While Georgia Hubley sang "Cornelia & Jane," last night at the Pageant I thought about her band's Twitter handle, @therealYLT, and wondered if I expected to see the real Yo La Tengo or my imaginary "best live band ever" version of the group constructed of only the most exciting scraps of its 29-year ... More >>
It's nutcrackin' time! Soon all the shows in town will be related to either the Holidays or the apocalypse; we choose to embrace the festivities either way. Starting with tomorrow's Jinglefest 2012 (hosted by WIL 92.3 FM) at the Family Arena. Now in its tenth year, the festivities will include sets ... More >>
Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending December 11, 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.
Despite Amazon, e-books and the crappy e ... More >>
wikimedia commonsThe current issue of Interview Magazine has Christopher Bollen interviewing R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, and their conversation leads them to a couple interesting tidbits about St. Louis. Stipe, as you may be aware, graduated from high school in Collinsville. He tells Boll ... More >>
They're big, they're packing heat and they go toe-to-toe with the city's most vicious gang-bangers for a living.But did you know the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department also has its own choir? As we reported earlier this year, the singing group is one of only four such police choruses in the ... More >>
Clownvis Presley presents: Christmas in Hollywood! Clownvis is a lot of things: a clown, an Elvis impersonator, a wedding officiator, a burlesque emcee, a controversial television show contestant, a nice dude. If there's one thing he's not, however, it's traditional.
Thus, the Clownvis Pres ... More >>
(Every day in December, we'll be posting holiday jams for your enjoyment. Have any favorites you want featured? Email me.)
Hoboken, New Jersey, noisemongers Yo La Tengo are known for their (mostly) annual Hanukkah residency, where special guests and pals join the trio in seasonal merriment. In hono ... More >>
Euclid Records' YouTube account has been a holiday goldmine lately. In the past few weeks, high-quality videos of bands doing holiday tunes for the TV show Psychotic Reaction -- performances filmed in the old Cicero's basement -- have popped up. Check out a very young Yo La Tengo from 1987 performin ... More >>