Between the Superbowl, Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day, there's no shortage of excuses to celebrate something somewhere sometime soon lately, or even retroactively. Find a place to party this week from a varying list of tasty shows -- just choose your flavor. This week's recommendations await after t ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, August 3. Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
When you hear Janiva Magness sing, you're hearing a life: a tough one, a lucky one, a damn hard-fought one. The Detroit-born, Southern California-based blueswoman has a near 30-year career in music behind her, and who knows, maybe 30 more years ahead of her. Whatever happens, she's unlikely to make ... More >>
Time constraints occasionally preclude us from being able to preview every single great show in town. There's only so many hours in the week, and we have to keep the trains running on time in addition to writing up these recommendational blurbs. That said, a couple of shows early this week warrant y ... More >>
11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24. Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Avenue.
According to my new calendar, the word of the day is "volant," and it is defined as "moving lightly" or "nimble." I'm not really sure how to incorporate that into a post recommending shows for this week, but I'll do my damnedest. Legendary metal monsters Corrosion of Conformity play the Firebird to ... More >>
To begin simply, Shelby Lynne is one of the major voices in American music. She has nerves of silk and steel and a voice and instinct to match. And she can surely hear the nerves on the other end of the line as the interview begins. "Give it your best shot," she says on the phone from her home in ... More >>
Roy KastenJohn Prine stands and delivers at the TouhillJohn Prine | Jason Isbell Touhill Performing Arts Center December 3, 2011 Why is John Prine so beloved? He's never had a major hit of his own, never really crossed over from the folkie netherworlds, never, as a touring musician, done muc ... More >>
The so-called fifth Highwayman and living legend Guy Clark brings his 70-year-old self and his outlaw country woes to the Old Rock House February 29, the day the common solar calendar considers leap day. Hold Steady crooner Craig Finn is hitting the road solo, he'll be at Off Broadway on February 10 ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, April 28. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
* = coming to town, = local Euclid Records 1. Shelby Lynne - - Merry Christmas 2. Various Artists - - A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector 3. Mavis Staples - - You Are Not Alone 4. Doors - - Live in Vancouver 1970 5. Norah Jones - - Featuring Norah Jones
For many musicians, the lure of the Christmas songbook is hard to resist. Despite the challenge of reworking well-worn (and, in some cases, worn out) songs, each year a few dozen acts try to make something fresh out of these seasonal favorites. This year's crop is heavy on female-fronted pop, ... More >>
* means coming to town, means a local release Euclid Records 1. Roky Erickson/Okkervil River - True Love Cast Out All Evil 2. MGMT - Congratulations 3. Jeff Beck - Emotion Commotion 4. Shelby Lynne - Tears, Lies, & Alibis 5. Jesse Malin & The St. Marks Social ... More >>
As always: The denotes a local release, * means the band is coming to town. Euclid Records 1. Caribou, Swim* 2. MGMT, Congratulations 3. Roky Erickson and Okkervil River, True Love Cast Out All Evil 4. Rufus Wainwright, All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu 5. Jonsi, Go 6. Jeff Beck, Emotions ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, May 5. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard
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