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  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Billy Bragg Performs Surprise Set at the Royale For Ferguson: "Liberty and Justice for All!"

    Billy Bragg stood at the microphone toward the end of his set at the Royale, thoughtfully looking up in the night sky as he tried to put words to what's happening in Ferguson. "The true enemy is our own cynicism," Bragg finally told the audience. "We have to fight to overcome that cynicism. We hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    From the Eads Bridge to Stan the Span: 140 Years of St. Louis Bridges

    The opening of the Stan Musial Veterans Bridge in downtown St. Louis marks an important milestone in the history of the mighty bridges that cross the Mississippi River in the City of St. Louis. Almost a half century has passed since the last bridge, the Poplar Street Bridge, opened in 1967. But the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Dubb Nubb Does Daytrotter

    It's all coming up Rainey. A little over a week after the release of its excellent Sunrise Sleepy Eyed, Dubb Nubb's Daytrotter session is now live for the listening. The Columbia-based trio, which originated in St. Louis, comprises sisters Amanda, Delia and Hannah Rainey. The Daytrotter session, re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    St. Louis Police Raid Swingers Club "Red 7"; Consenting Adults Beware!

    Police estimate 150 people were inside Red 7 at the time of Saturday's bust.​The PBS history series, American Experience, recently aired a documentary on the Stonewall Uprising. You know that story, don't you? In June 1969, New York City police attempted to shut down the Stonewall Bar in Greenwich ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Wash. U Lady Bears Prepare to Defend National Title

    Washington University​This weekend is a big one for college hoops. Arch Madness comes to town. The suddenly hot Saint Louis University team will attempt to win its fifth in a row. And perhaps most importantly, the Washington University Lady Bears will take their first step toward defending the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Theodore Makes an Appearance on Daytrotter, Performs Unreleased Tracks

    Jennifer Silverberg​Congrats to Theodore, which appeared on the Rock Island, Illinois-based live-music site Daytrotter over the weekend. joining Gentleman Auction House, So Many Dynamos and Pokey LaFarge as locals who have been featured on the website. The band covered "Engine Number Nine," tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Download: So Many Dynamos' Daytrotter Session

    It's good to see so many St. Louis bands recording sessions for Daytrotter, the Rock Island, Illinois, website/company/music mecca that's become a must-visit destination. Joining Gentleman Auction House and Pokey LaFarge in the website's spotlight is So Many Dynamos, whose session went live this pas ... More >>

  • Music

    November 18, 2009

    Ezra Furman and the Harpoons

    8 p.m. Thursday, November 19. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Pokey LaFarge on Daytrotter Today

    Head on over to Daytrotter today, where the featured spotlight artist is Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three. LaFarge dropped by the Rock Island studios and performed *four* unreleased songs. Congrats! His latest album, Riverboat Soul, is also available -- but for now, only if you buy one at a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    Show Review Photos: Terror, On Broken Wings, Blood Stands Still at Rockstar Night Club, 10/27/08

    On Monday night at Rockstar Nightclub (8658 South Broadway), Terror, Blood Stands Still and On Broken Wings played as part of a quickly moving six-band hardcore show that was over at about 11 p.m. Although the venue promises to treat its patrons like rockstars, the bands on this "Choose or Lose / ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2008

    Gentleman Auction House Tour Diary, Day One: Chicago

    (On a recent U.S. tour, I asked Gentleman Auction House's Steve Kozel to keep a daily diary of the band's goings-on. All this week, we'll be posting what happened, leading up to the band's CD release show for Alphabet Graveyard on Saturday night at the Bluebird. -- Annie Zaleski) Venue: The Beat ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2006

    Beat Happenings

    Music news you can use

  • Music

    June 1, 2005

    Get Your Acts Together

    Our handy guide to this year's Music Showcase

  • Music

    October 27, 2004

    Sounds Around Town

    Week of October 27, 2004

  • Calendar

    October 27, 2004

    Halloween Listings

    Week of October 27, 2004

  • Music

    October 13, 2004

    Sounds Around Town

    Week of October 13, 2004

  • News

    December 26, 2001

    Heavy-Metal Racket

    John Chamis and other residents of lead-contaminated Herculaneum are tired of getting jerked around by regulators and by Doe Run. They're demanding answers -- and results.

  • News

    July 4, 2001

    Unsettled

    The only person likely to pay for killing LaTanya Mickles-Hamlin is the guy who named the alleged triggerman

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