invaluable advice ... More >>
It's my byline; we're doing what I want this week. And I want to bring back the word of the day, which just happens to be Bollix. Seriously! That's how you spell "bullshit" in British. So here we here, a Bollix fill-in weekend post from your esteemed music editor. Shouldn't it be "Bollocks"? Ah, who ... More >>
Noted R&B heartthrob Trey Songz will be at the Fox this Sunday, but the show will absolutely not be worth killing a person and then yourself over. I just wanted to make that clear from the get-go since I suppose there has been some very heartbreaking confusion lately. Just to be clear, again: Trey ... More >>
An already great week of music shows no signs of slowing. Tonight, the Spits come to St. Louis for the first time ever on the event of Rob Ruzicka's birthday. The Gramophone's having a birthday tonight as well -- the Grove venue turns four and will celebrate with Honey Island Swamp Band. Minneapolis ... More >>
This week brings us not one but TWO members of the Wu-Tang Clan (unfortunately on separate nights), Japanese punk-weirdos Peelander-Z, and the first visit ever from Seattle's raw Ramones-y punk band the Spits in its entire ten years of existence. Continuing with the punk rock / hip-hop aesthetic is ... More >>
Madonna is taking time out of her taxing virgin-blood-drinking schedule long enough to fit in a lil' world tour. She'll bring all the hits and her terrifying biceps to the Scottrade Center on November 1. Teflon Don, The Boss Rick Ross is at the Ambassador on February 19. Rob Ruzicka is throwing hims ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsIt's the biggest bar night of the year. Go big -- or go home. (Or, you know, just stay home.) More music here. Have a great holiday!
Tight Pants Syndrome @ Mangia
Dubbed the "First Annual Night Before Thanksgiving Rock Pantstacular," this show features the power-po ... More >>
courtesy ofRob RuzickaNestled in the corner of a dead-end block in Richmond Heights remains the 2 Keys House. Possibly unknown to its current residents, the house's basement walls continue to hold a strong historical significance for St. Louisans of a certain music generation.
The short-liv ... More >>
In this week's print issue we previewed hardcore scene member Rob Ruzicka's 30th birthday show, wherein the St. Louisan planned to fly in New York City's The Abused, Canada's Career Suicide and Minneapolis' Formaldehyde Junkies to play at Fubar in Midtown. On Saturday, The Abused played only its sec ... More >>
St. Louis punk bands came together the day after Christmas at the Fox Hole, the new music venue at the Atomic Cowboy, to raise money for Nick Mardanes, a former St. Louis resident who's fighting cancer and Brad Cassidy, another former St. Louis resident who died last year. The benefit concert, expla ... More >>
On Saturday, the Fox Hole at Atomic Cowboy will be hosting a benefit-cum-celebration for two supporters of the local hardcore/punk scene: Brad Cassidy and Nick Mardanes. The former, a Chicago native and a member of bands such as Saw Is Family, Episiotomy and Eating Rats, passed away last yea ... More >>
(Last weekend, local hardcore band Cardiac Arrest played the A7 reunion show in NYC. CA singer/songwriter Rob Ruzicka was kind enough to write about his experiences below. More video can be found here, photos over here.)
After stopping for some real slices of pizza, we got to the Knitting Factory a ... More >>