Legendary Hoboken, New Jersey indie rock trio Yo La Tengo is gracing the Pageant with its presence this Thursday, January 31. The band is notoriously unpredictable live, in part thanks to its virtual encyclopedia of cover songs. Here is a list of Yo La Tengo's six best cover songs. Let us know your ... More >>
Well, I hope you enjoyed that temporary shot of springtime over the weekend while you could! Clouds are currently unloading some major snowflakes outside, but that's no reason to get left out in the cold during this week's shows. Check out Ian Fisher & the Present's CD Release and visits from Sponge ... More >>
An Under Cover Weekend is a time to get silly, abandon caution and get lost with ten St. Louis bands in some of the most loved music ever. Many of us will never see Aerosmith in concert. The majority of the two sold-out crowds missed Michael Jackson. And here they are, in joyful incarnation. Just fo ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Friday, September 7, and Saturday, September 8. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Well I don't know about you, but I was certainly not impressed by so-called "Tropical Storm" Isaac. Yeah, it rained a little, but the way people were talking about it made it seem like we would all be awash over the weekend -- my neighbor even asked me on Friday if I had enough groceries and batteri ... More >>
Mumford and Sons Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in Dixon, Illinois August 18, 2012 You know that conversation about what you'd do if you had some obscene amount of money? Where you and your friends talk about fantasies and strange projects of passion and uncompromising vision? And yet so often the ... More >>
Compiling the best songs about birds is tricky. Many great ones are too metaphorical ("Bird On A Wire" by Leonard Cohen, "Freebird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd) and many literal ones are not great ("I'm Like A Bird" by Nelly Furtado). Continuing the Nitpick Six series about animal songs, here are the six best ... 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 >>
Elizabeth Mitchell didn't set out to sing children's songs -- or, more specifically, "all ages folk music." Along with husband Daniel Littleton, she was best known as the main voice of Ida, a NYC-based acoustic band with several hushed, emotionally driven albums to its credit. During the day, howeve ... More >>
Kiernan MaletskyPaul Simon | Punch Brothers Fabulous Fox Theatre November 15, 2011 Paul Simon still takes a wide stance when he gets into it. He tosses his hands for emphasis of his words, he converses his lines with an unseen foil. His voice belies his 70 years. Close your eyes and you can ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, September 17. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Jon GitchoffMonday night's show at the Scottrade Center was a spectacle to behold on many different levels, but let's focus specifically on Matthew Morrison. The 32-year-old came out onstage with vengeance, a bowtie and two back-up seductresses who were not afraid of a little grinding. The au ... More >>
Refreshing! Finally, we seem to be on the other side of this week's bout of soul-shredding heat. Summer's all well and good, but the Beach Boys weren't singing about an endless summer where it feels like 115 degrees. Their summers were a good 30 degrees cooler than what we've been experiencin ... More >>
courtesy of the ChalkBoyzFor the ChalkBoyz fourth mixtape, which gets an official release tomorrow night at Off Broadway, 22-year-old Drake Maret (a.k.a. Dominant Force, the J. Crew Kid) and 23-year-old Dylan Cunningham (a.k.a. Dyl Staxx, Staxx Fifth Avenue) created summer songs that are as e ... More >>
On Thursday, March 3, The Harmony Game: The Making of Bridge Over Troubled Water will be screening at 7 p.m. at the Galaxy 14 Cine in Chesterfield Valley. The documentary focuses on the genesis and aftermath of Simon and Garfunkel's iconic album of the same name, and has interviews with Paul ... More >>
Todd OwyoungGregg Gillis of Girl TalkAlternate title: "What do you get when you put a couple thousand white people in a venue and play every pop song ever all at once?" When Gregg Gillis (a.k.a. Girl Talk) made his 2009 stop in St. Louis, I went with a few of my closest friends, drank my wei ... More >>
image viaArt Holliday, TV news anchor and director of an in-production film, Johnnie Be GoodArt Holliday is known for his work as a news anchor on KSDK, but he's also a independent filmmaker in his free time. In his latest project, Johnnie Be Good, he documents the life and career of Johnnie ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiBangles vocalist/guitarist Susanna Hoffs while singing "Eternal Flame" at the Pageant last night.The Bangles saved its mega-hit, "Walk Like an Egyptian," for the last song of the encore. The three principal members of the Cali group - vocalist/guitarist Susanna Hoffs and sisters ... More >>
Voyageur PressAs Jon Bream emphasizes repeatedly throughout Neil Diamond is Forever: The Illustrated Story of the Man and His Music, Neil Diamond is not hip. That's probably why my parents liked him. Actually that's probably why most people's parents liked him, except for people whose parents ran ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Thursday, September 3. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
11:45 p.m. Saturday, September 20. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 15. Scottrade Center, South 14th Street and Clark Avenue.
9 p.m. Monday, October 30. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
CD Baby's weird and wacky Missouri musicians, "Yo! RFT Raps" talks to inBox magazine's svengali, and the Raconteurs star in this week's Download
Rumor Has It . . . this Graduate tribute deserves no honors
White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the years best pop-rock records.
Flashlight Seasons (Warp)
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Tracks offers comfort to Ensure-swilling music fans
In comedy -- and comebacks -- it's all about the timing
Friday, August 1; American Theatre
Local college station KCLC-FM proves that adult album alternative radio doesn't have to suck
Grafton restaurateur Aaron Whalen takes his show to town
Looking for influence, significance, development and perpetuation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
"Autobiography" and bootleg box prove that when it comes to the Beatles, you can never just let it be
Written and directed by Cameron Crowe
Tuesday, March 28; Mississippi Nights
Produced by Scott Hamilton (Kiel Center)
Influential electronic-music pioneer Morton Subotnick appears as part of UM-St. Louis's art and technology conference